The Tube (1982–1987)

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Series cast summary:
Jools Holland ...
 Himself - Host / ... (121 episodes, 1982-1987)
 Herself - Co-Host / ... (121 episodes, 1982-1987)


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Ken tried to book Half Man Half Biscuit for the show but they could not come as they were seeing their favorite football team Tranmere Rovers at the time. They were offered all kinds of riders to attend, including the production company filming the match for them, which they declined and he even offered to get a helicopter to fly them up for the show and get them back again in time for the second half. Following much effort which ultimately failed, Ken asked them "If you like Tranmere Rovers so much then why don't you write a song about them?", to which they replied "Ken, we don't do love songs." See more »


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apart from the terrible presenters; a superb and much missed alternative channel 4 rock show.
16 April 2004 | by (manchester, england) – See all my reviews

friday evenings were alot more enlightening on the goggle box way back in the early to mid 80s when this excellant series would go out live and then repeated the following sunday. indeed, jools 'nerd' holland, leslie ash (prior to her cosmetic lips suction surgery), jock cow muriel gray and paula yates were a complete pain to sit through though at least one would always then be enthralled by class live acts of the calibre a'la tina turner, simple minds, dire straits, duran duran and many, many more including an early appearrance from a certain yank named madonna. also featured were some fabulous pop videos along with some magnificent commercial breaks. foget 'TOTTP' this was the real mccoy!

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