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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).



  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{30e2395aaf6397fd02d2c79d91a1fe7cbb73158454674890018aee9c53a0cb96}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.

  3. Glenn A

    July 4, 2017 at 11:39 am

    At least ITV tried with a genre of music that would crop up between the AOR and prog rock on Old Grey Whistle Test when most kids were in bed. Also around this time, you had Geordie Scene from Newcastle on Saturday lunchtimes and So It Goes on Granada, so ITV, after a long absence from hip and happening music shows, were back in business. Meanwhile BBC One had the meek and mild Cheggers Plays Pop, usually featuring Cheggers introducing The Dooleys and Junior Choice might as well have been stuck in the Light Programme era.

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