This series was a regular summer attraction attracting audiences of up to 20 million,
even though it was not fully networked. It started in ABC's first year of broadcasting in 1956,
and was hosted from the outset by McDonald Hobley. It included the contest for Great Britain's
Television Bathing Beauty Queen, Fashion Queen and Adonis. Sadly no recordings are currently known
to exist, it sounds like a great programme!
Do you remember this series? Were you in the audience at the Pier when one of the 3 episodes
was filmed here? Perhaps you were even in the programmes or a member of the crew? - I'd love to hear you recollections.
The two lovely ladies in the photo below are Eira Roberts and Jill Laurence. They must be in their late sixties/seventies now...
Does anyone know if this reference is to the same Eira Roberts? It seems pretty likely...
There is also an Eira Roberts here on imdb who was in The Enigma Files
An Eira Roberts was Miss Blackpool 1955 as listed here.
Internet links for this programme:
Internet Movie Database Page (please vote!)
Whirligig-tv Website (great source of 1950's TV Nostalgia and the photo above)
Dinosaur TV Website (lots of information about this programme)