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4th March 1966 - 15th July 1966

The demise of Discs A Go-Go left a hole in the TWW schedules but creating a lookalike show wouldn't make any sense, so it was decided that a music and comedy show aimed at kids would suit the bill.

Michael Palin had been hired as the comic, in addition to three other co-presenters. He would perform filmed sketches and inserted between the other pieces and two or three pop acts per show.

Despite the out of the way location, many acts made the effort to go down to Bristol to do the show, Manfred Mann, Tom Jones, The Animals, Yardbirds.

Although it's thought that none of the original full shows exist several of Palin's filmed inserts exist in the ITV archive.