Produced by Stanley Dorfman this was the BBC's response to Rediffusion's short series
The Dusty show would follow the same format throughout the two series, the host performs
about half a dozen songs live with a ropey-
The first series was broadcast on Thursday, Top Of The Pops day. In fact, if you
only had access to BBC1 that night you could watch Top Of The Pops from 7.30 pm,
followed by Adam Adamant Lives at eight, and then following a ten-
The Dusty Springfield Show was due to begin its first series on May 24th 1966 with
George Shearing, The Ramsey Lewis Trio and The Four Freshmen lined up as guests,
however it got pushed back to mid-
Ahead of the first show Dusty commissions twenty new dresses for the show, costing her some £2500. Talking about the show to Disc Dusty said "It's going to take nearly all my salary but it's about my only real extravagance."
Like her BBC radio sessions the show would give her licence to perform songs that she would never record for her Philips releases, mostly soul, but a few folk and foreign language songs would be given an airing.
Spotting the success that the show had she took the opportunity to go to ITV for her next venture It Must Be Dusty, before returning to the BBC.
A Universal DVD Dusty Springfield at the BBC set was released in 2007 featuring all of Dusty's surviving performances, but a few new clips have subsequently turned up on You Tube.