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Title: A late show for Frankie
Author: Bronwen Balmforth

A LATE SHOW FOR FRANKIE

By BRONWEN BALMFORTH

THE most controversial pop video yet makes its TV debut tonight.

But you will have to stay up very late to watch it.

Two Tribes, by outrageous Liverpool group Frankie Goes To Hollywood, goes out in a TUBE SPECIAL (Channel 4, 1 a.m.).

Singer Paul Rutherford says the group don’t expect the single to be banned, unlike its predecessor Relax, which was axed by the BBC for being too sexually explicit.

He adds: “It’s the most graphic anti-war song I’ve ever heard. Anyone with any heart has got to be against nuclear war. We’re very proud of it.”

The group’s sensational success has taken them by surprise. Two Tribes is their second single and their second consecutive number one.

Paul says: “We’re in demand and really blessed. It’s become a lot bigger than we ever imagined.

“But we’re simply holding a job down that happens to pay well.”