Playlisters the Beeb describe as a ‘music game that’s guaranteed to get viewers on their feet and shouting at the telly’.
Rochelle and Marvin Humes pictured supporting Wrigley’s Extra National Smile Month 2015, Wrigley’s Extra.
“This is a chance for all music fans to test their knowledge and kick start Saturday nights with the music we love, whilst also reliving some iconic musical moments. BBC Music is delighted to work with Rochelle and Marvin, who will have everyone at home bursting into song, me included!” – Jan Younghusband, Head of Commissioning BBC Music
Hosted by Rochelle and Marvin Humes, Playlisters promises to be an addictive music quiz that viewers can’t help playing and singing along to. Each week, three couples will compete for a chance to win £10,000 and all they have to do is name the song and the artist – simple! Each round will be filled with hit songs from the sixties to today covering every style of pop music.
It’s not the first Beeb music game show. Pop Quiz has been a irregular part of telly schedules since July 1981. Hosted by Top of the Pops host and former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read, the show regularly ran until December 1984. It’s been seen occationally since with Read returning for a special in January 1994 and then a new series later the same year – however then Captial Radio DJ Chris Tarrant stepped into the hosting duties. Mike Read reprised his original role once more in 2008 when another series was prouced for Red TV. The most recent new episodes of Pop Quiz were produced for BBC Four in 2016 and 2017.
The 80s and 90s Pop Quiz saw two teams made up of three pop stars with one acting as team captain, the show featured such star names as George Michael, Cheryl Baker, Cliff Richard, Hazel O’Connor, Jools Holland, Toyah, Phil Lynott, Bob Geldof, Roger Taylor, Meat Loaf, Helen Shapiro and Midge Ure.
“I can’t think of a better way to kick off Saturday nights. Hosted by the deeply competitive Rochelle and Marvin Humes, it’ll have everyone at home shouting out the answers and singing along.” – Kate Phillips, Controller Entertainment Commissioning at the BBC
Playlisters will debut on BBC One in 2019.