TV Pop Diaries

Popular Music on British Television

Home Intro Articles Credits Timeline Links 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s


14th March 1969 - 23rd May 1969

Short-lived late night successor to the hippies at tea time How It Is.

Richard Neville, Angela Huth and Ronnie Fletcher re-appeared as co-hosts, but John Peel's place was taken by Pete Drummond. Tony Palmer had also been replaced as Director.

Among the musical guests this time around The Flying Burrito Brothers, Colessuem, Chicken Shack, Fleetwood Mac and on 21st March 1969 Led Zeppelin's only live television appearance in the UK. While John and Yoko talk to Michael Wale about their drug bust and a three minute clip of their movie 'Rape' was shown.

Comedy was now a regular feature with future Goodies Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor.