Dating game theme tune
Following two hit 'Audiences with Dame Edna', LWT persuaded Australia's housewife megastar to front this hilarious chat show.Aided by her downtrodden bridesmaid Madge Allsopp, Edna took great delight in teasing and even humiliating her guests, who included Jeffrey Archer, Larry Hagman, Charlton Heston and Jason Donovan.
Educated at Oxford and with a first class degree in English Literature, Russell Harty was a teacher before breaking into TV in 1970.
Upstairs Downstairs reached its final end on 21/12/1975.
As a treat for fans who were suffering withdrawal symptoms, Russell Harty visited the set to pre-record a one-off special with the cast.
Meanwhile the title tune was no longer played live by an orchestra on set; this particular arrangement is not perhaps the most authoritative of the Aspel theme tunes. An edition from series six, dating from 24/09/1988, with smart new graphics provided by the Moving Picture Company, and a jazzy new theme arrangement courtesy of Ray Monk.
Michael's trio of guests comprises British movie legend Julie Christie, comedy actor-director Terry Jones and journalist Barry Norman.
This edition dates from 28/04/1990 and is renowned among chat show aficionados for the acerbic banter between Sir Robin Day and fellow guest Ben Elton.