Television Appearances

Acting - Presenting - Miscellaneous


That Day We Sang (2014)

Role James "Jimmy" or "Tubby " Baker
Channel BBC 2
Airdate 26/12/2014
DVD 30/03/2015
Filming 06/01/2014 - 05/02/2014
People Imelda Staunton (Enid)
Victoria Wood (writer/director)
Plot Jimmy (Tubby) and Enid belonged to a childrens choir that recorded "Nymphs and Shephards" in the late 1920s. Fourty years older and both with their very own life stories, they meet again . No teenagers anymore, will they fall in love, will they dare it with all their own history?


Toast of London(2013)

Role Michael Ball (Enforcer)
Channel Channel 4
Airdate 24/11/2013
Plot After losing £20,000 to Andrew Lloyd Webber in a celebrity poker game, Toast finds himself hunted by musical superstar and part-time theatre-land enforcer Michael Ball
Buy Toast of London [DVD]



England, my England (1995)

Role Henry Purcell
Channel Channel 4
Airdate 1995
People Simon Callow (Charles II)
Plot Tony Palmer directs this prize-winning film about the great English composer Henry Purcell. Very little is known about his life, but the script solves this problem by launching a group of actors in the 1960s on a voyage of discovery into the 1660s and late-17th century England, the extraordinary period in which Purcell lived. But it is Purcell's music which is the driving force of the drama, with a stunning soundtrack conducted by John Eliot Gardiner. Features an all-star cast with, among others, Simon Callow as Charles, Michael Ball as Henry Purcell, Letitia Dean as Barbara, Nina Young as Mrs Purcell, Corin Redgrave as William III, and Bill Kenwright as Bill.
Buy Henry Purcell - England, My England [DVD]



Late Expectations (1987)

Role Andy (1 episode)
Channel BBC 1
Airdate 12/05/1987
Plot Comedy Series about a wedded couple, with three teenage children, who fall pregnant with twins while on their second honeymoon.


Coronation Street (1985)

Role Malcolm Nuttall
Channel ITV
Airdate 20 and 29/05/1985
Misc. One of Michael's ambitions after finishing Guildford was appearing in Corrie. He fulfilled this straight away.
Plot Michael played Malcolm Nuttall. A tennis coach who was the love interest of Michelle Robinson, when she met Kevin Webster. She then decided against Malcolm.




Ball & Boe Do Vegas (2022)

Status Presenter
Channel Channel 5
Airdate 21/12/2022
Time 10:15pm
Concept Following the success of their 2022 album Together in Vegas, the best-selling recording duo travels to Las Vegas to experience its splendours. The 90 minutes special sees the pair meet Las Vegas's record-breaking headline performer, Wayne Newton, who has played over 30,000 shows in the city. Michael discovers the magic that made Liberace a Las Vegas legend and Alfie tests his cooking skills and takes a night flight down the legendary strip.


Michael Ball: Showtime (2022)

Status Presenter
Channel BBC TWO / BBC Wales
Airdate 22/04/2022
Time 10:40pm
Concept Michael hosts a musical spectacular from the Wales Millennium Centre to celebrate the reopening of theatres and the return of live music all over the country. He's joined by Wales's favourite masked singer, Charlotte Church, and Gregory Porter makes a special appearance on a rare visit to Wales. Michael also duets with singer-songwriter Amy Wadge, whose song Space Man is the UK's Eurovision song contest entry this year, while Strictly star Amy Dowden and her fiancé and partner Ben Jones dance up a storm for a one-off performance.


Wonderful Wales with Michael Ball (2021)

Status Presenter
Channel Channel 5
Airdates 09/07/2021, 16/07/2021, 23/07/2021, 30/07/2021
Time 8pm
Concept Michael's mum was born in the Cynon Valley, where his grandfather was a coal miner. That's why he is more than delighted to head back to the country in this new four-part series coming to Channel 5 on Friday July 9. Michael receives "a welcome in the hillsides" as he explores the historical traditions and treasures of Wales, its cultural heritage, and Celtic pride, the Welsh language plus the stunning landscapes and scenery of Wales.


Ball & Boe: A Very Merry Christmas (2019)

Status Presenter
Channel ITV
Airdate 20/12/2019
Time 9:30pm
Concept This one-off is stuffed with playful sketches, music performances and special guests, including the legendary Dame Shirley Bassey, actor Luke Evans and Grammy-winning singer Gregory Porter.


Ball and Boe: Back Together (2017)

Status Presenter
Channel ITV
Airdate 29/10/2017
Time 9pm
Concept The pair perform some of their favourite songs as well as singing against each other in a musical battle. Michael and Alfie will also be joined by Irish singer and songwriter Imelda May and comedian and singer Jason Manford (pictured centre), as well as a 28-piece orchestra.


Our Friend Victoria: Michael Ball (2017)

Status Presenter
Channel BBC ONE
Airdate 25/04/2016
Time 9:30pm
Concept Michael presents the third installment of Our Friend Victoria. This episode looks at Victoria’s refreshingly candid views on sex and romance and her unique ability to say what we were all thinking when it came to dating and relationships.


Ball and Boe: One Night Only (2016)

Status Presenter
Channel ITV
Airdate 09/12/2016
Time 9pm
Concept This starry special in the run-up to Christmas is an absolute cracker, as Michael Alfie join vocal forces for an hour of good old fashioned entertainment and, of course, sublime singing. On the bill are a selection of the pair's hits, songs from their album, Together, a beautiful medley from Les Misérables and fun collaborations with stage star and EastEnders actress Maria Friedman and singer Rick Astley.


The Michael Ball Show (2010)

Status Presenter
Channel ITV
Airdates 16/08/2010 - 24/09/2010
Times Weekdays 3pm-4pm
Concept It was basically a talk show with celebrities that would start with a discussion round, including all guests of the show and a current topic. It would include interviews with the celebrities, a cooking spot, an interview with a non celebrity, who has an interesting story to tell and for some time there was a fun challenge between two Michael fans. This was dropped in the second half of the run. The following years there was talk about a possible second season. Unfortunately that never materialised and our guess is that Michael's pretty crammed schedule was to blame. Michael was a hit with the audiences and had very impressive viewing figures.


Michael Ball Show (1993/1994)

Status Presenter and Performer
Channel ITV
Airdates 8 July 1993 - 12 August 1993
27 July 1994 - 7 September 1994
(7pm - 7:30pm)
Concept The show ran for half an hour. Michael would have two famous singers as guests. They would sing one solo and one song with Michael and of course Michael would sing a solo as well. In between there were short talks with the other singers.
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Soapstar Superstar (2007)

Status Judge
Channel ITV
Airdates 5 - 13 January 2007 (8 shows)
10 Soapstars would try their turn on singing. Each episode someone would be voted off by the audience. Michael was together with Martine McCutcheon and Chris Cowey one of the judges.
Interesting Verity Rushworth was among the candidates, but voted off early on. In 2008 she took over the role of Penny Pingleton in London production of Hairspray.. Hayley Tamaddon ended up in second place and was invited to join on stage for his Manchester concert on the next tour.

These are only Screen appearances, where Michael acted or was host of his own show. He hosted many more TV shows as a stand-in. These include Lorraine, This Morning, The One Show, The Paul O'Grady show (where he was asked two hours before the start of the live show to stand in as Paul was taken ill), The National Lottery show and many more.



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