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18th August 1957 - 22nd February 1959

"A non-stop selection from the hit tunes of the day" is how the TV Times pitched this thirty minute show in which guests artists would come in to plug their new disc with occasional dance backing.

Not specifically a rock and roll show but it did include Lonnie Donegan, Petula Clark among others. The show debuted on Sundays at tea-time, but moved to late-night Saturdays, then late-night Sundays for the show's network debut in January 1958. There didn't appear to be a host during its run.