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The Dame Edna Treatment is a British talk show created by Barry Humphries and starring his fictional characters Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson. It aired on ITV at various times. The theme tune was written and performed by Robin Gibb. It was based upon the 1997 British talk show Dr Dame Edna Kisses It Better. It is set in Dame Edna's health-spa, where her celebrity guests have come for some "treatment". Viewing figures varied from 2.5m according to Digital Spy.

The Dame Edna Treatment
The Dame Edna Treatment title card.jpg
Created byBarry Humphries
Presented byDame Edna Everage
StarringSir Les Patterson
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes7
Production
Running time60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)Tiger Aspect Productions
DistributorEndemol UK
Release
Original networkITV, STV, UTV
Picture format16:9
Original release17 March –
30 June 2007
Chronology
Related showsDr Dame Edna Kisses It Better (1997)

GuestsEdit

Episode Number Air Date Seated Guests Musical Guest Les Patterson's Guest/Subject Celebrity Cameos
1 17 March 2007 Mischa Barton, Sigourney Weaver Michael Bolton Shilpa Shetty/ Bollywood Dancing Rowan Atkinson (as Mr. Bean), Patrick Stewart, Nancy Dell'Olio, Gillian McKeith
2 24 March 2007 Martin Sheen, Tracey Emin Fergie Carmen Electra/ Strip Aerobics Ronnie Corbett
3 31 March 2007 Amanda Holden, Alec Baldwin, Tim Allen Engelbert Humperdinck Amir Khan and Joe Calzaghe/ Boxing Shane Richie, Mark Austin, Naomi Campbell (as housekeeping)
4 14 April 2007 Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Piers Morgan Deborah Harry David Ginola/ Prostate Exams None
5 21 April 2007 Ian McShane, Susan Sarandon, Kimberly Stewart Shirley Bassey None Richard O'Brien, Rod Stewart
6 28 April 2007 Boris Johnson, Alan Alda, Shane Warne Sophie Ellis-Bextor None Jeff Stewart (as Reg Hollis) and Graham Cole (as Tony Stamp)
7 30 June 2007 Ivana Trump, James Nesbitt, k.d. lang Robin Gibb None Jeffrey Archer

Viewing FiguresEdit

Episode Number Viewing Figures
1 3.5m, 17%[1]
2 2.5m, 12%[2]
3 2.2m, 12%[3]
4 2.0m, 11%[4]
5 2.0m, 11%[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Deans, Jason (19 March 2007). "ITV1 leaves competition on ice". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  2. ^ Deans, Jason (26 March 2007). "ITV1 skates off with ratings glory". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  3. ^ Holmwood, Leigh (2 April 2007). "Doctor Who's timing right for BBC1". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  4. ^ a b Brook, Stephen (23 April 2007). "Viewers decline daleks' US jaunt". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 August 2014.

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