Sir Terry Wogan is set to host a special episode of The Ed Sullivan Show which launches on TCM on 10th November 2013 at 7pm.
The Ed Sullivan Show aired from 1948 until 1971 and changed the landscape of American television. Sullivan’s stage was home to iconic performances by groundbreaking artists from rock ‘n’ roll, comedy, novelty, pop music, politics, sports, opera and more.
There were historic rock ‘n’ roll performances by The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Rolling Stones and The Doors; sensational Motown acts by The Jackson 5, Supremes and Temptations; hilarious stand-up comedy acts by Richard Pryor, Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin and Carol Burnett; unforgettable Broadway performances by the stars of musicals like My Fair Lady and West Side Story. This list of who stepped on The Ed Sullivan Show stage goes on and on.
Wogan will host the special and provide running commentary and behind the scenes insight into the shows famous artists and its legendary presenter, Ed Sullivan.
Sir Terry commented, “I am delighted to be involved in The Ed Sullivan Show. This was the pre-eminent variety show of its time which hosted all of the greatest names in American showbusiness. The Beatles, the Supremes, The Doors, Elvis Presley, Liza Minnelli and Julie Andrews to name but a few; this show introduced the very best musical, comedy and speciality acts of the day and when Ed Sullivan talked, America listened. Such legendary acts are timeless. I’m very much looking forward to seeing it all play out afresh on TCM for UK audiences!”