Lena and Bonnie

Lena and Bonnie was recorded on the 17 & 18 January 1978 at the Kent House Studios and was broadcast by London Weekend Television (LWT) on the 26 of March 1978.

It was a one-off special starring Lena Zavaroni and Bonnie Langford.

Summary of Show

Part 1 of the show opens with Lena and Bonnie performing the song Compatibility. Lena then perform a song and dance medley of disco music.

Bonnie then performs a medley of show tunes, Lena and Bonnie then reprise the song Compatibility and it then goes to an advert break.

Part 2 of the show opens with Lena and Bonnie performing a reprise of the song Compatibility.

They then perform a medley of Shirley Temple and Judy Garland Songs and Shout by Lulu.

Lena then performs Speedy Gonzales, after which Bonnie performs the song I Can Do That.

The song Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy is then performed by Lena and Bonnie as the Compatibility Sisters. It then goes to another advert break.

Part 3 of the show opens with Lena and Bonnie performing a reprise of the song Compatibility.

Bonnie then performs the songs New York, New York & Tomorrow, Lena then performs the songs The Air That I Breathe & Should’ve Listened To Mama.

Lena and Bonnie then reprise the song Compatibility which leads into the final song of the show Razzle Dazzle.

NOTE: When part 1 of the show was recorded the clapperboard information display the year 1977, When it was in fact 1978 on the recording of the show you can hear someone off screen confirm the year as 1978.

Details

  • Lena and Bonnie
  • Genre: Musical
  • Written by: Ken Hoare
  • Directed by: John Kaye Cooper
  • Starring: Lena Zavaroni and Bonnie Langford
  • Opening theme: Compatibility
  • Closing Theme: Compatibility (instrumental)
  • Country of Origin: Great Britain
  • Composer: Alyn Ainsworth
  • Executive Producer: David Bell
  • Producer: John Kaye Cooper
  • Location: Kent House Studio
  • Picture Format: 4:3
  • Original airing: 26 March 1978
  • Production company: London Weekend Television (LWT)

YouTube

Wombling Free - Archive Interview: During the interview Bonnie also talks about Lena and Bonnie.

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