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Lynn’s Look-In

NO RELATION to the above, here was some other Lynn, hailing from the Tyne-Tees weatherbeat, tramping her way through a regional Saturday morning filler before the whole country sucuumbed to TIWWAS. Theme song laid things bare for all to see, and how bare: “It’s Saturday morning and it’s Lynn’s Look-In, Lynn’s Look-In” went the words, over three-chord idling. Lynn was sensible host, with “wacky” sidekick MALCOLM GERRIE (future head man on THE TUBE) who dressed in teddy boy gear and played the fool. Usual mix of guests, videos and games ensued. Gerrie was later replaced by yet another Tyne-Tees reporter/producer/buffoon, ALASTAIR PIRRIE, who would go on to take credit not only for RAZZAMATAZZ but THE ROXY.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Ken

    October 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Lyn’s Look In was presented by Lyn Spencer who was a continuity announcer on Tyne Tees in the seventies and early eighties. So she did have a surname.

  2. nathan armstrong

    January 23, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    i named the programme in a competition xxx

  3. S.Puckrin

    March 15, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Late 1970s to Early 1980s on ITV (Tyne Tees) ???????????????????????????

    here was some other Lynn, hailing from the Tyne-Tees weatherbeat ???????????????????????

    TV CREME SAYS : She had no Surname ???????????????????????????????

    Who was the Researcher/Know-It-All/Buffoon that put SO much effort into this?
    Some other LYNN?? was, as stated above LYN Spencer who joined Tyne Tees as a 23 year old in 1975 and became popular with viewers as the duty announcer on Saturday mornings.
    Lyn’s Look In for which Spencer was the presenter, researcher and producer began in 1976. Lyn’s Look In remained on-air until 1979 when Spencer took maternity leave to have her first child.
    She returned to Tyne Tees later in the year to present Check It Out, a local teenage magazine show, alongside future Top of the Pops producer Chris Cowey. The series, which ran until 1982, is best remembered for an appearance by punk group Public Image Ltd., during which John Lydon walked out.
    In 1981, Spencer became co-presenter (alongside Alistair Pirrie) for the networked children’s pop programme, Razzmatazz. She presented two series of the show before leaving Tyne Tees in 1983 to join Metro Radio.
    LYN is married to BBC Radio Newcastle presenter Paddy MacDee with three children.

    Hope the rest of your site is not as lazily produced as this page.

    • Joanne Gray

      February 19, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      Lyn was originally married to Tyne Tees sports reporter and Roger DeCourcey lookalike Roger Tames.

  4. S.Puckrin

    March 15, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Oh and one final point.
    …..before the whole country sucuumbed to TIWWAS ???

    Tyne Tees was the last region to “Sucuumb” to Tiswas and took only the final year before its Axing

  5. Drew

    April 19, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Christ!! An American that grew up in UK in late 70’s, fucking surfed this as a goof!! Remember Lyns Look In!

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