OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! [ITV, 1968-78]: OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS[20/03/78]
TALENT SHOW. Final episode of talent contest show. Thames logo (00:07). Main title (00:27). Les Dawson introduces the show and welcomes the audience. Hughie Green enters the stage carrying the clapometer. He introduces Tony Holland, the musical muscle man (2:58); who performs (4:19). Green introduces Tom O'Connor and they sit down and play `name that tune', discuss the series and introduce Mary Hopkin (6:35), who sings `Those Were the Days' (9:10). Tom O'Connor and Green discuss auditions and Green reminisces about Frank Carson's audition (9:42). Carson tries to audition for Green under a variety of assumed names, pretending to be a Scotsman and an Indian (12:00). Green introduces Peters & Lee (12:29), who sing `Suspicious Minds' (15:40). They are joined by Green and they discuss their success (16:19). End of part one - part two (17:37). Green introduces Little and Large, they sit down and Large performs a series of impressions including Cliff Richard, Hylda Baker, Eddie Waring, Telly Savalas (as Kojak), Max Wall, Deputy Dawg and John Wayne. They discuss the Royal Command Performance. Green introduces Lena Zavaroni (20:55), who sings `I Should Have Listened to Mama' (23:51). Green introduces Freddie Davies and they talk about his success and introduces the next guests Millican and Nesbitt (26:35), who sing an unidentified song (29:03). Green joins the duo and introduces Pam Ayres (29:49), who recites a poem about the series (30:46). Green then talks to Neil Martin about his British tour and his new album (32:30). The Duane Family (five sisters) perform the song `Operator, Information, Long Distance, Give me Jesus on the Line' (34:17). Green introduces Berni Flint who sings `I'm Following Your Shadow' (37:29). Flint is joined by Green and they discuss his new album made with Bob Sharples (who is seen (37:51-37:55)). Les Dawson plays the piano and then does a stand-up comic routine and is joined by Green (41:59). Green thanks everyone concerned with the series, the guests and the audience (43:00). Credits (44:12). Note: The main title reads OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS; a voice-over states that it is the last programme.