Snub TV

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Snub TV (also known as simply Snub) was an alternative culture television program that ran from 1987 to 1989.[1] The original program, while made in the UK, was developed by American producer Fran Duffy and aired as part of the American Night Flight variety show.[2]

In 1989-1991 a UK version aired for three seasons on the BBC,[3] and was syndicated to the pan-European TV channel Super Channel and in other countries in Europe, such as Russia, Portugal, Denmark and Greece.[citation needed]

Snub's main focus was on documenting musical groups such as The Stone Roses,[4] with the UK version putting an emphasis on the indie and underground music scene in the UK during the rise of Madchester. The British series also featured other acts such as comedians. Snub TV has been credited with giving many then-new bands and musical acts initial and extra exposure to the major music business circles.[5][6]


  1. ^ Michael Storry, Peter Childs (1999). Encyclopaedia of Contemporary British Culture. Routledge. p. 574. ISBN 0415147263. 
  2. ^ Kelly-Jane, Cotter (24 February 2001). "Funeral For A Friend". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Snub TV". Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Spence, Simon (2012). The Stone Roses: War and Peace. St. Martin's Griffin. pp. 134–135. ISBN 0670920991. 
  5. ^ Larkin, Colin (1995). The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Volume 6. Guinness Publishing. p. 4407. ISBN 0851126626. 
  6. ^ Redhead, Steve (1990). The end-0f-the century party: youth and pop towards 2000. Manchester University Press. p. 73. ISBN 0719028272. 

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