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First - a small diversion. A fab British-style pop programme called 'The Beat Club' ran on German television between 1965 and 1972. Click on the image for a RealPlayer clip and here for an episode listing.

Now - back to the U.K. ...........

THE FRANKIE VAUGHAN SHOW
( ATV ) 1965

A music series produced by Colin Clews for the debonair, high-kicking 'moonlight man'.

Sonny Greenwich - not from show


COMMONWEALTH JAZZ CLUB
( BBC2 ) 1965

This was a sister program to Jazz 625 and was also produced by Terry Henerby, running for 4 half-hour episodes from 2nd to 30th September on Thursdays 10:30-11:00 p.m. The CBC cooperated with the BBC and Australia's ABC to produce this series of performances. Canadians contributed two segments, with radio announcer Phil McKellar as host for both. In one, he introduced the Jimmy Dale Orchestra and the Sonny Greenwich Quartet, with guitar legend Sonny Greenwich, Doug Willson on bass, Bob Angus on piano, and Jerry Fuller on drums. The other Canadian show presented the Tony Collacott Trio, with Collacott playing piano, Bob Puce on bass, and Ricky Manus on drums, and the Rob McConnell Quartet, in which trombonist McConnell was supported by Ed Bickert on guitar, Bill Butto on bass, and Bruck Farquhar on drums.


THE BEATLES
( Station unknown ) 1965 - 1968

Produced by TVC-London / Canawest / King Features / Artransa-Graphik. Directed by George Dunning II, this was an Australian / U.K. animated show featuring the music of the Fab Four. John and George's speaking voices were provided by Paul Frees while Lance Percival 'did' Paul and Ringo.

Donovan - not from show

A BOY CALLED DONOVAN

( Station Unknown ) 1965

A black and white 'promotional' documentary about the British Folk Singer.

BIG BEAT '65

( ABC ) 18th April 1965

Actually the NME Poll Winners Concert recorded at the Empire Pool, Wembley on 12th February and featuring performances including The Beatles, Dusty Springfield and The Rolling Stones.


CLIFF AND THE SHADOWS
( ATV ) 1965

Cliff again, this time supported by the Shadows, with the Malcolm Clare dancers, the Mike Sammes Singers and Jack Parnell's orchestra. Series produced by Colin Clews.

Sandie Shaw - not from show - Official Website

THE SMASHING SANDIE SHAW
( not known ) 1965

'On her own... One of the brightest new girls on the music scene'. No other details - probably a one-off show


FRANK IFIELD SINGS
( ATV ) 1965

A new TV series for Frank, concentrating more on his vocal talents than previous shows. The backing, as for many of his appearances, was provided by the Jack Parnell orchestra and the Mike Sammes Singers with the Pamela Devis dancers. Series producer was Jon Scoffield.


HERE COME THE POP STARS
( Associated Rediffusion ) 1965

Director: Rollo Gamble

A showcase series in which pop stars mimed to their current chart hits.

E.P.

THE KATHY KIRBY SHOW
( BBC1 ) 1965

Kathy sang the six U.K. hopefuls for the Eurovision Song Contest on a special show: I'll Try Not To Cry, Sometimes, My Only Love, I Won't Let You, One Day, and the eventual Eurovision entry, I Belong.

Millie Small (not from programme)


MILLIE IN JAMAICA
( Associated Rediffusion ) 6th January 1965

Director: Rollo Gamble

Producer: Elkan Allan

A documentary-style one hour 'special' on the story and homecoming of Millie Small who had a big chart success with 'My Boy Lollipop'.


THE BACHARACH SOUND
( Granada Television ) 14th April 1965

Director: Philip Casson

Producer: John Hamp

This special starring Burt Bacharach was recorded at the Chelsea Palace studios. Guests were Chuck Jackson, The Merseybeats, The Searchers, Dusty Springfield and Dionne Warwick.


THE SOUND OF MOTOWN
( Associated Rediffusion ) 28th April 1965

Director: Rollo Gamble

Dusty Springfield introduced Motown recording stars Martha and The Vandellas, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, The Supremes, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder.


THE GLAD RAG BALL
( ATV ) 8th December 1965

Jimmy Tarbuck introduced this cabaret from the London Students Carnival held at the Empire Pool, Wembley. Acts included Donovan, Frankie Vaughan and The Who.


THE MUSIC OF LENNON AND McCARTNEY
( Granada Television ) 15th December 1965

Director: Philip Casson

Producer: John Hamp

A special program which featured John and Paul introducing favourite versions of their own songs. Stars also appearing were The Beatles, Cilla Black, Tony Crombie, Marianne Faithfull ( pictured ), Peter and Gordon, Esther Phillips, Billy J.Kramer and The Dakotas, and Peter Sellers. The George Martin Orchestra provided musical backing with choreography by the Pamela Devis Dancers. 


New Christy Minstrels - not from show


THE NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS
( Southern Television) 1965

A series featuring the American folk group. Musical director for the group, Mike Settle, left in the mid-60's and took some other members of the group with him, including Kenny Rogers, and together they formed a very successful group, the First Edition. Gravel-voiced lead singer Barry McGuire went on to perform as a solo act and hit big with his own number one song in 1965, Eve Of Destruction.


THE JULIE ANDREWS SHOW
( American production screened by BBC1 ) 24th December 1965

Producer: Alan Handley

An American Christmas special for the musical star with backing from the Irwin Kostal orchestra. The program received a repeat showing on 31st December 1967.




GADZOOKS! IT'S ALL HAPPENING
( BBC2 ) 1965

Replacing 'THE BEAT ROOM' this was another pop showcase which was presented by Alan David and Christine Holmes ( who also co-hosted the popular children's programme 'CRACKERJACK! ). The Beat Girls remained as the dancers.

After five months it was renamed

GADZOOKS! IT'S THE IN-CROWD

which had Lulu co-presenting with Alan David. Marianne Faithfull also did a stint as resident guest host.
It was eventually renamed just plain

GADZOOKS!


THE VAL DOONICAN SHOW
( BBC1 ) 1965 - 1969

Producer: John Ammonds

A middle of the road music show featuring the laid back soft-voiced Irish crooner with special guests. Musical backing was by the Ken Thorne orchestra ( 65 / 66 ) and the Peter Knight orchestra ( 67 / 69 ) with the Cliff Adams Singers on backing vocals.


A WHOLE SCENE GOING
( BBC1 ) 1966

Premiering on 5th January, 'Scene' was a youth music and fashion show presented by Barry Fantoni and featuring Lulu as the regular guest star. Pop personalities including Mickie Most and Pete Townshend were subjected to quite searching interviews in the 'Hot Seat' feature and it was on this programme that Twiggy made her first TV appearance.


DUSTY
( BBC1 ) 1966 - 1967

Which was more of a solo vehicle for her wonderful talents rather than a pop music show but carried its share of guest stars such as Tom Jones and Jose Feliciano. Produced by Stanley Dorfman, the series ran for two seasons, Aug-Sep 66 and Aug-Sep 67. Musical backing was provided by the Johnny Pearson orchestra with Madeline Bell, Lesley Duncan and Margaret Stredder on backing vocals.

Albert Ayler, not from show.


Jazz Goes To College
( BBC2 ) 1966 - 1967

A short series highlighting concerts in various colleges and universities.


TOM JONES
( ATV ) 1966 - 1967

Producer 1966 - Colin Clews Producer 1967 - Alan Tarrant

Two series of half hour shows with the Jones boy doing his action-packed thing. Musical backing was by the Jack Parnell orchestra.


THE DICKIE VALENTINE SHOW
( ATV ) 1966 - 1967

Two series for this talented singer, who started as a door boy at the Palladium and hit stardom in the late Fifties. Both series were produced by Dick Leeman, the 1967 shows featuring Pan's People with choreography by Flick Colby. Sadly, Dickie was to die in a car crash at a young age.

Cilla Black (not from show)


CILLA AT THE SAVOY
( Associated Rediffusion ) 6th July 1966

John Robins produced this Cilla spectacular, televised from the Savoy Hotel during her 6-week cabaret season . Musical backing was by the George Martin orchestra, with the Peter Gordeno dancers appearing.


THIS IS PETULA CLARK
( BBC1 ) 1966 - 1968

Producer: Yvonne Littlewood

Six show series featuring the Anglo-French 'Downtown' girl's versatile vocals with musical backing by the Harry Rabinowitz orchestra. Special guests were:
Claude Francois, Raphael, Connie Frobuss, Fred Bongusto, Sven Atmonson and Les Surfs.

AS YOU LIKE IT
( Southern Television ) 1967

A Mike Mansfield-produced series of shows hosted by Don Moss featuring the likes of Billy Fury, Jonathan King, The Monkees, Paul and Barry Ryan and Sandie Shaw.


DODDY'S MUSIC BOX
( ABC Television ) 1967 - 1968

The series starred Ken Dodd with David Hamilton and guests including Tom Jones, Adam Faith, Peter and Gordon, Vince Hill and Julie Rogers.

Kathy Kirby - not from show


HERE COMES KATHY
( ATV ) 1st March 1967

Producer: John Scoffield

A 'special' show for Kathy Kirby, a much under-rated songstress. Musical backing from the Jack Parnell orchestra and the Wilfred Johns Singers with guests Tommy Bruce, Clinton Ford and Daniel Remy. Choreography featured the Malcolm Goddard dancers.


THE HEART OF SHOW BUSINESS
( ATV ) 26th March 1967

A special Easter Sunday charity performance in aid of the Aberfan Disaster Appeal, televised from Elstree Studios and produced by Alan Tarrant. The show featured many stars including Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Lulu, Tommy Steele and Frankie Vaughan.

Pet Clark from her TV series


PETULA CLARK
( BBC1 ) 22nd April 1967

A special televised performance recorded on March 5th at 'The Talk Of The Town'. The programme was produced by Yvonne Littlewood with musical direction by Harry Rabinowitz and backing by The Breakaways.




THE MONKEES
( Screen Gems / Raybert Productions / NBC shown via BBC1 ) 1967

Created by Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider - various directors

Hey Hey we're the Monkees - zany American music show starring the created-for-television pop group of the same name. America's answer to The Beatles had their own zany TV series, each of the 58 x 30-minute episodes featuring madcap sketches and at least two plugs for their songs. The Monkees, recruited from adverts in trade newspapers, were: Davy Jones ( who appeared in 'Coronation Street' ), Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz who ( if you're old enough! ) you may remember as 'Circus Boy' in a fifties television series. The pilot show was called 'Here Come The Monkees' and was screened on 14th November 1966. The first series ran from 31st December 1966 to 24th june 1967 and the second from 13th September 1967 to 13th june 1968.






DEE TIME
( BBC1 ) 4th April 1967 - 20th December 1969

Director: Sydney Lotterby

Producer: Terry Henebery

30 - 45 minutes

Ex - pirate radio D.J. Simon Dee (real name Carl (Cyril?) Nicholas Henty-Dodd) presented this new-look chat and entertainment show, aimed primarily at the teen market and featured a wide variety of guests from the world of entertainment and music. Originally on Tuesdays and Thursdays, it was eventually promoted to prime-time Saturday evenings. Just the first show alone included Lance Percival, Libby Morris, Kiki Dee, Cat Stevens and Jimi Hendrix, and at its height was pulling in 15 million viewers! It was transmitted first from Manchester and later from London until 1969 when there was a general media reversal from praise to public criticism over an investigation of his political activity by police as part of a probe into alleged breaches of election law by the “free radio” lobby. Following this, and alleged excessive wage demands, the BBC did not renew his contract. The memorable opening and closing credits showed Simon arriving by, and jumping into his E-type Jaguar, respectively. Lachlan Gow tells me "A beautiful young lady was driving, she stopped the car and he jumped in over the top. There was a lot of concern afterwards when it was revealed that as he jumped, he folded his legs beneath him and landed in the car, but his (left) foot snagged the top of the car door and he injured it as a result". Presumably only the single take then? Canadian-born Simon also co-presented the Miss World contest in 1967 and a short-lived show for LWT - 'The Simon Dee Show', in 1970.


MAX BYGRAVES
( Granada Television ) 7th November 1967

Director: David Warwick

Producer: John Hamp

A one-off special for Max with guests Amen Corner and The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.


OUR WORLD
( BBC1 ) 25th June 1967

This was a worldwide satellite link-up by the BBC hosted by Cliff Michelmore, the highlights of which included a performance of 'All You Need Is Love' by The Beatles and also featured a studio crammed with the top names in British pop music


MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
( BBC1 ) 26th December 1967 ( black and white )

This was a Beatles movie made specially for television. Fifty minutes of the Fab Four involved in a fantasy bus ride around the country with loads of psychedelia. The cast included Ivor Cutler, Jessie Robins, Mandy West, Nat Jackley and Victor Spinetti. The program was repeated in colour on BBC2 on 5th January 1968.

Val Doonican - show promo photo


THE VAL DOONICAN SHOW
( BBC1 ) 1967 - 1970

A middle of the road country music show featuring Val, often in duet with his guests. The show's 'trademarks' were Val's colourful sweaters and his end-of-the-show rocking chair


THE ROLF HARRIS SHOW
( BBC1 ) 1967 - 1970

Although a general entertainment show featuring the many talents of the old didgeridoo, it was notable for its 1967 'Song For Europe' section which featured prospective Eurovision songs performed by Sandie Shaw, including the eventual winner 'Puppet On A String'. The show was produced by Stewart Morris. The Eurovision preview mantle was taken over by Cilla Black

photo (c) Chris Walter: photofeatures.com used with permission

THE SCOTT WALKER SHOW
( BBC ) 1968

A showcase series for the superb voice of Scott Walker after the break-up of the Walker Brothers. No other information
Scott Walker photos are reproduced by kind permission of Chris Walter who has many more great images on his site at photofeatures.com


TIME FOR BLACKBURN
( SOUTHERN ) 1968 - 1969

Networked Southern TV music show hosted by Tony Blackburn - no other information. Tony is pictured left, in 1968, with Roger Daltrey, possibly from the show.

CILLA
( BBC1 ) 1968 - 1969

Another example of the wave of girl power. Her weekly entertainment show included guests like Tom Jones and Donovan and the Eurovision section came up with 'Congratulations' for Cliff Richard.


JAZZ AT THE MALTINGS
( BBC2 ) 1968 - 1969

A 25 minute series produced by Terry Henebery and introduced by Benny Green, filmed at the Aldeburgh Festival Concert Hall. The shows featured Buddy Rich, Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie and The Newport All-Stars.


COLOUR ME POP
( BBC2 ) 1968 - 1969

Edited by Rowan Ayers, this started as a 25 minute spin-off segment of the Steve Turner-produced Late Night Line-Up. The first edition on 7/9/68 featured The Hollies and, as it became a program in its own right from 2/11/68 featured bands such as The Nice, Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and The Trinity, Love Sculpture and Jethro Tull. It was superseded in January 1970 by DISCO2 presented by Tommy Vance but still continued its slightly 'off-centre' approach to pop as BBC2 tended to do.


THE DOORS: THE DOORS ARE OPEN
( Granada Television ) 1968

Documentary programme on The Doors - Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore, made for television and released on video in 1992. The film, directed by John Sheppard, contains interviews, performance footage from a concert at London's 'Roundhouse' and music over newsreel clips reflecting the events of the day: statements by leading American politicians, including Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, on the Vietnam war and episodes of protest including the violent demonstration outside the American Embassy in London's Grosvenor Square. Unknown when, or if, actually transmitted.






LULU'S BACK IN TOWN
( BBC1 ) 1968

A summer entertainment show produced by John Ammonds and hosted by the wee lassie featured guests including the Everly Brothers, Lou Rawls and The Alan Price Set. Musical backing was by the Peter Knight orchestra with the Ladybirds on backing vocals. Lulu also made a similar series later in the year entitled




HAPPENING FOR LULU
( BBC1 ) 1968 - 1969

This was followed by another series of shows the following year simply titled LULU featuring 'A Song For Europe' entries which were performed by Lulu, the winner being 'Boom Bang-A-Bang'. This series was produced by Stanley Dorfman with musical backing provided by the Johnny Harris orchestra. Resident dancers were the legendary 60s / 70s dance troupe 'Pan's People'.

Moira Anderson - not from show


MOIRA ANDERSON SINGS
( BBC1 ) 1968

Producer: Eddie Fraser

A series featuring the Scots lassie first seen on Andy Stewart's 'The White Heather Club' and a regular on Hogmanay shows.


THE SANDIE SHAW SUPPLEMENT
( BBC1 ) 1st September to 1st November 1968

A short series showcasing Sandie's repertoire, featuring the barefooted babe doing cover versions of all types of songs and styles through a six-show series. An album of the same name was subsequently released featuring some of the material she had sung, including 'Route 66', 'Homeward Bound', 'Scarborough Fair', 'Right To Cry','The Same Things','Our Song Of Love','Satisfaction','Words','Remember Me','Change Of Heart','Aranjuez Mon Amour' and 'What Now My Love'.


ALL MY LOVING
( BBC1 ) 3rd November 1968

A film about popular music and the teenage scene by Tony Palmer, presented as an individual documentary episode in the 'Omnibus' television series




DISCOTHEQUE
( Granada Television ) 1969

A short-lived children's pop music show hosted by the attractive, dusky-skinned Ayshea Brough ( who also starred as a 'Skydiver' operative in Gerry Anderson's futuristic TV series 'UFO' ) before moving on to

LIFT OFF !
( Granada Television ) 1969 - 1972

which was later to be called ' Lift Off With Ayshea Brough', starting on 5th November 1969. Initially co-presented by Graham Bonney the show featured current chart hits and new talent. Guests included Long John Baldry and the gorgeous Susan Maughan. For a short period, the show was co-hosted by Billy J.Kramer. This was essentially a younger person's program and ran alongside the later evening pop shows.

IT'S THE BACHELORS
( ATV ) 1969

A series for the popular talented Irish singing trio produced by Albert Locke.


THE ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK SHOW
( ATV ) 1969

A showcase series for sideburned crooner Gerry Dorsey produced by Colin Clews. Hump's guests included old pal Tom Jones. Backing artists were the Mike Sammes Singers, the Jack Parnell orchestra and the Paddy Stone Dancers.

Max Bygraves (not from show)


MAX
( Thames Television ) 1969

A half-hour series starring Max Bygraves with backing from the Geoff Love orchestra featuring pianist Bob Dixon. Vocal backing was by the Mike Sammes Singers. Series producer was William G.Stewart who has more recently been hosting the 15 to 1 quiz program.


THIS IS TOM JONES
( ATV ) 1969 - 1970

Two series for the now international performer, produced by John Scoffield. Various guest stars appeared each week. Guests for the 9th February 1969 show were Mary Hopkin, Peter Sellers and The Moody Blues. Musical backing was provided by the Jack Parnell orchestra with The Mike Sammes Singers on vocals.

Ronnie Scott (left) not from show


JAZZ SCENE
( BBC2 ) 1969 - 1970

A weekly 'magazine' series, produced by Terry Henerby, featuring Britain's top jazz artists performing at the Ronnie Scott Club.


THE STONES IN THE PARK
( Granada Television ) 2nd September 1969

Director: Leslie Woodhead

Producer: Jo Durden-Smith

A documentary, including the performance, of the free concert given to 500,000 fans by The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park in July 1969. Over 12 hours of film was shot, and edited down to 55 minutes by Gerry Dow.


THE HERB ALPERT SHOW
( ATV ) 24th December 1969

A special performance televised from the Royal Festival Hall, produced by Albert Locke.

Not from show


THE TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD SHOW
( ATV ) 31st December 1969

Director: Albert Locke

Producers: Digby Wolfe and Bob Wynn

The last music offering of the decade from ATV was a special for the legendary American country singer with guests Davy Jones and Harry Secombe. Musical backing was by the Jack Parnell orchestra with The Mike Sammes Singers on vocals.

Gimme Shelter


POP GO THE SIXTIES
( BBC1 ) 31st December 1969

Likewise from the BBC, a show recorded at Television Centre featuring some of the top acts of the Sixties, including The Rolling Stones performing 'Gimme Shelter' (left) and The Kinks.


IT'S CLIFF RICHARD
( BBC1 ) December 1969 to 1972

The first series for the Peter Pan of pop which was planned to run for more than a single season. Seen here with Una Stubbs, who frequently appeared with him in his films and shows.



  
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