Best ever music program on UK TV

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

What are your three favourite ever music shows on UK TV?

Six-five special
0
No votes
Ready Steady Go
1
3%
Top of The Pops
10
25%
Lift off with Ayshea
0
No votes
Old Grey Whistle Test
11
28%
Revolver
1
3%
So it Goes
1
3%
Get It Together
1
3%
Marc
0
No votes
The Tube
10
25%
The Word
1
3%
Later with Jools Holland
4
10%
 
Total votes: 40

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Re: Best ever music program on UK TV

Postby Hugh » 11 Apr 2017, 18:50

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Re: Best ever music program on UK TV

Postby Darkness_Fish » 11 Apr 2017, 20:13

I take it this means regular show, rather than one-off special or miniseries, such as BBC4's semi-regular documentaries (particularly the first episode of the one on electronic music). I'm glad to see a general dislike of Jools Holland and Later around here, the awkward, sweaty, interminably boogie-woogying twat. I can't remember seeing much in the way of decent music tv in my lifetime, though obviously there's clips of decent performances from The Old Grey Whistle Test, The Tube, and obscure Granada shows featuring Tony Wilson.

I did used to watch ITV's The Chart Show occasionally in my youth, because about once a month they would feature the indie chart, which was just about the only chance of hearing something different on TV, even if they only played one song (always a video), but you'd get a snippet of The Happy Flowers or something equally not pleasant.
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Re: Best ever music program on UK TV

Postby Rayge » 11 Apr 2017, 20:28

Just one vote (mine) for RSG? Bloody kids.
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Re: Best ever music program on UK TV

Postby COLIN LAND » 11 Apr 2017, 20:54

I sometimes wonder why Jools Holland attracts such hatred. Granted, he IS sort of a dick, but he's featured quite a lot of great bands over the years and he doesn't really play boogie-woogie over all of them...

The Hogmanay show he still puts together every year is an absolute cradle of stinking shit, mind.
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Re: Best ever music program on UK TV

Postby fire and fueryIre » 11 Apr 2017, 21:11

DADDY-O wrote:I sometimes wonder why Jools Holland attracts such hatred. Granted, he IS sort of a dick, but he's featured quite a lot of great bands over the years and he doesn't really play boogie-woogie over all of them...

The Hogmanay show he still puts together every year is an absolute cradle of stinking shit, mind.


Not sure if being in Squeeze for about five minutes and giving it the old boogie-woogie joanna on one track of The The's Soul Mining counts as "a lot of great bands", but hey each to his own...
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Re: Best ever music program on UK TV

Postby fire and fueryIre » 11 Apr 2017, 21:12

There you go, Coany, you can have this one on me!


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Re: Best ever music program on UK TV

Postby Hugh » 11 Apr 2017, 21:12

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DADDY-O wrote:I sometimes wonder why Jools Holland attracts such hatred. Granted, he IS sort of a dick, but he's featured quite a lot of great bands over the years and he doesn't really play boogie-woogie over all of them...

The Hogmanay show he still puts together every year is an absolute cradle of stinking shit, mind.


Not sure if being in Squeeze for about five minutes and giving it the old boogie-woogie joanna on one track of The The's Soul Mining counts as "a lot of great bands", but hey each to his own...


Featured a lot of great bands on the show. Not IN a lot of great bands.

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Re: Best ever music program on UK TV

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Re: Best ever music program on UK TV

Postby Deebank » 12 Apr 2017, 09:37

At least he doesn't often sing.
Jools and his 'Millionaires' supported The Police at Deeside Leisure Centre the second time I saw them and he has this dreadful slightly speeded up sounding voice, a bit like a dwarf's.
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Re: Best ever music program on UK TV

Postby Canis lupus » 12 Apr 2017, 11:58

"...Get It Together" :lol: blimey that theme tune
You forgot Razamatazz and Hold Tight (with the fat bald fella from Bad Manners)


...seriously, series one of the White Room on Channel 4 was very good (1995: when Mark Radcliffe was the only presenter): great mix of live performances and archive clips. One show had Sparks (+Suede guitarist), Prince and Portishead live in studio, with clips of Otis Redding and Pink Floyd (Arnold Layne). It was probably the weekly best music programme I've ever watched.

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Re: Best ever music program on UK TV

Postby Canis lupus » 12 Apr 2017, 11:59

Deebank wrote:At least he doesn't often sing.
Jools and his 'Millionaires' supported The Police at Deeside Leisure Centre the second time I saw them and he has this dreadful slightly speeded up sounding voice, a bit like a dwarf's.


What year was that, D?

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Re: Best ever music program on UK TV

Postby Canis lupus » 12 Apr 2017, 12:01

...you also forgot Supersonic from the list, BTW

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Re: Best ever music program on UK TV

Postby Canis lupus » 12 Apr 2017, 12:02

And Oxford Road Show (pretty important that one). Tut tut

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Re: Best ever music program on UK TV

Postby Deebank » 12 Apr 2017, 12:22

:{ wrote:
Deebank wrote:At least he doesn't often sing.
Jools and his 'Millionaires' supported The Police at Deeside Leisure Centre the second time I saw them and he has this dreadful slightly speeded up sounding voice, a bit like a dwarf's.


What year was that, D?


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Re: Best ever music program on UK TV

Postby Moleskin » 12 Apr 2017, 12:29

Later is the only remaining music show on British TV. It does have a dreadful presenter (though I think he's got worse as the years have gone on), but it has featured a lot of great music over the years.

The Tube of course also featured Jools prominently.
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Re: Best ever music program on UK TV

Postby Deebank » 12 Apr 2017, 12:42

Moleskin wrote:Later is the only remaining music show on British TV. It does have a dreadful presenter (though I think he's got worse as the years have gone on), but it has featured a lot of great music over the years.

The Tube of course also featured Jools prominently.


And quite a lot of shit music too - I remember Paul Young featuring prominently.
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Re: Best ever music program on UK TV

Postby Deebank » 12 Apr 2017, 12:50

Still it would be nice if they re-ran them all like they are with TOTP.

I missed lots because they showed the Tube at 10 in Wales on S4C.
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Re: Best ever music program on UK TV

Postby The Great Defector » 12 Apr 2017, 13:16

When did Later with Jools Holland start going down hill your opinions?
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Re: Best ever music program on UK TV

Postby fire and fueryIre » 12 Apr 2017, 13:26

The Great Defector wrote:When did Later with Jools Holland start going down hill your opinions?



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Re: Best ever music program on UK TV

Postby The Fish » 15 Apr 2017, 10:49

LIke most here i grew up with TOTP but watching reruns now is quite cringeworthy. Most of those Radio 1 DJs really were a bunch of wankers weren't they. Watching Peelie deadpanning it is still a delight though.

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