Monday, 19 June 2017
714 Off The Record
First viewed : Uncertain
This 10 minute BBC 2 space filler was like a condensed version of Radio One's My Top !2. Steve Blacknell turned up at a celebrity's home , rifled through their record collection and chose one or two discs for a 30-second clip and a few words of praise from the owner. It wasn't a bad idea for a longer show but it simply wasn't worth the trouble of tuning in for just 10 minutes.
The only one I'm certain I saw ( because of what followed it ) was on 23.7.85 when the subject was camp astrologist Russell Grant. I remember him picking out Chris de Burgh and, this being pre -The Lady In Red , my mum saying she'd never heard of him.