Intended to attract the Kerrang! crowd, ECT was a feature of Channel 4's Tube replacement for the spring/summer of 1985, The Friday Zone.
ECT 'Extra Celestial Transmission' was taped at the Wembley Studios, London and produced
by Keith McMillan's Keefco productions and invited the cream of British metal and
hard rock. The show even had its own dance troupe Beauxartz. TV Times didn't pull
any punches when describing the second show, headed by Girl School referring to them
as "a bizarre comic spectacle." Everyone played live and loud and some of the unused
clips from the show later turned up in a Channel 4 filler show Rewind in 1986. Sadly,
the show was broadcast just before the introduction of NICAM stereo broadcasts in
the UK, so no-
The success of the show mirrored the success of the post New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands, but despite its popularity it never made it to a second series, like so many of these Friday evening shows that Channel Four broadcast.