TV Pop Diaries

Popular Music on British Television

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



IT MUST BE DUSTY

ATV
8th May 1968 - 1st July 1968

Her BBC1 series began August 1966 and had proved successful, but her contract for another series had not yet been agreed, so in effect became a free agent in 1968.

ATV meanwhile had secured the services of French singing star and British TV regular Mirielle Mattieu for a new weekly variety series, but a car crash left her unable to fulfil her contract, so Dusty was asked to fill in quickly and with no legal obligation to the BBC she accepted.

She returned to the BBC the following year with Decidedly Dusty. None of the shows are thought to exist compete, but the Jimi Hendrix Experience clip survives in partial form.