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Life's a Cavalcade

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I: As television, STV was growing, did you find that your programme was growing in terms of size of what you could do, what you couldn't do? R: I've got a big photograph on the wall in my room at home - a huge one like that - on which you're sitting at a table with about twenty others when we won in 1975 and we won the best ITV programme for that year and they're all sitting there and it's great to see you sitting there now! Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately from the article and its talk page, especially if potentially libelous.

So I phoned this number and it took me twenty-five minutes to speak to a person while they tell me about, 'You can do this and you can go online and you can talk to your Aunt Fanny here and you can do this! So I went next door to the top spot, which was the pub, next to the Theatre Royal which is where STV originally was and I had a gin and tonic and I'm sitting there and about ten minutes later Jimmy came in and said, "I've been looking for you! I: I think because technology's so much more advanced today, it would probably be slightly less difficult than it was in the old days naturally. I remember the day when he was six years of age and I took him to the studios and sat him on my knee and said, 'How would you like to do this one day? On November 15, 1952, I turned up at the Victoria Theatre, Paisley to start rehearsals and I didn't know what the hell I'd come to.I worked with Jack for thirteen years and we were finished up at the Alhambra Theatre in Glasgow, which was a beautiful theatre, with Five Past Eight, we'd done all the Five Past Eight shows and so forth and I always remember, I think it was 1965, and Jack, we did a wonderful show one night on Saturday night and he said something that he'd never, I'd never heard him say before, he said, "Would you come in the Dressing Room and have a talk with me, Glen? I was wondering, the reason why I asked the question was, you are talking to your audience on radio and the only gateway is the mike. Originally airing at around 5pm on weekdays, the show moved to a Saturday timeslot in 1972, before moving again to Sunday afternoons in January 1974. Probably the thing when I was quietly told by Sandy Ross that probably the time was coming when I would have to give up doing the show because you do realise your age and I think I was well into my sixties and I couldn't understand what he was talking about!

We are read by an informed, educated readership who can add their knowledge and insights to our stories. He was always chasing the ladies and so I actually finished up by just scrubbing it because we used to just take bits out because it was all references that I thought, 'a family shouldn't be watching this! The readings of children's birthday cards that viewers had sent in was also very popular, with Michael also sending birthday cards personally to those who could not have their cards read on air.Michael began his career as an entertainer on stage for the army and worked his way up with his many shows that encompassed his talent for comedy, in particular, impersonations. He came up to Scotland from Torquay for one week's variety in 1953 — and stayed in Scotland ever since. Cavalcade has been broadcast on at least three other ITV stations, Southern Television: 1966–1967, Westward: 1967–69 and Grampian TV also broadcast the series in the early 1970s and again the early 1980s. I had Gyles Brandreth wrote me a letter way, way back when he was a young man, begging to come on the show and I've never reminded him of it but one of these days I might!

Glen, who now lives in Ayr with his wife Beryl, started his career in entertainment at the age of 17. From January 1989 – December 1992 the series was reduced to 30 min fixed slot, broadcasting on Sundays at 10:45 am, but on a few occasions was moved to later time slot. I found myself just sitting on my own, looking at the TV, or going out for a cup of coffee just to speak to someone. When Saga FM was bought by Real Radio company GMG Radio, Michael decided not to move across to Smooth Radio. In fact, Larry Marshall, who did The One o' Clock Gang for many, many years and very successfully, he took over the fact of booking Cavalcade, along with anything else, around and he would say, "I've got a date for you to go so-and-so, would you go and do it?

Michael made a brief cameo in an episode of the BBC series VideoGaiden, playing himself in a speaking role. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Well, when we did Francie and Josie recordings, of course we were at the Theatre Royal, the old Theatre Royal, so we used to do the, with a live audience all the time. I forget the name of the group now but he had hair and everything as a young man and he came on the show.

I didn't like to get strange kids so I would get the family on and it worked very well, you know, yeah, great! There, the walls reflect a family man, whose children and grandchildren lie at the heart of his life. From Tuesday 1 May 1962 he was given his own nine-week record programme on the Scottish Home Service, That Reminds Me, in which, according to his producer Ben Lyons, he would "look at some of the more recent news, dip into vintage newspaper reports, add his own lighthearted comments, and illustrate the combined result with some records". I was either an Arab or an old man or a drunkard or somebody with beards on and you never recognised me at all.

I think it's tremendous," he remarks, before gesturing to two paintings by Rikki Fulton, a friend and former co-star.

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