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The Rolf Harris Show 





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Series cast summary:
Rolf Harris ...  Himself - Host 59 episodes, 1967-1972
Anne Chapman ...  Herself - Young Generation Dancer / ... 55 episodes, 1967-1971
Linda Lawrence Linda Lawrence ...  Herself - Young Generation Dancer / ... 54 episodes, 1967-1971
Roger Howlett Roger Howlett ...  Himself - Young Generation Dancer / ... 50 episodes, 1967-1971
Jackie Dalton Jackie Dalton ...  Herself - Young Generation Dancer / ... 45 episodes, 1967-1971
Donald Torr Donald Torr ...  Himself - Young Generation Dancer / ... 44 episodes, 1967-1971
Bobby Bannerman Bobby Bannerman ...  Himself - Young Generation Dancer / ... 43 episodes, 1967-1971
Linda Herbert Linda Herbert ...  Herself - Young Generation Dancer / ... 42 episodes, 1968-1971
Harry Higham Harry Higham ...  Himself - Young Generation Dancer / ... 42 episodes, 1968-1971
Brian Rogers Brian Rogers ...  Himself - Young Generation Dancer / ... 42 episodes, 1968-1971
Wei Wei Wong Wei Wei Wong ...  Herself - Young Generation Dancer / ... 42 episodes, 1968-1971
Danny Grover Danny Grover ...  Himself - Dancer / ... 40 episodes, 1967-1969
Ricky Stratful Ricky Stratful ...  Himself - Dancer / ... 37 episodes, 1967-1969
Roger Finch Roger Finch ...  Himself - Young Generation Dancer / ... 36 episodes, 1967-1971
Rhys Nelson Rhys Nelson ...  Himself - Dancer / ... 35 episodes, 1967-1971
Scott MacKee Scott MacKee ...  Himself - Dancer / ... 34 episodes, 1967-1969
Lesley Judd Lesley Judd ...  Herself - Young Generation Dancer / ... 29 episodes, 1967-1970
Jane Herbert Jane Herbert ...  Herself - Young Generation Dancer / ... 29 episodes, 1968-1970
Heather Beckers Heather Beckers ...  Herself - Young Generation Dancer 29 episodes, 1969-1971
Marie Betts Marie Betts ...  Herself - Young Generation Dancer 29 episodes, 1969-1971
Christopher Cooper Christopher Cooper ...  Himself - Young Generation Dancer 29 episodes, 1969-1971
Linda Jolliff Linda Jolliff ...  Herself - Young Generation Dancer 29 episodes, 1969-1971
Kay Korda Kay Korda ...  Herself - Young Generation Dancer 29 episodes, 1969-1971
Sandy Penson Sandy Penson ...  Herself - Young Generation Dancer 29 episodes, 1969-1971
Trevor Willis Trevor Willis ...  Himself - Young Generation Dancer 29 episodes, 1969-1971
The Young Generation The Young Generation ...  Themselves 29 episodes, 1969-1971
Joanna Cran Joanna Cran ...  Herself - Dancer 26 episodes, 1967-1968
Cheryl St. Clair Cheryl St. Clair ...  Herself - Dancer 26 episodes, 1967-1968
Maggie Vieler Maggie Vieler ...  Herself - Dancer 26 episodes, 1967-1968
Rae Wallace Rae Wallace ...  Herself - Dancer 26 episodes, 1967-1968
Jimmy Capehorn Jimmy Capehorn ...  Himself - Dancer 25 episodes, 1967-1968
Dee Eldridge Dee Eldridge ...  Herself - Dancer 25 episodes, 1967-1968
Andy Wallace Andy Wallace ...  Himself - Dancer 25 episodes, 1967-1968
Margie Rumney Margie Rumney ...  Herself - Dancer 24 episodes, 1967-1968


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UK | West Germany


English | German

Release Date:

21 January 1967 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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(13 Episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Some of the episodes of this series are believed to be lost. See more »


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Can you see what it is yet?
3 September 2003 | by thekennelmanSee all my reviews

In the 60's there were literally dozens of these variety entertainment shows. 'Val Doonican', 'Andy Williams', 'Morecambe and Wise', 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium' the list was seemingly endless. Every singer seemed to have their own show, as did every comedy team and they all followed much the same formula. There would be various acts: stand up comedians, singers, magicians (generally either aspiring unknowns, or old farts on their way out) interspaced with the odd monologue by the host. Of course there were also the obligatory dance sequences with overly-enthusiastic dance troupes smiling rather too widely and jumping rather too energetically. Standard 'Music Hall' (Vaudeville) fare, which is where British TV has its roots.

Rolf's wasn't that different except for a number of features which he presented himself, which were uniquely and brilliantly `Rolf.' The first was his musical slot, generally featuring a didgeridoo or wobble board in which he'd either belt out an aboriginal song or a cover of well known hit of the day. Every now and then for variety he'd sing one of own songs, 'Jake the Peg' or 'Two little Boys' were favourites that did well in the charts, and I think 'Tie me Kangaroo down, Sport' might even have topped them.

Then there were his 'Bush Tales' in which he'd gather selected members of the audience around him (in subdued lighting) and tell a tall tale, generally Aboriginal in origin. This would generally lead on to the highlight of the show - indeed Rolf's signature piece - where he'd paint a picture relating to the story he'd just told. Not some sketch or oil painting you understand but a big 'un. A canvas some twenty feet wide by eight or so tall would be wheeled onstage and Rolf would walk over to it still talking about the story.

On the floor by the canvas would be some tins of ordinary emulsion paint - perhaps three or four colours, and a handful of the sort of brushes you would use to whitewash a fence. With these improbable tools and materials Rolf would buzz to and fro dabbing apparently at random while humming or singing some meaningless tune. He had a knack of aspirating rhythmically and would sing while breathing in and out. This was all marvellous stuff for us kids and we lapped it up.

The pictures were crafted like a Murder Mystery as no-one could understand what was happening while he was doing it. The paints would drip, run, and seep into each other but none of this fazed Rolf. He would sweep away, almost painting in reverse as he added detail after detail with no form to the picture at all. This of course was all to add to the suspense as you strained to see what it would be.

Then finally, just near the end, he'd paint a crucial line joining two improbable blobs of colour up and suddenly you'd see it. There would be a mountain, or an old shack or a beautiful tree, it would seemingly appear as just a few extra brushstrokes made everything fall in to place. Every dab of paint after that now made sense as he completed the picture and stood back with lights dimmed except for a spot on the painting, and the studio audience would applaud, and generally we did at home too. With the camera on a wide shot to take in the whole picture you couldn't see the runs or other imperfections, and the picture as a whole was beautiful. I wonder what happened to them, as I can't imagine anyone getting something that size into their home. Marvellous stuff.

This is not the sort of show that would be released on DVD, or repeated on one of the satellite stations, so I guess all you've got is my description - I hope I did Rolf justice.

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