Pop Quiz

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  • 2016
  • 1 Season

Pop Quiz is a TV show aired on BBC Four, a quiz show in the vein of classic game shows but with a musical twist. The show's format revolves around two teams of music enthusiasts led by their respective captains as they battle it out over 30 rounds to see who knows the most about popular music.

Each round is dedicated to a different era or genre of music, ranging from the 60s to the present day, and from classic rock to soul music. The rounds vary in difficulty, from relatively simple questions about famous albums, band lineups or lyrics to more obscure questions about the smaller details of song production or the origins of a particular musical instrument.

As well as the core music questions, each episode also includes a celebrity guest quizmaster whose general knowledge expertise is put to the test. These guests come from a range of fields and include not only musicians but also actors, comedians, and presenters.

The show is not just about the questions, however, as the format also includes various interstitial segments between the rounds. These feature musical performances, often from lesser-known but highly talented musicians, as well as comedy sketches and other entertainment. There is also a 'Quickfire Questions' round in which captains and contestants alike have to answer as many questions as possible in a very limited amount of time.

The teams on the show are led by their respective captains, who are often well-known personalities from the UK music scene. These captains not only lead their teams but also bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the show, and their banter and commentary between rounds often provides some of the most entertaining moments.

The two teams are comprised of three contestants each, who are selected from a pool of applicants that includes people from all walks of life, such as die-hard music fans, DJs, music critics and musicians themselves. The show prides itself on being inclusive and welcoming to all, with contestants of all ages, backgrounds, and musical tastes.

The show's host, Warwick Davis, is a well-known British actor and television presenter who brings a lot of energy and humor to the proceedings. He not only keeps the contestants and captains in line but also acts as the glue that holds the various segments of the show together.

Another notable feature of Pop Quiz is the design of the show itself. The studio set is visually impressive, with a large display screen and a multitude of thematic design elements. The lighting and sound design, too, are top-notch, adding to the overall sense of excitement and anticipation.

Overall, Pop Quiz is a highly entertaining and engaging quiz show that will appeal to anyone with a passion for music. Whether you're a die-hard fan who knows every lyric to every song or simply someone who enjoys listening to the radio on their commute, there is something for you in Pop Quiz. The show's mix of music trivia, live performances, and celebrity guests make for a dynamic and enjoyable viewing experience.

Pop Quiz is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (2 episodes). The series first aired on December 28, 2016.

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Nick Heyward, Carol Decker, David Grant, Cheryl Baker, Jay Aston, Ranking Roger
2. Nick Heyward, Carol Decker, David Grant, Cheryl Baker, Jay Aston, Ranking Roger
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Toyah Willcox, Tom Bailey, Andy McCluskey, Steve Norman, Mari Wilson, Leee John
1. Toyah Willcox, Tom Bailey, Andy McCluskey, Steve Norman, Mari Wilson, Leee John
December 28, 2016
It was the Saturday night smash hit music quiz show that ran for four years between 1981 and 1984. Over 30 years later it's back, with the original presenter Mike Read hosting the first of two special celebration shows where the biggest pop stars from the 1980s go head to head in a test of their 80s music knowledge. Guests include Toyah Willcox, Tom Bailey (Thompson Twins), Andy McCluskey (OMD), Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet), Mari Wilson and Leee John (Imagination).
Where to Watch Pop Quiz
Pop Quiz is available for streaming on the BBC Four website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Pop Quiz on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    December 28, 2016