A Whole Scene Going – The Who on tv at The Witchdoctor 5th January 1966

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supplied by Andre Martin

Andre Martin… 51 YEARS OF THE WHO 5 January 1966. The Who appeared in the opening broadcast of a new TV programme aimed at British youth, A Whole Scene Going. The show was presented by Barry Fantoni and Wendy Varnals and was broadcast from 6.30 to 7.00pm on BBC 1. The show’s other guests were Spike Milligan and Lulu. The Who mimed to two numbers, ”Out In The Street’ and ‘It’s Not True’ and the show included a short film excerpt of The Who in action the previous summer at the Witchdoctor Club, Hastings. The show also included Pete narrating about The Who, fashion, pop art, and musical trends. Towards the end of the show Pete, seated on a stool, was grilled with questions from presenter WendyVarnals and members of the audience. Like to watch the full programme? Here it is in two parts.

Alan Esdaile… Well worth watching.

Peter Fairless… That’s so cool!

Andre Martin… Well there is another memory of our (mis-spent) youth as SME described at the time.

Peter Fairless… Not mine, I would have been watching Blue Peter!

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