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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
23rd January 1980, 8.00pm. London Night Out
Hosted by: Tom O'Connor.
Featuring: The Ladybirds (vocal backing).
Guests: Rod Hull and Emu, Karen Kay, Frankie Vaughan and the New Seekers.
Thames Television
12th February 1980 Get It Together
Series 5, Episode 12
Guests: Berni Flint, Only Me, Excel, What Went Wrong and Juanita, Sparks, When I'm With You and Lips (Mick Flinn and Donna Jones) Lies.
Granada
14th February 1980, 1.00pm. Pebble Mill At One
Presenters: Marian Foster and Bob Hall.
Guests included: Lyn Paul. "The first live transmission from a nuclear submarine at sea. Five fathoms deep ... Lyn Paul will regale the crew with songs that are appropriate to the day." (The Times, 14th February 1980, page 27)
BBC1
26th March 1980, 7.30pm. A Song For Europe 1980
Introduced by Terry Wogan.
Juries from 14 regions voted for the song to represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest in The Hague on 19th April. The songs were performed live before an invited audience at the Television Theatre, London.
Featuring:
Scramble, Don't Throw Your Love Away
Maggie Moone, Happy Everything
Plain Sailing, Easy
Sonja Jones, Here We'll Stay
Prima Donna, Love Enough For Two
Jacqui Scott, Symphony For You
Duke & The Aces, Love Is Alive
Roy Winston, Everything's All Right
Midnite, Love Comes, Love Grows
The Main Event, Gonna Do My Best
Pussyfoot, I Want To Be Me
Kim Clark, Surrender

BBC1

Prima Donna on 'A Song For Europe'.


Donna Jones (Pussyfoot) on 'A Song For Europe'.

3rd April 1980, 7.30pm.

Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: David 'Kid' Jensen.
Featuring: Prima Donna, Love Enough For Two.

BBC1

Prima Donna on 'Top Of The Pops'.

12th April 1980, 5.25pm. Rolf On Saturday, OK?
Starring: Rolf Harris.
Guests: Keith Harris and Prima Donna.
BBC1
13th April 1980, 3.55pm. Eurovision Song Contest Preview, Part 2
Hosted by: Terry Wogan.
Featuring: Prima Donna, Love Enough For Two.
BBC1
14th April 1980, 4.30pm.

Repeated on 8th August 1980, 10.10am (BBC1).
Cheggers Plays Pop
Episode 22
Starring: Keith Chegwin.
Assisted by: Vivienne McKone and Gordon Astley.
Guests: Barbara Dickson, January February, The Lambrettas, Poison Ivy and Pussyfoot, I Want To Be Me.
BBC1
19th April 1980, 8.00pm. Eurovision Song Contest 1980
Live from the Congresgebouw, The Hague.
Commentary by: Terry Wogan.
Featuring:
Blue Danube, Du Bist Musik (Austria)
Ajda Pekkan, Petr'oil (Turkey)
Anna Vishy and the Epikouri, Autostop (Greece)
Sophie and Magaly, Papa Pingouin (Luxembourg)
Samira Bensaïd, Bitakat Hob (Morocco)
Alan Sorrenti, Non So Che Darei (Italy)
Bamses Venner, Tænker Altid På Dig (Denmark)
Tomas Ledin, Just Nu! (Sweden)
Paola, Cinéma (Switzerland)
Vesa-Matti Loiri, Huilumies (Finland)
Sverre Kjellsberg and Mattis Hætta, Sámiid Ædnan (Norway)
Katja Ebstein, Theater (Germany)
Prima Donna, Love Enough For Two.(United Kingdom)
José Cid, Um Grande, Grande Amor (Portugal)
Maggie MacNeal, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Profil, Hé, Hé M'sieurs Dames (France)
Johnny Logan, What's Another Year (ireland)
Trigo Limpio, Qué Date Esta Noche (Spain)
Telex, Euro-vision (Belgium).

BBC1

Prima Donna at the Eurovision Song Contest 1980.

10th May 1980, 5.50pm. Rolf On Saturday, OK?
Starring: Rolf Harris.
Guests: Keith Harris and the New Seekers, singing Tell Me.
BBC1
12th May 1980, 4.20pm. Cheggers Plays Pop
Episode 25
Starring: Keith Chegwin.
Assisted by: Vivienne McKone and Gordon Astley.
The competing schools on this episode were from Hazel Grove (the red team) and Knutsford (the yellow team).
Guests: Bad Manners, Ne-Ne Na-Na Na-Na Nu-Nu, Smokie, Take Good Care Of My Baby and the New Seekers, Tell Me.
BBC1
20th August 1980, 8.00pm. The Big Top Variety Show
Comedy, music and circus entertainment.
Hosted by: Bernie Winters and Schnorbitz.
Featuring: The Big Top Variety Showgirls (dancers) and 'Beauty for the day' Heidi Cordell.
Guests: aerialists The Astoris, comedy trio The Brother Lees, comedian Jim Davidson, unicyclists The Esqueda Troupe, juggling act Victor Ponche and Sylvia and the New Seekers.
Thames Television
18th November 1980, 7.30pm. Star Games
Hosted by: Michael Aspel with Alan Pascoe and Pam Phodes.
Thames Television's answer to It's A knockout featuring teams of celebrities competing against one another in a variety of sports. This was the third heat in the competition to find the top sporting entertainers' team.
Celebrity participants: Trevor Bannister (Are You Being Served?), Bev Bevan (Electric Light Orchestra), Keith Chegwin, Suzanne Danielle, Brian Engel (New Seekers), Arthur English (Are You Being Served?), Peter Gordino, Juliet Hammond, Steve Harley, Jilly Johnson, Paul Layton (New Seekers), Duncan Mackay, Brian Marshall, Alan Pascoe, Jimmy Pursey (Sham 69), Suzi Quatro, Mike Reid, Pam Rhodes, Gerald Sinstadt, Wayne Sleep, Terry Uttley (Smokie).
Thames Television

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Broadcast Date Show / Featured Guests and Songs Channel
5th January 1982, 7.00pm. Give Us A Clue
Hosted by: Michael Aspel.
Team Captains: Lionel Blair and Una Stubbs.
Guests: Brian Cant, Harry H. Corbett and Dudley Moore on the 'boys team; Katie Boyle, Angela Douglas and Lyn Paul on the 'girls' team.

Thames Television

Lyn Paul on 'Give Us A Clue'.

13th February 1982, 6.45pm - 7.45pm. 3-2-1
Series 4, Episode 4.
Valentines
Hosted by: Ted Rogers.
Guests: Felix Bowness, Anna Dawson, Chris Emmett, Patti Gold, Mike Newman, Sheila Steifel, Frankie Vaughan and Lyn Paul, singing We've Only Just Begun.

Yorkshire Television

Lyn Paul on '3-2-1'.

24th June 1982, 8.00pm. The Video Entertainers
Hosted by: John Hamp.
Guests: New Faces winner Patti Boulaye, singer-songwriter Billy Hall, Mick Miller, Tony Monopoly, comedian Roy Walker and Eve Graham & Danny Finn, singing a medley of songs from The Wiz.

Granada

Eve Graham and Danny Finn on 'The Video Entertainers'.

24th March 1983, 7.00pm. A Song For Europe' 83
Introduced by: Terry Wogan.
The eight finalists in the 1983 Song For Europe performed before an invited audience at the Television Theatre, London. Juries from eight regions voted for the winning song.
Featuring:
Sweet Dreams, I'm Never Giving Up
Sam Chllds, I'm Going Home
Stuart Slater, All Around The World
Casablanca, With Love
Mirror, We've Dot All The Time In The World
Audio, Love On Your Mind
Rubic, When The Kissing Stops
Ritzy, Keeping Our Love Alive.

BBC1

Kathy Ann Rae singing with Audio on 'A Song For Europe'.

1983 Good Morning Britain
A weekday breakfast television show, broadcast on ITV from 1st February 1983 until 31st December 1992.
Presented by: Anne Damond and Nick Owen.
Guests on this edition included Lyn Paul, who was promoting her new single Echoes Of Love.

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Lyn Paul on 'Good Morning Britain'.

22nd November 1984, 7.20pm. Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: John Peel and Tommy Vance.
Featuring: Murray Head, One Night In Bangkok with ex-New Seeker Nicola Kerr providing backing vocals.
BBC1

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Broadcast Date Show / Featured Guests and Songs Channel
13th May 1985, 4.45pm. Dramarama
A series of plays for children with a supernatural or science fiction theme.
Series 3, Episode 5
The Audition
Starring: Christopher Biggins and Sheila Hancock.
Featuring: Nikki Belsher as Karen Taylor, Amanda Gregan as Michelle Taylor, Nick Stringer as Trevor Taylor and Jan Waters as Tina Taylor.
Border Television
22nd July 1985. Breakfast Time
Presented by; Frank Bough.
Guests included: Basil Brush and Lyn Paul. Before she sang You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me, Lyn took the opportunity to wish her dad a happy birthday.
BBC1
22nd November 1985, 7.00pm. Children In Need
Hosted by: Terry Wogan with Sue Cook and John Craven.
The BBC's annual fund-raising extravaganza to help underprivileged children in the UK. The programme featured a video of the New Seekers' Let The Bells Ring Out Forever.
BBC1
1985 Night Line
Tyne Tees late night discussion and entertainment show. This edition featured the New Seekers performing Let The Bells Ring Out Forever.
Tyne Tees
23rd December 1985, 8.00pm.

Originally broadcast on: 25th December 1973 (BBC1).
The Morecambe & Wise Show Christmas Special [repeat]
Starring: Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.
Featuring: the New Seekers, You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me.

BBC1

The New Seekers on 'The Morecambe and Wise Show Christmas Special'.

15th November 1986, 7.45pm.

Repeated on 8th September 2007, 6.00pm (f tn) and 12th May 2013, 4.00pm (Challenge).


3-2-1
Series 9, Episode 12
Pop On The Box
Hosted by: Ted Rogers.
Guests: Gloria Gaynor, The Searchers and Lyn Paul, singing Saving All My Love For You.

Yorkshire Television

Lyn Paul on '3-2-1'.

2nd April 1987, 7.00pm.
Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Gary Davies and Janice Long.
Featuring: Ferry Aid, Let It Be (video / closing credits).

BBC1

The New Seekers pictured on the Ferry Aid video, 'Let It Be'.

9th April 1987, 7.00pm.

Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Mike Smith.
Featuring: Ferry Aid, Let It Be (video).

BBC1

The New Seekers pictured on the Ferry Aid video, 'Let It Be'.

16th April 1987, 7.00pm.

Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Janice Long and Peter Powell.
Featuring: Ferry Aid, Let It Be (video).

BBC1

Marty Kristian and Paul Layton of the New Seekers pictured on the Ferry Aid video, 'Let It Be'.

19th July 1987 Sing Out
Starring: Roger Whittaker.
Guests: the New Seekers performing as a quartet (Mick Flinn, Donna Jones, Marty Kristian and Paul Layton). The New Seekers sang Peace Will Come and Walking In Jerusalem and joined Roger Whittaker on Rock Of Ages.

Ulster TV

The New Seekers on 'Sing Out'.

7th November 1987, 5.45pm.

Repeated on 14th August 2011, 4.00pm (Challenge) and 21st January 2012, 5.00pm (Challenge).
3-2-1
Series 10, Episode 10
Hosted by: Ted Rogers.
Guests: John Chilton's Feetwarmers, Flaming Hamsters, George Melly, The Brian Rogers Connection, Sinitta, Rondo Veneziano and Lyn's sister Nikki Belsher, performing the song and dance number Dancing Is Everything.

Yorkshire Television

Nikki Belsher on '3-2-1'.

5th January 1988 Andy's Party
Andy Stewart entertained the studio audience with witty jokes, traditional music and highland dancing.
Guests: Eve Graham and Danny Finn, Time In A Bottle.

STV

Eve Graham and Danny Finn on 'Andy's Party'.


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Broadcast Date Show / Featured Guests and Songs Channel
9th February 1990, 9.30pm. Campion
Dancers in Mourning: Part 1

Starring: Peter Davison as Campion and Brian Glover as Magersfontein Lugg.
Featuring: Nikki Belsher as 'Slippers' Bellew.
BBC1
16th February 1990, 9.30pm. Campion
Dancers in Mourning: Part 2

Starring: Peter Davison as Campion and Brian Glover as Magersfontein Lugg.
Featuring: Nikki Belsher as 'Slippers' Bellew.
BBC1

2nd May 1991, 7.00pm.

Top Of The Pops
Hosted by: Simon Mayo.
Featuring: Samantha Janus, A Message To Your Heart featuring Nikki Belsher on backing vocals.

BBC1

Nikki Belsher singing with Samantha Janus on 'Top Of The Pops'.

1993 Scottish Women
Presenter: Kaye Adams,
with Nina Myskow (Ageing Bimbette) and Dr. Glenn Wilson (Psychologist).
Guests: Clare Grogan, Eve Graham, Joan Wood (mother of Woody from the Bay City Rollers) and Lena Zavaroni.

Scottish Television

Eve Graham on 'Scottish Women'.

30th October 1995, 8.30pm. 2 point 4 Children
Series 5, Episode 5
Seven Dials
Starring: Julia Hills, Belinda Lang, Gary Olsen and John Pickard.
Featuring: Nikki Belsher playing the role of a waitress.
BBC1
19th October 1996, 5,20pm. TOTP2
Presented by: Johnnie Walker.
Featuring: The Mixtures, The Pushbike Song (from the Top Of The Pops episode of 25th February 1971).
BBC2
22nd September 1997, 10.00pm. Never Mind The Buzzcocks
Hosted by: Mark Lamarr.
Team captains Sean Hughes and Phill Jupitus.
Mystery Guest: Eve Graham.

BBC2

Eve Graham on /Never Mind The Buzzcocks'.

10th April 1999, 4.05pm. TOTP2
Presented by: Steve Wright.
Featuring: the New Seekers, You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me (from the Top Of The Pops episode of 20th December 1973).

BBC2

Lyn Paul on 'Top Of The Pops'.

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