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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
3rd January 1974, 7.25pm.
Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Dave Lee Travis.
Featuring: the New Seekers featuring Lyn Paul, You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me (played over closing credits).
BBC1
4th January 1974, 8.15pm.
Frost's Weekly
Featuring: Brenda Arnau, David Casey, Roger Kitter, Julia McKenzie, Bill Pertwee, Graham Stark, Alison Steadman and Henry Woolf.
Guests: Stephane Grappelli and the New Seekers.
BBC1
10th January 1974, 7.25pm.
Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Johnny Walker.
Featuring: the New Seekers featuring Lyn Paul, You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me (repeated clip).
BBC1
11th January 1974, 8.15pm.
Frost's Weekly
Featuring: Brenda Arnau, David Casey, Roger Kitter, Julia McKenzie, Bill Pertwee, Graham Stark, Alison Steadman and Henry Woolf.
Guests: Dionne Warwick and the New Seekers.
BBC1
17th January 1974, 7.25pm.
Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Noel Edmonds.
Featuring: the New Seekers featuring Lyn Paul, You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me.
BBC1
18th January 1974, 8.15pm.
Frost's Weekly
Featuring: Brenda Arnau, David Casey, Roger Kitter, Julia McKenzie, Graham Stark, Alison Steadman and Henry Woolf.
Guests: the New Seekers.
BBC1
25th January 1974, 8.15pm.
Frost's Weekly
Featuring: David Casey, Roger Kitter, Julia McKenzie, Graham Stark, Alison Steadman and Henry Woolf.
Guests: Dionne Warwick and the New Seekers.
BBC1
31st January 1974, 9.00pm.

Repeated on 3rd August 1974, 8.40pm (BBC2).
Show of the Week: The Vera Lynn Show
Featuring the Alyn Ainsworth Orchestra and The Young Generation.
Guests: Stuart Gillies and Springfield Revival.
BBC2
28th February 1974, 7.25pm.
Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Dave Lee Travis.
Featuring: the New Seekers, I Get A Little Sentimental Over You.
BBC1
11th March 1974
Free To Be... You And Me
Hosted by: Marlo Thomas.
A musical variety hour featuring Roberta Flack, Michael Jackson, Kris Krsitofferson, Rita Coolidge, Dustin Hoffman, and from the LP, Rosey Grier, the New Seekers and Mel Brooks.

ABC [USA]

'Free To Be... You And Me' opening credits.

14th March 1974, 7.25pm.
Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Noel Edmonds.
Featuring: the New Seekers, I Get A Little Sentimental Over You.
BBC1
21st March 1974, 7.25pm.
Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Tony Blackburn.
Featuring: the New Seekers, I Get A Little Sentimental Over You (played over closing credits).
BBC1
18th May 1974, 9.30pm.
The Wheeltappers and Shunters' Social Club
Series 1, Episode 6
Featuring: Bernard Manning as Resident M.C. and Colin Crompton as Concert Chairman.
Guests: The Bachelors, Cannon & Ball, the Eric Delaney Band, Julie Rogers, Tina Townsley and Springfield Revival.
Granada
23rd May 1974
Rock On With 45
Series 1, Episode 8
Hosted by: David 'Kid' Jensen.
Guests: Allan Clarke (Hollies), 'Emperor' Rosko, Ronnie Laine & Slim Chance, Lyn Paul and Sparks.
Granada
6th July 1974, 8.25pm.

Previously shown on 22nd November 1973 (BBC1).
The Two Ronnies
Series 3, Episode 5 [repeat]
Starring: Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.
Guests: Pan's People and the New Seekers, who sang We've Got To Do It Now.

BBC1

Peter Oliver and Lyn Paul on 'The Two Ronnies'.

19th July 1974, 8.30pm. Sez Les
Starring: Les Dawson.
Featuring: Roy Barraclough, John Cleese, Frank Thornton and the Irving Davies Dancers.
Guest: Lyn Paul, Sail The Summer Winds.

Yorkshire Television

Lyn Paul on 'Sez Les'.

30th July 1974 The Jimmy Tarbuck Show
Starring: Jimmy Tarbuck.
Featuring: Hugh Paddick, The Lionel Blair Dancers and Jack Parnell and his Orchestra.
Guests: Norman Chappell, Lesley Goldie and Lyn Paul.
ATV
30th July 1974, 1.00pm. The Great Western Musical Thunderbox
Series 2, Episode 4
Hosted by: Fred Wedlock.
Guests: The Pigsty Hill Light Orchestra, Peter Skellern, White On Black and Springfield Revival.
HTV
3rd August 1974, 8.40pm.

Originally broadcast on 31st January 1974, 9.00pm (BBC2).
The Vera Lynn Show
Featuring the Alyn Ainsworth Orchestra and The Young Generation.
Guests: Stuart Gillies and Springfield Revival.
BBC2
12th August 1974 Lift Off with Ayshea
Series 8, Episode 7
Hosted by: Ayshea Brough
Featuring resident dancers The Feet.
Guests: Glitter Band, Just For You, Charlie James ('New Faces' winner), All Fingers and Thumbs, Paper Lace, The Black-Eyed Boys, Starbuck (Brian Engel) Heartthrob, David & Andy Williams, What's Your Name?
Granada
31st August 1974, 8.15pm. It's Cliff Richard
Starring: Cliff Richard.
Featuring: Pearly Gates, The Nolan Sisters and Segment.
Guest star: Lyn Paul, who sang her latest single Who's Sorry Now (a cover of the Connie Francis hit). Lyn also sang You Made The Pants Too Long (a duet with Pearly Gates), Lipstick On Your Collar (another Connie Francis song) and Personality (the finale to the show sung with Cliff and Pearly).

BBC1

Lyn Paul on 'It's Cliff Richard'.

29th September 1974 The Golden Shot
Series 6, Episode 12
Hosted by: Bob Monkhouse.
Featuring: 'Golden Girls' Anne Aston and Wei Wei Wong.
Guests: Dana, Gordon Honeycomb and Lyn Paul.
ATV
3rd October 1974
Rock On With 45
Series 2, Episode 4
Hosted by: David 'Kid' Jensen.
Guests: Lyn Paul, Alaska, Sailor and Clifford T. Ward.
Granada
8th October 1974
Lift Off with Ayshea
Series 7, Episode 15
Hosted by: Ayshea Brough
Featuring resident dancers The Feet.
On this edition Ayshea sang Stephanie de Sykes' hit Born With A Smile On My Face and Drupi's Vado Via.
Guests: Bitter Suite, Goodbye America, Daniel Boone, Sunshine City, Hello, Tell Him and Lyn Paul, Who's Sorry Now.
Granada
5th November 1974
Lift Off with Ayshea
Series 7, Episode 19
Hosted by: Ayshea Brough
Featuring resident dancers The Feet.
On this edition Ayshea sang her latest single Another Without You Day.
Guests: Alister Jons, Peter Oliver and Slade.
Granada
11th November 1974, 2.00pm - 2.30pm. Jim's World
Guest: Lyn Paul.
Southern Television
6th December 1974, 5.10pm. Val Meets The VIPs
Hosted by: Valerie Singleton.
Guest star: Lyn Paul.
BBC1
25th December 1974, 2.15pm. Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Tony Blackburn and Jimmy Savile.
End-of-year show featuring the biggest hits of 1974 including the New Seekers featuring Lyn Paul, You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me (danced to by Pan’s People).

BBC1

Pan’s People dancing to 'You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me' on 'Top Of The Pops'.

31st December 1974, 11.30pm - 12.30am. Ring In The New
Hosted by: Vince Hill.
Guests: Bill McCue, Elaine Simmons, Bill Simpson, Allan Stewart and Eve Graham, singing Over The Rainbow.
STV


Lyn Paul on Val Meets The VIPs.

Lyn Paul on Val Meets The VIPs (BBC1).

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Broadcast Date Show / Featured Guests and Songs Channel
14th June 1975, 11.05am. Rock On With 45
Series 5, Episode 4
Hosted by: David 'Kid' Jensen.
Guests: The Arrows, Bunny, Roger Day, Chip Hawkes, Johnny Nash, Peter Oliver, Lyn Paul and Zig Zag.
Granada
19th June 1975 Rock On With 45
Series 5, Episode 5
Hosted by: David 'Kid' Jensen.
Guests: Arthur Brown, Dana, The Hollies, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Lyn Paul and The Three Degrees.
Granada
29th June 1975, 8.15pm. Sunday Special: Charlie Williams's Burlesque Show
Starring: Charlie Williams.
Featuring: The Ralph Tobert Dancers, The Ladybirds and Ronnie Hazlehurst and his Orchestra.
Guests: Joe Baker, Hope and Keen and Lyn Paul.
BBC2
10th July 1975, 7.30pm.
Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Tony Blackburn.
Featuring: Lyn Paul, It Oughta Sell A Million.
BBC1
30th August 1975, 10.45pm.

Repeated on 17th and 22nd December 2001 (Granada Plus).
The Wheeltappers and Shunters' Social Club
Featuring: Bernard Manning as Resident M.C. and Colin Crompton as Concert Chairman.
Guests: Broken Hearts, Mikey and Griff, Peters & Lee and Lyn Paul, singing Behind Closed Doors and It Oughta Sell A Million.
Granada
14th February 1976 The Geordie Scene
Series 2, Episode 34
Hosted by: Dave Eager.
Guests: Chips (Nicola Kerr), Hallelujah, Love Matters, Because Of You, Twice A Week, I've Got The Music In Me.
Tyne Tees Television

24th June 1976, 7.15pm.

Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: David Hamilton.
Featuring: New Seekers, It's So Nice (To Have You Home).

BBC1

Eve Graham, Kathy Ann Rae and Marty Kristian on 'Top Of The Pops'.

30th June 1976, 8.00pm. Summer Night Out
Colin Crompton and Bernard Manning conducted members of the Wheeltappers & Shunters Social Club on a mystery coach tour.
Featuring: Derek Hilton and band.
Guests: Mike Harding (Rochdale Cowboy), Joe Piano Henderson, Lambert and Ross, Love Machine (dancers), Terri Rogers (ventriloquist), the Willi Schneider Rhineland Band and the New Seekers.

Granada

Eve Graham on 'Summer Night Out'.

21st August 1976, 11.15pm - 12.15pm. The New Seekers' Late Night Special ITV (selected regions)
17th November 1976, 8.00pm. Wednesday at Eight
Series 1, Episode 2
Described in The Times as "innocuous variety".
Hosted by: Tom O'Connor.
Featuring: The Lionel Blair Dancers and The Mike Sammes Singers.
Guests: Ray Alan and Lord Charles, Diana Darvey, Frankie Howerd and the New Seekers.
Thames Television
29th November 1976

Supersonic
Series 2, Episode 12
Introduced, directed and produced by: Mike Mansfield.
Guests:
Real Thing, You To Me Are Everything
New Seekers, I Wanna Go Back
Climax Blues Band, Couldn't Get It Right
Real Thing, Can't Get By Without You
Sunfighter, Such A Lovely Night
New Seekers, Music Medley: Sing Me / I Believe In Music / I Got The Music In Me / Listen To The Music / Dance To The Music / Money Makes The World Go Around / Music.

LWT

Eve Graham and Kathy Ann Rae on 'Supersonic'.

1st December 1976, 8.00pm. Wednesday at Eight
Series 1, Episode 4
Hosted by: Tom O'Connor.
Featuring: the Lionel Blair Dancers and the Mike Sammes Singers.
Guests: Peters & Lee, Lyn Paul.
Thames Television
4th December 1976, 5.20pm. The Basil Brush Show
Featuring: Bert Hayes and Roy North as Mr. Roy.
Guests: Norman Bird, Rolf Harris and the New Seekers.
BBC1
27th December 1976, 7.55pm. The Mike Yarwood Christmas Show
Starring: Mike Yarwood.
Guests: the New Seekers.
BBC1

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Broadcast Date Show / Featured Guests and Songs Channel
15th January 1977, 8.25pm. Ronnie Corbett's Saturday Special
Guests: Little & Large and the New Seekers.
BBC1

27th January 1977, 7.10pm.

Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Tony Blackburn.
Featuring: New Seekers, I Wanna Go Back.

BBC1

Eve Graham on 'Top Of The Pops'.

18th April 1977, 1.00pm. Pebble Mill At One
Guests included: Lyn Paul.
BBC1
2nd May 1977, 6.45pm. The Little & Large Tellyshow
Starring: Eddie Large and Syd Little.
Guests: Berni Flint, The Stylistics and Lyn Paul.
Thames Television
7th May 1977, 9.00pm. Eurovision Song Contest 1977
Live from the Wembley Conference Centre, London.
Hosted by: Angela Rippon.
Commentary by: Terry Wogan.
Artists taking part in order of performance:
The Swarbriggs Plus Two, It's Nice To Be In Love Again (Ireland)
Michèle Torr, Une Petite Française (Monaco)
Heddy Lester, De Mallemolen (Netherlands)
Schmetterlinge, Boom Boom Boomerang (Austria)
Anita Skorgan, Casanova (Norway)
Silver Convention, Telegram (Germany)
Anne-Marie B, Frère Jacques (Luxembourg)
Os Amigos, Portugal No Coração (Portugal)
Lynsey De Paul and Mike Moran, Rock Bottom (United Kingdom)
Paschalis, Marianna, Robert & Bessy, Mathima Solfege (Greece)
Ilanit, Ahava Hi Shir Lishnayim (Israel)
Pepe Lienhard Band, Swiss Lady (Switzerland)
Forbes, Beatles (Sweden)
Micky, Enséñame A Cantar (Spain)
Mia Martini, Libera (Italy)
Monica Aspelund, Lapponia (Finland)
Dream Express, A Million In One, Two, Three (Belgium)
Marie Myriam, L'Oiseau Et L'Enfant (France).

BBC1

The Swarbriggs Plus Two at the Eurovision Song Contest.

25th June 1977, 10.45pm. Make The Music Speak
A special cabaret performance starring Lena Martell.
Featuring: The Tony Mansell Singers, Brian Fahey and the Scottish Radio Orchestra.
Guests: the New Seekers.
BBC1
11th July 1977, 8.00pm. A Show Of My Own
A sunshine half-hour of humour, impressions and song.
Starring: Dave Evans.
Featuring: Ken Jones and his Big Band.
Guests: Felix Bowness, Norman Chappell, Sister-Matic and Lyn Paul.
Yorkshire Television
23rd November 1977, 8.00pm. Wednesday at Eight
Series 2, Episode 1
Hosted by: Tom O'Connor.
Featuring: The Nigel Lythgoe Dancers and Al Saxon.
Guests: Jim Davidson, Roger de Courcey and Nookie Bear, Frankie Vaughan and Lyn Paul.
Thames Television

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Broadcast Date Show / Featured Guests and Songs Channel
27th January 1978, 4.55pm. Crackerjack
Hosted by: Ed Stewart.
Featuring: Bernie Clifton, Peter Glaze and Jan Hunt.
Guests: the New Seekers.
BBC1
9th February 1978, 3.30pm. Dinah!
A daytime variety talk show from Las Vegas hosted by singer and actress Dinah Shore. Dinah's guests on this episode were comedienne Phyllis Diller, singer-actress Florence Henderson, singer Bobby Goldsboro, baseball star Johnny Bench, writer Nancy Austin, the New Seekers and bicycling act The Volantes. Highlights: Florence sang It's A Miracle, Bobby sang He'll Have To Go and the New Seekers performed I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing.
20th Century Fox Television [USA]
1978 Pebble Mill At One
Guests included: New Seekers, singing Do You Wanna Make Love and In The Summertime.
BBC1
22nd April 1978, 6.15pm. Celebrity Squares
Series 3, Episode 17.
Hosted by: Bob Monkhouse.
Featuring the voice of Kenny Everett.
Guests: The Bachelors, Joan Collins, Hinge and Bracket, Nerys Hughes, Sarah Leighton, Spike Milligan, Lyn Paul, Willie Rushton and Martin Shaw.
ATV
29th April 1978, 7.30pm. An Evening With Dave Evans
An hour-long show in an intimate cabaret setting.
Starring: Dave Evans.
Featuring: The Andrea Rutherford Dancers and the Ken Jones Orchestra.
Guests: Acker Bilk and Lyn Paul.

Yorkshire Television

Lyn Paul on 'An Evening with Dave Evans'.

13th June 1978, 10.10pm. Cabaret Showtime
The first episode of a new six-part series.
Hosted by: Jimmy Logan.
Guests: Andy Cameron, Danny Street, Alex Welsh and His Band, Lena Zavaroni and the New Seekers.
BBC1
19th July 1978, 8.00pm. London Night Out
Hosted by: Tom O'Connor.
Featuring: The Ladybirds (vocal backing) and the Nigel Lythgoe Dancers.
Guests: Hazell Dean, Larry Grayson, Johnny More, Dennis Plowright and the New Seekers.
Thames Television

20th July 1978, 7.25pm.

Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: David 'Kid' Jensen.
Featuring: the New Seekers, Anthem (One Day In Every Week).
BBC1
3rd August 1978, 7.25pm. Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Dave Lee Travis.
Featuring: the New Seekers, Anthem (One Day In Every Week).
BBC1
17th August 1978, 7.35pm. Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Noel Edmonds.
Featuring: the New Seekers, Anthem (One Day In Every Week).
BBC1
10th September 1978, 8.15pm. The Freddie Starr Experience
Starring: Freddie Starr.
Featuring: the Brian Rogers Dancers.
The show was described in the TV Times listings as "a highly unusual hour of comedy, song and dance presented by frantic Freddie." In an accompanying interview (page 31) Freddie Starr said: "Sunday's show is 100 per cent ad lib, but it didn't start out that way when we got in the studios. A few eyebrows were raised at first, but I went on for three hours and everyone was delighted at the end... Skilfully edited, I think it'll work."
Guests: Nicholas Ball, Lewis Collins, Dickie Davies, Lyn Paul, Martin Shaw, Stanley Unwin and Frank Windsor. Lyn Paul sang I Don't Believe You Ever Loved Me.

London Weekend Television

Lyn Paul and Freddie Starr.

1978, 5.25pm. Noel Edmonds' Lucky Numbers
Hosted by: Noel Edmonds.
Guests: the New Seekers, You Needed Me.
BBC1
31st December 1978, 11.05pm. Out With The Old, In With The New
Part 1: Some Wonderful Scottish Girls

Hosted by: Ian Ogilvy.
Guests: Janet Brown, Rikki Fulton, Marie Gordon Price, Anne Lorne Gilles, Lulu, Aimi MacDonald, Una McClean, Colette O'Neil, Beryl Reid Annie Ross, Johnny Vyvyan, Molly Weir and Eve Graham, singing I Wish.
STV
1979, 5.25pm. Noel Edmonds' Lucky Numbers
Hosted by: Noel Edmonds.
Guests: the New Seekers, Don't Stop The Music.
BBC1
10th February 1979, 7.30pm. Celebrity Squares
Series 4, Episode 8.
Hosted by: Bob Monkhouse.
Featuring the voice of Lance Percival.
Guests: Roger Elliot, Keith Harris and Cuddles, Ian Lavender, Don Maclean, Lyn Paul, Jean Rook, Willy Rushton, Vidal Sassoon and Barbara Windsor.
ATV
9th March 1979, 6.20pm. The New Seekers
Starring: the New Seekers. The song slelction included Circles and Collision Of Love.
Ulster TV
7th April 1979, 7.45pm. Celebrity Squares
Series 4, Episode 15.
Hosted by: Bob Monkhouse.
Featuring the voice of Lance Percival.
Guests: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Michele Dotrice, Clement Freud, Dave Lee Travis, George Melly, Robin Nedwell, Lyn Paul, Willy Rushton and Anne Shelton.
ATV
23rd July 1979, 6.45pm. Sounds Of The New Seekers
Starring: the New Seekers. Paul, Marty, Nicola, Kathy and Brian sang Never Ending Song Of Love and Tell Me.
Border Television / STV
15th December 1979, 5.25pm - 5.55pm. The Basil Brush Show
Featuring: Bert Hayes, Len Lowe and Billy Boyle as Mr. Billy.
Guests: Windsor Davies and the New Seekers, Tell Me.
BBC1
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Lyn Paul on Celebrity Squares, 10th February 1979.

Lyn Paul on Celebrity Squares (ATV).


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