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Christmas With The Stars

Christmas Day extravaganza.
  • ITV
    • 25/12/96

An Evening With Lily Savage

In studio 1 at the London Studios, Lily performed for and answered questions from a celebrity audience including Robbie Williams, Margarita Pracatan and Gayle Tuesday. The show attracted 12 million viewers and was entered for the 'Montreaux Festival' in 1997. The show won the 'Most Popular Entertainment Programme' at 'The National Television Awards' in October 1997 followed by 'Best Entertainment Programme' award at the 'British Comedy Awards' in December of the same year.
She sang 'You Took Advantage Of Me', in the style of Dean Martin, duetted on 'I Know Him So Well' with Barbara Dickson and finished the show with 'A Lamppost Attached To My Mac' as a tribute to Marlene Dietrich. She was rewarded with a standing ovation.
Video release.
  • ITV
    • 11/96
An Evening With Lily Savage

Toilet Cleaner Advertisement

Lily was the voice of a toilet, "Pop a blue in your loo".
  • ITV
    •  

Cat Litter Advertisement

Lily was the voice of a cat litter tray, "Empty me, empty me".
  • ITV
    •  

The Big Breakfast

Lily returned to the kitchen in the house, this time as a guest, to publicise her season on Blackpool's North Pier and comment on the day's news with Keith Chegwin and ZoŽ Ball. She also helped solve viewers problems with Lily's Agony Line.
  • Channel 4
    • 24/07/96
Big Breakfast

Smash Hits Poll Winners Party '96

Co-hosted with Ant & Dec. Lily presented awards to Ronan Keating, Peter Andre, Eastenders, Robbie Williams, The Spice Girls and Boyzone.
  • BBC1
    • 1996
Smash Hits Poll Winners Party '96

The Ant & Dec Show

Lily terrified Dec when she insisted on them duetting together on 'These Boots Are Made For Walking'.
Video release.
  • BBC1
    • 1996
Ant & Dec

Prisoner Interview

Lily took time out to give an interview to Central TV in Nottingham about how she had been wrongly convicted of shoplifting a fondue set and was now in 'Prisoner Cell Block H The Musical' with Joan Fegruson aka The Freak.
  • ITV
    • 1996
Prisoner Interview

Ford Escort Advertisement

A man gets undressed in the backseat of a car as he is being driven. He puts on lipstick and when we see him make a grand exit at an event, he's got a wig piled high on his head. Though she never speaks any lines, the text later reads "I change my genes in mine. XO Lily". A clever special effects sequence then showed the change taking place. The final text suggestively asks, "Escort. What do you do in yours?"
  • ITV
    • 1996
Ford Escort Advertisement

Paying The Rent

A live show transmitted from Lily's Lambeth council flat.
Video & DVD release.
  • Channel 4
    • 1996
Paying The Rent

The End of the Year Show

Angus Deayton hosted this topical comedy end of year review.
  • BBC1
    • 31/12/1995

That's Showbusiness Movies Special

Lily competed with Bryan Mosley, Denise Welch and Bruce Samazan to find out who knew the most about the big screen. As always, Mike Smith presented the quiz show.
  • BBC
    • 29/12/1995

Clive James

Lily was introduced by Clive as having "a tongue you could gut fish with". They discussed Lily's visit to Henley Regatta earlier that day and the world's current affairs.
  • BBC1
    • 02/07/95
Clive James

The Big Breakfast

Co-hosted with Gaby Roslin, Mark Little and Zig & Zag. Lily was 'Queen of the Boudoir' interviewing celebrities from her bed. She departed from the show flying into the air as Mary Poppins whilst being serenaded by Bob Downe.
  • Channel 4
    • 06/95-1996
Big Breakfast

Des O'Connor Tonight

  • ITV
    • 1995

This Morning

Lily made numerous appearances on Richard and Judy's daytime show, taking part in the phone-in and generally reducing Judy to tears of laughter. The most memorable occasion took place in Liverpool when Lily got drunk during a wine tasting session and started throwing the wine glasses into the dock behind her. She improvised and began drinking straight from the bottles.
Paul made one of his first major appearances as himself on the show on 9 December 1998.
  • ITV
    • 1995-12/07/01
This Morning

This Morning


The South Bank Show

A look at Coronation St. behind closed doors. Star interviews, classic clips and behind the scenes footage. Paul recalls his favourite moments from Britain's favourite soap.
Video release.
  • ITV
    • 1995
Coronation Street

The Steve Wright People Show

Best known as a radio disc jockey, Steve also presented this light entertainment television series. In one show, Stewart Ferris, a writer and expert on flirting, dating techniques and relationships, was asked to try out his chat-up lines on a real girl, Lily. She was pretending to be in the supermarket and was dressed appropriately for the occasion in an orange mini skirt and matching fur jacket.
Stewart - "Are you cooking for 2 tonight?"
Lily - "I am actually, I've got a tapeworm."
Stewart - "I wonder if I could join you. I promise to bring you flowers and maybe we could kiss under the moonlight."
Lily - "I wouldn't kiss you under a general anaesthetic love!"
  • BBC1
    • 1995
Eurotrash

Eurotrash

Late night, magazine style programme, which took a light hearted look at cultures around the world, with location and studio shoots. Featured various aspects of sex and kinkiness from the continent, hosted very tongue-in-cheek by Frenchman Antoine De Caunes. On one occasion, Lily visited Berlin and, glancing through the telephone directory, was astounded by the variety of services she could rent, e.g. naked cleaners. She had to try them out!
Video release.
  • Channel 4
    • 1995
Eurotrash

Glam O Rama

Jack Dee hosted this quiz show with questions relating to the Seventies and specifically Glam Rock. Lily teamed up with Annie Nightingale who beat their opponents Alvin Stardust and Jo Brand but Lily failed on the head-to-head with Annie to win the star prize, a Ford Capri, which wouldn't start!
  • Channel 4
    • 1995
Glam O Rama

The Late Late Show

Lily guested on Gay Byrne's show alongside the group Pop Will Eat Itself. The band caused £1000 worth of damage to the studio and equipment and were so noisy in the hospitality suite that Lily threatened tp punch one band member.
  • RTE
    • 31/03/95
The Late Late Show

Live From The Lilydrome

Recorded in the Layton Institute, a working men's club in Blackpool, where Lily compered a variety show. Guests ranged from Bob Downe and Boy George to Ian McKellen and The Nolans.
  • ITV
    • 11/03-22/04/95
Live From The Lilydrome

Pot Night

Marijuana themed evening where Lily had a 10 minute slot.
  • Channel 4
    • 04/03/95

Lifeswaps

People from opposite backgrounds would swap houses for a week to see if they could fit into another life style. Lily presided over things from her caravan. She even met her namesake, another Lily Savage!
  • BBC2
    • 1994
Lifeswaps

Top Of The Pops

Lily hosted this musical chart show when East 17 were No. 1 with 'Stay Another Day'.
  • BBC1
    • 01/12/94
Top Of The Pops

Pirates

Children's sitcom starring Benjamin Rennis, Debby Bishop and Liz Smith. Lily played a guest character Bang Bang Chicken. The series was a swashbuckling fantasy comedy in which a family of pirates turned into landlubbers when they moved into a normal house in the twee town of Little-Wheedling-In The-Vale.
The 24 episodes aired as follows: Series One (5) 6 Oct-3 Nov 1994, Special 22 Dec 1994, Series Two (6) 4 Oct-8 Nov 1995, Series Three (12) 18 Mar-6 May 1997; 5 Aug-26 Aug 1997.
  • BBC1
    • 1994-1997
Pirates

Brookside

Played herself in the episode 'Grants Restaurant Opening'. She remarked she'd never opened a place before although she'd closed a couple in her time.
Video release.
  • Channel 4
    • 1994
Brookside

Late Licence

Smashie and Nicey fronted the first Late Licence, an early morning continuity programme, on 19 November 1993 and Lily hosted a Christmas show the following year with Gayle Tuesday. unfortunaely, they hadn't called each other before hand and they both ended up wearing matching leopard skin prints.
  • Channel 4
    • 12/94
Late Licence

Camp Christmas

Recorded at the London Studios on 23 November 1993 this was the first lesbian and gay Christmas show, which was hosted by Erasure's Andy Bell and Melissa Etheridge. Lily appeared along with Bob Downe, Julian Clary (as the voice of a reindeer), Stephen Fry, Lea deLaria, Colin Bell, Justin Fashanu, Quentin Crisp, and Armistead Maupin. Written by Mark Trevorrow and Kit Hesketh-Harvey, the show reached no. 14 of Channel 4's 100 Greatest Christmas Moments.
  • Channel 4
    • 24/12/93
Camp Christmas

Viva Cabaret

A stand up series supposedly set in a Cabaret Club (the Viva Cabaret! club of the title). Acts appearing included Bob Downe, Gayle Tuesday, Lee Evans, Mark Thomas, Harry Hill, Greg Proops, John Thomson, Rowland Rivron, Mike McShane and Barry Cryer.
  • Channel 4
    • 14/04-26/05/93 & 20/05-24/06/94
Viva Cabaret

It's A Queer World

Compilation programme by Alfafa commissioned for Channel 4. Produced by Cheryl Farthing. Lily fronted this late night look at gay television.
  • Channel 4
    • 24/08/93
It's A Queer World

The Little Picture Show

Mariella Frostrup presented Video View on Channel 4, which became The Little Picture Show, a late night video review programme.
  • Channel 4
    • 1993-1995

Naked City

The first series was fronted by journalist Caitlin Moran from what was supposedly her "boudoir". The show was youth based with music and film features. Johnny Vaughan took over for the second series, which was filmed with a studio audience.
  • Channel 4
    • 1993-1994
Naked City

The New Statesman Series 4

Paul Savage played Marlene Dietrich in the fourth episode of the series, 'Heil And Farewell'.
Video release.
  • BBC
    • 13/12/1992
The New Statesman

Right To Reply

Lily wrote and performed a monologue/critique for Brookside's 10th anniversary. The series had been first broadcast at 8.00pm on Channel 4's first night, 2 November 1982.
  • Channel 4
    • 1992

Good Morning Australia

Having just arrived in Australia, Lily guested with Bob Downe on Bert Newton's show to promote their forthcoming three month tour. As a taster, they sang 'Somethin' Stupid' together.
  • Channel Ten
    • 02/92
Good Morning Australia

Pebble Mill

  • BBC1
    •  

What's New

Presented by Eamonn O'Neal, the show featured young talent just coming through like an early appearance from Lily as well as the band James. Other guests included Dave Spikey and Les Dawson.
  • ITV
    • 1991

GMTV

  • ITV
    •  

Tonight With Jonathan Ross

Friday night chat show with Jonathan hosting in the style of his previous show The Last Resort.
  • Channel 4
    • 1991

Ring My Bell

A live late-night phone-in program with Laurie Pike in which five celebrity guests field calls from viewers. Guests included Boy George, Carol Thatcher and Joey Ramone. The program moved from guest to guest, eavesdropping on their conversations.
  • Channel 4
    • 1991

The Funny Farm

Compilation of acts appearing at the Edinburgh Festival and filmed for Scottish Television.
Video release.
  • ITV
    • 08/91
The Funny Farm

Edinburgh Nights

Coverage of the Edinburgh Festival.
  • BBC2
    • 08/91

Chimera

Four one hour episodes, written by Stephen Gallagher, made up this thriller serial. A young nurse experiences true horror after accepting a job at a local fertility clinic. Something is slaughtering the staff... Paul Savage played Donaldson aka Monkey Boy, a singer with a monkey. Paul had to learn sign language for the part.
Video release.
  • Anglia TV
    • 07-28/07/91
Chimera

Out

The mark II version of Out on Tuesday.
  • Channel 4
    • 1991

That's Showbusiness

Mike Smith presented this quiz where two teams of celebrities battled it out to see who had the most knowledge of showbusiness. Originally it was two teams of three, with the same team captains weekly. In the later series there were no team captains, just two teams of two celebrities. Rounds included the 'videoke' round (like karaoke but with videos) and the final one-minute round. Paul appeared for the first time as himself on one occasion because he'd left Lily's costume on the train from London up to Manchester.
  • BBC
    • 1990-mid 90s

Out On Tuesday

Presenters of this gay, magazine style programme included Lily and Julian Clary. Directed by Cheryl Farthing for Alfalfa Entertainments Ltd.
  • Channel 4
    • 1990

The Bill

Paul Savage played Roxanne in 'Personal Imports' (8/11/88), 'No Strings' (episode #1989.28) 6/4/1989 and 'Information Received' (episode #1990.31) 17/4/1990. Roach's transvestite snout, Roxanne, helps to uncover a child sex rent boy business. George Costigan (Rita, Sue and Bob Too fame and also Chimera) played Roxanne for a two part special called 'Old Enemies' (26/9/00) and 'New Friends' (29/9/00) in which Roxanne was killed off.
Video release of 'Information Received'.
  • ITV
    • 1988-1990
The Bill

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