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5th January 1962 - 29th June 1962

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.

The initial run of twelve shows was extended to fifteen due to the show’s popularity.