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-
The show followed a similar line to Granada's Doing Their Thing in which bands would play live, plugging their album, rather than a one song appearance for a single.
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.
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 kicked off with Geordie legend Alan Price, followed by
Glyder, Gallagher and Lyle, Andy Fairweather-
The series was also broadcast by Thames the following day and later by Anglia, but was not networked by ITV.
Tyne Tees' TX45 in the late eighties would also explore the local music scene.