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1st July 1974 - 15th July 1974

A series of three shows centred around Olivia Newton-John as a thank you for representing the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest.

"Three new dreamy and romantic shows" was how the BBC described it at the time. Each show featured songs, poetry and prose on the theme of love and romance. Cliff Richard, Labi Siffre and Neil Sedaka were the musical guests, while the audience were made up of couples, married or otherwise. Actors Christopher Cazenove, David Buck and Peter Gilmore provided the voices for the poetry.

But despite the faith the BBC had in her of becoming the next Cilla or Lulu the show couldn't keep her in the UK and she made the right decision to leave for the US.