Thames on 9 week has come and gone, but we still have some entries from that period to serve up.
Next on the list is Tommy Cooper, the magician-comedian who headlined a self-titled series for Thames from 1973-80 in either a half-hour (as shown on WOR) or one hour format. With his signature fez atop his head, you'd be forgiven if you mistook Cooper for an ambassador or a member of the Shriners.
Nic Nolan put together the following montage of gags and sketches.
Sadly, Cooper passed away from a heart attack during a live performance in 1984. Influenced by his countrymen, Stan Laurel & Bob Hope, among others, Cooper added magic to his act, but I am not sure if it got him across the pond like his idols.
No rating. Didn't see the show when it aired on WOR.