The Hitman and Her was a cheap late night music show presented by Pete Waterman and Michaela Strachan. They would visit a nightclub and dancers would strut about with normal punters in the background, leading to the weird scenes you see here, with scantily clad women doing aerobics right in front of leering drunk blokes wearing ties.
It took me a while to work out it was filmed at Flicks nightclub in Brechin, a small town north of Dundee which bizarrely has a cathedral – hence it claims to be a city. It happens to be where my mum is from.
In the 80s Flicks was famous throughout the land for its shonky lighting rig – you can see how rubbish it was in this clip. They would actually play the theme from 2001 at a certain point in the night when they switched it all on. People travelled from all over in buses just to see this.
Nevertheless the tune is the pretty tasty 1988 UK pop-acid number Humanoid – Stakker Humanoid, which was a chart hit from an early incarnation of Future Sound Of London. I think it’s because this is such a good tune that this clip is so wrong. Stakker Humanoid himself posted it on Youtube.