Thanks for your recollections on the programme, it's been interesting to read your comments.
I can't say I remember the programme, I was 8 years old when the programme first aired though I was listening to a lot of music at the time.
I do, however recall 'Play It Again Stewpot' which was also produced by Ian Bolt with the pop star puppets. Ed Stewart's diary must have been full around that time as he also opened the first UK McDonald's in Woolwich and also visited my old primary school in East Greenwich on the same day.
From your comments, am I correct in thinking that you were individually selected and placed in a team. What was the range in years for the questions 1955 - Current?
It's interesting to see the BBC's latest music quiz show 'Hitlist' where there's a much wider range of years the music is selected from approx. 1960 - 2020. The best teams seems to be a knowledgeable younger person along with a knowledgeable older person. How do you think you guys would be like on 'Hitlist'?
Yeah, went down to London, met Ian Bolt and researcher Shirley Taylor, we answered pop questions on the sixties and seventies in individual interviews. It was to see if you had pop knowledge, but also to make sure you were confident enough.
I was tempted by The Hit List, my daughter Alice could handle the modern stuff, I'd be ok on the rest. However, filming of the first series coincided with our birthday weekend so timing was wrong. They never readvertised for series two. I will admit I kinda got bored with it after three episodes or so. Yeah, we might have won a decent sum, we might have got nowt, we'd have had a laff doing it.
There were no live performances, what happened on 75 was there would be part 1 which would involve the quiz, mostly team questions involving film clips (often unseen on British TV otherwise), there was an anagram round, um..
Then in part two, there'd be a featured star in interview, Presenter Steve Merike would ask a few questions, then each team would get to ask one each, then it was back to the quiz.
As far as existing, the actual episodes I was on were about five in number, only two exist I believe (the Marc Bolan one and the grand final) although I do have cassette recordings of all five. What the heck, it was only a quiz anyway, although I'd have liked the Sparks episode to have survived, it was quite hilarious in its way..