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Tribute to a much-loved entertainer; Biography The Unforgettable Leslie Crowther (ITV1, 7.30pm).

DURING the mid-1980s, Saturday night TVs around the country resounded with the sound of Leslie Crowther beckoning punters to "Come on down!" and take part in his big-money game show The Price is Right.

At the time he'd already been on TV since the 1950s, and had won many fans thanks to his work on TV specials Meet the Kids, The Leslie Crowther Show, and the sitcom My Good Woman.

He also won over a new wave of fans when he launched celebrity karaoke-style show Stars in Their Eyes in the summer of 1990.

However, his TV career came to an end in 1992 when a near-fatal car crash on the M5 near Cheltenham left him at death's door.

A year later he picked up a CBE for his charity work, but retired from showbusiness in 1994, and passed away in 1996.

This tribute show features contributions from his family as well as lyricist/broadcaster Tim Rice.

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Honour: Leslie Crowther with his CBE in 1993.
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