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The Old Grey Whistle Test

The Old Grey Whistle Test



Paul Jackson explores the history and making of The Old Grey Whistle Test, a music programme that started out in a tiny presentation studio. It provided British TV debuts for Bob Marley and the Wailers, Billy Joel and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The show's presenters Bob Harris, Annie Nightingale and Mark Ellen discuss the impact it had on the musical nation, plus a rare interview with the programme's producer Mike Appleton. Originally broadcast in 2011.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Paul Jackson
Contributor Bob Harris
Contributor Annie Nightingale
Contributor Mark Ellen
Contributor Mike Appleton
Producer Paul Kobrak
Producer Ed Morrish
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