Laird O’ Cowcaddens jack McLaughlin hosts STV’s classic New Year bash from 1985.

Set in the old Thingummyjig studio and featuring the talents of Allan Stewart, Andy Cameron, Russ Abbott, Sydney Devine, the Alexander Brothers and many more.

If you decide to watch this show on New Years Eve then start the video at 13 minutes to midnight for the Bells of the Elizabeth tower to ring at midnight

Cast
HostJack McLaughlin- dubbed “The Laird o’ Coocaddens”
On screen participantRuss Abbott
On screen participantAndy Cameron
On screen participantAllan Stewart
On screen participantSydney Devine
On screen participantThe Alexander Brothers
On screen participantPeter Morrison
On screen participantThe John Carmichael Band
On screen participantThe New Year Dancers
On screen participant - Pre-recorded sequenceLena Zavaroni performed "Auld Lang Syne"
Crew
ChoreographyPat Armet
Musical directorDavid Pringle
Sound supervisorGarth Mason
Lighting directorRon Higgs
Production assistantLesley McCrae
Programme AssociateStanley Pettigrew
DesignerMarius Van Der Werff
ProducerDavid Bell
DirectorAnne Mason
Production CompanyScottish Television (STV)
Lena discusses her performance on the New Year Show with the studio crew during the pre-recorded sequence filmed on the 21 November 1985