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Prior to joining the New Seekers Lyn Paul had appeared on television as a young girl in early episodes of Coronation Street. In 1967 she had also appeared on Simon Dee's Dee Time (BBC1) with The Nocturnes.

The New Seekers made their first television appearance on The Frankie Howerd Show two years later, before Lyn Paul had joined the group. These pages list most - though not all - of the New Seekers' appearances on television in the UK and the USA in the years that followed.


1969-71 1972 1973 1974-79
1980-89 1990-99 2000-09 2010-17

The New Seekers' appearances on Top Of The Pops are included here but are also listed in more detail on the Top Of The Pops page.

Television appearances by Lyn Paul, her sister Nikki Belsher, and members of the New Seekers as solo artists or as members of other groups have also been included, among them television shows featuring:

Audio (Kathy Ann Rae)
Chips (Nicola Kerr)
Eve Graham
Ferry Aid (Mick Flinn / Donna Jones / Marty Kristian / Paul Layton)
Lips (Mick Flinn / Donna Jones)
Murray Head (Nicola Kerr)
The Mixtures (Mick Flinn)
Peter Oliver
Prima Donna (Danny Finn)
Pussyfoot (Donna Jones)
Springfield Revival (Mick Flinn / Donna Jones)
Starbuck (Brian Engel)
Swarbriggs Plus Two (Nicola Kerr)


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Broadcast Date Show / Featured Guests and Songs Channel
16th August 1969, 6.15pm The Frankie Howerd Show
Guests: Danny La Rue, Dilys Watling and Keith Potger and the New Seekers.
ATV

Broadcast Date Show / Featured Guests and Songs Channel
16th May 1970, 9.05pm. The Young Generation
Guests: the New Seekers.
BBC2
30th July 1970, 7.15pm. Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Jimmy Savile.
This edition featured the New Seekers' first ever appearance on the show, singing What Have They Done To My Song, Ma. The single, which had been released on 26th June, eventually entered the UK Top 50 singles chart on 17th October 1970.

BBC1

The New Seekers on Top Of The Pops, 30th July 1970.

15th August 1970, 9.15pm. Maggie's Place
The first programme of a new series starring the Australian singer Maggie Fitzgibbon.
Guests: Stuart Damon, comedian Ken Goodwin, Anita Harris, Frank Ifield and Keith Potger & The New Seekers.
London Weekend Television
25th October 1970, 8.00pm - 9.00pm. The Ed Sullivan Show
Season 23, Episode 6
This episode celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the United Nations and featured guest performers from around the world, including: Les Ballets Africains, who performed African ceremonial songs & dances; Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto; Russian pianist Vladimir Krainev; The Idla Girls (a gymnastic drill team from Sweeden); The Lado Dancers (folk dancers from Yugoslavia); Raphael (from Spain); Ravi Shankar (from India); Tokyo Kid Brothers (dancers from Japan) and The Young Americans. The New Seekers , who were billed as being "from Australia" sang What Have They Done To My Song, Ma.
CBS [USA]
9th December 1970 Lift Off
Series 2, Episode 10
Hosted by: Ayshea Brough
Guests: Billie Davis, Dave Dee, Ken Dodd, The Dream Police and Keith Potger & The New Seekers.
Granada
13th December 1970, 8.00pm - 9.00pm. The Ed Sullivan Show
Season 23, Episode 13
Guests: Les Ballets Africains; comedian Guy Marks; Ali MacGraw, who recited a poem; Robert Merrill (baritone singer from The Met); Marilyn Michaels, who aing Swanee as a tribute to Judy Garland; cast members from the Broadway production of The Rothschilds; and Bobby Shermaz, who sang Going Home and Song Of Joy. The New Seekers sang a medley of songs: What Have They Done To My Song, Ma, Your Song, Baby Face and Beautiful People.
CBS [USA]

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Broadcast Date Show / Featured Guests and Songs Channel
9th January 1971

Broadcast in the UK on 26th April 1971, 7.15pm (BBC1).
The Andy Williams Show
Starring: Andy Williams.
Recorded in Los Angeles in 1970, the guests on this episode included: Bobbie Gentry, Tommy Roe and the New Seekers, who sang the Harry Nilsson song One as a duet with Andy Williams before singing their new single When There's No Love Left.

NBC [USA]

Lyn Paul and Andy Williams on The Andy Williams Show.

14th January 1971, 7.05pm. Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Jimmy Savile.
Featuring: The Mixtures, The Pushbike Song (played over crowd dancing and chart rundown).
BBC1
16th January 1971, 6.15pm. It's Cliff Richard
Starring: Cliff Richard with Una Stubbs and Hank Marvin.
Featuring: A Song for Europe 1971 starring Clodagh Rodgers.
Guests: the New Seekers.
BBC1

28th January 1971, 7.05pm.

Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Jimmy Savile.
Featuring: The Mixtures, The Pushbike Song.
BBC1
11th February 1971, 7.05pm. Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Jimmy Savile.
Featuring: The Mixtures, The Pushbike Song (video).

BBC1

11th February 1971, 9.20pm. Show of the Week presents Vera Lynn
Featuring the Alyn Ainsworth Orchestra and the Dougie Squires Dozen.
Guests: Marisa Robles and the New Seekers.
BBC2
14th February 1971 The Golden Shot
Series 3, Episode 22
Hosted by: Bob Monkhouse with 'Golden Girls' Anne Aston and Yutte Stensgaard.
Guests: Jimmy Young and The Mixtures.
ATV
25th February 1971, 7.05pm. Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Jimmy Savile.
Featuring: The Mixtures, The Pushbike Song.
BBC1
27th February 1971, 9.00pm. The Leslie Crowther Show
Starring: Leslie Crowther
Featuring: Arthur English, Andrea Lawrence, Albert Modley, Chic Murray and the Denys Palmer Dancers.
Guests: Jimmy Edwards, Anita Harris, Noel Harrison and the New Seekers.
Thames Television
26th April 1971, 7.15pm.

First broadcast in the USA on 9th January 1971.
The Andy Williams Show
Starring: Andy Williams.
Guests included: Bobbie Gentry, Tommy Roe and the New Seekers.

BBC1

29th April 1971, 7.05pm.

Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Tony Blackburn.
Featuring: The Mixtures, Henry Ford.

BBC1

30th May 1971, 8.00pm - 9.00pm. The Ed Sullivan Show
Season 23, Episode 26
A 'Special Edition' hosted by: Jack Jones.
Guests: Loretta Lynn, who sang I Wanna Be Free and Coal Miner's Daughter and a duet with Jack Jones, Move It On Home; Your Father's Moustache, who sang Mountain Dew and 5-Feet-Two; and the New Seekers, who sang three songs by Melanie: What Have They Done To My Song, Ma, Nickel Song.and Beautiful People.
CBS [USA]
13th June 1971, 4.40pm. The Golden Shot
Series 3, Episode 39
Hosted by: Bob Monkhouse and Anne Aston.
Featuring: Pippa Steel as Maid of the Month.
The theme of the show was 'Getting Around'.
Guests: 'Cheerful' Charlie Chester, Mary Hopkin and the New Seekers.
ATV
19th June 1971 The Val Doonican Show
Featuring: Bernard Cribbins, Norman Maen, Sheila Steifel, Bob Todd, Jack Parnell and his Orchestra and Mike Sammes.
Guests: Dudley Moore, Leslie Uggams and the New Seekers.
ATV
15th July 1971, 7.15pm.
Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Tony Blackburn.
Featuring: the New Seekers, Never Ending Song Of Love.

BBC1

The New Seekers on Top Of The Pops, 15th July 1971.

23rd July 1971, 6.45pm.
We Want To Sing
Hosted by: Ed Stewart.
Guests: the New Seekers.
BBC1
29th July 1971, 7.15pm.

Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Jimmy Savile.
Featuring: the New Seekers, Never Ending Song Of Love (repeat showing of the performance broadcast on 15th July 1971).

BBC1
5th August 1971, 7.15pm.
Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Ed Stewart.
Featuring: the New Seekers, Never Ending Song Of Love (played over closing credits).
BBC1
14th August 1971, 8.15pm.
It's Lulu
Series 2, Episode 5
Starring: Lulu.
Featuring: The Fellas.
Guests: Shari Lewis, James Logan and the New Seekers.
BBC1
19th August 1971, 7.10pm.
Top Of The Pops,
Hosted by: Tony Blackburn.
Featuring: the New Seekers, Never Ending Song Of Love.
BBC1
24th August 1971
Lift Off
Series 3, Episode 3
Hosted by: Ayshea Brough
Featuring resident dancers The Feet.
Guests: The Move, Tonight; New Seekers, Never Ending Song Of Love; New World, Tom Tom Turnaround.
Granada
3rd September 1971, 6.45pm. We Want To Sing
Hosted by: Rick Jones.
Guests: the New Seekers.
BBC1
21st October 1971, 7.25pm.
Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Jimmy Savile.
Featuring: the New Seekers, Good Old Fashioned Music.
BBC1
23rd October 1971, 8.10pm.

Repeated on 11th May 1972, 9.20pm (BBC2).
The Harry Secombe Show
Series 2, Episode 7
Featuring: Julian Orchard.
Guests: Ronnie Barker, George Hamilton IV, Vera Lynn and the New Seekers.
BBC1
20th November 1971, 7.55pm. The Royal Variety Performance
Hosted by: Bruce Forsyth.
Featuring: The Young Generation. The Villams, Dailey & Wayne, The Stupids, Lovelace Watkins, Norman Collier. Hughie Green. The Little Angels of Korea. Jack Parnell and his Orchestra. the New Seekers. The New Dollys. Ken Goodwin. Sacha Distel and Stephane Grappelli. Tommy Cooper and Shirley Bassey.

LWT

Lyn Paul playing the washboard at The Royal Variety Performance 1971.

4th December 1971, 9.00pm. Cilla
Starring: Cilla Black.
Guests: Des O'Connor and the New Seekers.
BBC1
24th December 1971, 7.30pm. It's Cliff Richard
Starring: Cliff Richard.
The first programme of a new series featuring: The Flirtations, Olivia Newton-John and Dandy Nichols.
Guests: Labi Siffre and the New Seekers.
BBC1
25th December 1971, 2.15pm. Top Of The Pops '71, Part 1
Hosted by: Jimmy Savile.
End-of-the-year show featuring some of the biggest selling singles of 1971, including The Mixtures, The Pushbike Song.
BBC1
25th December 1971, 6.40pm. Christmas Night With The Stars
Guests included: Dick Emery, Engelbert Humperdinck, Lulu, Vera Lynn, Harry Secombe and the New Seekers.
BBC1

27th December 1971, 4.35pm.

Top Of The Pops '71, Part 2
Hosted by: Tony Blackburn.
A second end-of-the-year show featuring more of the biggest hits of 1971, including the New Seekers, Never Ending Song Of Love.

BBC1

Eve Graham and Lyn Paul on 'Top Of The Pops'.

30th December 1971, 7.25pm. Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Ed Stewart.
Featuring: the New Seekers, I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony).

BBC

The New Seekers on ' Top Of The Pops'.

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