Night of 1000 Shows (2000)

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Michael Parkinson and a celebrity audience celebrate the 40th anniversary of BBC Television Centre with a presentation of classic clips and star recollections. Bruce Forsyth talks about THE GENERATION GAME, Brian Blessed recalls his work on I, CLAUDIUS, Terry Wogan relives some of the greatest and worst moments of his chat show WOGAN, David Attenborough talks about the central role the Television Centre has played in informing the nation about historical events, Gary Lineker remembers his baptism of fire into the world of television presenting when a bomb scare at the Grand National left him with three hours of air time to fill, and John Cleese talks about working on FAWLTY TOWERS. Tom Jones, Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer recreate a classic 1971 Morecambe and Wise sketch which Jones had originally performed in.

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