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GLAM SVENGALI MICKIE MOST produced this punk-pop show, notably fronted by a (as usual) glum bastard PETER COOK laughably pretending to be the manager of the venue it was set in. Co-host, mingling with studio audience, was ROY HARPER. Consisted of C-list punkites (999, Anti-Pasti) interspersed with Cook rambling on and moaning at the pogoing fools and what a selection of “new wave” dances were on offer. Mostly, however, he just looked sumpremely aloof and hateful, from a massive chromakeyed “television set” high above the proles (the flaps on the screen “revolved” to reveal his superimposed face for each link, hence the show’s name).

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  1. Arthur Nibble

    July 30, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    I’ll never forget the look on the face of my dad (who regularly barked “What’s this cr%p?” whenever anything I liked was on ‘Top of the Pops’) when I sneakily got control of the remote and he saw The Lurkers on ‘Revolver’. Priceless!

  2. Lee James Turnock

    May 5, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Directed by Daily Mail film critic Christopher Tookey, fact fans.

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