Rock Follies was disrupted by two major disputes. One was a dispute over the intellectual rights to the original idea. The other was a pay dispute by some of the Thames TV production team and took Rock Follies off air. See what the press had to say.
Dispute with Rock Bottom
" Fraser and others v Thames Television Ltd and others" - At here's the story about this case with the court rulings - click here.
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Thames TV Dispute
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23rd May 1977 - Dispute Hits TV
23rd May 1977 - Evening Standard - Row Stops Rock Follies
24th May 1977 - Daily Telegraph - Rock Follies stopped by pay dispute
25th May 1977 - Daily Mirror - TV Blackout at Pay Row Studio
31st May 1977 - The Sun - Follies Fans Hit by TV Row
9th June 1977 - Evening News - Rock a Bye Bye Follies at Thames
9th June 1977 - The Guardian - Ray of Hope in ITV Dispute That Blacked Out Jubilee
10th June 1977 - Daily Telegraph - Strike-hit TV Series Dropped Until Autumn
10th June 1977 - The Guardian - TV Row Backed
13th June 1977 - Evening Standard - TV Women in Bid to Break Deadlock
14th June 1977 - The Journal - Little Ladies in Limbo
14th June 1977 - The Times - Formula For Peace in Television Dispute
15th June 1977 - The Evening News - TV Girls go Back to Work