Supersonic appeared at an odd-
Andy Bown was brought in to record the theme (also released as a single, he even made an appearance on the show to promote it). The show featured the first flops from the likes of Roy Wood, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Alvin Stardust, Slade etc. Speaking to TV Times late 1976 Mansfield claimed boredom was his motivation for the show. "I was sick of watching groups who seemed to be rooted in concrete. Any director could shoot that standing on their eyelashes. I wanted to contribute something visually. I was sure the audience was tired of staring at guitars too, they wanted to see people. But of course they have to be the right people."
The visual style was similar to the Granada produced tea-
Each act was introduced from the control room by Mansfield himself, while any passing celebrity walking through the London Weekend corridors would be roped in to help. Mansfield created his own catch phrase as every time an act was about to perform he would demand his assistant "cue the music" or "cue Roy Wood" etc. Mansfield chose all the artists who appeared and gave them reign to do something more experimental, for example allowing David Essex to perform the seven minute title song to his concept album All The Fun Of The Fair, instead of just plugging the new single.
There was briefly a tie-
The show must have somehow made its mark as Benny Hill added the show to his roster of pop show spoofs along with Ready Steady Go, the Old Grey Whistle Test and Top Of The Pops.
After moving the show to tea-
Despite Mansfield's Busby Berkeley aspirations there was a perception that the kind
of pop music that the show presented was on its way out (particularly with the advent
of disco), and the show was cancelled in Spring 1977. However, clips would be sold
for US syndication in the show Twiggy's Jukebox in 1978, while the show returned
for a one-