The Cannon and Ball Show
The original and best-known TV show, featuring stand-up comedy, pre-recorded sketches and numerous special guests. Ran between 1979 and 1988.
Directed by Baz Taylor
Series and specials
Cannon and Ball for Christmas - 6pm Saturday 20th December 1980, 45 minutes
Publicity picture for the show
Cannon and Ball at Drury Lane - 7pm Saturday 2nd January 1982, 60 minutes
The Best of Cannon and Ball - 11th December 1982, ? minutes
The Cannon and Ball Easter Show - 8:15pm Saturday 2nd April 1983, 60 minutes Guests include Eric Sykes, Jill Gascoine and Mari Wilson
6 x 45 minutes
Episode 1 - Sat 3rd December 1983, 7pm
Episode 2 - Sat 10th December 1983, 7pm
Episode 3 - Sat 17th December 1983, 7pm
Episode 4 - Sat 7th January 1984, 7pm
Episode 5 - Sat 14th January 1984, 7pm
Episode 6 - Sat 21th January 1984, 7pm
Episode 1 - Sat 13th October 1984, 7pm
Episode 2 - Sat 20th October 1984, 7pm
Episode 3 - Sat 27th October 1984, 7pm
Episode 4 - Sat 3rd November 1984, 7pm
Episode 5 - Sat 10th November 1984, 7pm
Episode 6 - Sat 17th November 1984, 7pm
The Best of Cannon and Ball - 7th April 1985, ? minutes
Christmas Cannon and Ball - 7:45pm Saturday 21st December 1985.
With guests Paul Nicholas and Ruth Madoc.
More of a sitcom than previous series, set in the duos London flat.
Episode 1 - 26th April 1986
Episode 2 - 3rd May 1986
Episode 3 - 10th May 1986
Episode 4 - 17th May 1986
Episode 5 - 24th May 1986
Episode 6 - 31st May 1986
Episode 1 - 10th January 1987
Episode 2 - 17th January 1987
Episode 3 - 24th January 1987
Episode 4 - 31st January 1987
Episode 5 - 7th February 1987
Episode 6 - 14th February 1987
Cannon and Ball Special - 6:30pm Saturday 27th December 1986, ? minutes
With guests Kim Wilde, Little Richard and Kate O'Mara.
The Cannon and Ball Show Special - 2nd Jan 1988, ? minutes
With guests David Essex, Dennis Quilley and Rick Astley singing 'When I Fall in Love'.
Episode 1 - Sat 28th May 1988, 7pm
With guests Kenny Lynch and Marti Caine.
Episode 2 - Sat 4th June 1988, 7pm
With guests Gloria Hunniford and Russell Grant
Episode 3 - Sat 11th June 1988, 7pm
With guests Sabrina, Kate O'Mara and Eddie 'the eagle' Edwards.
Episode 4 - Sat 18th June 1988, 7pm
With guests Aswad, Marti Caine and Hilary O'Neil.
Episode 5 - Sat 25th June 1988, 7pm
Wit guests Maxi Priest and Lulu.
Episode 6 - Sat 2nd July 1988, 7pm
with guests Nigel Benn, Sandra Dickinson and Glen Madeiros.
The Cannon and Ball Show - 5:15pm Saturday 24th December 1988, ? minutes
Cannon and Ball sing "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" and "I've Had The Time Of My Life".
With guests the Brian Rogers Dancers, Nosher Powell, Linda Lusardi, Denis Waterman, Chris De Burgh singing "Tender Hands", Brother Beyond singing "Be My Twin", Kim Wilde singing "Four Letter Word".
Includes Lounge Sketch with Rosie McClure and Toni Contay. Cinema sketch with Chris Collins, Brian Rogers and Terry Knowles.
Producer/Director - Graham Wetherell. Writers - Barry Cryer, Eddie Braben, Brian Blackburn, Paul Minett, Brian Leveson, Rob Grant, Doug Naylor, Peter Vincent.
|Some of the highlights of the show are included on the 25 years of comedy video.|