Lulu to host Sixties TV series
Published 04/06/2010 | 13:27
Lulu is to become a daytime presenter for BBC One, hosting a season of shows taking viewers back to the Swinging Sixties.
The former chart-topping star, 61, will present a week-long series of programmes Rewind The 60s looking at the era which saw huge social and cultural changes.
The shows will see her looking back to review each year through archive footage and first-hand accounts, examining music, TV and culture.
Well-known guests will recall their memories each day for the series to be screened later this year.
Lulu sais: "In the Sixties, my life was a whirl of touring, recording and acting so, as the host of Rewind The 60s, it's a great luxury to be given the chance to relive the highlights and share other people's recollections of this memorable decade.
"The Sixties were a time of such change, both for me personally and for society as a whole, and I feel honoured to be recognised as part of this very special era."
Liam Keelan, controller of BBC daytime, said of Lulu: "Her name is synonymous with the glamour and excitement of the decade, and her dynamism will ensure the series will be a popular and entertaining watch for our viewers."
BBC One daytime will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Sixties with new drama The Indian Doctor, starring Sanjeev Bhaskar.
It tells the story of Dr Prem Patel, one of the thousands of doctors who were encouraged to move from the Indian subcontinent to the UK to begin new lives.