Perry Como’s Christmas (PBS)

Perry Como's Christmas - 50's TVMichael Feeney Callan was writer, co-producer and location director of Perry Como’s last ever Christmas show for PBS, which rounded off a 50-year career. Over several sessions, Mike worked closely with Perry to develop the script and learned of the singer’s obsessive devotion to his personal hero, Bing Crosby. “He gave me clear instructions,” says Mike. “He wanted his words to be supercool. He wanted to sound like Crosby.” Perry invited his old friend, the actress Maureen O’Hara to the filmed concert, which took place in the presence of Mary Robinson, President of Ireland, and appeared first live on RTE, Irish television.