A very popular weekly TV show called “New Faces” was launched by ITV Les was asked to become a judge along with Tony Hatch, Mickey Most and others. BBC Radio 2 ran a weekly radio show, “The Musical World of Les Reed”, featuring the Les Reed Orchestra, which ran for 11 weeks.

Also in 1976,  “There’s A Kind Of Hush” was released by The Carpenters. (It had previously been a hit for Herman’s Hermits in the ‘60s) The Carpenter’s version of the song was beautiful and became a top 20 hit.