DVD/Video - Wheeltappers and Shunters Series 5
Released February 2013 by Network DVD. The sixth series of the TV variety show
"Laugh? I nearly passed me fags round..."
The legendary Bernard Manning comperes and fellow stand-up veteran Colin Crompton is 'Mr, Chairman' at the Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club - the friendliest working men's club in the North!
Cut from the same cloth as the Comedians, this '70s ratings winner captures the quickfire comedy, musical variety and convivial atmosphere of a typical Clubland concert night, showcasing rising stars, contemporary acts and internationally renowned performers - plus the occasional musical oddity. Syd Lawrence and his Orchestra, Roger whitaker, Josef Locke, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Lena Zavaroni, The Dooleys, Bernie Clifton and Mike Burton are on the bill for series 5, and this set includes the 1976 Club Mirror National Club Acts Awards, with Cannon and Ball and celebrity magician Paul Daniels among the winners; also included is a celebrity-studded Special, which feature Patrick Mower intriducing the glamorous girl finalists whi have their sights set on the title of Miss Nightclub 1977.
Chairman COLIN CROMPTON
Compere BERNARD MANNING
Featuring THE DEREK HILTON BAND
Directed by NICHOLAS FERGUSON
Produced by JOHN HAMP and JEREMY FOX
Music Director DEREK HILTON
Original ITV Transmission 15 May 1976 to 23 February 1977
Picture 1.33:1 colour
Sound Mono English
Duration 290 minutes approx
Region 2 PAL
Episode 1: The Caravelles, Eddie Flanagan, Judy Moxon, Josef Locke
Episode 2: The Vernons, Mike Burton, Alex Welsh and Band, Rondart and Jeanne, Roger Whittaker and Saffron
Episode 3: Pete Price, The Dooley Family, Pat Mills, Tony Monopoly, Rob Murray, Lena Zavaroni
Episode 4: Pete Price, Cannon and Ball, Mark Channing, Cannon and Ball
Episode 5: Syd Lawrence and his Orchestra, Eleanor Keenan, Roy Marsden
Episode 6: Jingles, Neville King, Samantha Jones, Chris North and Jill
Episode 7: Madame, Bernie Clifton, The Swinging Blue Jeans
Episode 8: Greengage, Lambert and Ross, Carlo Santanna, Miss Nightclub 1977, Chris North and Jill, Kim Davis, Mike Stand Douglas