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Cathy McGowan

Cathy McGowan was born in 1943. She is an actress, known for Ready, Steady, Go! (1963), A Song for Europe (1990) and Amnesty International's Big 30 (1991). She was previously married to Hywel Bennett. See full bio »


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Known For

Ready, Steady, Go!
Ready, Steady, Go! Herself - Presenter / Herself - Host / Cinderella / Herself - Compere
A Song for Europe
A Song for Europe Herself - Judge
Amnesty International's Big 30
Amnesty International's Big 30 Herself - Presenter
A Tale of Two Rivers


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 1964 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Deep and Crisp and Stolen (1964) ... Guest
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 1992 This Is Your Life (TV Series documentary)
- Gary Glitter (1992) ... Herself
 1991 Amnesty International's Big 30 (TV Movie)
Herself - Presenter (as Cathy MacGowan)
 1990 A Song for Europe (TV Movie)
Herself - Judge
 1976 Those Wonderful TV Times (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... Herself
 1967 The Eamonn Andrews Show (TV Series)
- Episode #3.25 (1967) ... Herself
 1967 Good Evening! (TV Series)
- Marriage (1967) ... Herself
 1964-1966 Ready, Steady, Go! (TV Series)
Herself - Presenter / Herself - Host / Herself - Compere
- Ready Steady Goes (1966) ... Herself - Host
- Episode #4.12 (1966) ... Herself - Host
- Otis Redding Special (1966) ... Herself - Compere
- Episode #3.42 (1966) ... Herself - Host
- The New Year Starts Here (1965) ... Herself - Presenter
 1966 A Tale of Two Rivers (TV Mini-Series)
 1964 Thank Your Lucky Stars (TV Series)
- Episode #5.40 (1964) ... Herself
 1964 To Tell the Truth (TV Series)
- Episode dated 23 March 1964 (1964) ... Herself

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Cathy MacGowan


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Cathy continued to work in journalism and broadcasting after the show went off the air. She was a board member of London's Capital Radio when it was launched in 1973. In the late 1980s she worked for the BBC's Newsroom South East, specializing in stories relating to entertainment, wherein interviewed a range of celebrities. One of those was singer Michael Ball (born 1962), who later became her ... See more »

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