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A selection of some of the more important shows from 1955 - 1999

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2GS AND THE POP PEOPLE LWT 10th June 1972 - 15th July 1972

20th CENTURY BOX London Weekend 29th June 1980 - 30th August 1981

45 / ROCK ON WITH 45 Granada 4th April 1974 - 30th August 1975

ABC DISKERY ABC 19th May 1956 - 1st July 1956 (occasional)

ACTION! ATV 10th January 1966 - 21st November 1966

ADAM FAITH BBC 19th September 1962 - 24th October 1962

AFTER HOURS ABC 5th October 1958 - 19th December 1959

ALL SYSTEMS FREEMAN! BBC1 5th January 1968 - 22nd March 1968

ALL THAT JAZZ ATV 5th January 1962 - 29th June 1962

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE LWT / Theatre Projects 12th February 1977 - 28th May 1977

ANATOMY OF POP BBC1 10th January 1971 - 7th February 1971

APB C4 10th January 1988 - 27th March 1988

AQUARIUS London Weekend 2nd January 1970 - 16th July 1977

ARROWS Granada 2nd March 1976 - 21st December 1976

ARTHUR HAYNES SHOW ATV 2nd January 1957 - 30th April 1966

AS YOU LIKE IT Southern 11th March 1967 - 27th June 1967

B A IN MUSIC BBC1 19th July 1982 - 30th August 1982

BANDSTAND Granada 17th September 1959 - 23rd March 1960

BASIL BRUSH SHOW BBC1 14th June 1968 - 27th December 1980

BEAT IN THE BORDER Border 31st January 1962, 7th March 1962 - 18th September 1963

BEAT ROOM BBC2 6th July 1964 - 25th January 1965

BIG NIGHT OUT ABC 25th March 1961 - 10th April 1965

BIG SHOW ATV 7th April 1968 - 14 July 1968

BIG WORLD CAFE C4 / Zenith North / PMI 19th February 1989 - 19th December 1989

BILLY COTTON CALLS WAKEY-WAKEY / THE BILLY COTTON BANDSHOW / THE WAKEY-WAKEY TAVERN / BILLY COTTON MUSIC HALL BBC / BBC1 29th March 1956 - 20th July 1968

BLISS C4 / Tyne Tees 9th August 1985 - 4th October 1985

BOBBIE GENTRY BBC2 13th July 1968 - 17th August 1968, 18th June 1969 - 23rd July 1969

BOY MEETS GIRLS ABC 12th September 1959 - 5th March 1960

BREAKERS Granada 27th June 1978 - 1st August 1978

BRING A RECORD ABC 16th September 1956 - 28th October 1956 (fortnightly)

BURT BACHARACH SPECIALS Granada / ATV 14th April 1965 - 3rd May 1974

CD:TV ITV / Blaze 29th August 1998 - 1st April 2006

CHART BUSTERS Southern 22nd October 1965 - 3rd December 1965

CHEGGERS PLAYS POP BBC1 10th April 1978 - 7th November 1986

CILLA BBC1 30th January 1968 - 26th December 1974

CLIFF RICHARD SHOW ATV 19th March 1960 - 31st December 1960

CLIFF! ATV 16th February 1961 - 23rd March 1961

COLOUR ME POP 18th May 1968, 14th June 1968 - 30th August 1969

COME HERE OFTEN Rediffusion 4th July 1967 - 23rd July 1968

COOL FOR CATS Associated Rediffusion 31st December 1956 - 27th February 1961

COOL SPOT BBC1 7th July 1964 - 1st September 1964

COUNTDOWN Southern 15th October 1966 - 23rd December 1966

CRACKERJACK BBC / BBC1 12th September 1955 - 21st December 1984

CRESCENDO Anglia 10th January 1961 - 25th May 1961

DAD, YOU’RE A SQUARE Southern 21st June 1963 - 13th May 1964

DAVE CASH RADIO PROGRAMME HTV 17th May 1972 - 9th August 1972

DECIDEDLY DUSTY BBC1 9th September 1969 - 28th October 1969

DEE TIME BBC1 4th April 1967 - 20th December 1969

DIG THIS! BBC 3rd January 1959 - 28th March 1959

DISC BREAK ATV 24th June 1959 - 29th September 1959

DISCO BBC1 31st August 1975 - 12th October 1975

DISCO 2 BBC2 10th January 1970 - 25th July 1971
DISCOTHEQUE Granada 1st November 1968 - 23rd April 1969

DISCS-A-GOGO TWW 14th September 1961 - 15th December 1965 (plus a one-off 2nd March 1968)

DISCWIZZ Southern 23rd June 1964 - 22nd September 1964

DJ TVS 10th January 1983 - 17th December 1983

DO NOT ADJUST YOUR SET Rediffusion 26th December 1967 - 28th March 1968, Thames  19th February 1969 - 14th May 1969

DODDY’S MUSIC BOX ABC 7th January 1967 - 9th March 1968

DOING THEIR THING Granada 10th July 1970 - 25th September 1970

DRUMBEAT BBC 4th April 1959 - 29th August 1959

DUSTY BBC1 18th August 1966 - 19th September 1967

EAMONN ANDREWS SHOW ABC 4th October 1964 - 2nd June 1968

EAR SAY C4 / Action Time 31st March 1984 - 1st September 1984

ECT C4 / Keefco 12th April 1985 - 14th June 1985

EDANDZED! BBC1 24th October 1970  - 19th December 1970

ELEVEN PLUS / RUSSELL HARTY PLUS London Weekend 25th June 1972 - 30th June 1979

ENGELBERT ATV 3rd November 1967 - 8th December 1967

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK SHOW ATV 5th April 1970 - 26th July 1970

EV LWT 31st October 1970 - 2nd January 1971

FAN CLUB / FAN RECORD CLUB ABC 3rd November 1956 - 29th December 1956

FINDERS SEEKERS Scottish 27th March 1970 - 8th May 1970

FIRSTIMERS Granada 22nd May 1967 - 4th April 1968

FIVE O’ CLOCK CLUB Associated Rediffusion / Rediffusion 1st October 1963 - 23rd September 1966

FOR TEENAGERS ONLY ATV 8th August 1963 - 1st October 1964

FRANK IFIELD SINGS... ATV 20th October 1965 - 24th November 1965

FRIDAY AT THE DOME C4 3rd May 1991 - 21st June 1991

FROST ON FRIDAY / SATURDAY / SUNDAY London Weekend 2nd August 1968 - 29th March 1970

GADZOOOKS! BBC2 12th July 1965 - 27th September 1965

GADZOOOKS! IT’S ALL HAPPENING BBC2 1st February 1965 - 24th May 1965

GADZOOOKS! IT’S THE IN CROWD BBC2 31st May 1965 - 5th July 1965

GASTANK C4 / Goldcrest 15th January 1983 - 26th March 1983

GENTRY BBC2 1st February 1971 - 15th March 1971

GEORDIE SCENE Tyne Tees 21st September 1974 - 28th March 1976, plus a compilation 1st January 1977

GET FRESH Tyne Tees / Border and others 3rd May 1986 - 28th August 1988

GET IT TOGETHER Granada 6th April 1977 - 22nd December 1981

GLEN CAMPBELL MUSIC SHOW BBC2 20th April 1975 - 25th May 1975

GOING LIVE BBC1 26th September 1987 - 17th April 1993

GOLDEN SHOT ATV 1st July 1967 - 13th April 1975

GOOD EVENING I’M JONATHAN KING ATV 7th October 1967 - 30th March 1968

HAPPENING FOR LULU / LULU BBC1 28th December 1968 - 22nd March 1969

HARTY BBC1 20th September 1983 - 17th December 1984

HERD AT THE SCENE TWW 16th September 1966 - 28th November 1966

HERE COME THE GIRLS Associated Rediffuison 27th February 1963 - 23rd October 1963

HEY PRESTO IT'S ROLF BBC1 1st April 1966 - 30th September 1966

HEY THERE! Scottish 30th November 1964 - 28th December 1964

HIGH JINKS BBC1 20th June 1969 - 12 September 1969

HIPPODROME Rediffusion 20th September 1966 - 29th December 1966

HIT PARADE BBC 14th January 1952 - 18th August 1956

HOLD TIGHT! Granada 13th September 1982 - 4th November 1987

HOOT’NANNY SHOW BBC / BBC1 6th January 1964 - 15th June 1964

HOUSEWIVES CALL THE TUNE ABC 15th September 1956 - 6th April 1957

HOW IT IS BBC1 19th July 1968 - 20th December 1968

HOW LATE IT IS BBC1 14th March 1969 - 23rd May 1969

HULLABALOO ABC 28th September 1963 - 4th January 1964

IN CONCERT BBC2 9th October 1970 - 2nd September 1976

INNES BOOK OF RECORDS BBC2 17th January 1979 - 9th November 1981

INTERNATIONAL POP PROMS Granada 6th March 1976 - 23rd April 1976, 28th December 1976, 13th July 1977, 3rd September 1977

IT MUST BE DUSTY ATV 10th May 1968 - 21st June 1968

IT'S CLIFF AND FRIENDS BBC1 13th September 1975 - 14th February 1976

IT'S CLIFF RICHARD BBC1 3rd January 1970 - 28th September 1974

IT'S LULU BBC1 11th July 1970 - 24th November 1973

JACK JACKSON SHOW ATV 24th September 1955 - 17th June 1959

JAZZ 625 BBC2 25th April 1964 - 20th October 1966

JO WHILEY C4 / At It Prods 15th April 1998 - 2000

JOE AND CO BBC1 7th April 1967 - 19th May 1967

JOHN DENVER SHOW BBC2 29th April 1973 - 3rd June 1973

JOHNNIE RAY SINGS ATV 29th June 1959 - 10th August 1959, plus one-off on 5th March 1960

JUKE BOX JURY BBC 1st June 1959 - 27th December 1967

JULIE FELIX BBC1 12th April 1970 - 24th May 1970

KATHY KIRBY SHOW BBC1 3rd May 1964, 4th August 1964, 16th October 1964 - 12th February 1966

KENNY EVERETT EXPLOSION LWT 10th July 1970 - 11th September 1970

KENNY EVERETT TELEVISION SHOW BBC1 24th December 1981 - 18th January 1988

KENNY EVERETT VIDEO SHOW/CASSETTE Thames 3rd July 1978 - 21st May 1981

KINGSLEY AMIS GOES POP Associated Rediffusion 17th October 1962 - 12th December 1962

LADYBIRDS Southern 31st December 1964 - 29th July 1965

LAST RESORT C4 9th January 1987 - 23rd December 1988

LATE NIGHT LINE UP BBC2 12th September 1964 - 14th December 1972

LATE SCENE / LATE SCENE EXTRA Granada 18th October 1963 - 20th March 1964

LATER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND BBC2 8th October 1992 - date

LEO / LEO SAYER BBC2 27th October 1978 - 26th February 1984

LET'S AWAY BBC1 21st August 1967 - 4th September 1967

LIFE WITH JOHNNY Tyne Tees 25th May 1969 - 6th July 1969

LIFT OFF/LIFT OFF WITH AYSHEA Granada 10th December 1969 - 17th December 1974

LITTLE BIG TIME Southern 30th October 1968 - 26th December 1973

LIVE AND KICKING BBC1 2nd October 1993 - 15 September 2001

LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW ATV 25th September 1955 - 2nd February 1969

LOOK ALIVE Granada 1975 14th October 1975 - 6th January 1976

LOOSE TALK C4 / RPM Productions 11th April 1983

LULU BBC1 4th January 1975 - 5th April 1975

LULU'S BACK IN TOWN BBC1 21st May 1968 - 9th July 1968

MAGPIE Thames 30th July 1968 to 6th June 1980

MARC Granada 31st August 1977 - 28th September 1977

MARTY FELDMAN'S COMEDY MACHINE ATV 1st October 1971 - 17th December 1971

MARY HOPKIN IN THE LAND OF… BBC1 6th November 1970 - 11th December 1970

MELODY RANCH ABC 3rd March 1958 - 10th September 1958

MONSTER MUSIC MASH BBC1 7th October 1969 - 11th November 1969

MOODS OF LOVE BBC1 1st July 1974 - 15th July 1974

MOONDOGS MATINEE Granada 14th April 1981 - 26th May 1981

MORECAMBE AND WISE SHOW / TWO OF A KIND ATV 12th October 1961 - 31st March 1968

MOVE OVER DAD Westward 19th October 1963 - 21st December 1963

MULTI-COLOURED SWAP SHOP BBC1 2nd October 1976 - 27th March 1982

MUSIC MATCH Anglia 1963 - 1965, October 1970 - 1st January 1971

MUSIC SHOP ABC/ATV 24th September 1955 - 10th January 1960

MUSICAL TIME MACHINE BBC2 4th November 1975 - 22nd February 1977

NEEDLE MATCH Associated Rediffusion 15th June 1962 - 11th September 1962

NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS BBC1 / Talkback 12th November 1996 - 15th January 2015

NEW FACES ATV 4th July 1973 (broadcast pilot) - 29th September 1973 - 2nd April 1978

NEW LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW ATV 25th September 1955 - 2nd February 1969

NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS POLL WINNERS' CONCERT ABC 1961, 1964 - 1966

NEW RELEASE Southern 5th January 1968 - 23rd February 1968

NOT ONLY...BUT ALSO BBC2 9th January 1965 - 13th May 1970

NOW! LOOK! HERE! Channel 1963 - 29th December 1965

NOW! TWW 4th March 1966 - 15th July 1966

NUMBER 73 / 7T3 TVS 2nd January 1982 - 26th March 1988

NUMBER PLEASE ABC 6th May 1956 - 20th October 1956

O ZONE BBC1 / BBC2 14th July 1989 - 1st December 2000

OFF THE RECORD BBC 25th May 1955 - 13th March 1958

OFF THE RECORD TVS 4th January 1982 - 15th February 1982

OH BOY! ABC 15th June 1958 - 30th May 1959

OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST / WHISTLE TEST BBC2 21st September 1971 - 24th March 1987

ON THE ROAD BBC1 28th July 1984 - 1st September 1984

ONCE MORE WITH FELIX BBC2 9th December 1967 22nd March 1969

ONE HOUR WITH JONATHAN ROSS C4 5th November 1989 - 23rd March 1990

ONE IN TEN BBC2 7th July 1971 - 6th October 1971

ONE NIGHT STAND Scottish 27th February 1964 - 27th May 1964

OPEN HOUSE BBC2 25th April 1964 - 5th December 1964

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS Associated Reddifuion 13th June 1956 - 29th August 1956 / ABC 11th July 1964 - 27th July 1968 / Thames 21st August 1968 - 20th March 1978 / BBC1 21st March 1987 - 2nd June 1990

OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS C4 8th January 1983 - 30th March 1985

OTT Central 2nd January 1982 - 3rd April 1982

OXFORD ROAD SHOW / ORS BBC2 16th January 1981 - 29th March 1985

PALAIS PARTY Associated Rediffusion 8th June 1956 - 3rd July 1958

PEBBLE MILL AT ONE / PEBBLE MILL BBC1 2nd October 1972 - 25th May 1996

PEPSI CHART C5 / Initial 4th February 1998 - 4th February 1998 - 27th June 2002

PLANET POP / POPWORLD C4 / Straight TV 11th August 1998 - 14th July 2007

PLAY AT HOME C4 / RPM Productions 14th August 1984 - 16th October 1984

POP PARTY Westward 7th December 1961 - 4th January 1962

POP QUEST Yorkshire 12th September 1975 - 5th December 1975, 11th January 1978 - 5th April 1978

POP QUIZ BBC1 3rd April 1982 - 9th October 1984, 21st May 1994 - 9th July 1994

POP SCENE ‘64 Ulster 28th September 1964 - 23rd December 1964

POP SCOTCH / POP SCOTCH '70 Grampian 22nd April 1969 - 17th July 1970

POPSPOT ABC 3rd October 1964 - 13th March 1965

POP THE QUESTION Southern 26th October 1965 - 4th January 1966

POPS AND LENNY BBC 10th May 1962 - 6th June 1963

PRICE OF FAME OR FAME AT ANY PRICE BBC2 17th September 1969, 20th November 1969 - 25th December 1969, 17th June 1970

PRICE TO PLAY BBC1 29th July 1968 - 16th September 1968

PUTTING ON THE DONEGAN ATV 26th June 1959 - 10th August 1962, plus one-off on 25th August 1962

RAPIDO BBC1 / BBC2 20th October 1988 - 25th March 1993

RAVE WAVE / RAVE! ABC 4th May 1963,  29th June 1963 - 27th July 1963

RAZZAMATAZZ Tyne Tees 2nd June 1981 - 2nd January 1987

READY, STEADY, GO! Associated Rediffusion / Rediffusion 9th August 1963 - 23rd December 1966

RECORD SHOP Associated Rediffusion 10th April 1959 - 19th June 1959

RECORDS / ABC DISKERY ABC 19th May 1956 - 1st July 1956 (occasional)

RETURN TO THE DOME C4 14th January 1992 - 3rd March 1992

REVOLVER ATV 20th May 1978 (broadcast pilot), 22nd July 1978 - 2nd September 1978

RIVERSIDE BBC2 4th January 1982 - 7th November 1983

ROCK GOES TO COLLEGE BBC2 22nd September 1978 - 16th March 1981

ROCK STEADY C4 20th February 1990 - 5th June 1990

ROCK STEADY SPECIALS C4 17th October 1990 - 12th December 1990

ROXY Tyne Tees 9th June 1987 - 5th April 1988

RUSSELL HARTY BBC2 30th June 1980 - 2nd April 1983

SANDIE SHAW SUPPLEMENT BBC1 10th September 1968 - 5th November 1968

SATURDAY LIVE / FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE C4 / London Weekend 12th January 1985 pilot, 25th January 1986 - 29th April 1987

SATURDAY SUPERSTORE BBC1 2nd October 1982 - 18th April 1987

SCORE WITH THE SCAFFOLD BBC1 3rd July 1970 - 10th September 1971

SCOTT BBC1 16th August 1968 one-off, 30th December 1968 one-off, 11th March 1969 - 15th April 1969

SEASIDE SPECIAL BBC1 5th July 1975 - 8th September 1979

SET ‘EM UP JOE! London Weekend 31st May 1969 - 2nd August 1969

SET OF 6 Granada 23rd May 1972 - 27th June 1972

SEZ LES Yorkshire 30th April 1969 – 30th November 1976

SHANG-A-LANG Granada 1st April 1975 - 26th August 1975

SIGHT AND SOUND IN CONCERT BBC2 8th January 1977 - 31st March 1984

SIMON DEE SHOW LWT 18th January 1970 - 5th July 1970

SIX-FIVE SPECIAL BBC 16th February 1957 - 27th December 1958

SO IT GOES Granada 3rd July 1976 - 11th December 1977

SO IT GOES CONCERTS Granada 17th April 1977 - 22nd May 1977

SOLID SOUL C4 11th April 1986 - 23rd October 1987

SOMETHING ELSE BBC2 11th March 1978 pilot - 5th November 1982

SOMETHING SPECIAL BBC2 5th January 1967 - 19th July 1967

SONGS THAT MATTER ATV 7th January 1973 - 1st April 1973

SOUL TRAIN C4 12th April 1985 - 4th October 1985

SOUNDING OUT BBC1 10th January 1972 - 13th March 1972

SOUNDS FOR SATURDAY BBC2 25th March 1972 - 9th September 1972

SOUNDS GREAT Westward  1972

SOUNDS LIKE FRIDAY / LEO / LEO SAYER BBC2 27th October 1978 - 26th February 1984

SPIN ALONG Westward 12th September 1961 - 30th November 1961

SPOT THE TUNE Granada 7th June 1956 - 7th September 1962

STARS AND GARTERS Associated Rediffusion 31st May 1963 - 3rd January 1966

STEAMBOAT SHUFFLE ABC 6th August 1960 - 27th August 1960

STRAMASH! THE BIG NOISE FROM GLASGOW BBC1 4th October 1965 - 3rd January 1966

STRICTLY FOR THE BIRDS Southern 15th May 1961 - 6th November 1961

STUART HENRY SPEAKEASY Tyne Tees 21st February 1969 - 4th April 1969

STUDIO DOWNBEAT Scottish c.1958 - c.1963

SUGAR BEAT BBC 16th September 1960

SUNDAY BREAK ABC 16th March 1958 - 28th August 1965

SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM ATV 25th September 1955 - 2nd February 1969

SUPERPOP ’76 LWT 31st July 1976 - 28th August 1976

SUPERSONIC London Weekend 1st March 1975 - 2nd April 1977

SWINGIN’ TIME BBC / BBC1 25th July 1963 - 2nd July 1964

SWINGING ALONG Granada 20th March 1962 - 19th June 1962

SWITCH C4 / Silent Partners 25th March 1983 - 2nd September 1983

TEACH YOURSELF GIBBERISH Granada 24th September 1982 - 22nd October 1982

TEMPO '60 BBC 13th May 1960 - 24th June 1960

TFI FRIDAY C4 / Ginger Prods 9th February 1996 - 22nd December 2000

THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS / (LUCKY STARS) SUMMER SPIN ABC 1st April 1961 - 25th June 1966

THAT'S FOR ME Rediffusion 21st December 1964 - 29th March 1965

THEY'VE SOLD A MILLION Associated Rediffusion 30th October 1963 - 10th February 1965

THIS IS PETULA CLARK BBC1 16th June 1966 - 16th January 1968

THIS IS TOM JONES ATV 12th January 1969 - 27th December 1970

THREE GO ROUND Southern 19th February 1964 - 15th October 1964

TIME FOR BLACKBURN! Southern 2nd March 1968 - 28th December 1968

TIME FOR RHYTHM ABC 15th September 1956 - 27th October 1956

TIN PAN ALLEY SHOW ATV 25th June 1960 - 30th July 1960

TIN PAN ALLEY SHOW BBC 6th February 1956 - 9th July 1956 (fortnightly)

TISWAS ATV /Central 14th September 1974 - 3rd April 1982

TOM JONES ATV 7th September 1966 - 17th October 1967

TONIGHT IN PERSON BBC2 13th August 1964 - 13th March 1966

TONIGHT WITH JONATHAN ROSS C4 5th November 1990 - 15th April 1992

TOP BEAT BBC2 27th April 1964 - 9th December 1964

TOP NUMBERS ABC 18th August 1957 - 22nd February 1959

TOP OF THE BILL ABC 21st September 1957 - 30th November 1957

TOP OF THE POPS BBC / BBC1 / BBC2 1st January 1964 - 30th July 2006

TOP TUNE TIME ATV 19th January 1958 - 22nd June 1958M

TOP TWENTIES Anglia 30th September 1961 - 18th November 1961

TRAD FAD BBC 1st July 1961 - 23rd September 1961

TUBE C4 / Tyne Tees 5th November 1982 - 24th April 1987

TUESDAY RENDEZVOUS Associated Rediffuison 12th September 1961 - 24th September 1963

TWICE A FORTNIGHT BBC1 21st October 1967 - 23rd December 1967

TWIST! BBC 7th July 1962 - 11th August 1962

TWO RONNIES BBC1 10th April 1971 - 25th December 1987

VAL DOONICAN SHOWS BBC1 / ATV 1965 - 1989

VAL PARNELL’S SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM /THE LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW / THE NEW LONDON PALLADIUM SHOW ATV 25th September 1955 - 2nd February 1969

WHAM! ABC 23rd April 1960 - 18th June 1960

WHATEVER YOU DIDN’T GET C4 28th February 1983 - 28th March 1983

WHATEVER YOU WANT C4 8th November 1982 - 21st February 1983

WHITE LIGHT Thames 14th February 1980 - 22nd December 1981

WHITE ROOM C4 / Initial 11th June 1994 - 23rd August 1996

WHITTAKER’S WORLD OF MUSIC LWT 10th April 1971 - 3rd July 1971

WHOLE SCENE GOING BBC1 5th January 1966 -15th June 1966

WIRED C4 6th May 1988 - 9th September 1988

WOGAN BBC1 18th February 1985 -  18th December 1991

WORD C4 / Planet 24 4th August 1990 - 24th March 1995

YOUNG AT HEART Tyne Tees 4th May 1960 - 22nd June 1960

ZOOM IN Ulster 16th October 1968, 23rd October 1968, 9th January 1969 - 5th June 1969