A resident group was also used, the first being the Roger Webb Trio, replaced by The Michael Hill Group.
After a successful run with co-
The two shows initially were broadcast on Tuesday and Friday, later changed to Tuesday and Thursday. There was also a summer replacement version the Five O’Clock Funfair. The name then changed to Ollie & Fred’s Five O’Clock Club with Mike Negal & His Trio as the resident group, replaced for a few months by The Alexis Korner Group / Sextet / Quartet. Host Muriel Young was replaced in 1965 by Marjorie Sigley.
As well as the usually variety acts a couple of pop acts would appear on every show, not usually of the stature of The Beatles, but enough to warrant a search for any editions that may exist anywhere, as only two small portions of the show currently exist.
The show was dropped from the schedules in an announcement made by Rediffusion in August 1966. The series was replaced by Disney Wonderland, later to be hosted by Gerry Marsden, one of Five O’Clock Club’s final guest hosts.
Like Tiswas in the late seventies the kids were the real stars, waving to the camera, poking their tongues out and making a lot of noise.