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November 7th

The NME announces that “Oh Boy!” may become a twice-nightly show. This was the first of two spurious reports to make the headlines in a fortnight:

As producer Jack Good was this week booking Cliff Richard and Don Lang to star in his ABC-TV show "Oh Boy!" until next March, rumours were spreading that it is soon to be extended in a novel form.

From early next month the programme may become a 60-minute production split into two parts - the present show at 6 p.m. and another at the end of the evening. The late show would not be a repeat, but a separate production.

ABC-TV managing director Howard Thomas told the NME: "We have not decided to go ahead with this idea yet. We think "Oh Boy!" is a great success and are considering if it should be extended in some way."

The programme was originally booked until December 6 but a fortnight ago it was extended for at least another three months. Good plans to feature Cliff Richard on the show weekly until the end of the year and then at three-weekly intervals.

Also from January, Don Lang will be seen every three weeks on "Oh Boy!" He has already guested twice on the series.

Lord Rockingham's XI, The Vernons Girls and The Dallas Boys will continue as regulars into the New Year.

Later bookings include Pat Laurence (November 15), a return by Lorrie Mann (22nd), and newcomers Emil and George Ford (29th).

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