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The Saturday Rock Show

Introduction

Here's a checklist of every Saturday Rock Show with what details we know. It also highlights which shows are known to exist and whether they're complete or not, with a link to that show's page on the Saturday Rock Show Wiki.

Timeslot

Here's how the timeslot changed over the years:

Start End Timeslot
15 Jan 1989 26 Mar 1989 12.00am-2.00am
1 Apr 1989 23 Sep 1990 11.00pm-2.00am
29 Sep 1990 22 Dec 1990 7.30pm-10.00pm
5 Jan 1991 2 Mar 1992 7.00pm-10.00pm
14 Mar 1991 16 May 1992 6.00pm-9.00pm
23 May 1992 3 Apr 1993 6.00pm-8.30pm
17 Apr 1993 23 Oct 1993 5.30pm-7.30pm

Key

Here's what the fields mean:

# The edition of the show.
Date The date of the show, linked, where possible, to the Saturday Rock Show Wiki.
Any? This is a Y if any amount of this show is known to exist.
All? This is a Y if the entire show is known to exist.
Length The length of each file in a recording. A separate line means a separate recording.
Source The originator of the show, where known.
Wiki? This is a Y if a recording is available to download at the Saturday Rock Show Wiki.
Notes Other key information, like sessions, live concerts, interviews, etc.

Checklist

1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993


1989

# Date Any? All? Length Source Wiki? Notes
001 15 Jan Y Y
1:03:00 + 53:56
1:59:13
Jack McCafferty
John Cavanaugh
Hal C. F. Astell
N
Y
N
Live: Whitesnake (1980).
Note: initial time slot is 12.00am-2.00am.
002 22 Jan Y Y
1:57:35
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Live: Status Quo (1982).
003 29 Jan Y Y
2:00:51
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Live: Led Zeppelin (1969).
004 5 Feb Y Y
1:11:22
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Session: Rory Gallagher (1973).
005 12 Feb Y Y
1:03:47
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Sessions: Cream (1966-1967).
006 19 Feb Y N Jack McCafferty Sessions: Roxy Music (1972-1973).
007 26 Feb Y Y
1:58:59
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Live: Molly Hatchet (1979).
008 5 Mar Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: Deep Purple (1969).
009 12 Mar Y Y
2:00:12
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Sessions: Wishbone Ash (1971-1972).
010 19 Mar Y Y
2:01:23
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Sessions: Yes (1969-1970).
011 26 Mar Y Y
1:43:46
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Sessions: Fleetwood Mac (1968-1969).
012 1 Apr Y Y
1:04:23
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Session: Queen (1973).
Note: new time slot of 11:00pm-2.00am.
013 8 Apr Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Family (1968-1971).
014 15 Apr Y Y
1:56:09 + 1:03:55
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Sessions: Barclay James Harvest (1971-1972).
015 22 Apr Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: The Yardbirds (1960s).
016 29 Apr Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Pink Floyd (?).
017 6 May Y Y
1:58:54 + 1:03:37
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Live: Dare (1989).
018 13 May Y Y
2:00:17 + 56:43
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Live: UFO (1980).
019 20 May Y Y
2:01:55
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Session: Genesis (1972).
020 27 May Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: The Faces (1972).
021 3 Jun Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: The Moody Blues (1967-1968).
022 10 Jun Y Y
1:04:06
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Guest Host: Tommy Vance.
Session: Ten Years After (?).
023 17 Jun Y Y
2:00:40 + 44:41
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Guest Host: Tommy Vance.
Live: The Enid (1979).
024 24 Jun Y Y
2:02:48
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Guest Host: Tommy Vance.
Sessions: Status Quo (1968, 1972).
025 1 Jul Y Y
2:07:11 + 42:24
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Sessions: Van der Graaf Generator (1970s).
026 8 Jul Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: The Who (1960s).
027 15 Jul Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Gillan (1980).
028 22 Jul Y N
2:06:56 + 1:04:01
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Live: Gary Moore (1984).
029 29 Jul Y Y
2:03:42
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Live: Michael Schenker Group (1982).
030 5 Aug Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: Genesis (1970).
031 12 Aug Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Jeff Beck (?).
032 19 Aug Y Y
1:00:58
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Live: Grand Slam (1984).
033 26 Aug Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Jethro Tull (1984).
034 2 Sep Y Y
1:57:41 + 1:03:35
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Live: Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble (1983).
035 9 Sep Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: Jethro Tull (1989).
036 16 Sep Y Y
1:02:04
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Sessions: Joe Cocker (?).
037 23 Sep Y N
1:00:46 + 1:01:25 + 1:04:23
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Live: Wishbone Ash (1976).
038 30 Sep Y Y
2:07:23
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Session: Marillion (1982).
039 7 Oct Y Y
2:05:58
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Sessions: John Mayall (1965-1967).
040 14 Oct Y Y
2:08:01 + 57:34
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Session: Pink Floyd (1971).
041 21 Oct Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Slade (1980).
042 28 Oct Y Y
2:09:45 + 1:00:53
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Live: Tangerine Dream (1975).
043 4 Nov Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Caravan (1971, 1973).
044 11 Nov Y Y
2:08:05
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Sessions: Stone the Crows (1970, 1972).
045 18 Nov Y Y
2:09:47
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Guest Host: Tommy Vance.
Sessions: Humble Pie (1969-1971).
046 25 Nov Y Y Jack McCafferty Guest Host: Tommy Vance.
Sessions: Fleetwood Mac (1967, 1970).
047 2 Dec Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: Elton John (1970).
9 Dec Note: no show because of the Home & Dry homelessness special.
048 16 Dec Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Barclay James Harvest (1970s).
049 23 Dec Y Y
2:05:21
Jack McCafferty
Hal C. F. Astell

N
Sessions: Manfred Mann (1967-1968), Manfred Mann's Earth Band (1973-1974).
050 30 Dec Y Y Jack McCafferty none

1990

# Date Any? All? Length Source Wiki? Notes
051 6 Jan Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Cream (1966-1967).
052 13 Jan Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Tyrannosaurus Rex (1969), T. Rex (1971).
053 20 Jan Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Dare (1989).
054 27 Jan Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Traffic (1967-1968).
055 3 Feb Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Europe (1989).
056 10 Feb Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Motörhead (1984).
057 17 Feb Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: The Faces (1971-1972).
058 24 Feb Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Steve Hackett (1981).
059 3 Mar Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Bryan Adams (1985).
060 10 Mar Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Scorpions (1979).
061 17 Mar Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Georgia Satellites (1987).
062 24 Mar Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Colosseum (?).
063 31 Mar Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Be Bop Deluxe (1977), Led Zeppelin (1969).
064 7 Apr Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Man (1974), Saxon (1982).
065 14 Apr Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Lone Star (1977), Kevin Ayers (1972).
066 21 Apr Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: Rhode Island Red (1989).
067 28 Apr Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Budgie (1980).
068 5 May Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: Genesis (1970).
069 12 May Y N Jack McCafferty Live: Rory Gallagher (1973).
070 19 May Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Wishbone Ash (1971-1972).
071 26 May Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Atomic Rooster (1970-1972).
072 2 Jun Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Family (1968-1969).
073 9 Jun Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: The Who (1965-1967).
074 16 Jun Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: Groundhogs (1970).
075 23 Jun Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Gillan (1980).
076 30 Jun Y N Jack McCafferty Live: Gary Moore (1984).
Note: shorter show after Knebworth Festival was broadcast live.
077 7 Jul Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: The Nice (1969).
078 14 Jul N N
079 21 Jul Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Black Sabbath (1983).
080 28 Jul Y N Jack McCafferty Session: Hatfield & The North (1974).
081 4 Aug Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Mountain (1985).
082 11 Aug Y N Jack McCafferty Live: Pat Travers Band (1980).
083 18 Aug Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Thin Lizzy (1974-1975).
084 25 Aug Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul (1983).
085 1 Sep Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Barclay James Harvest (1971-1972).
086 8 Sep Y Y Jack McCafferty
087 15 Sep Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: Rory Gallagher (1973).
088 22 Sep Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Rolling Stones (1965, 1969).
089 29 Sep Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: The Moody Blues (1969).
Note: new time slot of 7.30pm-10.00pm.
090 6 Oct Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: Saxon (1982).
091 13 Oct Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Free (1969-1971).
092 20 Oct Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Roxy Music (1972-1973).
093 27 Oct Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Heads, Hands and Feet (1971-1972).
3 Nov Note: no SRS because of Fleetwood Mac live at Maine Road.
094 10 Nov Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Uriah Heep (1971-1972).
095 17 Nov Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: The Who (1965, 1967, 1970).
096 24 Nov Y Y Jack McCafferty Note: The Story of Yes, Part 1.
097 1 Dec Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Rose Tattoo (1981).
098 8 Dec Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Dio (1984).
099 15 Dec Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Babe Ruth (1973-1974).
100 22 Dec Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Pallas (1983).
3 Nov Note: no SRS because of Monsters of Rock repeats.

1991

# Date Any? All? Length Source Wiki? Notes
101 5 Jan Y N Jack McCafferty Sessions: Thin Lizzy (1973, 1974, 1977).
Note: new time slot of 7.00pm to 10.00pm.
102 12 Jan Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Def Leppard (1979).
103 19 Jan Y N Jack McCafferty
104 26 Jan Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: The Yardbirds (1966-1967).
Interview: Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt.
105 2 Feb Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Rory Gallagher (1971, 1972, 1974).
106 9 Feb N N
107 16 Feb Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Y&T (1984).
108 23 Feb Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Pat Travers Band (1980).
109 2 Mar Y N Jack McCafferty Sessions: Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac (1967-1968).
110 9 Mar Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Magnum (1990).
111 16 Mar Y Y Jack McCafferty Special: Deep Purple singers.
112 23 Mar Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Van der Graaf Generator (1971), UFO (1977).
113 30 Mar Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Slade (1980).
114 6 Apr Y Y Jack McCafferty Guest Host: Tommy Vance.
Live: Fish (1989).
115 13 Apr Y Y Jack McCafferty Guest Host: Tommy Vance.
Live: Saxon (1990).
116 20 Apr Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: Whitesnake (?).
117 27 Apr Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Genesis (1980).
118 4 May Y N Jack McCafferty Live: Hawkwind (1986).
119 11 May Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: Mick Abrahams Band (1971).
120 18 May Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Y&T (1982).
121 25 May Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Curved Air (1970-1971).
122 1 Jun Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Blackfoot (1985).
123 8 Jun Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Steve Hackett (1979).
124 15 Jun Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Rose Tattoo (1981).
125 22 Jun Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Gong (1974), Humble Pie (1969-1971).
126 29 Jun Y Y Jack McCafferty Note: this shortened show ran 7.00pm-8.30pm.
127 6 Jul Y N Jack McCafferty Live: Dio (1983).
13 Jul Note: no SRS because of Summer XS, INXS live at Wembley.
128 20 Jul N N
129 27 Jul Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Black Sabbath (1983).
130 3 Aug Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Kiss (1984).
131 10 Aug Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Rush (1979).
132 17 Aug Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Jethro Tull (1986).
24 Aug Note: no SRS because of Simple Minds live from Milton Keynes.
133 31 Aug Y N Jack McCafferty Sessions: Thin Lizzy (1974, 1976).
134 7 Sep Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: Pink Floyd (1971).
135 14 Sep Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: Argent (?).
136 21 Sep Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: Jimi Hendrix (1967).
137 28 Sep Y N Jack McCafferty Live: Budgie (1980).
138 5 Oct Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: The Outlaws (1986).
12 Oct Note: no SRS because of In Concert repeats.
139 19 Oct Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Nazareth (1973-1974).
Note: new time slot of 7.30pm-10.00pm.
140 26 Oct Y N Jack McCafferty Sessions: Lone Star (1976-1977).
141 2 Nov Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Cinderella (1987).
142 9 Nov Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Molly Hatchet (1979).
143 16 Nov Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Tangerine Dream (1975).
144 23 Nov Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Judas Priest (1981).
145 30 Nov Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Motörhead (1986).
146 7 Dec Y N Jack McCafferty Live: Accept (1984).
147 14 Dec Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: The Firm (1985).
148 21 Dec Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Diamond Head (1982).
149 28 Dec Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Anthrax (1987).
Note: new time slot of 7.00pm-10.00pm.

1992

# Date Any? All? Length Source Wiki? Notes
150 4 Jan Y N Jack McCafferty Session: Fleetwood Mac (1970).
151 11 Jan Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Barclay James Harvest (1971, 1972, 1974).
152 18 Jan Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Magnum (1987).
153 25 Jan Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Motörhead (1984).
154 1 Feb Y Y Jack McCafferty Guest Host: Tommy Vance.
Live: Twisted Sister (1983).
155 8 Feb Y Y Jack McCafferty Guest Host: Tommy Vance.
Live: Black Sabbath (1983).
156 15 Feb Y Y Jack McCafferty Guest Host: Tommy Vance.
Live: Mama's Boys (1985).
157 22 Feb Y Y Jack McCafferty Guest Host: Tommy Vance.
Sessions: The Who (1965, 1967, 1970).
158 29 Feb Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Mr. Big (1991).
159 7 Mar Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: Pink Floyd (1969).
Live: Pink Floyd (1970).
160 14 Mar Y N Jack McCafferty Live: King's X (1990).
Note: new timeslot of 6.00pm-9.00pm.
161 21 Mar Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Molly Hatchet (1979).
162 28 Mar Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: Krokus (1980).
Live: Krokus (1980).
163 4 Apr Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: Family (1971).
164 11 Apr Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Budgie (1982).
165 18 Apr Y N Jack McCafferty Live: Dio (1984).
25 Apr Note: no SRS because of Norwich Sound City 92.
166 2 May Y N Jack McCafferty Session: Paul Samson's Empire (1986).
167 9 May Y Y Jack McCafferty Session: Stone the Crows (1970s).
168 16 May Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Gillan (?).
169 23 May Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Gary Moore (1984).
Note: new timeslot of 6.00pm-8.30pm.
170 30 May Y N Jack McCafferty Live: Billy Squier (1981).
171 6 Jun Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Nazareth (1972-1973).
172 13 Jun Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Be-Bop Deluxe (1976, 1978).
20 Jun Note: no SRS because of Dire Straits live at Woburn Abbey.
173 27 Jun Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Van der Graaf Generator (1975-1976).
4 Jul Note: no SRS because of the American Music Festival at Crystal Palace Bowl.
174 11 Jul Y N Jack McCafferty Live: Led Zeppelin (1969).
175 18 Jul Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Pat Travers Band (1980).
176 25 Jul Y N Jack McCafferty Session: Brand X (1976).
177 1 Aug Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Blackfoot (1981).
178 8 Aug N N
179 15 Aug Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Anthrax (1987).
22 Aug Note: no SRS because of the Monsters of Rock.
180 29 Aug Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Gary Moore (1982).
181 5 Sep Y Y Jack McCafferty Sessions: Robin Trower (1974-1975).
182 12 Sep Y Y Jack McCafferty Live: Wolfsbane (1991).
183 19 Sep Y N Jack McCafferty Session: Pink Floyd (1968).
184 26 Sep Y N Jack McCafferty Special: The Story of Yes, Part 2.
185 3 Oct Live: Ozzy Osbourne (1986).
186 10 Oct Session: The Faces (1970s)
Live: Thin Lizzy (1983).
187 17 Oct Interview: Magnum.
188 24 Oct Sessions: Atomic Rooster (1971, 1981).
189 31 Oct Live: Great White (1989).
190 7 Nov Live: Girlschool (1981).
191 14 Nov Live: UFO (1985).
192 21 Nov Live: Pearl Jam (1992).
193 28 Nov Live: Whitesnake (1980).
194 5 Dec Live: Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction (1987).
195 12 Dec Live: Meat Loaf (1985).
196 19 Dec Session: Rory Gallagher (1973).
197 26 Dec Live: Georgia Satellites (1987).

1993

198 2 Jan Y Jack McCafferty
199 9 Jan Y Jack McCafferty
200 16 Jan Y Jack McCafferty
201 23 Jan Y Jack McCafferty
202 30 Jan Y Jack McCafferty
203 6 Feb Y Jack McCafferty
204 13 Feb Y Jack McCafferty
205 20 Feb Y Jack McCafferty
206 27 Feb Y Jack McCafferty
207 6 Mar Y Jack McCafferty
208 13 Mar Y Jack McCafferty
209 20 Mar Y Jack McCafferty
210 27 Mar Y Jack McCafferty
211 6 Mar Y Jack McCafferty
212 13 Mar Y Jack McCafferty
213 20 Mar Y Jack McCafferty
214 27 Mar Y Jack McCafferty
215 3 Apr Y Jack McCafferty
10 Apr Note: no SRS because of Sheffield Sound City Rock Night.
216 17 Apr Y Jack McCafferty
217 24 Apr Y Jack McCafferty Guest Host: Bob Harris.
218 1 May Y Jack McCafferty Guest Host: Bob Harris.
219 8 May Y Jack McCafferty Guest Host: Bob Harris.
220 15 May Jack McCafferty
221 22 May Y Jack McCafferty
222 29 May Y Jack McCafferty
223 5 Jun Y Jack McCafferty
224 12 Jun Y Jack McCafferty
225 19 Jun Y Jack McCafferty
26 Jun Note: no SRS because of the Glastonbury Festival.
226 3 Jul Y Jack McCafferty
227 10 Jul Y Jack McCafferty
228 17 Jul N N
229 24 Jul N N
230 31 Jul N N
231 7 Aug Y Jack McCafferty
232 14 Aug Y Jack McCafferty
233 21 Aug Y Jack McCafferty
234 28 Aug Y Jack McCafferty
235 4 Sep Y Jack McCafferty
236 11 Sep Y Jack McCafferty
237 18 Sep Y Jack McCafferty
238 25 Sep Y Jack McCafferty
239 2 Oct Y Jack McCafferty
240 9 Oct Y Jack McCafferty
241 16 Oct Y Jack McCafferty
242 23 Oct Y Jack McCafferty Note: Fluff's last show on Radio 1.



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