The Fourth Degree

Comedy from Shirley’s BBC TV series, originally aired in the 1970s.

Shirley Bassey wants to join The Three Degrees…

“with hilarious consequences” as the Radio Times (UK TV guide magazine) used to say…

This fun video was found on Dailymotion, a French YouTube. The pictures seem a bit better, though the selection is tiny in comparison. Vive La Bassey!


The Three Degrees are a female Philly soul and disco vocal musical group formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although always fronted by a three person line-up, there were a number of personnel changes and a total of twelve women have represented the group so far. They are best known for their hit song, “When Will I See You Again”.

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