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Ready To Roll  —  South Pacific Television (TV2) Music Television Programme (1975-2001) - pre-eminent in the early 1980s.



Emerging in the mid-70s pre-music video boom, the show was initially hosted by Roger Gascoigne and then later by Stu Dennison.  It featured bands and dancers live in the studio.


By the early 80s it had morphed into a seamless video clip Top 20 countdown.  It then evolved into a brand and was re-titled RTR Countdown, and spawned multiple RTR offshoots (Mega-Mix, Sounz and New Releases), before disappearing into oblivion in the mid-1990s.


Toni Williams

Stu Dennisson

Sharon O'Neill