AN OFFICE, somewhere in Television Centre in the early 1980s. “We need something cheap to fill that pesky half hour slot between SIXTY MINUTES and TERRY AND JUNE,” moans one executive. “How about showing pop videos?” suggests another. “But not any ordinary pop videos. How about getting someone to make new pop videos for old songs?” “What, like those by The Beatles?” “That’s right, and The Rolling Stones, and all those other obscure 60s acts who would really benefit from some contemporary exposure on the BBC.” “Sounds interesting.” “Yes, and to introduce them, we can get a really big name from the world of music who’s got their finger on the pulse of popular culture.” “What, like DAVE LEE TRAVIS?” “Perfect!” “And we need a really glittering, eye-catching set, something that sums up the whole old-meets-new theme of the programme.” “What, like a fireplace?” “Spot on!” Gggnnn.