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TV Pop Diaries
Pop Music on British Television 1955 - 1999

A mainly studio bound show produced by Francis Essex with bandleader Jack Payne introducing singers and bands, with behind the scenes articles about the music business.


Each week the artists would be backed by the George Mitchell Singers, with music arranged by Stanley Black. A few skiffle and early British rock and roll acts crept into later shows.


A few clips including Alma Cogan and Max Bygraves exist.



OFF THE RECORD


BBC

11th May 1955 - 13th March 1958