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MARC

Granada
24th August 1977 - 28th September 1977

Marc was probably approached about hosting his own show when he appeared on Granada's Arrows' and Get It Together in April 1977. Both were produced by Muriel Young, who single handedly owned tea-time pop from the mid sixties for over a decade.

Marc re-recorded his songs for the new show with his new version of T Rex, including Herbie Flowers, Dino Dines and Tony Newman. While he was there to play his old hits and introduce new acts he not unreasonably plugged his new 45 Celebrate Summer several times, which despite the plays and his sudden death was not a big hit.

The dance troupe were Heart Throb, choreographed by Teri Scoble as were many of the Granada shows of the time.

By mid 1977 punk was slowly encroaching into tea-time telly, so The Jam and The Boomtown Rats were invited onto the show as were The Radio Stars, featuring Bolan's old friend from John's Children Andy Ellison. Another old friend appeared on the final edition. David Bowie performed Heroes and an end of show jam which ended abruptly when Marc fell off the stage.

A second series of thirteen shows was discussed with Marc, but his sudden death on the 16th of September, two days after wrapping up the recording of the final show put an end to that. The final two shows were broadcast as intended.

Many shows began with Sing Me A Song and before he signed off he suggested we all "Keep a little Marc in your heart and we'll be back at the same Marc time, the same Marc channel." Consider it done.