Lulu's new TV show RED
ALERT aired Saturday 13th November on BBC 1. This was a joint venture
between BBC TV and Ginger TV.
The show included Lulu performing a live duet with Sir Paul McCartney. The programme
researchers scoured the country for people to join her in the studio as well
as taking part in outside broadcasts. The first show saw such people involved
in games like "Stand By Your Doors", "What Are You Like", "Happy Chimneys",
and the crazy "Pump Up Your Postie" The top prize was a holiday to Colorado.
I missed quite a lot of the plot due to a bad balance between Lulu's microphone
and the constant roar of the crowd. The National Lottery is part and parcel
of this fifty minute prime time slot. In the late 60's and early 70's Lulu had
her own shows on the BBC. Since then she has turned down all offers to return
She said: "The ideas behind Red Alert and the fact it
is to be produced by Ginger Television - whose programmes I have always loved
- was just too good an opportunity to miss. Not only does it feature my first
love - music - it is also about celebration and simply having fun, which after
all is what Saturday night should be all about."
The BBC said: "We are delighted that Lulu is coming to
BBC 1, she's a star with universal appeal". BBC bosses will be hoping
Lulu can help them re-establish their lead over ITV on Saturday nights, following
the cancellation of 'Noel's House Party' after low ratings earlier this year.
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