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Pop Music on British Television 1955 - 1999

Ventriloquist Terry Hall and his sidekick Lenny the Lion were given their own tea-time pop show which would have three musical guests each week in amongst the corny gags and children's laughter. The show itself was a pop quiz based in a record shop.

Hall had been a successful and well-respected figure in show business for many years and even appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in America in 1958.

The Bert Hayes Octet provided musical accompaniment, while The Raindrops, featuring Jackie Lee, was the resident vocal group for the third and final series. However the show is now remembered for an early appearance of The Beatles in May 1963. Each week all the acts would group together for a musical finale.

Two shows are known to exist in the BBC archive.



10th May 1962 - 6th June 1963