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Series 1: 1st April 1961 to 17th June 1961

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  • Saturday 1st April 1961 5:45 - 6:10 first edition

    (not networked)
    Host: Pete Murray

    Hughie Green: The Puppet Song (illustrated by the Peter Darell Dancers)
    Anne Shelton: I Will Light A Candle
    The Five Dallas Boys: One Finger One Thumb

    Allan Bruce From TV Times : A new “pop” record show in which the stars sing their latest hits and introduce new recording artists for whom they forecast Top Twenty success.

    Settings by Patrick Downing
    Directed by Philip Jones

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  • Saturday 8th April 1961 5:45 – 6:10 pm

    (not networked)
    Host: Pete Murray

    Benny Hill -- Transistor Radio
    Dickie Valentine -- How Unlucky Can You Be
    Jess Conrad -- This Pullover

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  • Saturday 15th April 1961 5:45 – 6:10 pm

    (not networked)
    Host: Keith Fordyce

    Petula Clark -- Welcome Home
    Michael Holliday -- The Miracle of Monday Morning
    Mark Wynter -- Exclusively Yours

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  • Saturday 22nd April 1961 5:45 – 6:10 pm

    (not networked)
    Host: Pete Murray

    Beverley Sisters -- Goodnight My Someone
    Craig Douglas -- A Hundred Pounds of Clay
    Billy Fury -- Halfway To Paradise
    Anita Scott -- Come On And Dance With Me
    Danny Williams -- We Will Never Be as Young as This Again

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  • Saturday 29th April 1961 5:45 – 6:10 pm

    (not networked)
    Host: Pete Murray

    Marty Wilde -- When Does It Get To Be Love
    The Allisons -- Words
    Mike Preston -- Marry Me
    Johnnie Lee -- Lonely Joe
    Ken Kirkham -- A Kiss In Time (Can Save A Broken Heart)
    Jeannie Lambe -- Billy (I Always Dream Of Bill)

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  • Saturday 6th May 1961

    (not networked)
    Host: Pete Murray

    Adam Faith -- Easy Going Me
    Matt Monro -- Can this Be Love?
    The John Barry Seven -- The Magnificent Seven
    Gerry Dorsey -- Big Wheel
    Susan Grey -- But Does He Love Me?
    Ken Jones -- On The Rebound

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  • Saturday 13th May 1961 5:45 – 6:10 pm

    Host: Pete Murray

    Alma Cogan -- Cowboy Jimmy Joe
    Emile Ford --  Half Of My Heart
    Ian Menzies and the Clyde Valley Stompers -- Black Angus
    Patti Brook -- When The Red, Red Robin
    Jimmy Justice -- When Love Has Left You
    Gary Marshal -- Ev'ry Chance I Get
    Gene Vincent -- She She Little Sheila

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  • Saturday 20th May 1961 5:45 – 6:10 pm

    (not networked)
    Host: Pete Murray

    Russ Conway -- Pablo
    Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr -- How Wonderful To Know
    The Shadows -- The Frightened City
    The Brook Brothers -- Little Bitty Heart
    Eddie Falcon -- Lida Rose
    Julie Rayne -- Green With Envy Purple With Passion White With Anger Scarlet With Fever What Were You Doin' In His Arms Last Night Blues
    Dave Sampson -- Easy To Dream

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  • Saturday 27th May 1961 5:45 – 6:10 pm

    (not networked)
    Host: Pete Murray

    Ronnie Hilton -- Guilty
    Johnny Kidd and the Pirates -- Linda Lu
    George Chisholm and the Tradsters -- Jazzing on a Scale
    Cleo Laine -- You'll Answer To me
    Audrey Jeans -- How Lovely To Be A Woman
    The Springfields -- Dear John

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  • Saturday 3rd June 1961 5:45 – 6:10 pm

    (not networked)
    Host: Pete Murray

    Shirley Bassey -- You'll Never Know
    Robert Earl -- April Serenade
    The Temperance Seven -- Pasadena
    Tony Brent -- Is It Too Late?
    David Lisbon -- Deer Stalker
    Billie Lane -- Ev'ry Chance I Get
    Michael Hill --

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  • Saturday 10th June 1961 5:45 – 6:10 pm

    (not networked)
    Host: Pete Murray

    Ivor Emmanuel -- The Sound of Music
    Gary Miller -- The Story Behind My Tears
    Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra -- Spanish Harlem
    The Dudley Moore Trio -- Strictly for the Birds
    Valerie Mountain -- Gentle Christ
    Lance Fortune -- Who's Gonna Tell Me
    Jimmy Crawford -- Love or Money

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  • Saturday 17th June 1961 5:45 - 6:10 (final edition of Series 1)
    (Broadcast at 19.40 as an episode of Big Night Out)

    Presenter: Pete Murray

    Petula Clark -- Romeo
    Alma Cogan -- With You In Mind
    Tommy Cooper -- Don't Jump Off The Roof Dad
    Freddie Earlle --
    Michael Holliday -- I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
    The Kaye Sisters -- Palma De Majorca
    The Mudlarks -- When Mexico Gave Up The Rumba
    The Temperance Seven -- Pasadena
    Jeannie Lambe -- Billy (I Always Dream Of Bill)
    Helen Shapiro -- You Don't Know
    Danny Williams -- The Miracle Of You

    Previously, at 17.45 there was a one-off episode of Spin-A-Disc, which later became a segment of Thank Your Lucky Stars:

    Host: Jimmy Young
    Guest DJ: Alan Freeman
    Teenage Team of Experts:
    Gloria Johnson
    Keith Knight
    Delia Seaborn
    Melvin Sims

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