The BBC Christmas TV show that is going to be recorded at the end of this month will be hosted by Bassey’s great friend and one of her biggest fans, comedian David Walliams.
In 2006 David Walliams and Matt Lucas did a parodie on Tom Jones and Shirley Bassey in a program called Rock Profile. It is a British television comedy show written by and starring comedy partnership Matt Lucas and David Walliams.
The show comprises a series of spoof interviews, involving Jamie Theakston questioning Lucas and Walliams who play famous musicians. The interviews are often bizarre and involve broad, unflattering caricatures or just downright fictional characteristics. They are often interspersed with videos by the featured artist, including humorous captions and congratulations from other impersonated celebrities.
The episode with Shirley Bassey is all about her famous line ‘ She doesn’t have the range’ from a 1997 TV-documentary where Dame Shirley and her dinner guests speak about the Bond movie Golden Eye.
Shirley Bassey speaks the famous line ‘She didn’t have the range for it
Dame Shirley Bassey and David Walliams on the 2014 Graham Nortion show where they speak about Rock Profile
And finally David Walliams is serenading Dame Shirley with her own Bond theme Moonraker