Monday, January 29, 2007


Revolver on BFI ScreenOnline
Revolver on YouTube

While the birth of punk in 1976 had a seismic impact on British music, television was slow to respond; The Sex Pistols' 'God Save the Queen' was famously banned by Top of the Pops (BBC, 1964-) despite making it to number one. Some of the more housetrained post-punk acts did make it on to The Old Grey Whistle Test (BBC, 1971-87), where they sat uncomfortably among the show's favoured classic rock and prog artists, but it was two programmes outside the mainstream which really engaged with the new scene: Granada's So It Goes (ITV, 1976-77) and ATV's Revolver.


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