News - Pop Quiz: The Comeback

It’s time to dig out your leg warmers, ra-ra skirts and grab your Walkmans as BBC Four revives the classic 80s programme, Pop Quiz: The Comeback, for two specials in celebration of 80s pop music...

Hosted by the original presenter Mike Read, these two new programmes will pit two teams made up of legendary 80s pop stars against each other in a retro treat.

The guests include Toyah Willcox, Nick Heyward (Haircut 100), Carol Decker (T’Pau), Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins), Andy McCluskey (OMD), Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet), David Grant (Linx), Cheryl Baker and Jay Aston (Bucks Fizz), Ranking Roger (The Beat), Mari Wilson and Leee John (Imagination).

Mike Read said "I'm delighted to be working with a great BBC team to bring back the classic TV series Pop Quiz. Once again the brows of the famous will be furrowed, lips pursed and eyes narrowed as we test their music knowledge, watch some great classic footage and have some fun along the way."

The quiz originally broadcast from July 1981 to January 1984 (don't think about how long ago that actually was though.)

The programmes will be recording in MediaCityUK in Salford in mid December and you can get tickets to be in the audience for the recordings from BBC Shows.

The first episode will air at 9.30pm on Wenesday 28 December on BBC Four. I wonder if they've kept the title music...

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