TV Pop Diaries
Popular Music on British Television
THE TIN PAN ALLEY SHOW
BBC6th February 1956 - 9th July 1956 (fortnightly)
Bandleader Billy Cotton introduces a regular team of singers including Dennis Lotis
and Shani Wallis with guest performers, all backed up by the orchestra of show creator
It provided early TV exposure for session guitarist Bert Weedon, who would become
a TV regular up until The Beatles era.
Cotton didn't think much of the show, but it did provide experience for him to lead
his own series, Wakey Wakey / The Billy Cotton Band Show.