The Slider wrote:very interesting clip
The second part of a two-part BBC Schools documentary from the 'Scene' strand narrated by Sarah Ward, looking at the fortunes of two very different rock bands.
Part one profiled The Sweet at the height of their success - but part two looks at Renia, a North London prog rock group struggling to make an impact, let alone a breakthrough. As we discover, being part-timers didn't exactly help...
Their only album, First Offenders, was released in 1973 - and despite some good reviews and a little Radio 1 airplay, Renia soon disappeared without trace. Infact, they split in the same month as this film was broadcast.
Appropriately, while part one (about The Sweet) was shot in colour, this second programme was made in black and white.
Featuring cameos from 'Whispering' Bob Harris and BBC Radio 1 producer Jeff Griffin.
First broadcast on BBC1 at 2.02pm on Thursday 7th March 1974.
Thanks very much for posting this, John, it was a fascinating watch.
It's just a shame the band weren't very good. Never had a chance really, with those songs.