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Pop Quest

1 9 7 5 – 1 9 7 9 (UK)
36 x 30 minute episodes

Debuting on Wednesday 12 September 1975, this Friday afternoon musical quiz from Yorkshire Television was originally hosted by radio personality Steve Merike, who had a 6 am to 9 am weekday morning show on Pennine Radio (covering the West Yorkshire area).

Two teams of three-a-side from 12 different ITV regions were put through their pop paces in a fast-moving knock-out contest.

Contestants ranged in age between 14 and 17.

Included in the series were clips from many music films and guest appearances each week from acts such as Marc Bolan, Rick Wakeman, Roy Wood, Mud and Lynsey de Paul.

Steve Merike (1975)
Sally James (1975-1977)
Kid Jensen (1976-1977)
Mike Read (1978)
Megg Nicol (1978)