The Hogmanay Show 1983

The STV studios in Glasgow were the place to be for Hogmanay 1983 as a lively party was taking place, with comedian Andy Cameron at the helm.

The classic Hogmanay show was full to the brim with Scots looking to have a good time and see in the New Year in style.

With the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra in attendance and music from well-known Scottish musicians Kenneth McKellar and The Alexander Brothers, the studios were full of fun as the countdown to New Year began.

As the clock struck midnight, Andy and Kenneth raised a toast while dancers took to the floor to take part in some Scottish country dancing.

Funnyman Andy was also keen to make his mark and in true comedy style, he treated the crowds to an entertaining show with some crude jokes thrown in for good measure. Speaking about some of the big events from 1983 he joked:

“Liz Taylor got married for the eighth time; she doesn’t like men but she loves wedding cake. They didn’t throw confetti, they threw vitamin pills.”

The comedian also bigged up Glasgow and told the audience: “Everybody’s welcome here; it’s the only place in the world you can rob a bank and get mugged on the way out.”

The show wouldn’t have been complete without a female party piece, so folk singer Mary Sandeman took centre stage to belt out a Gaelic version of classic hit Bridge Over Troubled Water before everybody got on their feet for a good old-fashioned ceilidh.

See the full episode on YouTube.

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