Recorded at Tyne Tees' Newcastle studios this would be the channel's first serious
attempt at a pop show since Gangway nearly ten years earlier. They had enticed Cliff
Richard to make the Sunday tea-
Arthur Clifford, director of programmes at Tyne Tees told The Stage in February 1976 "As I sit at my desk I can see the Tyne through the window and I know that the same thing is happening here as happened on the Mersey with The Beatles. That is what the Geordie Scene is about and that is why Alan Price helped to launch it."
The first few editions of series one were hosted by Dave Lee Travis, then by Dave
Cash, followed by local DJ Big Phil and featured appearances from Lindesfarne, Showaddywaddy,
The Bay City Rollers, Mud, Shakin' Stevens and Sweet among the big names, plus a
healthy roster of local bands. For the Shakin' Stevens show Tyne Tees had brought
in two hundred rock and roll fans from clubs across the north-
The second series, beginning in January 1975 was hosted by Dave Eager, a club DJ
who had worked briefly for Radio One in the early seventies as an occasional stand-
The third and final series, now broadcast on a Sunday evening, kicked off with Geordie
legend Alan Price, followed by Glyder, Gallagher and Lyle, Andy Fairweather-
The series was also broadcast by Thames and later by Anglia, but was not fully networked by ITV.
Tyne Tees' TX45 in the late eighties would also explore the local music scene.