Dear William It was called "Discotheque" (Hope I've spelt that right) and was actually the VERY EARLY form of "Lift Off" Diane Graves was the co host for the first two seasons before Ayshea joined and Billy left. It started in the autumn of 1968. I have far more detail about it (At home) if you wish it William. Best Regards A.S.M
Post by William Martin on Jul 23, 2003 15:20:40 GMT
ah discotheque yes thankyou kindly, I read about it in a book on chidrens tv ,which also had lift off, do any recordings exist and which tv company made it? was Ayshea the same actress from "UFO" and what was the owl for.
Dear William Glad I could help. Programme was made by Granada. Sadly only two editions exist officially! both from last season in 1974. About 4th from last show and the very final one. Granada ask over £200 each for a copy - WOW! There is an unofficial segment taped by Andy Scott of the Sweet (Featuring "The Six Teens") you can get it from J Cunningham, 7 The Linkway Brighton (He regulary advertises in "Record Collector") Ayshea IS indeed the same as in U.F.O. The Owl if it is a puppet is Olly Beak who alongside Dog partner Fred Barker who were the comedy double inter song act in the shows later seasons. There was also Muriel the cow who was based affectionatly on the lovely Muriel Young; the shows producer. Hope this is of help. Regards A.S.M
Post by William Martin on Jul 28, 2003 17:03:48 GMT
thanks most interesting its a shame that there are so few of us that searching for all missing episodes is so difficult and slow. But if the bbc are monitoring this web site they now know how popuar totp is and perhaps the archive will be given a few more resourses.
Post by Laurence Piper on Aug 10, 2003 9:22:24 GMT
Zokko? How did THAT get into this thread?!?
It was a children's show (2 series, 1968-70) BBC-1. It has the distinction of being the first real home-grown kid's saturday morning show (it used to go out around midday or just after, before Grandstand).
I remember it well; a sort of potpourri of different features. Zokko was the name of a psychedelic pinball machine that was used as a linking device between features and the "star" of the show. No other presenters were in the studio but there were guests (such as magician Ali Bongo, circus acts etc) and film features on diverse subjects. There was also a serialised adventure "Skayn" (a bit like Dan Dare) told in comic-strip panel form.
Only 2 editions survive from 1970, both from the second (colour)series. I'd love to see them again.