The Sound of Petula
Your Kind of Music
Recorded: 21 March 1973
Airdate: 14 April, 1973

8.0 Colour
The Sound of Petula. . .
Your Kind of Music
starring Petula Clark
Last show of the series.
PETER KNIGHT AND THE ORCHESTRA
THE MIKE SAMMS SINGERS

Programme associate ERIC MERRIMAN
Producer YVONNE LITTLEWOOD


Just singing in the rain

AT THE END OF A RAINBOW they say there is always a pot of gold, and in this case it was Petula Clark, filming scenes in Savill Gardens for her television show.

They were filming her singing "April Showers," and as it was such a sunny, cloudless day, the BBC film unit had to bring along their own rain and rainbow.

RAINBOW EFFECT

A generator pumped water out of a large hosepipe at the rate of 100 gallons a minue. The sun glistening through the shaft of water produced a rainbow effect, as can be seen from the picture above.

While film crew and spectators stood about in their shirt sleeves, Petula was wrapped up in a raincoat, rain hat, and carrying an umbrella.

Petula filmed two songs at Windsor, "April Showers" and "Here's that Rainy Day." They are for the last show in the series: "The Sound of Petula--Your Kind of Music," which will be broadcast on April 21. She described Savill Gardens as "fabulous place. . .incredible."