A thirty-minute show which for once didn’t rely on the traditional jazz that other
shows were still plugging at the time, instead focusing on the larger big-band style.
Guest singers like Billy Fury, Jackie Trent, Danny Williams, Ottilie Patterson and
Cleo Laine would appear each week alongside some of Britain’s finest jazz talent
like Johnny Dankworth, Tubby Hayes, Chris Barber and Eric Delaney. Some trad still
crept in from time to time, but by this time the trad fad was truly on its way out.