Southern had decided to give producer Mike Mansfield the choice of one of two pop
shows shows to turn into a new regular series. As You Like It, which had been running
until the summer was one, while the Jonathan King hosted New Release would be the
other. The idea behind New Release would be for artists to come on, perform their
'new release' and for a panel of other artists, DJs and journalists to discuss it.
A one off show was broadcast in September 1967, with a second try-