The Cannon and Ball Show – Christmas Special 1985


Aired Saturday 21st December 1985. With special guests Paul Nicholas and Ruth Madoc.


Entry on a sleigh Titles
Opening stand-up routine – what is under Bobby’s Santa costume Titles Titles
Hoe-down sketch Titles Titles 
Tommy gives a repertory, using the imagination. With Ruth Madoc Titles Titles 
Tommy wishes to romance a lady at a meal, but Bobby is the waiter Titles Titles 
Paul Nicholas – For Crying Out Loud Titles 
Sketch and Elvis medley with Paul Nicholas Titles Titles
Tommy reads a childrens story Titles
Song – Silent Night Titles
Bobby claims to be a skilled double bass player, and attempts to accompany Tommy Titles
Final song – Santa Claus is Coming to Town Titles




Starred Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball
Special Guests

Ruth Madoc
Paul Nicholas
The Children from the Pestalozzi Village

Written by Sid Green
Musical Director Laurie Holloway
Musical Associate John Middleton
Choreography Brian Rogers
Casting Director Nikki Finch
Senior Cameraman Mike Paterson
Vision Controller Frank Parker
Graphic Designer Al Horton
Vision Mixer Paul Wheeler
Videotape Editors Clayton Parker
Graham Sisson
Floor Manager John West
Stage Manager Peter Tyrrell
Costume Design Frances Tempest
Make Up Sabina Cowen
Production Manager Myra Hersh
Production Assistant Sally Teare
Sound Supervisor Mark McLoughlin
Lighting Director Johnnny Halpin
Designer Alison Humphries
Associate Producer Sid Green
Producer and Director Marcus Plantin


DVD release

DVD coverThe show was included on the DVD of the Cannon and Ball show complete seventh series