Olivia Newton-John's 1980s TV appearances

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In the course of her work Olivia has appeared on TV countless times, particularly in America. It would be hard to catalogue every single appearance she has ever made. This page therefore attempts to catalogue the current and more interesting appearances. These range from TV specials, TV movies to documentaries and interviews.

Programme Initial broadcaster Country of production Date first broadcast Length (approx) Type
Christmas In Washington ? US 1989 (Dec) 18 (ONJ section) P
VH1 Warm & Tender VH1 US 1989 23 D
Pat Sajak Show CBS US 1989 16 P/I
Arsenio Hall Show Syndicated US 1989 8 P/I
Regis & Kathie Lee US 1989 7 I
Home Show ? US 1989 (Oct) week H
Down Under HBO US 1988 (July 30) 60 S/MV
Olivia in Denmark ? DN 1988 25 I
Wogan BBC1 UK 1988 9 I/P
Wetten Dass ZDF Ge 1988 (Sept 3) 4 P
Public People, Private Lives 10 US/AU 1988 8 I
Formeli Eins WDR 3 Ge 1988 (Sept 17) 4 I
Bicentennial Concert Ten AU 1988 10 (ONJ) P
Interview ? US 1988 1 I
Australia Live Nine AU 1988 (Jan 1) 5 P
Melbourne commercial ? US 1987 2 P
Soul Kiss US 1985 20 I/P
Gene Kelly tribute ? US 1985 1 I
One on One VH1 US 1985 2 I
Tonight Show, AU Nine AU 1984 40 I
1984 Olympic Gala Nine US/Australia 1984 (July 28) 8 (ONJ section) P
Some You Win BBC1 UK 1984 4 I
Good Morning America ABC US 1983 6 I
ET ? US 1983 4 I
Tonight Show NBC US 1983 12 I
Late Late Breakfast Show BBC1 UK 1983 8 I
Thicke of the Night ? US 1983 (Oct) 6 (ONJ) I
Dick Cavett HBO US 1983 25 I
Solid Gold US 1983 5 I
Foreign Affair Nine AU 1983 6 I
Open End ? SA 1982 I
Late Late Breakfast BBC1 UK 1982 (Oct) 7 P/I
Saturday Night Live Comedy US 1982 (May 22) 25 H/P
City Lights ? Ca 1982 35 I
Sabado Sensacional Venezuela Venevision Venezuela 1982 (Feb 13) 45 P
Live in Concert HBO US 1982 60 Concert
Solid Gold/Superstar Syndicated US/AU 1982 (Jan 29) 3 P
Bob Hope ? US 1982 (Jan 17) 10 I/P
Physical ABC US 1981 50 S
Solid Gold Syndicated US 1981 (Nov 21) 4 P
Merv Griffin Syndicated US 1981 (Oct 2) 65 P/I
Stars TF1 Fr 1981 (Sept 26) 10 P/I
AHOY ? Netherlands 1981 (Sept 25) 15 P
Solid Gold Syndicated US 1981 (Sept 12) 4 P
Portrait of A Legend ? US 1981 (Aug) 20 I
Tomorrow Show NBC US 1981 15 P/I
Musikladen ? Ge 1981 3 P
32nd Birthday ? AU 1980 (Sept) 19 D
Countdown ABC AU 1980 (Aug 24) 25 P/H
Don Lane Show Nine AU 1980 (Aug 21) 27 I
Midnight Special NBC US 1980 (Aug 1) 5 P
Midnight Special NBC US 1980 (July 25) 60 H/P
Royal Variety Concert Nine Australia 1980 20 P
Parkinson BBC1 UK 1980 15 I
Top of the Pops BBC1 UK 1980 3 H
Superstar Profile ITV Fr 1980 23 I
Making Of Xanadu ? US 1980 23 I/S
Hollywood Nights ABC US 1980 (April 14) 45 S

abbreviations:

S TV Special Programme showcasing Olivia and her music
MV Music video Usually a collection of music videos, sometimes originally also available as a home video in the same or similar program format
TVM TV Movie Made for TV movie
I Interview Programme featuring Olivia either solo or with other celebrities
P Performance Olivia performs a song(s)
G Guest Olivia guests on another celebrity's show
D Documentary  
H Hosting Hosting a show eg talk, music etc.
A Acting An acting part in a show

Information about early 60s TV appearances.

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