The first spring/summer replacement for The Tube, the hosts Yvonne French and Graham
Fletcher-Cook were invited to appear on the final Tube of the season to promote the
Filmed at CTVC Studios in Watford it had many acts play live, together with interviews
and filmed reports. Pretty much like The Tube, but without the atmosphere and humour.
The first show kicked off with a strong line-up with The Respond/Style Council Tour
live in the studio, plus The Specials in Bristol and The Fun Boy Three. The show
tended to target chart artists like Smash Hits, rather than break anyone new like
A worthy replacement, but the low-key presentation style wasn't popular and the producers
weren't invited back to tender for a second series.