6 Oct 1973 – Series One (2)

John D. Bryant performing in the second show. Image: ATV Broadcast

There is little information about this show, which aired on 6 October 1973, available.

It aired at 5:20pm on a Saturday evening in all ITV regions with the exception of Anglia TV (5:50pm) and UTV (5:45pm).

One of the three panellists on show two was British talent manager, Evie Taylor. Evie managed a number singers including Adam Faith, Sandie Shaw and Val Doonican. She is credited as being the source of the Larry Grayson catchphrase, ‘Shut that door’, a phrase she used to utter when discussing financial or personal issues with her clients.

Based purely on the acts who made the winners final of Series One, I have concluded that the winner of this episode was the guitarist and vocalist John D. Bryant.

Missing Details

This show is probably the one where most the details are missing.

I am missing the names of the other five acts that appeared on this programme alongside winner John D. Bryant as well as two of the three judges that would have joined Evie Taylor on the panel.

If you have any details of the missing acts or judges then please leave a comment on the page of use the Contact Me page to send in any information you may have.

4 thoughts on “6 Oct 1973 – Series One (2)

  1. I competed in the first series with a magic act featuring a Clairvoyant Hen (Madame Charmaine)! I can’t remember the exact date but the judges were Jean Morton, Clement Freud and Tony Hatch. Derek Hobson was the host and Alton Douglas was warm-up comedian. Unfortunately, I don’t remember the names of the other competitors!

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    1. Hi Leslie, great to hear from you. Based on your recollection of the judging panel alone, I believe that your appearance aired on 27 October 1973 in the episode won by folk trio Dri Jinja. See https://newfacesatv.home.blog/2019/02/05/27-october-1973-series-one-5/. Let me know if the names of the other acts ring any bells with you. If you check the post for the series grand final (https://newfacesatv.home.blog/2019/02/09/29-december-1973-series-one-grand-final/) there is a photo of Dri Jinja that may jog your memory.


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