A series of programmes which takes a close look at the people and developments that have influenced today's pop music.
Christmas Comes but Once a Year and these days it's not just a season of good cheer but an important time for the music industry. More records are released during the Christmas period than at any other time of the year and while you are dreaming of a white Christmas, the record companies are hoping for a gold disc. Written by JOHN PIDGEON Producer TIM BLACKMORE
Chairman Alan Freeman
The search throughout Britain for the boy or girl who knows most about pop music, organised in co-operation with NAYC and NABC.
Round 4 features contestants from the North East and comes from the John Boste Youth Club, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Producer TONY HALE BBC Manchester
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