Now, remember Jones has told MWT that only some CC episodes survive. More specifically, he confirms that Gary Glitter only appeared ONCE (meaning MWT should have known that Fiona was lying but I'll come back to that later) on an episode dated 16th March 1974. Broadcast date that is ! because these sloppy reporters couldn't be bothered to establish the date the relevant shows were recorded.
I started this post yesterday but have changed it completely now. WHY ? because today Jimmy himself has told me on camera about Clunk Click from February to April 6th 1974.
You see, I tried a new tack, I went looking for Olivia Newton John as a guest on the show. Thinking I'd find recording dates, I went one better, I found that there was at least ONE week where the show was NOT broadcast. Here listen to Jimmy he will explain
"because we weren't on the air last week, we were going to have 2 songs for three weeks. So we're going to have 3 songs a week over the next 2 weeks. On the third week we'll play them all again"
ONJ was our entry for 'A song for Europe' 1974 or the eurovision song contest as we now call it.
Olivia makes her first of 4 appearances on 9th February.
Thank God for sites like 'missing episodes' because without them I would NOT have found the above video containing all FOUR appearances and the crucial information Jimmy provides. Maybe the reason the 2nd February broadcast did NOT go ahead was because of this
Who knows, but we do know now that in tv land things do not always go to plan. Now, let's get back to that video which is obviously a compilation to find the UK entry that year. Watch carefully now, as Jimmy's suit has changed for week 2
"Last week lovely Olivia sang 3 songs ... this week she will sing another 3 but next week she will sing all six " after that you can vote for your fave entry ..
Stay with me guys and gals and look out for the gals on the bean bags during song number 4 (week 2) can you pick out any Duncroft girls ? I cannot as yet but they are anyway
The suit he wore on 9th February appears to be the same one worn on the March 16th broadcast of the show including Gary Glitter. Again, hi-jacked by Slater Gordon
But, not the one worn for Freddie Starr's appearance
Now, here's some more information for you the first cortesy again of the missing episodes chaps
And sandwiched in amongst Olivia, Gary and whoever else's show may have been recorded in March 1974, is Pans People ... Goodness Gracious Guys and gals, I really don't know where to look, and neither did Jim !
To be continued !
Update just in Clunk Click was broadcast on the same night as the song contest thanks to a friend on twitter for this info