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Bob and Mark have been seen on a variety of Television programmes over the years. Included here are just a selection. Pour yourself a glass of dry white wine, sit back and relax as we journey through some of those memorable, small screen appearances. Bob on the Box

Light Lunch
Light Lunch
Bob took time out at the end of his Jazzy! tour to prepare a meal for Mel and Sue.
01/12/97 Channel 4

The Lily Savage Show
The Lily Savage Show
Bob joined Lily to sing Burlesque Show.
23/11/97 BBC1

What A Performance
What A Performance
Bob Monkhouse hosted this documentary looking at camp comedians through the years from the likes of Larry Grayson and Frankie Howerd to Lily Savage, Julian Clary and, of course, Bob.
1997 ITV

Breakfast
Breakfast
Although based in London at the time, Bob passed on some advice to Susan Wood about how to put together a great morning news programme in this the first episode of the New Zealand breakfast programme.
11/08/97 TV One

The Bigger Breakfast
The Bigger Breakfast
The show came live from the streets of Edinburgh where the Fringe and Bob were in full swing. Bob did a bit of self-promotion by handing out flyers for his show, Jazzy!
08/97 Channel 4
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The Big Breakfast
The Big Breakfast
Bob lazed around on the bed with Denise Van Outen. They had been under the duvet but had to come out because it was so hot.
09/07/97 Channel 4
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Surprise Surprise In Australia
Surprise Surprise In Australia Surprise Surprise In Australia
Surprise Surprise In Australia Surprise Surprise In Australia
22/06/97 ITV

Light Lunch
Light Lunch Light Lunch
Looking Jazzy!
Light Lunch Light Lunch
After cooking a spot of lunch, Bob sang Fever with the girls, who in turn were cookin'.
Light Lunch Light Lunch
Light Lunch
Bob's Angels.
13/06/97 Channel 4
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This Morning
That's an incredibly real backdrop Bob went for the floral theme to blend in with the studio set and managed to hide his disappointment at not meeting those legendary presenters, Richard & Judy.
Bob wore regulation Murwillumbah menswear. There must be no more than 18 inches between the top of the walk sock and the bottom of the sensible long shorts. These socks are not coming down
Get out Why the look of fear on Bob's face? Our spy camera was behind closed doors in his dressing room. Click here to see what went on. - 374KB


Bob soon recovered from the shock and was lured back on to the dazzling stage to sing his big, jazzy number, Yeh Yeh.
Jazzy! Will this note never end?
11/06/97 ITV
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Light Lunch
Light Lunch was a talk show with a difference. Airing live at lunchtime, guests were invited to dine and chat at the same time, with the bubbly and very funny presenters, Mel & Sue. Light Lunch
Twins Sue made a comment about Alice Beer's and supersmooth, synthetic swinger Bob's hairstyles being similar. They didn't know who was most insulted.
The topic of conversation got round to mummy's boys which is of course Bob's Mastermind subject. He said his mum licks his hair down, he flicks it back and she licks it down and he flicks it back. He doesn't get out of the house for 3 hours sometimes.
The show really was all about eating... Mmm
In the lounge ... and drinking...
... and eating some more. Grouse
A member of the audience asked Bob if there was anyone he models himself on. He said Australians didn't know who Larry Grayson was but when he saw a tape of him, he came over all queer!
30/05/97 Channel 4
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Jack Dee's Saturday Night
Jack: "This is bending all the sophistication of Rio with Australia. Only one man in the world can do that and it's Bob Downe."
Cue Mas Que Nada. Bob was fluent.
It's scary close up. I look OK!
Who's the bloke in the shorts? Fluent
Pushy With one move, which I'm sure isn't allowed on Come Dancing, Bob was nudged off stage.
Not to be outdone, Bob returned in a little understated number. It did the trick and caught him a dancing partner. Shall we dance?
Watch where you're putting your hands, young lady Mind that cigar. I've got to be careful around a naked flame
Set free from the clutches of the Latin American beauty, Bob was able to finish his song, whilst still looking good. No visible panty line in this cossie.
No VPL Smooth hump
Big note
1997 ITV

Midday With Kerri-Anne
The Midday Show
Bob demonstrated he was fluent in Portuguese by singing Mas Que Nada on this 90 minute variety programme hosted by Kerri-Anne Kennerley.
1997 Channel Nine
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Good News Week
This satirical, current affairs quiz show first aired in 1996 on the ABC. Paul McDermott was the host and he was joined by regular team captains Mikey Robins and Julie McCrossin. The show was the vehicle which allowed Mark to increase his profile through regular appearances as himself.
07/03/97 ABC
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The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Broadcast
Bob popped in to the studio to see host Tottie Goldsmith.
03/97 ABC
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