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THAT WAS THEN THIS IS NOW! Celebrating Great Pop Acts Of The Last 50 Years On StagePlayer+ This Wednesday

09 July 2022

Streaming on StagePlayer+ from Wednesday 13th July 2022

That Was Then This Is Now is a new and innovative six-part streaming music show, masterminded by Mike Stock of Stock Aitken Waterman fame and available on StagePlayer+ from 8th July 2022.

Featuring great pop acts of the last 50 years in exclusive new live studio performances, served up with Top Of The Pops vibes, That Was Then Is Now is hosted by broadcasting legend Mike Read, and Sky's Hayley Palmer.

Artists include: Toyah, Chesney Hawkes, Owen Paul, Paul Young, Leee John (Imagination), Limahl, The Vapors, Right Said Fred, Sonia, Johnny Hates Jazz, Steve Harley, The Fizz, Kim Wilde, Marty Wilde & Roxanne Wilde; plus an exclusive interview with Cliff Richard.



On creating the show, Mike Stock said “These artists are still making great music. And we wish to showcase their classic hits alongside their still exciting new material.”

Mike Read said “The series puts great heritage singers, musicians, and songwriters back in the spotlight through their classic hits and great new music.”

Paul Young commented “It was such a pleasure to be able to show both the old and the new; music never dies, it evolves.”

Each episode of That Was Then This Is Now available to stream from Friday July 8th on StagePlayer+

Episode information:

Episode 1: Chesney Hawkes, The Fizz, Toyah.

Episode 2: Leee John, Owen Paul, Marty, Kim & Roxanne Wilde.

Episode 3: Limahl, The Vapors, Right Said Fred.

Episode 4: Steve Harley, Sonia and The Fizz.

Episode 5: Johnny Hates Jazz, Paul Young and Leee John.

Episode 6: Marty, Kim & Roxanne Wilde, Limahl, Leee John, The Fizz and Cliff Richard



About StagePlayer+ 
 distributes content to over 130 million TV households worldwide and is the world’s first pay per view Performing Arts focused platform, giving fans access to music concerts, West End and Broadway shows, dance, stand-up comedy and independent films, all in one place.

Acting as a virtual venue, StagePlayer+ offers the ultimate in flexibility and convenience, with no monthly subscription, whereupon viewers only pay for the shows they want to watch.

That Was Then This Is Now is produced by Modal Production Group and distributed by Lightning International.

How to watch:

Via the StagePlayer+ app on Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or via browser.

(Coming soon to Samsung, LG, Apple TV and Android TV)

StagePlayer+ is owned and operated by PlayerPlus Limited a UK broadcast business. (

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About: Modal Production Group
Modal Production Group is a multimedia production company and Record Label founded in 1994.

About Lightning International
Lightning International is a content solutions company based in the UK and Hong Kong. The company distributes a full catalogue of programming, both as finished shows and formats. Additionally the company distributes a range of TV channels such as the NOW Music channels, the TRACE channels, Liverpool’s LFCTV, Kartoon Channel, Pet Club TV, Pulse TV and more. Lightning was established to offer independent producers and content owners a single global platform from which to launch their programming and formats.

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