Character actor Haynes had been a successful stage and radio performer and after
a successful spell on ATV's Strike A New Note in 1956 he was given his own series
by London's Associated Rediffusion. However, it wasn't until his move back to ATV
that he would become a TV Times cover star. The Arthur Haynes Show show would get
to keep script writer Johnny Speight who had been working with Haynes since Strike
A New Note. Speight created a collection of new, mostly argumentative working-
Each show would have a musical guest, sometimes two, and as the show progressed through the sixties it would attract many of the biggest British pop stars of the day like The Rolling Stones, The Dave Clark Five, The Searchers, The Springfields among others.
Although the show wasn't broadcast in the USA Haynes himself made many appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show, and it was after one such performance in 1966 that he died suddenly on his return home.