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Pop Music on British Television 1955 - 1999

Another show with interviews and no live music, but the twist was that it was imported from France, complete with its host Antoine de Caunes.

Starting on BBC1 in a late night slot the host stood almost motionless in front of a white background with letters from the shows' title around him. He spoke fluent English, but chose to speak with a stereotypical French drawl. He would appear between each article and introduce the next one for which Radio One's Lisa I'Anson would do the actual voice-over.

The show would later transfer over to BBC2’s schedule under the Def II banner.

Like Wired on Channel 4 the show would be remembered as much if not more so for its opening credit sequence. Designer Jean-Baptiste Mondino gave the show it's distinctive identity, which is just as well as the show itself was forgettable.

de Caunes would later return to our screens in a post 1992 Eurozone with Eurotrash on Channel 4 made by his Rapido Television which made many shows throughout the nineties for Channel 4 and make Graham Norton a star.



20th October 1988 - 25th March 1993