The Tube (1982) S03E06

Seminal live music show from the 1980s on Channel 4 in the UK. Famed for having the biggest music acts of the day performing live in the Tyne Tees Television studios, and for breaking artistes that went on to become household names.

Presented by Jools Holland and Paula Yates, along with a number of other presenters (some unknown at the time), the show ran for five series from 1982 to 1987.

In this episode:
Series 3, Episode 6, 9/11/84

Rik Mayall (welcome us to the show)
Billy Bragg (performs for the queue in the foyer)
Grandmaster Melle Mel (live performance)
Boy George (Jools chats to him, on the phone, in Chicago)
The Alarm (interviewed by Muriel and then live performance)
Peter York (Jools chats to the style “expert” about picture discs)
Duran Duran (interviewed by Paula, on film, in a boat)
Rik Mayall (Jools tries to sober him up)
The Redskins (live performance)
Peter York (more chat with Paula)
Cabaret Voltaire (filmed performance)
Shriekback (live performance)
Grandmaster Melle Mel (another live performance)
Rik Mayall (Jools finally gets him on stage just as the show goes off air)
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