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WHITTAKER’S WORLD OF MUSIC

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10th April 1971 - 3rd July 1971

Hosted by Kenyan singer and whistler Roger Whittaker had previously had his own tea-time series on BBC1 in 1968, Whistle Stop. For this series, produced by Terry Henebery for London Weekend he was joined by regular singers J Vincent Edwards, Ginette Reno and backed by Blue Mink Rhythm, dance troupe Pieces of Eight and The Ladybirds. Broadcasting legend Brian Matthew had been hired as the announcer.


It gave a few popular European musicians and singers airspace among some of the bigger names in British pop music.


Unusually for a programme of this nature all the shows still exist.