Arrows was a pop television series aimed at the teen market, which aired in 1976 and 1977 in the UK. The show was produced by British TV legend Muriel Young, and ran for two full 14 week series on the ITV network, produced by Granada Television. The Arrows show format was that the band would perform their own songs, and they would introduce the guest artists. There was also a pop dance troupe called Him and Us who were regulars on the series. The Arrows were Alan Merrill, Jake Hooker and Paul Varley. Guests on the Arrows show included such artists as Marc Bolan, The Bay City Rollers, The Drifters, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Peter Noone, Alvin Stardust, Gene Pitney, Slade, Pilot, Billy J. Kramer, The Real Thing, and many more. The band Arrows were very popular in the teen print media in the mid-1970s, appearing in interviews and as pin-ups in all the glossy fan magazines of the day. They even had their own weekly cartoon strip which ran in Music Star magazine. A book was written about the band by Bill Harry in 1976.