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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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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 42)
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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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The hits just keep on coming..., 17 November 2003
Author: gnb from Berlin

Famous, and rightly so, as the only music programme of its generation to give airtime to obscure, unsigned and alternative bands/artists.

Many a now-famous face were given their first 15 minutes of fame on the "Old Grey Whistle Test" and we have it to thank for introducing vast quantities of quality music to the record buying public.

If you can, get your hands on the special DVD releases celebrating the programme. While the first issue concentrates mainly on famous artists (Meat Loaf, Blondie, Simply Red, Talking Heads) it is the more obscure acts on DVD 2 that are really of interest (Kevin Ayers, Be Bop Deluxe).

So if you can remember Bob Harris, Annie Nightingale, Mark Ellen and David Hepworth first time round then give OGWT another blast. Whereas, if you know nothing about the programme give it a watch any way and ask yourself why we don't have music shows like this anymore!

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