Hugo, created by Danish company SilverRock Productions later known as Interactive Television Entertainment (ITE), was first aired on the Danish television channel TV2 during Eleva2ren in September 1990, following the lesser success of their previous show, OsWALD. It featured a video game that was played by the audience via telephone connection. A player would call the show where they would control a cartoon character on the TV screen in several scenarios by pressing digit keys on the phone (either 1,2, 3 or 2, 4, 6 ) which represented different character controls.
The show proved to be a hit, airing continuously on TV2 for five years. Since then, Hugo has been licensed to more than 40 (43 as of 2007 ) TV shows around the world, beginning in Spain and France in 1992. Many viewers believed that the program was native to their countries, as Hugo spoke Danish only in Denmark.
A bench show is a show which requires dogs to be on display in an assigned location (show bench) during the entirety of the show except when being shown in the ring, groomed for showing, or taken outside to eliminate. The purpose is for spectators and breeders to have an opportunity to see all the entered dogs. In the more common unbenched shows, dogs are required to be present only at assigned ring times.
John Slattery takes over the airwaves at 5pm and finishes at 7pm with a handover to Patrick Martinez. The Gascony Show is a music-based programme that includes light-hearted banter and whimsical jokes by the host. Listeners' views and comments are discussed and there are rotating segments such as "Song of The Week" and "Life in the South-West". To keep listeners on their toes, random topics are picked from a big "Bag O Topics."
Altogether, 375 vehicles were displayed. There were 158 passenger cars, 65 trucks, 10 buses, 18 chassis, 105 motorbikes and bicycles, 10 car engines, 3 tractors and 1 excavator. The most popular displays were those of Opel, BMW, Fiat, Dodge, Chevrolet, Buick and Mercedes. Commercial vehicles were presented by Mercedes, Büssing, WUMAG and Krupp. In total, the show had 40,000 visitors and most of the cars that were purchased during the exhibition were the limousines, as the car was still considered a luxury in Yugoslavia at the time.
Hamster shows are frequently presented by an organization which promotes hamster appreciation, such as a hamster club. Typically, hamster clubs will have a show manager who takes responsibility for organizing or promoting hamster shows for the club members and general public.
Exhibited cars in the MPH 2006 show included the Caparo T1, Pagani Zonda F, Jaguar XKR, Lamborghini LP640, Bentley GTC, Koenigsegg CCX, Spyker C8, Spyker D8, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Invicta, and the Porsche Cayenne Magnum black gunsmoke.
The show is traditionally held over 2 days in January each year. LAMMA'16 took place at the Peterborough Showground on Wednesday 20 January and Thursday 21 January.
The Royal Smithfield Club was named for Smithfield Market, the centre of meat distribution in London. The show was for fatstock, meat breeds of domestic livestock. Later, agricultural machinery was also exhibited. Between 1876 and 1936 the Dairy Show, a similar show for dairy animals and equipment, was also held at the Agricultural Hall in Islington.
In 2006, the MPH show was presented by Jeremy Clarkson and James May (Top Gear presenters), and Tiff Needell (Fifth Gear presenter) who was drafted in to cover for Richard Hammond who could not make the show due to a crash. At MPH 2007 the presenters were Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond (then the Top Gear presenters).
The main event is a 90-minute show, which takes up an entire hall and has the audience sitting in stadium-like seating. The show features stunt driving and a catwalk-style presentation of new cars. Also included in the show are the usual team antics, well known from Top Gear and TGT; at MPH 2006 they placed James May in a shopping trolley and pushed him across the hall with a Ford Mustang at 40 mph into huge ten-pin bowling skittles.
The show was held 5-15 March 1938 and was open by the minister of trade, Milan Vrbanić. King Peter and his mother Queen Maria later toured the show, visiting all the exhibited vehicles.
Among Field trial participants, where dogs are judged on their performance and not their looks, the term bench show refers to any conformation show.
The radio show often features a phone call to, or appearance by, Noel Gallagher of Oasis. Other celebrities are also frequently featured, and there is discussions revolving around listeners' emails, text messages or phone calls. The music on the show was decided by the hosts and because of Brand's admiration for him, songs by Morrissey or The Smiths were often played.
The show includes dancing, swimming, gymnastics, diving and stunt performances. During the production run, two of the athletes playing romantic leads fell in love themselves. Olympic athletes and notable gymnasts have joined the cast over the years.
While the show is continually revised over time, the central theme includes a female lead who see-saws back and forth between her dueling desires for love and passion, mind or body, as she finds herself attracted to two men. Put into a dream world to help her decide between the two suitors, she embarks on a mystical journey. The show concludes with what the production calls "a graceful and inspirational scene."
Hunter, Susan, Heidi and Jeff reminisce and celebrate the Christmas spirit. This episode introduced the puppets Grampa and Mindy played by Paul McGinnis and Matt Vogel respectively. Further, Cheyenne Jackson makes his first of several appearances on the show. Rather than focusing on mounting [title of show] on Broadway, the show is a series of comedic skits and musical numbers. This includes the puppets getting drunk, references to old-fashioned Christmas specials and an original claymation. Hunter and Jeff thank the fans for their continuing support and wish their viewers a merry Christmas.
The show is set out under a large number of marquees over the 29 acre land area of The Quarry and notable features include: the display of flowers, fruit and vegetables; the sale of arts and crafts and three military bands, show jumping, various forms of music and entertainment, which includes a large firework display on both evenings. The show typically attracts around 60,000 visitors over two days. Chef celebrities, such as James Martin and 'The Hairy Bikers', annually practice demonstrations to the public.
King recalled that due to the number of calls coming in on the early days of the show "there was more than one occasion when [area code] 703 blew". King said that he originally wanted a toll-free phone number for call-in, but came to believe that he got a better quality of calls when the callers had to pay for them. The show was successful, starting with relatively few affiliates and eventually growing to more than 500, when King stepped down from the show in 1994. In 1985, King began appearing on television with Larry King Live for CNN; he would continue to broadcast his Mutual radio show later in the evening.
Mutual broadcast the show live Monday through Friday from midnight to 5:30 a.m. Eastern Time. King would interview a guest for the first hour, with callers asking questions that continued the interview for another 2 hours. When he interviewed authors, King said that he would not read their books in advance, so that he would not know more about the book than his audience. King said "The less I know, the better I feel about a person or book."