Tony Wilson went on location to ask Patti Smith why she re-makes old classics.
Snooky Pryor performed 'What Have I Got to Do' in the studio, backed by the Victor Brox Blues Train.
'Pressed to Kill' looked at 'Shakti' by John McLaughlin.
In 'Brain Damage', Clive James discussed Page 3 girls, and singer/songwriter Ross Macfarlane (winner of that year's Melody Maker Rock/Folk Competition) was the star of 'Opportunity Rocks'.
Macfarlane performed live in the studio, singing the self-penned song, 'Reflections'. 'As Time Goes By' featured The Doors (taken from 'The Doors Are Open'). Steve Hawes, So It Goes' favourite French lecturer was in the studio. The John Miles Band were in the studio to perform 'House on the Hill', and Patti Smith explained exactly why she plays rock music.
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So great you've held onto this precious item, it does indeed read like it comes from the mouth of Tony Wilson.
As you detail above, the John Miles footage was on the fifth show in series 1 and broadcast on 31st July 1976.