Revolver is a British music TV series on ITV that ran for one series only, of eight episodes, in 1978.  
It was produced by ATV. The series producer was Mickie Most.
The host was Chris Hill, but it is remembered more for the contributions of Peter Cook.
Cook Plays The Manager Of A Converted Ballroom, The Revolver, Who Is Forced Against His Will To Move Into The Present Day And Provide A 1970s Club For Pop And Rock Fans.   Revolver was recorded in front of a live audience in Birmingham, UK.  
Some of the artists featured were, Kate Bush, Ian Dury & The Blockheads, The Jam, Elvis Costello, Lindisfarne and Whitesnake.  
Other notable artists included XTC, Tom Robinson Band, Nick Lowe, Steel Pulse, The Vibrators, The Stranglers, The Buzzcocks, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Rezillos, Bonnie Tyler, The Fabulous Poodles, The Boomtown Rats, The Motors, Suzi Quatro, X-Ray Spex, The Tourists, stunt performer Eddie Kidd performing "Leave it to the Kidd", The Rich Kids, and The Only Ones.


Peter Cook.

There were 8 editions all of which survive in the ITV archives.

20th May 1978 to 2nd September 1978.



Episode Guide

20 May 1978 (Xtc, Kate Bush, Tom Robinson Band)
XTC – This is Pop
Kate Bush – Them Heavy People
The Tom Robinson Band – Glad to be Gay & Up against the Wall
Rich Kids – Ghosts of Princes in Towers
Steel Pulse – Ku Klux Klan
John Dowie – I’m A British Tourist
Ricky Cool & the Icebergs – Willie and the Hand Jive
Running Time - Minutes: 37:18
22 July 1978 (Boomtown Rats, The Stranglers)
Boomtown Rats – Like Clockwork & She’s So Modern
The Stranglers – Tank & Curfew
The Autographs – While I’m Still Young
Hi Tension – British Hustle
The Lurkers – I Don’t Need To Tell Her
The Boyfriends - ?
Kandidate - ?

Running Time - Minutes: 38:00
29 July 1978 (Ian Dury, Buzzcocks, Siouxsie & the Banshees)
The Vibrators - Judy Says (Knock You In The Head).
The Roy Hill Band - Radio.
Bonnie Tyler - If I Sing You a Love Song.
The Kinks - You Really Got Me (From BBC 2's The Beat Room).
Buzzcocks - Noise Annoys.
Buzzcocks - Love You More.
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Hong Kong Garden.
Sore Throat - Zombie Rock
Ian Dury and the Blockheads - Billericay Dickie, & What A Waste.
Running Time - Minutes: 36:26
05 August 1978 (The Motors, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe)
The Motors - ?
Elvis Costello – This Year’s Girl & Radio Radio
Nick Lowe & Rockpile – Heart of the City & They Call It Rock
Rezillos – Top of the Pops
Matumbi – Empire Road
Brent Ford & the Nylons – 19th Nervous Breakdown

Running Time - Minutes: 31:21
12 August 1978 (Dire Straits, Boomtown Rats, The Jam)

Dire Straits – Sultans of Swing
Boomtown Rats – Don’t Believe What You Read
The Jam – A Bomb in Wardour Street & David Watts
Fabulous Poodles with Bobby Valentino - Mirror Star
Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger (on video) - ?
Heatwave - ?
Jab, Jab Grandad – Root Reggae
Running Time - Minutes: 35:20
19 August 1978 (Ian Dury, Suzi Quatro, The Motors)
Ian Dury & the Blockheads – What a Waste
Suzi Quatro – Devil Gate Drive & The Race Is On
The Motors - ?
The Shirts – Tell Me Your Plans
Steve Gibbons Band – No Spitting On The Bus & Down In The City
Goldie - ?
Patrick Fitzgerald – The Bingo Crowd

Running Time - Minutes: 37:05

26 August 1978 (X-Ray Spex, Roy Hill, Eddie Kidd & The Hot Rods)
X-Ray Spex - Identity
Roy Hill Band – Piccadilly Lights
Lindisfarne – Kings Cross Blues
Merger - Biko
Cgas 5 – I’m Her Man
Eddie Kidd – Leave It to The Kid
Eddie & The Hot Rods – Do Anything You Wanna Do & Circles

Running Time - Minutes: 37:38

02 September 1978 (Whitesnake, The Tourists, Rich Kids)
Whitesnake – Lie Down
The Tourists – Immune To Life
Rich Kids – 12 Miles High & Rich Kids
The Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet
The Showbiz Kids – Crossroads
The Darts – Who’s That Knocking, Bones & I Gotta Go Home

Running Time - Minutes: 32:56
Unknown date (Special - The Best of Revolver)

Artists & songs unknown at present

Running Time - Minutes: 39:00

 Thanks to ITN Source for the majority of this information.