PopMaster, the favored music trivia quiz hosted by DJ Ken Bruce for 1 / 4 of a century, is being changed into a TV present.
Six hour-long episodes are being created for Channel 4 by 12 Yard Productions, the corporate behind BBC1’s Unbeatable and Channel 5’s Eggheads.
Bruce, 72, hosted the quiz on BBC Radio 2 for greater than twenty years before leaving the corporation last month.
Nonetheless, he struck a deal to retain the rights to the quiz, which he co-created with radio producer Phil Swern who wrote the questions.
The TV collection will air on More4, with a date for the collection but to be introduced.
Bruce joined Bauer Media’s Biggest Hits Radio this month, having fronted his mid-morning Radio 2 present since 1992.
Testing contestants’ data of music and artists from throughout the years, the quiz sees two gamers requested a collection of 10 questions primarily based on in style music from the Nineteen Fifties to the current day.
Questions cowl a wide range of genres of music and vary from naming artists primarily based on the titles of songs or clips of tracks, in addition to figuring out the 12 months sure songs had been hits.
After each gamers have answered 10 questions – with a complete of 39 factors up for grabs – the winner goes on to play three-in-10, wherein they’ve 10 seconds to call three hits from one specific artist or group.
Promising to honour the format of the present, with “just a few surprises thrown in”, episode winners will advance to a grand remaining, the place one will likely be topped total champion.
‘I might need a face for TV in spite of everything’
Bruce stated he’s trying ahead to “difficult music lovers from across the nation… beneath the glare of studio lights and with the added strain of tv cameras”.
He added: “I can not wait to get began – and discover out whether or not I might need a face for TV in spite of everything!”
Channel 4’s head of options and daytime Jo Road stated bringing PopMaster to the TV was her “mission in life”.
When Bruce introduced in January he could be leaving the BBC after 45 years on the company, the presenter burdened it was his personal alternative, saying “some new alternatives have come up and I want to proceed my profession in a barely completely different approach within the subsequent few years”.
He now hosts a present from 10am to 1pm on Biggest Hits Radio, becoming a member of fellow ex-BBC presenters Simon Mayo at drivetime and Jackie Brambles within the early night.
Presenter Vernon Kay will substitute Bruce as host of Radio 2’s mid-morning present in Might, with a brand new quiz, Ten to the Prime, taking the place of PopMaster.
The PopMaster TV present is just not its first look exterior of radio. In 2019 Bruce took the quiz on a UK tour of listeners’ workplaces, and co-creator Swern has written a number of books about it.