One of the last great tea-
The show was hosted by its editor Alistair Pirrie who had among his various female
Ray Jackson of Lindisfarne wrote the theme tune and appeared in the first series. Interviews and items on movies, musicals and dance were also regularly featured to break up the music and fill time. Also in the first series famous musicians like Ray Cooper, Rick Wakeman and Hank Marvin would come in and demonstrate instruments, while Kate Bush even came in with various props from her videos.
The show had outdoor location numbers as well as indoor clips, either straight performance
shots like Top Of The Pops, or little video-
The show started off courting anyone who had a record to plug, many from the mid-
In 1985 Capital Radio disc jockey Dave Jensen took over the host's job, but the show format remained the same with guest celebrity hosts, an interview or two and four or five acts appearing live (although miming). As the show became more popular the promo clips were dropped to make room for more live appearances.
The series was dropped by Tyne Tees so they could devote more time to developing a early evening pop show based on the ILR top forty. It would be remembered for taking more chances than most pop shows and was much respected and sadly, one of the last of its kind.