Oxford Road Show

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Oxford Road Show
Genre Pop music television series
Directed by Peter Hamilton
Presented by Peter Powell
Jackie Spreckley
Janice Long
Timmy Mallett
Richard Witts
Rob Rohrer
Victoria Studd.
Country of origin UK
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 63
Location(s) Manchester
Running time 45 Minutes
Original channel BBC2
Original release January 1981 – March 1985

Oxford Road Show was a pop music magazine show broadcast on BBC2 from the BBC's New Broadcasting House, Oxford Road, Manchester between 1981 and 1985. The show featured music, pop music news and competitions. Later it was known as ORS 84 and ORS 85. The show was presented as addressing issues for young adults by young adults.

Many bands and artists popular at the time performed on the show including The Cure, Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran, Simple Minds Marillion and The Smiths.

The show had several presenters including Peter Powell, Jackie Spreckley, Janice Long, Timmy Mallett, Richard Witts, Rob Rohrer and Victoria Studd.

The show was later parodied as "Nozin' Aroun'" in the first episode of The Young Ones.[1]


  1. ^ "BFI Screenonline: Elton, Ben (1958-) Biography". screenonline.org.uk. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 

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