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Anderson, Moira, Born 1938



  • Existence: Born 5 June 1938


Moira Anderson was a Scottish singer, television and radio presenter, born on 5 June 1938 in Kirkintilloch, Scotland. She attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow.

Her first job in the media was with BBC radio presenting Can't Help Singing, which was followed by many TV series. By 1968, she had her own TV show on BBC1 ‘Moira Anderson Sings’ and two years later she signed up a deal with the Decca Records. As well as her life performances she also hosted ‘Stars On Sunday’ from 1969 to 1979 and received an OBE in 1970. Her career continued through the 1980s until she retired to the Isle of Man.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Big Top Variety Show Film, December 1979

Reference code: 178D17.10
Scope and Contents

Television broadcast of combined variety and circus entertainment, featuring Ronnie Smart presenting the Smart circus, Lulu, Moira Anderson and Charles Aznavour amongst other performers by Thames Television, series 1 on VHS PAL. Sound and colour.

Dates: December 1979

Christopher Palmer Collection

Reference code: NFA0105
Scope and Contents

Circus programmes and VHS tapes from Billy Smart’s Circus and Chipperfields’s Circus collected during the 1970s and early 1980s by the TV producer, Christopher John Palmer. There are also a number of promotional photographs of artistes and other ephemera related to the circus.

Dates: 1973 - 1983

Films, 1979 - 1983

Reference code: 178D17
Scope and Contents

Circus films on VHS by Thames Television, including Billy Smart's Christmas and Easter circus and Big Top Variety Show.

Dates: 1979 - 1983

Additional filters:

Archival Object 2
Collection 1
Acrobats 1
Aerialists 1
Animal trainers 1
Animals 2
Clowning 1