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Popular Music on British Television

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1st November 1968 - 23rd April 1969

Hosted by Billy J Kramer, backed up by his band The Factory (later changed to The Remo), and regular ‘Disc Dolly’ Dianne Greaves and one of two regular groups Sons and Lovers and The Four Spots.

Usually lesser (ie cheaper) groups were hired to provide the music, but it did include The Idle Race on one occasion.

Singer Graham Bonney replaced Kramer for the second series, while Ayshea Brough joined him later on in the series. The series would re-launch as Lift Off, then Lift Off with Ayshea.