From TV Times "The rendezvous of popular recording stars from both sides of the Atlantic
with Gerry Wilmot as the Shop Keeper and Vice-
Despite a claim in the TV Times that it was "the Rendezvous of popular recording stars from both sides of the Atlantic" there's little evidence of American artists appearing on the show, in fact, reference to American artists was later dropped in the magazine.
Musical backing was provided by a group led by Tommy Maxwell and Ted Brennan, while an associated talent show led to a concert in Brixton on 4th March 1956.
The show ended October 1956 only to be brought back two years' later, this time hosted by Teddy Johnson, singer and sometime Radio Luxembourg DJ. It still used the basic idea of new songs and releases, this time featuring Jack Parnell and The Counterhands. It also boasted early TV appearances for Shirley Bassey and Dudley Moore.
Proving successful the show was given an two extensions in its second run, as the
show was intended for a six-
Teddy Johnson told TV Times in May 1959 "We get plenty of requests for good numbers I had forgotten about. The programme is watched by people of wide tastes. I even get asked to do some opera. Imagine me singing an operatic aria!"
Host Johnson and his singing partner Pearl Carr signed a contract for the summer season 1959 in Torquay but learned that the contract stipulated that they could not appear on TV for the three months leading up to the duo's debut appearance. Succeeding in getting the stipend down to one month Johnson then found that the show had been extended until the end of June. Talking to Melody Maker Johnson agreed "It's quite a problem. We must try to work out an amicable solution."
When the series returned in September 1959 it was broadcast at 11.00 pm for the first few weeks before moving back to its regular Sunday afternoon showing.
It was replaced by Late Night Music, also hosted by Teddy Johnson which began 28th February 1960 until another name change to Late Date in March.