The festive edition for 1971 contains several memorable scenes, including Shirley Bassey singing Smoke Gets in Your Eyes whilst the boys re-arrange the scenery, (she also performed the theme song from that year's Bond film Diamonds Are Forever), the Hollywood Melody with Glenda Jackson and the BBC newsreaders and André Previn conducting Eric's rendition of Grieg's Piano Concerto. The BBC's other headlining star Dick Emery also makes a brief cameo appearance in the opening spot of the show. This episode is frequently repeated each December and excerpts regularly used as part of compilation shows.

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  • Originally Aired Saturday, December 25, 1971
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  • Writers Eddie Braben
  • Guest Stars Shirely Bassey, Glenda Jackson, André Previn, Franic Mathews, Dick Emery, Frank Bough, Robert Dougal, Cliff Mitchellmore, Patrick Moore, Michael Parkinson, Eddie Waring
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  • Last Updated 08/29/2018 6:50am