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Television, 1972–1975

Debuting on 19 April 1972, Popco slotted in after Movin’ and before Norman, as part of a long tradition of music shows made in Christchurch. Aimed at under 25s, it featured the Maggie Burke Dancers and vocalists  usually singing live  including Bunny Walters, Annie Whittle and Rob Guest, covering the hits of the day. There were also overseas acts like Lindisfarne and Gary Glitter (who, overcome with vertigo, was rescued from a diving board after miming a song). Popco was the first Kiwi music show to screen in colour.