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Encyclopedia > The Dame Edna Experience
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Series One DVD cover (released 2004)

The Dame Edna Experience was a British television comedy talk-show hosted by Dame Edna Everage (a character played by Australian satirist Barry Humphries). It ran for twelve regular episodes, plus two Christmas specials. The first seven aired for the first time in 1987 and the next seven in 1989. It was directed by Ian Hamilton and Alasdair MacMillan and produced by London Weekend Television. Dame Edna Everage featuring on a billboard at the Myer department store in Melbourne. ... Broadway Poster of Dame Edna Everage John Barry Humphries AO (b. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See: Ian Hamilton QC — Scottish lawyer Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton — British World War I general Ian Hamilton (footballer), of Chelsea F.C., professional football player. ... London Weekend Television (LWT) was (and for legal formalities still is; see below) the ITV contractor for London and the South East, Friday 7:00pm (1968-1982)/5:15pm (1982-2002) to Monday, 5:59am. ...


Regulars on the program, besides Dame Edna, were her "bridesmaid" Madge Alsop (played by Emily Perry) and Robin Houston who was the announcer, with orchestra conducted and arranged by Laurie Holloway.


Each program featured several celebrity guests, usually three, but some programs included up to six guests and occasionally as few as two.


The entire series was released by BBC Video on DVD in June 2004 (Region 1), and can now also be purchased as a complete set including the Christmas specials and three other programs entitled An Audience With Dame Edna, plus other material.


Season One Episodes and Guests

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