Big In Blackpool

Where do TV variety entertainers go when the shows are no longer around to showcase their talents? In the mid-1980s, TV executives began to get rid of many of the shows which had kept entertainers in regular work for years - such as The Good Old Days, Seaside Special and Sunday Night at the London Palladium.

Comedian Jimmy Cricket, himself a veteran of many of these shows, looks at how performers coped with changing tastes in popular entertainment.

Is there more to life than The Good Old Days, or can they only now look forward to being 'Big in Blackpool'?

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Where do TV variety entertainers go when the shows are no longer around to showcase their talents? In the mid-1980s, TV executives began to get rid of many of the shows which had kept entertainers in regular work for years - such as The Good Old Days, Seaside Special and Sunday Night at the London Palladium.

Comedian Jimmy Cricket, himself a veteran of many of these shows, looks at how performers coped with changing tastes in popular entertainment.

Is there more to life than The Good Old Days, or can they only now look forward to being 'Big in Blackpool'?

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Where do TV variety entertainers go when the shows are no longer around to showcase their talents? In the mid-1980s, TV executives began to get rid of many of the shows which had kept entertainers in regular work for years - such as The Good Old Days, Seaside Special and Sunday Night at the London Palladium.

Comedian Jimmy Cricket, himself a veteran of many of these shows, looks at how performers coped with changing tastes in popular entertainment.

Is there more to life than The Good Old Days, or can they only now look forward to being 'Big in Blackpool'?

Where do TV variety entertainers go when the shows are no longer around to showcase their talents? In the mid-1980s, TV executives began to get rid of many of the shows which had kept entertainers in regular work for years - such as The Good Old Days, Seaside Special and Sunday Night at the London Palladium.

Comedian Jimmy Cricket, himself a veteran of many of these shows, looks at how performers coped with changing tastes in popular entertainment. Is there more to life than The Good Old Days, or can they only now look forward to being 'Big in Blackpool'?

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Comedian Jimmy Cricket examines the demise of the variety show and looks at how performers coped with changing tastes in popular entertainment.