For some reason journalist and TV presenter Michael Parkinson was chosen to host
The first show Elements Galore looked at pop's constituent parts, where they came
from and talked to those involved about how it all came together. The second show
looked at the recording process and included footage of Marmalade recording in Decca's
studio. The third programme asked if promotion of pop music was just a con. The fourth
show looked at pop's numerous 'tribes', while the fifth and final show looked at
songwriting. There would also be a BBC Publications tie-
The show contained fragments of footage from long wiped early seventies shows like Disco 2, while the show itself would have newly shot footage that would be plundered years later for many of BBC4's Friday night documentaries.
Despite the unusual title the name had been used before by ABC TV in 1966.