The Royal Variety Performance

15 November 1976

After sixteen years of recorded television broadcasts, in 1976, the Royal Variety Performance was broadcast live on television for the first time, and held in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother.

Lena peforms "Chim Chim Cher-ee", "When You Wish Upon A Star", "Somewhere Over The Rainbow", and "It's Not Where You Start It's Where You Finish". She then chats with Max Bygraves, who jokes that she looks like the then President-elect, Jimmy Carter.

Performing Artists Credits
Lionel Blair Presenter: Bernard Delfont
Dance Theater of Harlem Musical Director: Ronnie Hazelhurst
Los Reales Del Paraguay Producer: Robert Nesbitt
Roger Decourcey Compere: Max Bygraves
Lena Zavaroni Television Presentation: Stewart Morris
Arthur Mitchell Lighting: Tommy Thomas
Gilbert B├ęcaud Sound: Chris Holcombe
Tom O'connor Staged by: Robert Nesbitt
Dawson Chance Production Company: BBC Television
Wayne King
Mike Yarwood
Shirley Bassey