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Popular Music on British Television

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23rd June 1964 - 22nd September 1964

In June 1964 Southern Television director Mike Mansfield put out a call for sixty pop experts between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five to particpate in a new quiz show. It would be hosted by Muriel Young with regulars Penny Valentine (Disc weekly magazine reporter) and Tony Hall (a contributor to Disc). Each week two teams of three males and three females would be quizzed on all aspects of popular music, while celebrities and pop fans compete to see who knows the most about pop music. Each show was recorded before a studio audience the Thursday before transmission. The show lasted one three month series while a sequel, Pop The Question was lauched October 1965.