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Pop Music on British Television 1955 - 1999

From Radio Times "in which Jimmy Young presents artists of the future."

Hosted by singer/presenter Jimmy Young and recorded at the BBC's studios in Bristol. The show was named after its evening starting time and used talent new to television, not just singers and groups but everything from dancers to puppets acts.

Despite the 'artists of the future' tag it would also give time to relative veterans like Alexis Korner and Gerry Dorsey (both around since the late fifties). Merseybeat would also be represented by visits by Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas, Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Swinging Blue Jeans and marks one of The Beatles many missing TV appearances. It also gave time to future production maestro Mickie Most, singer/songwriter Lesley Duncan and a pre-fame Gord(on) Lightfoot.

After its first thirteen week run in Bristol the show moved to London from 9th April 1963 until the end of its run in the autumn.

Ventriloquist Ray Alan presented a few of the later shows.



1st January 1963 to 24th September 1963