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11th March 1967 to 15th September 1967

A basic cheap and cheerful pop show, more in line with Thank Your Lucky Stars than Top Of The Pops.

Directed by Mike Mansfield it had many different hosts, Pete Murray, Muriel Young, Tony Blackburn, Radio Luxembourg DJ Don Moss and Daily Express / Radio One journalist David Wigg.

Each week a pop star would go on location to ask members of the public which songs they would like to see performed on the show.

It was quickly picked up other ITV stations hoping to draw viewers away from the likes of Dee Time.

It must have been reasonably well regarded in the business judging by the acts that appeared, but despite a good prime time placement it didn't catch on with the public and was dropped.