Stars and Garters

Stars and Garters was a British television variety show produced by ATV from 1963 until 1965, set in a fictional public house.[1][2] Hosted by comedian Ray Martine, regulars included singers Kathy Kirby, Vince Hill, Tommy Bruce, Al Saxon, Clinton Ford and Julie Rayne.[3] Readers of Weekend magazine voted the show the Best TV Series of 1963.[1]

Martine left the show in October 1965, after which it was renamed The New Stars and Garters and hosted by Jill Browne and Willie Rushton.[4]

The Don Harvey Trio were the accompaniment band for the singers in this show, in The Rising Sun public house in London, when it was aired there.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Stars and Garters (1963-66)". BFI Screenonline. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Stars and Garters[12/04/1965] (1965)". BFI.
  3. ^ Hill, Laurence Marcus (August 2003) With special thanks to Vince. "Stars and Garters". Television Heaven.
  4. ^ "The New Stars and Garters [18/10/1965] (1965)". BFI.
  5. ^ "Stars and Garters | Nostalgia Central".

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