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Pop Music on British Television 1955 - 1999

Now!!! had an early retirement, so a new replacement was quickly needed. According to The Stage and Television Today the idea for the show came from a meeting between pop group St Louis Union and TWW's Terry Delacey, but the format may have come as a result of a survey of teenagers on their preferences in pop TV.

The first show took Now!!!'s Friday night spot, but moved the Monday for the other two. Each thirty minute show would see each act introduce itself.

It was possibly only considered an experiment since it appears only three editions were broadcast. Disc Weekly in November 1966 announced that two pilot shows featuring The Small Faces and Herman's Hermits had already been screened, with The Spencer Davis Group and Pussyfoot appearing on a third. In a September report in Melody Maker Swansea's Eyes of Blue "...are in line for a spot on a new TWW TV show, replacing Now."

"Format is non-stop music, audience dancing with groups doing their own introductions and no comperes used. If reaction continues to be good, it may be made into a regular series." said a TWW spokesman.



16th September 1966 - 28th November 1966