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Had seen this posted on the forum before but couldn't find it. Filmed playing Too Much Pressure at Pebble Mill Studios in Birmingham.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPfg_QN3yKQ

Ah, the early days of 'Youth television'. It's as though they've fused Game For A Laugh with 'Nozin' Aroun' from The Young Ones (i.e. see below). Laughing

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ojr40
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It's super cheesy looking back, but at the time to have an early evening show run by and for 'the yoof' was cutting edge.

Toyah Wilcox often presented Look Hear and used to constantly stick her tongue out straight into the camera which disgusted my parents Very Happy
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It's super cheesy looking back, but at the time to have an early evening show run by and for 'the yoof' was cutting edge.

Toyah Wilcox often presented Look Hear and used to constantly stick her tongue out straight into the camera which disgusted my parents Very Happy


Indeed. For anyone in any youth tribe back in 1980, the likes of 'Supersonic' and 'Get It Together really was the hip hop of its day. Even Crackerjack had its occasional cool moments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dokFu0A--x4

Great old clip of Selecter by the way. I seem to remember them being on a show presented by Gary Crowley but I may be getting it mixed up with something else.
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I'm pretty sure this is Crackerjack (the screams before and after give it away!) Smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y8qi4rmxMw
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parkedcars wrote:
I'm pretty sure this is Crackerjack (the screams before and after give it away!) Smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y8qi4rmxMw


Cheers for that, I'd never seen that performance of 'Girlfriend' before.

Yeah, could be Crackerjack, or even 'Cheggers Plays Pop' - jeez, even the title of that programme seems like a send-up now. Laughing
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Imani wrote:
parkedcars wrote:
I'm pretty sure this is Crackerjack (the screams before and after give it away!) Smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y8qi4rmxMw


Cheers for that, I'd never seen that performance of 'Girlfriend' before.

Yeah, could be Crackerjack, or even 'Cheggers Plays Pop' - jeez, even the title of that programme seems like a send-up now. Laughing


Definitely Crackerjack. I can recall seeing it at the time of broadcast ( 'It's Friday. It's 5 to 5. It's Crackerjack!!!!). Even at the time I thought it was pretty bizarre. Not exactly a band suitable for children's TV.
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That crackerjack performance has cheered me up!
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Trojan wrote:
Imani wrote:
parkedcars wrote:
I'm pretty sure this is Crackerjack (the screams before and after give it away!) Smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y8qi4rmxMw


Cheers for that, I'd never seen that performance of 'Girlfriend' before.

Yeah, could be Crackerjack, or even 'Cheggers Plays Pop' - jeez, even the title of that programme seems like a send-up now. Laughing


Definitely Crackerjack. I can recall seeing it at the time of broadcast ( 'It's Friday. It's 5 to 5. It's Crackerjack!!!!). Even at the time I thought it was pretty bizarre. Not exactly a band suitable for children's TV.


Had I seen it back then, I'd probably have thought it a bit of a mismatch as well. The show was more suited to the likes of A-ha.

Though in some ways, that lack of format meant that if something was in the charts, it would have to be played. Even with daytime Radio 1, as cheesy as it was, for a long time you still got access to a fairly wide variety of music. At some point everything became very self-consciously 'hip', but at the same time, music started to sound very uniform.
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