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Encyclopedia > Oh Boy! (TV series)
Oh Boy!

title screen with logo
Genre Music, Variety
Country of origin  United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) Jack Good
Running time 25 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ITV
Original run 13 September 195830 May 1959
External links
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Oh Boy! was the first teenage all-music show on British TV 1958-1959. It was produced by Jack Good for ITV. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Jack Good at Rancho de Chimayo Restaurante. ... Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jack Good at Rancho de Chimayo Restaurante. ...


The show was transmitted on Saturday evenings and was in direct competition to the BBC's 6.5 Special. Each week it featured resident artists plus a selection of special guests. The residents included Cliff Richard and the The Vernons Girls. The Six-Five Special was a television programme launched in February 1957 when both television and rock and roll were in their infancy in Britain. ... Sir Cliff Richard OBE (born Harry Rodger Webb on 14 October 1940) is an English singer, actor and businessman. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The original show last aired on 30th may 1959, but was later re-worked in 1979 for the "new" generation of Rock n Roll influenced stars of the day, this time round the show included, Shakin' Stevens, Alvin Stardust, and Joe Brown (singer), Joe Brown is the only one of these artists who was performing across the UK in the 50s to appear on the 70s Oh Boy! show. Alvin Stardust first emerged on the 1950s scene as Shane Fenton and the Fentones who re-invented himself as Alvin in the 70s. Shakin Stevens (born Michael Barrett, 4 March 1948) is a Welsh rock and roll singer born in Cardiff, who has the distinction of being the top selling UK singles artist of the 1980s. ... Alvin Stardust (born Bernard William Jewry, 27 September 1942, Muswell Hill, North London) is an English vocalist and stage actor. ... Joe Brown (born Joseph Roger Brown on 13 May 1941, in Swarby, Lincolnshire) was a popular British entertainer of the 1960s and beyond. ... Alvin Stardust (born 27 September 1942) is an English vocalist and stage actor, born Bernard William Jewry, in Muswell Hill, North London. ...


References

Fumble in Oh Boy! The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... The British Film Institute (BFI) is a charitable organisation established by Royal Charter to encourage the development of the arts of film, television and the moving image throughout the United Kingdom, to promote their use as a record of contemporary life and manners, to promote education about film, television and... screenonline is a website devoted to the history of British film and television, and to social history as revealed by film and television. ...


 
 

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