1 9 7 3 – 1 9 7 5 (UK)
18 x 30 minute episodes
The BBC first saw the potential in mixing pop with the pulpit in 1973 in the series See You Sunday.
Clumsily described as “a weekly reflection of the religious world of a new generation”, the show was hosted by Alex Dolphin and Alastair Pirrie (later to front the series Razzmatazz in the 1980s) and combined performances by the likes of Cat Stevens, 10cc, Medicine Head, Colin Blunstone, Stackridge and Randy Newman with discussions about the Children Of God movement, Transcendental Meditation, ecology and Young Methodists.
Following a successful season on BBC2, the show moved to BBC1 when it returned in 1974.
Four years later, ITV picked up on the idea with Pop Gospel (1979–80).
Alastair Pirrie died in January 2017 aged 62.