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7th January 1967 to 9th March 1968

From the TV Times “A tattyphilarious session of laughter with songs with Doddy and his Knotty Nashville top pop guests.”

Hosted by the King of Knotty Ash, Ken Dodd and produced by Thank Your Lucky Stars regular Philip Jones it presented pop acts plugging their new discs between Doddy’s comic skits.

The eight week second series beginning 20th January 1968 would be recorded two days' before transmission in order to keep the jokes topical.

The voice over was provided by ABC's David Hamilton, nicknamed 'Diddy' by Ken Dodd. It featured most of the big UK based pop acts of its time from Adam Faith to Cat Stevens.

The show would feature several times in Television Audience Measurement's top ten ratings.