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Classic 80’s show Pop Quiz back on BBC Four this Christmas

The BBC are bringing back classic 1980’s show Pop Quiz for two special editions that will air this Christmas on BBC Four.

Pop Quiz: The Comeback will be 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 says: “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.”

Pop Quiz Mike Read

Mike Read hosts in the 1980’s. No word yet on whether he we will bring back the shirt and hairstyle for the new editions.

The quiz originally broadcast from July 1981 to Jan 1984.

Cassian Harrison, Channel Editor, BBC Four, says: “BBC Four is the home of popular music on BBC television and it’s fabulous to bring back one of our greatest and most popular music quiz shows for a very special Christmas treat.”

Pop Quiz: The Comeback is executive produced by Mark Cooper and Ed de Burgh and commissioned by Sohail Shah and Cassian Harrison. The first episode will air at 9.30pm on Wenesday 28 December on BBC Four.





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