Television Appearances

BOUTON ROUGE

1968-01-20 Bouton Rouge

How Many More Years (You’re Gonna Wreck My Life)

BROADCAST: January 20, 1968
Live performance taped possibly December 1967 at the Speakeasy in London by French camera crew. Two songs broadcasted on the French TV program Bouton Rouge early 1968. Exists in INA archives.

BOUTON ROUGE

1968-02-10 Bouton Rouge

Me My Friend

BROADCAST: February 10, 1968
Live performance taped possibly December 1967 at the Speakeasy in London by French camera crew. Two songs broadcasted on the French TV program Bouton Rouge early 1968. Exists in INA archives.

POINT CHAUD

1968-12-28 POINT CHAUD

Old Songs, New Songs

BROADCAST: December 28, 1968
Fully lip-synch performance, complete with dancing girls, taped late 1968 (prob) in Paris, France. Exists in INA archives.

HOW LATE IT IS

1969-04-xx HOW LATE IT IS

Dim

BROADCAST: May 1969
Live vocal over pre-recorded (studio LP) track performance, taped spring 1969. Exists via the “Bob Pratt” tapes and is held in BBC archives. Has been rebroadcasted as part of the BBC’s Sounds of the Sixties series.

COLOUR ME POP

1969-05-10-Colour-Me-Pop

The Weavers Answer
Observations From A Hill
How Hi The Li
Processions
A Song For Me

BROADCAST: May 10, 1969
Live studio performance, taped at an unknown date, 1969. Video tape wiped. Audio exists as an off-air recording.

TOPPOP

1969-11-27-TopPop-Danish

A Song For Me

BROADCAST: November 17, 1969
Live performance at Studio 3, TV-Byen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Video confirmed wiped. Off-air audio recording exists.

TOUS EN SCENE

1970-03-23 TOUS EN SCENE

Love Is A Sleeper
Drowned In Wine

BROADCAST: March 23, 1970
Live performance at Antenne Culturelle du Kremlin-Bicêtre, Paris, France. Canned audience added to soundtrack. Exists in INA archives.

THE BEAT GOES ON II – POPKLUBBEN

1969-11-27-TopPop-Danish

unknown

BROADCAST: April 16, 1970
Unconfirmed video of a concert performance at Brøndby Pop Club, Nørregård Hallen, Brøndby, Denmark November 22, 1969. Also appearing Burning Red Ivanhoe. Doesn’t exist in archive.

DISCO 2

1970-05-09-DISCO-2

unknown

BROADCAST: May 9, 1970
Not much is known about this TV appearance as it is wiped from the BBC archives. Also on this episode were the Groundhogs.

BEAT CLUB

1970-06-27 BEAT CLUB

The Weaver’s Answer

BROADCAST: June 27, 1970
Recorded live at Radio Bremen Studios, Bremen, Germany in June 1970. Available officially on the Beat Club Story vol. 2 DVD box set. Exists in Radio Bremen archive.

TOP OF THE POPS

1970-08-27-TOTP

The Weaver’s Answer

BROADCAST: August 27, 1970
The groups first TOTP performance; their single was at #40 that week. A copy of this performance is held in private hands and does not circulate but officially listed as wiped from the BBC archives.

TOPPOP

1970-09-22 TOPPOP

The Weaver’s Answer

BROADCAST: September 22, 1970
Lip-synch performance to a unique recording for the first episode of this Dutch TV program. Some rebroadcasts sync to original album recording. Exists in AVRO archive.

DOING THEIR THING

1970-09-25-DOING-THEIR-THING

Good News Bad News
Drowned In Wine
Processions/No Mule’s Fool
Strange Band
Holding The Compass (over credits)

BROADCAST: September 25, 1970
Live TV studio performance in front of a small audience. Broadcasted only in the North West region of the United Kingdom by Granada Television. Rebroadcasted on private cable channel Jimmy. Exists in ITN archive.

POP DEUX

1970-10-31 POP2

Good News Bad News
Processions/No Mule’s Fool
The Weaver’s Answer

BROADCAST: October 31, 1970
Video-taped live concert at Taverne l’Olympia in Paris, France. Additional songs “Wheels” and “Strange Band” are suggested via newspaper advert to have also been taped. Exists in INA archive.

POP DEUX

1971-01-16 POP 2

Holding The Compass
Part Of The Load
Good News Bad News

BROADCAST: January 16, 1971
Film extracts from live concert at l’Olympia in Paris, France, January 10, 1971. Also features band being interviewed backstage by show host. Exists in INA archive.

POP SHOP

1971-04-01 POP SHOP

unknown

BROADCAST: April 1, 1971
Details unconfirmed. Could very well be the same as Stop Pop episode from later this month.

STOP POP

1971-04-24 STOP POP

Part Of The Load
Good News Bad News
Processions/No Mule’s Fool
The Weaver’s Answer
Dim (over credits)

BROADCAST: April 24, 1971
24-minute TV special filmed presumably in Belgium. “Good News Bad News” is a live concert excerpt. It has been rebroadcasted on the Jimmy channel as Rock Of The Seventies. Also officially released as Masters From The Vaults on DVD, albeit in an edited form. This could be the same program as Pop Shop. Black and white copy exists in INA archive. Also referred to as the Ben et Babette show.

TOP OF THE POPS

1971-07-01 TOTP

In My Own Time

BROADCAST: July 1, 1971
Second appearance on TOTP, plugging their new single. Exists in the BBC archive. This performance, which was to be John Weider’s final appearance with the group, was repeated on the July 22, 1971 TOTP (single at #30). Full episode rebroadcasted on UK Gold and Family’s performance as part of the Prog Rock @ the BBC special.

TOP OF THE POPS

1971-08-05-TOTP

In My Own Time

BROADCAST: August 5, 1971
This appears to be a different, 2nd performance of this single (at #11) on TOTP; their third appearance on the show and first TV show with John Wetton. Doesn’t exist in BBC archive, believed wiped. A repeat performance shown August 26, 1971 TOTP.

BEAT CLUB

1971-09-25 BEAT CLUB

Holding The Compass
Part Of The Load (unbroadcasted)

BROADCAST: September 25, 1970
This is their 2nd and final appearance on the popular German TV show that syndicated in parts as far away as South Africa and South America. The performance is acoustic with the host noting Rob Townsend absence. “Holding The Compass” available officially on the Beat Club Story vol. 2 DVD box set. Exists in Radio Bremen archive. “Part Of The Load” remains in the vault.

HITS A GOGO

1971-10-08 HITS A GOGO

In My Own Time

BROADCAST: October 8, 1971
Swiss TV appearance minus Rob Townsend (similar to the previous Beat Club appearance, but with unknown fill-in drummer). Live vocals over the recorded studio master. Recently rebroadcasted as part of Einsfestival (German TV) in 2014.

OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST

1971-11-xx-OGWT

Between Blue And Me
Spanish Tide

BROADCAST: November 11, 1971
Full pre-taped insert session exists in the BBC archives. (The full episode does not). Includes two takes of “Between Blue And Me” and four of “Spanish Tide” with the band miming to studio tracks over live vocals. Of note is the full introduction of “Between Blue And Me” edited out of the official release. “Spanish Tide” appears on the BBC special Whistle Test Years 1971-1972. Both songs have also been rebroadcasted on Italian RAI TV.

ROCKENSTOCK

1972-01-15 ROCKENSTOCK

A Song For Me
In My Own Time
Children
A Song For Me (Reprise)

BROADCAST: January 15, 1972
21-minute French TV show that features the band at what appears to be Olympic Studios in London, jamming specially for the camera. Brief interview with Roger Chapman in between tunes. Also featured on this episode is Pink Floyd film excerpts. Black and white copy exists in INA archive.

POP SHOP

1972-04-06 STOP POP

unknown

BROADCAST: April 6, 1972
No further details known. Possibly a repeat of the 1971 episode and/or Stop Pop program.

TOP OF THE POPS

1971-08-05-TOTP

Burlesque

BROADCAST: October 5, 1972
Family’s 4th and final appearance on TOTP with their single at #30. Doesn’t exist in BBC archive, believed wiped.

FULL HOUSE

BBC-TV-centre

Top Of The Hill
My Friend The Sun

BROADCAST: February 10, 1973
Unconfirmed, but possibly exists in BBC archive. Off-air audio exists of “Top Of The Hill” and suggests it is live in studio performances. This would be the final (known) Family TV appearance.

 

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