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THE MUSICAL TIME MACHINE

BBC2
4th November 1975 - 22nd February 1977

Hosted by ex-Stars and Garters singing star Vince Hill, it was a kind of sequel to BBC's They Sold A Million. That show featured not only songs but stories behind them. This version ditched that approach but gained some new technological challenges including the star's sidekick ERIC (Electronic Recall Information Collator). Hill was joined by The Young Generation as well as weekly musical guests, so it was only a gimmick that that separated this from other shows.