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TV Pop Diaries
Pop Music on British Television 1955 - 1999

Directed by Mike Mansfield the show was hosted by Radio Luxembourg DJ Don Moss accompanied each week by a guest co-host, Pete Murray, Muriel Young, Tony Blackburn, Daily Express / Radio One journalist David Wigg, among others.


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, then they would cut back to the studio to see the song performed. Each show would follow one theme, for example one show followed Adam Faith on a journey to Amsterdam, taking in requests from his taxi diver, the cabin crew and fellow passengers.


After the first two two Saturday evening shows it was moved to a regular spot on Tuesday evenings at 7.00 pm. It was networked on ITV from 9th May onwards, 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 after the one series.


According to a report in the NME in August 1967 Southern TV did not rule out the possibility that As You Like It could return, although it was unlikely to run simultaneously with New Release, but it only resulted in a one off.




AS YOU LIKE IT


Southern

11th March 1967 to 27th June 1967, plus one-off 15th September 1967