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Tyne Tees
4th May 1960 - 22nd June 1960

One of the first regional early evening pop shows, hosted by Valerie Masters (former singer with Ray Ellington), Ray Cousins and Jimmy Savile, who apparently decided to dye his hair a different colour each week. Dennis Ringrowe was the musical director.

Scheduled for an eight week run the show included music and comedy aimed at the youth audience and would according to Disc magazine feature "an LP record quiz, a teenage fashion contest and a record request session".