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September 1971 (UK) See more »
Contemporary music show featuring live performances and interviews with an emphasis on album acts.
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Bob Harris ... Himself - Presenter / ... (22 episodes, 1972-1979)
Anne Nightingale ... Herself - Presenter (14 episodes, 1978-1982)

Series Directed by
Tom Corcoran (9 episodes, 1975-1985)
Colin Strong (3 episodes, 1971-1974)
John Burrowes (3 episodes, 1978-1981)
Series Produced by
Michael Appleton .... producer (13 episodes, 1971-1981)
John Burrowes .... producer (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Series Film Editing by
Michael Appleton (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Series Production Design by
Sarah Parkinson (1 episode, 1985)
Leslie Stephenson (1 episode, 1985)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jill Sinclair .... director's assistant (1 episode, 1980)
Series Sound Department
John Mooney .... sound (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Gareth Hall .... sound assistant (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Wiggins .... television lighting consultant (1 episode, 1980)
John Dixon .... lighting (1 episode, 1985)
Garth Tucker .... camera supervisor (1 episode, 1985)
Series Editorial Department
Priscilla Hoadley .... vision mixer (1 episode, 1985)
Laurie McDowell .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1985)
Francisco Sancha .... vision mixer (1 episode, 1985)
Series Other crew
Philip Jenkinson .... archival film source (1 episode, 1971)
David G. Croft .... production team (1 episode, 1985)
Nichola Hegarty .... production team (1 episode, 1985)
Tony Mutimer .... technical co-ordinator (1 episode, 1985)
Tony Ravenscraig .... floor manager (1 episode, 1985)
Karen Rosie .... production assistant (1 episode, 1985)

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The series was accused of being slow to catch on to the popularity of punk acts. Host Bob Harris was even physically attacked by Sid Vicious in March 1977 because of his perceived antipathy towards the genre. Harris admits he became "the symbol of everything they hated". In 1978 Anne Nightingale took over from him because she was regarded as more receptive to the new music.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A unique collection of live song performances, 24 April 2003
Author: foxybyproxy from Long Beach, CA

This collection of performances from the 70's to the 90's includes some classic songs by everyone from Randy Newman to the Damned. Classic footage of the New York Dolls, Captain Beefheart, Iggy Pop, the Ramones and others make this a must have for any music fan. It's monaural but the quality is still very good and most performances are live.

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