The show went out early on Friday evenings as "The weekend starts here!", with the most famous sound of Manfred Mann's 5-4-3-2-1  Artists appeared on different mini-stages, sometimes on studio gantries and stairs, or on the main floor in the case of solo artists, closely surrounded by the audience members. The show was recorded at the Rediffusion'studios in London. Among the artists that appeared were The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Dusty Springfield and many others, basically the soundtrack to the 60's in the UK.


Cathy McGowen.

Original Transmission was from
9 August 1963 – 23 December 1966. 
It was produced by Associated-Rediffusion the weekday ITV contractor for London, called Rediffusion-London post 1964.
The last episode was broadcast on 23 December 1966.



Episode Guide

The Repeats:

These are taken from the 1980's repeats that were shown on Channel 4, and from Disney Channel in the USA.
These repeats come mainly from the archive of Dave Clark.

Show 1:
The Beatles-It Won't be Long
Billy Fury-Nothing Shakin'
Dusty Springfield-Everyday I Have to Cry
Georgie Fame-Yeh,Yeh
Rufus Thomas-Walking the Dog
Martha & the Vandellas-Dancing in the Street
Rolling Stones-Around and Around

Show 2:
Beach Boys-I Get Around
Beach Boys-When I Grow up..
Sandie Shaw-Girl don't Come
Searchers-What have they done to the rain
Rolling Stones-Little Red Rooster
Beatles-Can't Buy me Love

Show 3:
Cilla Black-You're my world
Rolling Stones-Off the Hook
Marvin Gaye-How sweet it is
The Beatles-You Can't do that
The Beatles-Please Mr.Postman.

Show 4:
Gerry & the Pacemakers-It's gonna be alright
Helen Shapiro - Look Who It Is (with the Beatles)
Orchids -Gonna Make Him Mine (Dancers)
Rick Nelson - Fools Rush In (Audience)
Simon Scott-My baby's got soul
Kenny Lynch-Stand on my own two feet
Beatles-She Loves you

Show 5:
The Beatles-Twist and Shout
Animals-Baby let me take you home
Gerry & the Pacemakers-Ferry 'Cross the Mersey
Peter Cooke & Dudley Moore-Goodbyee

Show 6: Rolling Stones Special
Under my Thumb
I am Waiting
Paint it Black
I Got you babe (with Cathy McGowen)
We've got a good thing going
That's How Strong my love is

Show 7:
Isley Brothers-Stagger Lee
Martha & the Vandellas-Heatwave
Marvin Gaye-Can I Get a Witness
Kim Weston-A Little more love
The Beatles-Baby's in Black
The Beatles-Kansas City

Show 8:
Rolling Stones-I am Waiting
Rufus Thomas-Jump Back
Dick & Dee Dee-Thou Shalt not Steal
Isley Brothers-The Last Girl
Dusty Springfield-Can I Get a Witness
Beatles-She's a Woman

Show 9:
Beatles-I Feel Fine
Four Pennies-Juliet
Freddie & the Dreamers-I Love you Baby
Fourmost-Baby I Need your Lovin'
Gerry & the Pacemakers-Oh Why/My Baby

Show 10:
Billy J Kramer-Tennessee Waltz
The Zombies - Summertime
Billy Fury-I Will
Searchers-This Feeling Inside
Bobby Vee-Buddy's Song
Mark Wynter-Love Hurts
Beatles-I'll get you

Show 11:
Moody Blues-Lose your money
Dusty Springfield-Losing You
Gene Pitney-I'm Going to be Strong
Rolling Stones & Cathy McGowen-I Got you Babe
The Who-Anywhere Anyhow
Rolling Stones-Satisfaction

Show 12:
Georgie Fame-Monkeying Around
Lulu-Can't Hear you
Them-Baby Please don't go
Rolling Stones-Under my Thumb
Jerry Lee Lewis-High Heel Sneekers/Whole Lotta shakin...

Show 13: The Best of Ready Steady Go
Jerry Lee Lewis - High Heel Sneakers
Billy Fury - Nothin Shakin
Lulu - Can't Hear You
Moody Blues - Lose Your Money
Dusty Springfield - Can I Get A Witness
Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is
Four Pennies - Juliet
Martha & the Vandellas - Heatwave
Rolling Stones - Off The Hook
Rolling Stones - Little Red Rooster
Kim Weston - A Little More Love
The Beatles - She's A Woman
The Beatles - Baby's In Black
The Beatles - Kansas City


Archive Shows
These are some of the Complete Shows that exist in various archives

4th October, 1963 Complete Show
Hosted by: Keith Fordyce & Dusty Springfield

The Beatles - Twist and Shout
Interview by Dusty with George Harrison
Interview by Keith with Tony Meehan
Disc: Jet Harris & Tony Meehan - Applejack
Dancers: The Orchids -  Gonna Make You Mine
Interview by Keith with Helen Shapiro
Helen Shapiro - Look Who It Is
Disc: Rick Nelson - Fools Rush In
Disc: Jaynets - Sally Goes Round The Roses
Interview by Dusty with Ringo Starr
Helen Shapiro - No Tresspassing (Sings as she signs Autographs)
Mime Competition - Brenda Lee's Let's Jump The Broomstick
Interview by Keith with Eden Kane
Eden Kane - Like I Love You
Interview by Dusty with Paul McCartney
The Beatles - I'll Get You
Interview by Dusty with John Lennon
The Beatles - She Loves You
Keith with viewers questions for The Beatles

Print held at the NFA

20th November 1964 Complete Show
Hosted by: Keith Fordyce and Cathy McGowan.

The Plebs - Baby I'm going to leave you.
Paul Williams - Gin House Blues.
The Zephyrs - Wonder What I'm Gonna Do.
Marvin Gaye - Can I get a witness.
Simon Scott - My Baby's got soul.
Georgie Fame - Yeah, Yeah (Dance Demo).
Kenny Lynch - My own two feet.
Jerry Lee Lewis with The Plebs - High Heeled Sneakers and Whole lotta shakin' going on.
Marvin Gaye - How sweet it is to be loved by you.
Them - Baby, please don't go.
Samantha Jones - All because of you.
The Rolling Stones - Off the hook.
The Rolling Stones - Little red rooster and Around is around.

Print held by the NFA.

30th November 1966
Hosted by: Cathy McGowan

The Rolling Stones - I Am Waiting
The Rolling Stones - Off The Hook
The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black

Print held at the NFA
Part Programme only.


Additional Orphan Performances:

The Walker Brothers - Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore
The Zombies - Summertime


These shows are not strictly RSG but were repeated as such:

Show 1: The Beatles Special (Not RSG) *
Twist and Shout
Roll over Beethoven
Long Tall Sally
Medley: Love me do/Please Please me/From me to you/She loves you/
I Want to hold your hand/Can't buy me love/Shout

Show 2: Otis Redding (Not RSG) *
My Girl
Hold on,I'm Coming (Eric Burdon)
It's a Man's World (Chris Farlowe)
Pain in my Heart
Can't Turn you Loose
Land of 1000 Dances.

Show 3: The Sounds Of Motown (Not RSG) *
Hosted by Dusty Springfield
Montage 1:
The Supremes-Baby Love
Smokey Robinson-Really got a hold on me
Stevie Wonder-1 track
Temptations-you could've been?
Martha & the Vandellas-Heatwave
Dusty Springfield-Sweetest Boy.
Smokey Robinson & Miricles-Oh Baby Baby
Dusty Springfield & the Vandellas-Wishing & Hoping
Tempations - It's Going
The Supremes-Shake
Martha & the Vandellas-Nowhere to Run
Stevie Wonder - Kiss Me Baby
Dusty Springfield - I Can't Hear You No More
The Suprmes-Stop in the Name of Love
Temptations-My Girl
Montage 2:
Martha & the Vandellas-Dancing in the Street
Smokey Robinson & Miricles-Shop Around
The Suprmes-Where did our love go.
Everybody - 1 song

Sources: BFI / ITV Archives, ITN Source, TV Times, Dave Clark International.