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Pop Music on British Television 1955 - 1999

A forerunner to Pop Quiz and Yorkshire's Pop Quest but this one was aimed at more adult pop fans. As Radio Times put it "A light-hearted pop quiz in which two teams pit their wits, to answer questions on pop music past and present." It appeared to be a TV transfer of Radio One's Pop Score.

From Music Week, 3rd May 1975 - Rick Gardiner, director of Disco told Music Week, "Disco is not just a pop show, but rather more a family entertainment than a show strictly for teenagers. After the successful pilot shows that we recorded last year, I am confident that Disco will be fast moving, highly entertaining and informative."

Hosted by Terry Wogan and introduced by Capital Radio's Roger Scott who also captained one team of celebrities, with Tim Rice leading the other. The Daily Mirror had their doubts about the host "Why Wogan? At 36, it's hardly his scene. A teenager should be host."

The show was recorded on location from various discotheques across the country and broadcast Sunday afternoons, although the original plan was to broadcast mid-week. A live band would perform each week. Produced by Terry Henebery, it would only run for one season. Two shows are thought to exist.



31st August 1975 - 12th October 1975