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Pop Music on British Television 1955 - 1999

A 'name that tune' show where people were asked to name a song after only two notes. Original hosts included Peter Murray and Muriel Young, while in October 1965 former Ready Steady Go host David Gell took over. Peter Fenn, later the regular organist on Sale of the Century provided the music that had to be identified, while Johnny Pearson joined on piano in 1963. Successfully contestants were rewarded with a prize of £100. There were weekly music guests too.

Pete Murray returned as host of a re-vamped version in October 1970 which would last until the new year. A cash prize of £100 was up for grabs each week. Peter Joy who produced the original version was now back and introduced a cabaret spot in each show, Carol Dilworth and Jennifer Cresswell were Murray's assistants.

A musical quiz show with the same title was broadcast by BBC1 in 1987 hosted by Barry Cryer with Lisa Goddard and Willie Rushton.



1963 - 1965, October 1970 - 1st January 1971