TV Pop Diaries
Popular Music on British Television
10th January 1983 -
The new ITV franchise for the south of England promised a range of new pops shows, probably not the amount that TVS' predecessors Southern Television had broadcast from 1966 to 1968, but anything new was welcome. But as it transpired only two series, DJ and Off The Record appeared.
DJ was named after the show’s host, Radio One's Dave ‘Kid’ Jensen, a regular on Top
of the Pops. His co-
A live act would appear each week, while the rest of the show would be taken up with music news, interviews and film and video clips.
The first season of six was followed by second, broadcast this time on Saturdays from 22nd October 1983.
The two seasons of DJ might have been followed up by The Number One Show. A pilot show was broadcast in January 1984 hosted again by Jensen and TVS presenter Khlaid Aziz, but got no further.
TVS' investment in pop was over.