Probably the first television series in Britain to be aimed specifically at the new
rock n roll audience, the teenager. Produced by Joan Kemp-
Fleet Street journalist Ker Robertson presented the first few shows, but by the end of January 1957 Kent Walton from Radio Luxembourg had taken over with Robertson “Disc Arranging”. The show itself was initially only fifteen minutes long, stretching to thirty minutes later on and had very few rock n roll acts making personal appearances, relying again on visual interpretation of the lyric via dance, usually choreographed by Douggie Squires.
Described by TV Times as “An intimate record programme in which Ker Robertson brings viewers the hits and near hits, the songs, music and stories of the people who make discs a £25,000,000 a year business.”
By June 1957 its popularity had spread enough to warrant a network showing twice a week and would, on occasion, step outside the boundaries of the studio setting by turning up at, for example, Army and RAF camps.
In early 1958 the show extends its running time to thirty minutes, it also increases the number of dancers to three men and three women, one of whom is Barbara Ferris, later to become an actress.
But by the late fifties new shows like Oh Boy!, Boy Meets Girls, Wham! etc regularly
featured real rock acts in its line-