Lena and Bonnie: 26 March 1978

On Sunday 26 March 1978 LWT broadcast Lena and Bonnie. It was a one-off special starring Lena Zavaroni and Bonnie Langford. It is also known as "The Lena and Bonnie Easter Special" or as "The Lena and Bonnie Show".

Summary of Show

Part 1 of the show opens with Lena & 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 & Bonnie performing a reprise of the song Compatibility. Lena & Bonnie 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 & Bonnie as the Compatibility Sisters. It then goes to another advert break.

Part 3 of the show opens with Lena & 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 & Bonnie then reprise the song Compatibility which leads into the final song of the show Razzle Dazzle.

Also seeTV Times (25-31 March 1978) the magazine featured a three page article on the show.

Production

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 of screen confirm the year as 1978.

Details

Lena and Bonnie also known as: The Lena and Bonnie Show or The Lena and Bonnie Easter Special.

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)

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