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Who was the next biggest-selling music superstar to emerge from Liverpool following the Beatles? It wasn’t Gerry & the Pacemakers or Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, nor was it the Searchers. It had been Cilla Dark, a onetime coat-check female in the Cavern Membership who was simply still understanding how to sing confidently, forget creating a technique, nearly the time the fact that Beatles were trimming their 1st EMI record. Cilla Dark holds a distinctive position in the annals of pop music, as well as the English Invasion. As Brian Epstein’s finding and protégée, she was the 1st and only essential feminine performer to emerge from Liverpool within the heyday from the English beat boom. Together with Epstein’s administration and George Martin’s creation abilities, she became a formidable ballad vocalist, her hits long lasting much longer than any Epstein customers apart from the Beatles. And she became one of the most beloved pop/rock and roll performers in Britain during the past due ’60s and ’70s, and something from the country’s most widely used television superstars. She was the 3rd Brian Epstein-managed performer to emerge from Liverpool within the wake from the Beatles’ achievement. Her name was Priscilla Light when she proved helpful on the Cavern Membership on lunchtime breaks from her work being a typist. She started singing being a anxious amateur on the Liverpool underground picture where the Beatles, with Pete Greatest still on drums (and Brian Epstein quite a distance removed from understanding them), were regarded as one of the most promising rings. By the summertime of 1961, she experienced gotten sufficient to appear like a visitor vocalist with such founded local talent because the Big Three Trio and Rory Surprise & the Hurricanes, and was a popular of Expenses Harry, the publisher from the music paper Mersey Defeat. Brian Epstein’s finding from the Beatles as well as the Cavern Golf club opened him up to whole globe of songs and performers. On Priscilla White colored, still an extremely gawky semi-professional, he lavished nearly as much interest as he do over the Beatles, but also for different factors. The Beatles had been a surprising rvelation to Epstein, making use of their fresh exuberance and uninhibited fun. Gerry & the Pacemakers had been a talented music group that helped verify his golden contact expanded beyond Lennon, McCartney, et al. Cilla Dark, as Epstein rechristened her, was non-e of these stuff. Rather, she was a non-distinct feminine persona — practically a tabula rasa, using a girl-next-door appear — onto whom the sexually ambiguous Epstein could task his tips of design and beauty. Neither was she an all natural vocalist, or performer. She do try hard, nevertheless, and, with the proper appear and display, and the proper song and manufacturer, had a opportunity for achievement. All those items Epstein secured on her behalf, either straight or within the guise of George Martin at Parlophone Information. Martin initially experienced his uncertainties about Cilla Dark, but he do his greatest and, with Epstein’s help plus some cautiously orchestrated press that broke simply at the idea when any five milkmen from Liverpool could easily get a hearing, her profession was launched effectively. Ironically, provided his initial uncertainties, Martin became Black’s maker for another 11 years, and combined with the Beatles, she was one of the few EMI works that he continuing to create after he remaining the business in 1966 to create AIR Studios. Dark was never likely to be considered a rival to Dusty Springfield, missing the latter’s power or subtlety. Alternatively, she did possess a fairly special and identifiable — and appealing — delivery, and she improved as she obtained encounter. Her debut solitary, a Lennon-McCartney leftover known as “Love from the Loved,” had not been among the prime types of actually the second-rate Lennon-McCartney that finished up within the hands of Kramer, Peter & Gordon, et al. It peaked at quantity 35, probably the most unsatisfactory debut of any post-Beatles Epstein work in 1963. Dark had much higher achievement with her next music, a ballad that demonstrated her real advantages and potential like a vocalist, known as “Anyone Who Acquired a Center”– the Burt Bacharach-Hal David melody acquired previously been cut by Dionne Warwick, but Dark quickly eclipsed Warwick’s edition. Issued on the ultimate time of January 1964, it became the biggest-selling one by a feminine artist in the annals of well-known music in Britain, getting her to number 1 on the United kingdom graphs three weeks afterwards. It marketed over 800,000 copies in Britain, and another million internationally. Sustained achievement was waiting for you for Dark three months afterwards using the discharge of “You’re My Globe,” an British version of the song originally created in Italian. What “I Just Desire to be together with you” would be to Dusty Springfield, “Shout” would be to Lulu, and “Constantly Something There to Remind Me” would be to Sandy Shaw, “You’re My Globe” would be to Cilla Dark — a personal music that stands astride her entire profession. After “You’re My Globe,” Black’s profession was produced. At her most severe, like a pop vocalist of uncertain range and intuition, she was nearly a throwback to Helen Shapiro, a significant female pop celebrity from the pre-Beatles period. At her greatest, as on “You’ve Shed That Loving Sense,” she got a rigorous soulful quality, comparable to Tom Jones being a ballad vocalist — certainly, she might’ve been Britain’s response to Dionne Warwick. She shown a surprisingly ambitious nature, much like “It’s for you personally,” a waltz-like amount that Paul McCartney individually selected on her behalf from among his greatest non-Beatles-destined originals. She protected it within a jazz agreement and the causing single reached amount seven in Britain. McCartney remained near her for a long time, although Black’s closest musical confidant was songwriter Bobby Willis, whom she afterwards wedded. She also produced her film debut in past due 1964 using the discharge of Ferry Combination the Mersey, starring Gerry & the Pacemakers, where Dark sang “COULD IT BE Love.” Dark maintained a complete plan of concert, radio, and tv looks in 1964-1965. Like almost every other Epstein customer, she was also active in America aswell, appearing for the Ed Sullivan Present and such non-rock & move venues because the Tonight Display. She was also a presented performer on the past due-1965 English television unique, The Beatles: The Music of Lennon and McCartney. By that point, she was, combined with the Beatles, among only two functions still personally handled by Brian Epstein, who considered her as you of his two most valuable musical discoveries — and, certainly, following the Beatles she was probably the most effective artist to emerge from Liverpool. Dark had two extra major strikes in 1966, “Alfie” and “Don’t Solution Me,” both which produced the British TOP. Up compared to that stage, her profession had been managed by Brian Epstein, in whose hands she’d turn into a superstar. She started having uncertainties about his administration in 1966, nevertheless, and regarded — but primarily abandoned — programs to keep him and only Robert Stigwood. During Epstein’s loss of life in the summertime of 1967, she was one of is own two remaining customers. Her strikes subsided in 1967, partially due to Epstein’s loss of life and her participation in an attribute film, Work Is really a Four-Letter Phrase, where she starred with David Warner. A science-fiction story set in the near future, and relating to the usage of hallucinogenic mushrooms (all predicated on a play by Henry Livings), the film demonstrated a misstep when it finally arrived. In 1968 she was back again on form, achieving the Top Ten double, with “Stage Inside Like,” a Lennon-McCartney track, and “I Couldn’t Consider My Eye Off You,” and the next year was backup there once again with “Encompass Yourself with Sorrow” and “Discussions.” These successes had been aided by Black’s English television range series, Cilla, which presented a number of the best pop/rock and roll musical skill of the time. After 1969, Black’s times of charting singles had been over. That same 12 months, she wedded songwriter Bobby Willis. Black’s documenting profession with EMI continuing into the middle-’70s, but a lot of her profession activity by that point was devoted to television as opposed to the documenting studio room. She still released singles and albums, including a significant collection of tracks from her previous entitled IN MY OWN Life. She eventually proved helpful in two well-known and critically effective series, Blind Time and Surprise Shock — the previous also gained her an award from BAFTA (the United kingdom Academy of Film and Tv Arts). In 1993, to commemorate her 30 years being a show-business professional, she lower an recording, released a retrospective video, released a publication, and presented a wedding anniversary unique, each which was entitled Over time. She remained probably one of the most well-known entertainers in Britain in to the 21st hundred years, with ITV honoring her 50 years in display business having a Television unique titled THE MAIN ONE & Just Cilla Dark in Oct 2013. That same month, Parlophone Information released THE MOST EFFECTIVE of Cilla Dark, a 26-monitor collection that included all 19 of her U.K. Best 40 singles. Cilla Dark passed away on August 1, 2015 at her house in Estepona, Spain.

Quick Facts


Full Name Cilla Black
Died August 1, 2015, Estepona, Spain
Height 1.69 m
Profession Entertainer, Author, Television presenter, Voice Actor, Singer-songwriter, Media Personality
Nationality English
Spouse Bobby Willis
Children Ben Willis, Jack Willis, Ellen Willis, Robert Willis
Parents John Patrick White, Priscilla Blythen
Siblings George White, Allan White, John White
Awards British Academy Television Special Award, NME Award for British Female Singer, British Comedy Award for Best ITV Personality, British Comedy Lifetime Achievement Award for Entertainment, British Comedy Award for Best ITV Entertainment Presenter
Music Songs You're My World, Anyone Who Had a Heart, Step Inside Love, Alfie, It's for You, Something Tells Me, Love of the Loved, I Only Live to Love You, You've lost that lovin' feelin, Where Is Tomorrow, Liverpool Lullaby, Love's Just a Broken Heart, Surround Yourself With Sorrow, For No One, A Fool Am I, Don't Answer Me, Baby We Can't Go Wrong, Surprise! Surprise!, Goin' Out of My Head, I've Been Wrong Before, Across the Universe, Make It Easy on Yourself, What the World Needs Now Is Love, The Long and Winding Road, I Couldn't Take My Eyes Off You, Shy of Love, Baby It's You, Suffer Now I Must, The World I Wish for You, What Good Am I, One Little Voice, Misty Roses
Albums Surround Yourself with Cilla, Cilla Sings a Rainbow, Modern Priscilla, Sweet Inspiration, Especially for You, It Makes Me Feel Good, Images, Surprisingly Cilla, Day by Day with Cilla, Cilla, The Very Best of Cilla Black, The Best of Cilla Black, Completely Cilla: 1963-1973, Beginnings: Greatest Hits & New Songs, Sher-oo!, Cilla's World, Through the Years, Is It Love?, In My Life, Cilla in the 60's, The Abbey Road Decade 1963-1973, The Definitive Collection (A Life in Music), The Best of 1963-1978, Cilla All Mixed Up, 35th Anniversary Collection, Cilla In The 70's, Beginnings: Revisited, A Life In Music, The Love of the Loved, 15 Classic Tracks: Cilla Black, Beginnings, You're My World
Nominations NME Award for World Female Singer, NME Award for British Vocal Personality
Movies Work Is a Four-Letter Word, Ferry Cross the Mersey, This is Coronation Street: The Anniversary Special
TV Shows Love at First Sight, Surprise Surprise, Cilla's World Of Comedy, The One and Only, The Moment of Truth, Cilla's Comedy Six, Cilla, The World Of Cilla, Blind Date, Loveland


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#Fact
1 First female recording artist to be signed by Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles.
2 On Saturday 4 January 2003, she announced "on-air" that she was quitting as host of Blind Date (1985) after eighteen years, during a live transmission of the prime-time dating show. The programme's producers had not received prior notice of her decision.
3 Her real last name is White, but a reporter who reviewed one of her appearances incorrectly printed her last name as "Black". He gave her a favorable review, so she went ahead and kept "Black" for her stage name.
4 Revealed on Surprise Surprise! (1984) in 1996 that her favorite Doctor Who (1963) was Jon Pertwee.
5 Cilla came proud grandmother after son Robert and his wife Fiona had a baby boy called Max in August 2004.
6 Her children are Robert Willis (born 1970), Benjamin (born 1974), Ellen (born 1975) who only lived for 2 hours, and finally Jack (born 1980).
7 She is a fan of Coronation Street (1960) and appeared in their 40th anniversary special.
8 Was the highest paid female UK TV personality with her 1960s show, and then again with Blind Date (1985) (1985 - 2003)
9 Close friend of Dale Winton and Paul O'Grady.
10 Attended the wedding of Joan Collins and Percy Gibson.
11 She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1997 Queen's New Year Honours List for her services to entertainment.
12 Paul McCartney wrote the theme song, "Step Inside Love" which was also a single for Cilla Black. The Beatles version was released on the Anthology CDs.
13 Had a number 1 hit in the UK with: "You're My World".
14 Her manager was Brian Epstein, who was also The Beatles manager.
15 John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote songs for her to launch her career as a singer.
16 A friend of The Beatles, she was a hat-check girl at the Cavern during their formative years as a group.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
World Cup 1966: Alfie's Boys 2016 TV Movie documentary performer: "Alfie" - uncredited
The One and Only Cilla Black 2013 TV Movie documentary performer: "Liverpool Lullaby Oh you are a mucky kid"
Rude Tube 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
...Sings The Beatles 2009 TV Movie documentary performer: "If I Fell" - as Cilla
20 to 1 2009 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Wedding Tackle 2000 performer: "Something Tells Me Something's Gonna Happen Tonight"
Edge of Seventeen 1998 performer: "You're My World"
First Among Equals 1986 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1968-1978 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Cilla 1968-1976 TV Series performer - 18 episodes
Alfie Darling 1975 performer: "Alfie Darling"
The Liver Birds 1974 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Please Sir! 1971 performer: "La La La Lu I Love You"
Pop Go the Sixties! 1969 TV Movie performer: "Anyone Who Had A Heart"
Work Is a 4-Letter Word 1968 performer: "Work Is a Four-Letter Word"
Alfie 1966 performer: "Alfie"
Not Only... But Also 1966 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Ed Sullivan Show 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shindig! 1965 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ferry Cross the Mersey 1964 performer: "Is It Love?"
The Royal Variety Performance 1964 1964 TV Movie performer: "You're My World Il Mio Mondo"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Girls Aloud Party 2008 TV Movie Nicola's Grandma
Cilla's World of Comedy 1976 TV Series Vera Wilkinson / Christine Bradshaw / Carol Coombes / ...
Cilla's Comedy Six 1975 TV Series Sally Norton / Vera Clayton / Christine Bradshaw / ...
The Goodies 1971 TV Series Cilla Black
Work Is a 4-Letter Word 1968 Betty Dorrick

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Friday Night Project 2007 TV Series thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
40 Years on Coronation Street 2000 TV Special Herself
Martine McCutcheon: This Is My Moment 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself
Comic Relief: The Record Breaker 1999 TV Special Herself
Moment of Truth 1998 TV Series Presenter
The Abbey Road Story 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
Children in Need 1996 TV Series Herself
Stockton's Fling 1996 TV Series documentary Herself
Great Performances 1996 TV Series Herself
The Street Party 1995 TV Movie Herself
The Beatles: All Together Now 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
Heroes of Comedy 1995 TV Series documentary Herself
The Royal Variety Performance 1994 TV Movie Herself - Host
An Audience with Jimmy Tarbuck 1994 TV Movie Herself
Russell Grant's All-Star Show 1994 TV Series Herself - Guest
Cilla's World 1994 TV Movie Herself - Host
Pebble Mill at One 1993 TV Series Herself
Cilla's Celebration 1993 TV Movie documentary Herself - Host
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes 1993 TV Special Herself
Mr Bean: Blind Date 1993 Video Herself
Trading Places 1992 TV Movie Herself - Hostess
Happy Birthday, Coronation Street! 1990 TV Movie Herself - Host
Live from Coronation Street 1990 TV Movie documentary Herself - Presenter
ITV Telethon 1990 TV Series Herself - Singer
Cilla's Goodbye to the '80s 1989 TV Movie Herself - Host
Cilla's Goodbye '88 1988 TV Movie Herself - Presenter
Sunday, Sunday 1987 TV Series Herself - Guest
Ready Steady Go, Volume 1 1983 Documentary Herself
Blankety Blank 1983 TV Series Herself
The Keith Harris Show 1983 TV Series Herself
Punchlines! 1983 TV Series Herself
Live from Her Majesty's 1983 TV Series Herself
London Night Out 1980 TV Series Herself
The 22nd Annual TV Week Logie Awards 1980 TV Special Herself
This Is Your Life 1980 TV Series documentary Herself
Seaside Special 1975-1979 TV Series Herself
Wednesday at 8 1978 TV Series Herself
Top of the Pops 1964-1978 TV Series Herself / Herself - Performer: 'Baby we cant go wrong'
The Basil Brush Show 1977 TV Series Herself
Night Out at the London Casino 1977 TV Series Herself
Cilla 1968-1976 TV Series Herself - Host
The World of Cilla 1973 TV Movie Herself
A Christmas Night with the Stars 1969-1972 TV Series Herself
The Harry Secombe Show 1969-1972 TV Series Herself
Musik aus Studio B 1972 TV Series Herself - Singer
Engelbert with the Young Generation 1972 TV Series Herself
Disco 1971 TV Series Herself
Cilla Black Und Sacha Distel 1971 TV Movie Herself - Musician
The Morecambe & Wise Show 1971 TV Series Herself
TV Intim 1971 TV Series documentary Herself
Rolf Harris Show 1971 TV Series Herself - Singer
Tarbuck's Luck 1970 TV Series Herself
4-3-2-1 Hot and Sweet 1970 TV Series Herself - Musician
Galas del sábado 1970 TV Series Herself
Pop Go the Sixties! 1969 TV Movie Herself
The Royal Variety Performance 1969 1969 TV Special Herself
The Bruce Forsyth Show 1965-1969 TV Series Herself
BBC Show of the Week 1968 TV Series Herself
Billy Cotton Band Show 1968 TV Series Herself
Now and Then 1967 TV Series documentary short Herself
The Val Doonican Show 1967 TV Series Herself
Dee Time 1967 TV Series Herself
The Impresarios 1967 TV Series Herself
The Blackpool Show 1967 TV Series Herself
As You Like It 1967 TV Series Herself
The London Palladium Show 1966-1967 TV Series Herself
Frankie and Bruce 1966 TV Series Herself (1966)
Ready, Steady, Go! 1963-1966 TV Series Herself / Herself - The Storyteller
The Eamonn Andrews Show 1965-1966 TV Series Herself
The Ken Dodd Show 1966 TV Series Herself
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1963-1966 TV Series Herself
A Whole Scene Going 1966 TV Series Herself
Five O'Clock Club 1964-1966 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
The Ed Sullivan Show 1965-1966 TV Series Herself - Singer
Not Only... But Also 1966 TV Series Herself
Juke Box Jury 1963-1965 TV Series Herself - Panellist / Herself - Surprise Guest / Herself - Mystery Guest
The Music of Lennon & McCartney 1965 TV Special documentary Herself
Discs a Go-Go 1965 TV Series Herself
Blackpool Night Out 1964-1965 TV Series Herself
Shindig! 1965 TV Series Herself - Singer
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium 1965 TV Series Herself
New Musical Express Poll Winners' Concert 1965 TV Movie documentary Herself
Ladybirds 1965 TV Series Herself
Ferry Cross the Mersey 1964 Herself
The Royal Variety Performance 1964 1964 TV Movie Herself
Around the Beatles 1964 TV Movie Herself
Surprise Surprise! 1984-2015 TV Series Herself - Presenter
Backchat 2015 TV Series Herself
Oh! You Pretty Things: The Story of British Music and Fashion 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
This Morning 2003-2014 TV Series Herself
Arqiva British Academy Television Awards 2014 TV Special Herself
Loose Women 2008-2014 TV Series Herself - Presenter / Herself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2004-2013 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest Host
The One and Only Cilla Black 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Jonathan Ross Show 2013 TV Series Herself
Through the Keyhole 2013 TV Series Herself - Panellist
Paul O'Grady's Working Britain 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
Your Face Sounds Familiar 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
Les Dawson: An Audience with That Never Was 2013 TV Special documentary Herself (as Cilla Black OBE)
Room 101 2007-2013 TV Series Herself
100 Years of the Royal Variety Performance 2012 TV Movie documentary Herself
God Save the Queens 2012 Documentary Herself
The One and Only Des O'Connor 2012 TV Movie Herself
Cilla's Unswung Sixties 2012 TV Movie documentary Herself - Presenter
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2011 TV Series Herself - Presenter
Arena 2011 TV Series documentary Herself
Benidorm 2011 TV Series Herself
Eric & Ernie: Behind the Scenes 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself (as Cilla Black OBE)
Paul O'Grady Live 2010 TV Series Herself
The Day John Lennon Died 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
Breakfast 2004-2010 TV Series Herself - Singer / Herself
Alan Carr: Chatty Man 2009 TV Series Herself
Piers Morgan's Life Stories 2009 TV Series Herself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show 2009 TV Series Herself
The One Show 2008-2009 TV Series Herself
Gok's Fashion Fix 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Heston's Feasts 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Sex Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll: The 60s Revealed 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
Happy Hour 2008 TV Series Herself
50 Greatest TV Endings 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself - Presenter
How TV Changed Britain 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
The Friday Night Project 2007 TV Series Herself - Guest Host
The Best of the Royal Variety 2006 TV Series Herself
The Bigger Picture 2006 TV Series Herself
The Story of Light Entertainment 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Eating with... 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
Soapstar Superstar 2006 TV Series Herself - Judge
Soapstar Superstar: Bonus Tracks 2006 TV Series Herself
Parkinson 2001-2005 TV Series Herself
Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Avenue of the Stars: 50 Years of ITV 2005 TV Special Herself
ITV 50 Greatest Shows 2005 TV Movie Herself
Star Portraits with Rolf Harris 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
Gloria's Greats 2005 TV Series documentary Herself
2005 BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Cilla Live 2004 TV Movie Herself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2002-2004 TV Series Herself
GMTV 2002-2004 TV Series Herself
The Variety Club Showbusiness Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Herself - Daily Express Readers' Award
One Night with Barry Manilow 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself - Guest
Johnny & Denise: Passport to Paradise 2004 TV Series Herself
Sport Relief 2004 2004 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Superstars
Bob Monkhouse: A BAFTA Tribute 2004 TV Special documentary Herself
Dale's Wedding 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Still Cliff 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Kumars at No. 42 2003 TV Series Herself
Today with Des and Mel 2003 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show 2003 TV Series Herself
Richard & Judy 2003 TV Series Herself
Cilla in Black & White 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Blind Date 1985-2003 TV Series Herself - Presenter
Sing with a Star 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself - Presenter
The Showbiz Set 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
There's Only One Paul McCartney 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
Pride of Britain Awards 2002 2002 TV Special Herself
So Graham Norton 2002 TV Series Herself
There's Only One Elvis 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Royal Variety Performance 2001 2001 TV Special documentary Herself
SM:TV Live 2001 TV Series Herself
Paul O'Grady's America 2001 TV Series Herself
An Audience with Ricky Martin 2001 TV Special Herself
The Unforgettable Frankie Howerd 2000 TV Movie documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BAFTA Televsion Awards 2016 2016 TV Special Herself
Our Cilla 2015 TV Movie documentary Herself
Wogan: The Best Of 2015 TV Series Herself
Backchat 2015 TV Series Herself
The Native Hue of Resolution 2013 Documentary Herself
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1978 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
Blackpool: Big Night Out 2012 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Big Fat Quiz of the 80s 2012 TV Movie Herself (uncredited)
The Many Faces of... 2011 TV Series documentary Herself
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1976 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
...Sings The Beatles 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself
Gok's Fashion Fix 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
20 to 1 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Countdown: One Last Consonant Please, Carol 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
The Comedy Christmas 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
The 60s: The Beatles Decade 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
Room 101 1995-2005 TV Series Herself
Who Killed Saturday Night TV? 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
Diva Graham Norton 2003 TV Movie Herself
Top of the Pops 2 2003 TV Series Herself
Heroes of Comedy 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Boom Boom! The Best of the Original Basil Brush Show 2001 Video Herself
I Love Christmas 2001 TV Special documentary Herself
Top of the Pops: The True Story 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
Girls' Night 1998 Herself (uncredited)
Comic Relief Presents the Pick of the Nose 1998 Video Herself - Blind Date Presenter (uncredited)
Brit Girls 1997 TV Series documentary Herself
Alright on the Night's Cockup Trip 1996 TV Special Herself
The Beatles Anthology 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself (at Apple boutique opening) (uncredited)
The Best of... What's Left of... Not Only... But Also 1990 TV Series Herself / Musical guest
The Rock 'n' Roll Years 1986 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Special Award
2000 Harvey Lee Award Broadcasting Press Guild Awards
1996 British Comedy Award British Comedy Awards Top ITV Entertainment Presenter

TitleSalary
Blind Date (1985) £1,175,000 .00

#Quote
1 I did fancy Paul (Paul McCartney). I went through the whole Beatles. I started fancying John Lennon and then he wasn't interested, obviously. And then I went on to Paul and he wasn't interested. And I got on to George (George Harrison) and he wasn't interested. And who'd have thought that Ringo (Ringo Starr) today would look the cute one? He does. He used to look like Yasser Arafat.
2 I had to do the book because there was an unauthorized biography which didn't tell it like it was.
3 I didn't think before that I'd done enough to justify publishing an autobiography but after 40 years in show business I'm now ready to tell my story.

#Trademark
1 Mary Quant-style hairdos
2 Red hair

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