Lena Zavaroni gets to preform on BBC One’s Top of the Pops for the first time.

Lena Zavaroni performing Ma! (He’s Making Eyes At Me)


There is some debate over if this is the recording of Lena Zavaroni as broadcast or if it is a camera rehearsal recording made prior to the live broadcast until the BBC use the footage in a Top Of The Pops retrospective and confirm one way or the other we will each have to decided for ourselves what we are seeing in the clip.

Either way this is believed to be the earliest surviving clip of Lena performing (for a broadcaster).

Note: I added “for a broadcaster” because we don’t know if her family have any super 8 film recordings of Lena Zavaroni prior to Opportunity Knocks.



  • Introduced By: Noel Edmonds
  • Singer: Alvin Stardust
  • Singer: Lena Zavaroni
  • Singer: Hudson Ford
  • Band: The Wombles
  • Singer: Stevie Wonder
  • Pop Group: Paper Lace
  • Pop/Rock Group: The Hollies
  • Glam Rock Band: Mud
  • All-Female Dance Troupe: Pan’s People
  • Vocal Backing: The Ladybirds


  • Producer: Robin Nash
  • Sound: Richard Chamberlain
  • lighting: Bill Millar
  • Orchestra: Top of the Pops Orchestra
  • Musical director: Johnny Pearson with the Top Of The Pops Orchestra
  • Choreography: Flick Colby

Related Website: BBC Genome