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THE TIN PAN ALLEY SHOW

BBC
6th 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 Stanley Black.

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.