BP Super Show

The BP Super Show was an Australian television series of loosely scheduled TV specials often of the variety show genre (but not always), which aired from circa 1959 to circa 1970. The programs often featured international performers that were touring Australia. It originally aired on ATN-7 in Sydney and GTV-9 in Melbourne, with the production of episodes varying between the two stations, and it also aired on other stations across Australia (this was prior to the formation of the Seven Network and Nine Network). It aired on the Nine Network after the formation of that network. Given the varied nature of the episodes, critical reception varied, but was often very positive, with a 1961 episode with Ella Fitzgerald being called by The Age newspaper "one of the best shows of its type presented on Melbourne TV".[1]

Several episodes have been released on DVD by Umbrella Entertainment.

Episodes include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Article "Ella's Show Best of Its Type Seen on Melbourne TV", page 3 of TV/Radio Supplement of 19 January 1961 edition of The Age at Google News Archive
  2. ^ "MOSCOW STATE VARIETY THEATRE". Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). 13 September 1962. p. 25. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  3. ^ "BOLSHOI BALLET". Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). 3 October 1962. p. 25. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  4. ^ "TV FEATURES". Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). 12 December 1962. p. 27. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  5. ^ "SATCHMO SCOOP". Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982). 17 April 1963. p. 15. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Vienna Boys on TV". Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). 18 September 1964. p. 15. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  7. ^ "RUSSIAN TROUPE IN SUPER SHOW". Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982). 25 November 1964. p. 15. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Bygraves and son break into TV". Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). 6 September 1965. p. 15. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  9. ^ "CUP WEEK FINALE". Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982). 3 November 1965. p. 15. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  10. ^ ""SUPER SHOW" OF JOYOUS FOLK DANCES". Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982). 20 July 1966. p. 19. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Hollywood party favourite on Channel 7". Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). 24 October 1966. p. 17. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Lavish fashions for milady on 7 tonight". Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). 7 November 1966. p. 15. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  13. ^ "JILL PERRYMAN: SHE'S A FUNNY GIRL IN TV SHOW". Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982). 21 December 1966. p. 35. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  14. ^ "RUSSIAN MUSIC, SONG, AND BALLET". Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982). 26 July 1967. p. 18. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  15. ^ "AN HOUR'S FOLKSONG FROM TOP GROUP". Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). 12 June 1967. p. 13. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  16. ^ "EXCITING SPANISH DANCE SHOW". Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982). 30 August 1967. p. 6. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  17. ^ "Trini Lopez invites viewers to singalong". Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982). 3 April 1968. p. 15. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  18. ^ ""COPPELIA"". Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982). 2 October 1968. p. 17. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  19. ^ "WHICH IS THE REAL FONTAINE?". Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982). 17 January 1968. p. 19. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  20. ^ "THE MAGIC OF HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN ON TV". Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982). 2 December 1970. p. 12. Retrieved 2 May 2020.