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20080125 (BBC7)

Subjects include Ballet Music, The Three Tenors and Circuses, Fairs and Carnivals.

The late Ned Sherrin chairs.

1999 Heat 0920080111 BT=1230 (BBC7)
20080111 BT=1930 (BBC7)

The general knowledge music quiz hosted by the late Ned Sherrin.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 01 October 19901990100119901003

First broadcast on 1990-10-01

Producer: D.

MESSIAS

Next in series: 08 October 1990

Previous in series: 20 November 1989

Broadcast history

01 Oct 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

03 Oct 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-09-04.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 03 December 19901990120319901205

First broadcast on 1990-12-03

Producer: D.

MESSIAS

Next in series: 10 December 1990

Previous in series: 26 November 1990

Broadcast history

03 Dec 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

05 Dec 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-09-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 05 November 19901990110519901107

First broadcast on 1990-11-05

Producer: D.

MESSIAS

Next in series: 12 November 1990

Previous in series: 29 October 1990

Broadcast history

05 Nov 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

07 Nov 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-09-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 08 October 19901990100819901010

First broadcast on 1990-10-08

Producer: D.

MESSIAS

Next in series: 15 October 1990

Previous in series: 01 October 1990

Broadcast history

08 Oct 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

10 Oct 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-09-04.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 10 December 19901990121019901212

First broadcast on 1990-12-10

Producer: D.

MESSIAS

Next in series: 17 December 1990

Previous in series: 03 December 1990

Broadcast history

10 Dec 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

12 Dec 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-02.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 12 February 19961996021219960214

First broadcast on 1996-02-12

Producer: J.

CLEGG

Next in series: HEAT 1 1996

Previous in series: 27 March 1995

Broadcast history

12 Feb 1996 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

14 Feb 1996 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-05-26.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 12 November 19901990111219901114

First broadcast on 1990-11-12

Producer: D.

MESSIAS

Next in series: 19 November 1990

Previous in series: 05 November 1990

Broadcast history

12 Nov 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

14 Nov 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-09-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 15 October 19901990101519901017

First broadcast on 1990-10-15

Producer: D.

MESSIAS

Next in series: 22 October 1990

Previous in series: 08 October 1990

Broadcast history

15 Oct 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

17 Oct 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-09-10.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 17 December 19901990121719901219

First broadcast on 1990-12-17

Producer: D.

MESSIAS

Next in series: 24 December 1990

Previous in series: 10 December 1990

Broadcast history

17 Dec 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

19 Dec 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-02.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 19 November 19901990111919901121

First broadcast on 1990-11-19

Producer: D.

MESSIAS

Next in series: 26 November 1990

Previous in series: 12 November 1990

Broadcast history

19 Nov 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

21 Nov 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-09-18.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 22 October 19901990102219901024

First broadcast on 1990-10-22

Producer: D.

MESSIAS

Next in series: 29 October 1990

Previous in series: 15 October 1990

Broadcast history

22 Oct 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

24 Oct 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-09-10.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 24 December 19901990122419901226

First broadcast on 1990-12-24

Producer: D.

MESSIAS

Next in series: 27 January 1992

Previous in series: 17 December 1990

Broadcast history

24 Dec 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

26 Dec 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-10-29.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 26 November 19901990112619901128

First broadcast on 1990-11-26

Producer: D.

MESSIAS

Next in series: 03 December 1990

Previous in series: 19 November 1990

Broadcast history

26 Nov 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

28 Nov 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-09-25.

Programme Catalogue - Details: 29 October 19901990102919901031

First broadcast on 1990-10-29

Producer: D.

MESSIAS

Next in series: 05 November 1990

Previous in series: 22 October 1990

Broadcast history

29 Oct 1990 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

31 Oct 1990 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1990-09-12.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Heat 1 19961996021919960221

First broadcast on 1996-02-19

Producer: S.

DOHERTY

Next in series: HEAT 2

Previous in series: 12 February 1996

Broadcast history

19 Feb 1996 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

21 Feb 1996 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-11-06.

Programme Catalogue - Details: Heat 21996022619960228

First broadcast on 1996-02-26

Producer: S.

DOHERTY

Next in series: HEAT 3

Previous in series: HEAT 1 1996

Broadcast history

26 Feb 1996 12:25-12:55 (RADIO 4)

28 Feb 1996 18:30-19:00 (RADIO 4)

Recorded on 1995-11-04.

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It's the first semi-final of the general knowledge music quiz, chaired by Ned Sherrin.

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The first semi-final of the general knowledge music quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin.

From 1999.

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Ned Sherrin hosts the second semi final as competitors battle it out to win a coveted place in the 1998 grand final.

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The general knowledge music quiz returns, hosted by Ned Sherrin.

Fighting for a place in the semi-finals are Sue Edwards from LONDON, Henry Crocker from South Wirral and Harvey Goodman from Nottingham.

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Ned Sherrin's In The Chair As Pam Gulliver Of Reading, Ray Hook Of Cambridge And Ronald Adlem Of Middlesex battle it out in 1998.

Ned Sherrin hosts the second heat of the general knowledge music quiz.

/ Heat three of the general knowledge music quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin

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Tim Butter of LONDON, Stephen Gore of Bucks and Dr Alistair Smith of Lymington compete, chaired by Ned Sherrin.

From 1998.

Heat 3 of the general knowledge music quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin.

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Heat 4 of the general knowledge music quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin

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It's heat 5 of the 1998 competition and the contestants are Gordon Balmforth, Thomas Dyer and Judy Chatterton Dickson.

Heat six of the general knowledge music quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin

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Hall with chair Ned Sherrin.

Heat seven of the general knowledge music quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin

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It's heat 7 of the 1998 competition and the contestants are Dick Hobbs, David Surtees and Paul Henderson with chair Ned Sherrin.

Heat eight of the general knowledge music quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin

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Heat eight of the general knowledge music quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin

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Heat ten of the general knowledge music quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin.

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The third semi-final.

The excitement mounts as today's programme settles the line-up for the grand final of the general knowledge music quiz.

With Ned Sherrin.

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The grand final of the general knowledge music quiz.

Paul Daniel, the musical director of the ENGLISH National Opera, awards the prizes.

With Ned Sherrin

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The excitement mounts as today's programme settles the line-up for the 1998 Grand Final of the general knowledge music quiz.

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The general knowledge music quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin.

Heat two from 1999.

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Tone poems and drinking songs are amongst the topics in the music quiz, hosted by the late Ned Sherrin.

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The late Ned Sherrin poses more musical brain-teasers.

Rounds include Stravinsky, 'Shakespeare in Music' and 'The Swinging Sixties'.

From 1999.

Ned Sherrin hosts the fifth heat of the musical general knowledge quiz.

General knowledge music quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin.

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Ned Sherrin hosts the final of the general knowledge music quiz, with Sir Neville Mariner presenting prizes.

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Ned Sherrin hosts the musical general knowledge quiz covering everything from classical to jazz and show tunes to pop.

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Three more contestants pit their musical wits against Ned Sherrin in heat five of the musical quiz.

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Three more contestants pit their musical wits against Ned Sherrin in heat six of the musical quiz.

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Three more contestants pit their musical wits against Ned Sherrin in heat seven of the musical quiz.

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Three more contestants pit their musical wits against Ned Sherrin in heat eight of the musical quiz.

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Three more contestants do battle for the last place in the semi-finals of the musical quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin

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Three more contestants do battle in the semi-finals of the musical quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin

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Ned Sherrin hosts the second semi-final of the music quiz.

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Tension mounts as the three remaining contestants - Patricia Ross, Brian Davies and Nigel Clarke - battle for the title of Counterpoint Champion 2000.

Ned Sherrin is joined by soprano Kyra Vane, who will present the prizes.

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The general knowledge music quiz returns, hosted by Ned Sherrin

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The general knowledge music quiz, hosted by Ned Sherrin

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The final of the general knowledge music quiz, hosted by Ned Sherrin

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Tension mounts as Ned Sherrin's general knowledge music quiz reaches the semi-final stage.

Today's contestants are John Wrigley, John Durbin and Brian Davies.

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Ned Sherrin hosts the general knowledge music quiz in which contestants from all over Britain answer questions on every aspect of music from Monteverdi to Madonna.

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Ned Sherrin chairs the first semi-final of the music quiz in which contestants from all over Britain answer questions on all aspects of music.

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Ned Sherrin hosts the second semi-final of the general knowledge music quiz, in which contestants from all over Britain answer questions on all aspects of music, from Monteverdi to Madonna.

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Ned Sherrin hosts the last of this year's semi-finals in the general knowledge music quiz.

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Ned Sherrin hosts another edition of the wide-ranging music quiz, from the Royal Northern College of Music in MANCHESTER.

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Ned Sherrin welcomes another three more hopefuls to the Royal Northern College of Music in MANCHESTER for the latest heat in the entertaining music quiz.

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Another three contestants face Ned Sherrin's questions about music of every genre.

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Ned Sherrin hosts the final heat before the semi-finals of the music quiz.

Contestants from all over Britain answer questions on every aspect of music.

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Ned Sherrin hosts the second semi-final of the general knowledge music quiz in which contestants from all over Britain answer questions on all aspects of music.

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Three more semi-finalists join Ned Sherrin in the entertaining music quiz.

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The current series of the music quiz reaches its grand Final.

Ned Sherrin chairs the contest at LONDON's Drill Hall to decide who'll be the 2004 champion.

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The general knowledge music quiz semi-finals.

Ned Sherrin poses the questions.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz semi-finals.

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Ned Sherrin presents the general knowledge music quiz from London's Drill Hall.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz. From London's Drill Hall with Ned Sherrin.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz.

From London's Drill Hall with Ned Sherrin.

Chairman Ned Sherrin oversees specialised rounds about American Film Music, Stravinsky and Beecham, Boult and Barbirolli.

Three contestants aim to prove their knowledge of music from Franz Liszt to Franz Ferdinand.

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Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz. From Manchester with Ned Sherrin.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz.

From Manchester with Ned Sherrin.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz, from Manchester.

With Ned Sherrin.

Chairman Ned Sherrin oversees specialist rounds about Jazz Meets Classical, Classical Partnerships and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

The latest heat of the popular quiz series features contestants from the North of ENGLAND, answering questions on every aspect of music.

Ned Sherrin is in the chair.

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Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz. From London, with Ned Sherrin.

Ned Sherrin presents the general knowledge music quiz from London.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz.

From London, with Ned Sherrin.

Ned Sherrin hosts the music quiz.

Special topics are operas of Britten and Tippett, Stephen Sondheim and choral symphonies.

Ned Sherrin hosts the music quiz in which contestants from all over Britain answer questions on every aspect of music from Franz Liszt to Franz Ferdinand.

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Ned Sherrin presents the general knowledge music quiz from Manchester.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz. From Manchester with Ned Sherrin.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz.

From Manchester with Ned Sherrin.

Music quiz chaired by the late Ned Sherrin, with specialist subjects including Cliff and the Shadows and Piano and Orchestra.

Ned Sherrin chairs the fourth heat of the series.

Three more contestants aim to prove the breadth of their musical knowledge, covering the classics, jazz, show tunes, pop and rock.

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Episode 05 of 13

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz. From London with Ned Sherrin.

Ned Sherrin presents the general knowledge music quiz from London.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz.

From London with Ned Sherrin.

Music quiz chaired by the late Ned Sherrin, with specialist subjects including Vienese Opera and Ken Russell.

Ned Sherrin puts three more contestants through their paces in the general knowledge music quiz, covering the classics, jazz, show tunes, pop and rock.

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Ned Sherrin presents the general knowledge music quiz from Manchester.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz. From Manchester with Ned Sherrin.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz.

From Manchester with Ned Sherrin.

The late Ned Sherrin hosts this music quiz, with topics as diverse as Russian opera and Kylie Minogue's back catalogue.

This edition's three contestants all come from YORKshire.

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Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz. From London with Ned Sherrin.

Ned Sherrin presents the general knowledge music quiz from London.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz.

From London with Ned Sherrin.

Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Mendelssohn are amongst the topics as Ned Sherrin poses more musical teasers.

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Ned Sherrin hosts the the general knowledge music quiz from Manchester.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz. From Manchester with Ned Sherrin.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz.

From Manchester with Ned Sherrin.

It's the quarter-finals of the music quiz with specialist rounds on birdsongs, Bizet, Lerner and Lowe.

Chaired by Ned Sherrin.

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Three music buffs battle it out answering questions on Hungarian compositions and composers who conduct.

Chaired by Ned Sherrin.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz in London.

With Ned Sherrin.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz in London. With Ned Sherrin

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The general knowledge music quiz semi-finals. Ned Sherrin poses the questions.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz semi-finals. Ned Sherrin poses the questions.

The general knowledge music quiz semi-finals.

Ned Sherrin poses the questions.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz semi-finals.

In this first semi-final, chairman Ned Sherrin asks questions about Bryn Terfel, Operatic Villains and Musical Quotations.

Episode 10 of 13.

The first semi-final of the 2005 contest in which contestants from all over Britain answer questions on every aspect of music.

With Ned Sherrin

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The general knowledge music quiz semi-finals. Ned Sherrin poses the questions.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz semi-finals. Ned Sherrin poses the questions.

The general knowledge music quiz semi-finals.

Ned Sherrin poses the questions.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the general knowledge music quiz semi-finals.

In this second semi-final, chairman Ned Sherrin grills contestants about Lionel Bart, Handel and certain songs of Cole Porter.

Episode 11 of 13.

Ned Sherrin hosts the second semi-final of the general knowledge music quiz, with three contestants who've won their heats now aiming for a place in the 2005 Final.

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The third semi-final of the general knowledge music quiz. Ned Sherrin hosts.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the third semi-final of the general knowledge music quiz. Ned Sherrin hosts.

The third semi-final of the general knowledge music quiz.

Ned Sherrin hosts.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the third semi-final of the general knowledge music quiz.

In this third semi-final, chairman Ned Sherrin grills contestants about cartoons, flutes and Christian festivals in classical music.

Episode 12 of 13.

The general knowledge music quiz reaches the last of this year's semi-finals, with Ned Sherrin welcoming three more contestants fighting for a place in the Final.

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The Grand Final of the general knowledge music quiz. Ned Sherrin is the host.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the Grand Final of the general knowledge music quiz. Ned Sherrin is the host.

The Grand Final of the general knowledge music quiz.

Ned Sherrin is the host.

Amateur musical enthusiasts battle it out in the Grand Final of the general knowledge music quiz.

In the Grand Final, Ned Sherrin poses musical teasers on Tchaikovsky, 'Femmes Fatales' and The Stately Homes of England.

Episode 13 of 13.

Ned Sherrin hosts the 2005 Final of the general knowledge music quiz, from the Drill Hall in London.

The three contestants who've demonstrated the widest musical knowledge during this series battle for the nineteenth annual Counterpoint title.

In the Grand Final, Ned Sherrin poses musical teasers on Tchaikovsky.

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Ned Sherrin hosts the general knowledge music quiz in which contestants answer questions on every aspect of music from Franz Liszt to Franz Ferdinand.

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Ned Sherrin chairs heat two of the wide-ranging music quiz, with contestants from Yorkshire and Lancashire.

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Ned Sherrin hosts a round of the general knowledge music quiz in which contestants answer questions on every aspect of music from Franz Liszt to Franz Ferdinand.

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The wide-ranging music quiz reaches heat five, with contestants from Wales and the North West facing Ned Sherrin's questions on all aspects of the musical spectrum.

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Contestants from Essex and Oxfordshire join Ned Sherrin for the latest heat of the wide-ranging music quiz.

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Ned Sherrin chairs another light-hearted contest of varied musical knowledge, from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

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Ned Sherrin welcomes contestants from around the UK for the ninth heat of the eclectic music quiz.

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The first semi-final of the wide ranging music quiz, chaired by Ned Sherrin.

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The wide-ranging music quiz reaches the last of this year's semi-finals, with Ned Sherrin in the chair.

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Ned Sherrin hosts the semi-final of the general knowledge music quiz in which contestants from all over Britain answer questions on aspects of music from Monteverdi to Madonna.

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Ned Sherrin hosts the second semi-final of the general knowledge music quiz.

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Ned Sherrin presents a special 20th anniversary edition of the ever-popular general knowledge music quiz.

Guests are Julian Lloyd Webber, Steve Harley and Denise Leigh.

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Edward Seckerson hosts the general knowledge music quiz in which contestants from all over Britain answer questions on every aspect of music from Franz Liszt to Franz Ferdinand.

Contestants from Blackpool, Nottingham and Sheffield compete in the first of this year's heats, from Chetham's School of Music in Manchester.

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Edward Seckerson hosts the general knowledge music quiz.

Contestants from the South of England field questions on every aspect of music from Mozart to Madonna.

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Edward Seckerson hosts the quiz on every aspect of music from Mozart to Madonna.

This programme comes from Chetham's School of Music in Manchester.

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Edward Seckerson hosts the quiz on every aspect of music from Mozart to Madonna.

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Edward Seckerson hosts the quiz on every aspect of music from Mozart to Madonna.

This heat comes from Chetham's School of Music in Manchester.

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Edward Seckerson is in the chair for the seventh heat of 2007, with contestants from the North of England and Northern Ireland answering questions on music of all kinds.

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Edward Seckerson is in the chair for the eighth heat of the quiz on music of all kinds.

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Edward Seckerson chairs the last of the 2007 heats, with contestants from the North of England tackling questions on music of all kinds.

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Edward Seckerson chairs the first semi-final of the quiz on music of all kinds.

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Edward Seckerson chairs the second semi-final of the quiz on music of all kinds.

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Edward Seckerson chairs the last semi-final of the quiz on music of all kinds.

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Edward Seckerson chairs the final of the music quiz from the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

Contestants are Sean Gilligan, Geoff Smith and John Wrigley, whose specialist subjects are Country and Western, Parks and Gardens and Classical Crossovers.

Who will lift the trophy as this year's musical mastermind?

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the first heat of the music quiz from the BBC Radio Theatre.

Contestants are Margaret Eccles from Cheltenham, Martin Kimber from Cheltenham and Adrian Salter from London.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the second heat of the music quiz from the Royal College of Music in Manchester.

Contestants are Diane Hallagan from Leeds, Peter Marks from Dumfriesshire and James Merryweather from Kyle of Lochalsh.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the third heat of the music quiz from the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

Contestants are Graham Bandy from Woking, Chris Cook from Haslemere and Brian Thorne from Blandford in Dorset.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the fourth heat of the music quiz from the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

Contestants are John Abramson from London, Brian Davies from Greenford in Middlesex, and Simon Hall from Cheltenham.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the fifth heat of the music quiz from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Contestants are Greg Lord from Sutton Coldfield, Anthony Payne from St Bees and Martyn Smith from Aberdare.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the sixth heat of the music quiz from the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

Contestants are Howard Curtis from London, Jeffrey Darlington from Orpington in Kent, and Martin Leadbetter from Little Wymondley in Hertfordshire.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the seventh heat of the music quiz from the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

Contestants are Tom King from Wickford in Essex, Tim Vick from Woodbridge in Suffolk, and Geoff Wickham from Bishopston in Bristol.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the eighth heat of the music quiz from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Contestants are John Durbin from Cardiff, John Tattersall from Todmorden and Peter Godfrey from Halifax.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the ninth heat of the music quiz from the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

Contestants are Stephen Banks from Bristol, Michael Barrell from Eastbourne and William Cole from Winchester.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the first semi-final of the music quiz.

Contestants are Stephen Banks from Bristol, Brian Davies from Middlesex and Diane Hallagan from Leeds

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the second semi-final of the music quiz.

Contestants are Chris Cook from Haslemere in Surrey, Howard Curtis from London and John Tattersall from Todmorden.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the last semi-final of the music quiz.

Contestants are Adrian Salter from London, Martyn Smith from Aberdare and Geoff Wickham from Bristol.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the final of the music quiz.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the first heat of the music quiz, with contestants from the south of England competing at the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

Paul puts the questions to amateur music lovers Brenda Mortimer from Camberley, David Roy from Bushey and Paul Tobin from Taunton.

Paul Gambaccini chairs the first heat of the music quiz.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the second heat of the music quiz from Manchester, with contestants from Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Paul puts the questions to amateur music lovers Gordon Balmforth from Huddersfield, Richard Grothusen from Thornton Cleveleys and Chris Stanley from Nottingham.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the third heat of the music quiz from the Radio Theatre in London, with contestants from the south of England.

The contestants are Paul Fischer from Sleaford, Peter Trickey from Uxbridge and Tim Wise from Wallington.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the fourth heat of the music quiz from the Radio Theatre in London, with contestants from the south of England.

The competitors are Andrew Feltham from Broadstairs, David Hodder from Camberley and Josie Martin from the Isle of White.

Paul Gambaccini chairs the fourth heat of the music quiz from the Radio Theatre in London.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the fifth heat of the music quiz from Manchester, with contestants from the Midlands, north of England and Scotland.

The competitors are Alan Douglas from Worcester, Leslie Ford from Newcastle and John Keir from Kirkcaldy.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the sixth heat of the music quiz, with contestants from Hampshire and East Sussex.

The competitors are Brian Haines from London, Dr Alastair Smith from Lymington and Nicholas Tucker from Lewes.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the seventh heat of the music quiz, with contestants from the south of England.

The competitors are David Dean from London, Gillian Hensley-Gray from Croydon and Peter Whitehead from Bromley.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the eighth heat of the music quiz, with contestants from Wales and the north of England.

The competitors are Paul Grayson from Ripon, David Shields from Aberystwyth and David White from Wigan.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the ninth and final heat of the music quiz to decide the remaining semi final place.

The competitors are Ian Bayley from Oxford, David Saxon from Northwood in Middlesex and Gary Williams from Weston-super-Mare.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the first semi final of the music quiz.

The competitors are Alan Douglas from Worcestershire, Brian Haines from London and David Saxon from Northwood in Middlesex.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the second semi final of the music quiz.

The contestants are Paul Grayson from Ripon, Peter Whitehead from Bromley and Tim Wise from Wallington in Surrey.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the last semi final of the music quiz.

The contestants are Andrew Feltham from Kent, Richard Grothusen from Lancashire and David Roy from Hertfordshire.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the final of the music quiz.

The contestants are Alan Douglas from Worcestershire, David Roy from Hertfordshire and Peter Whitehead from Kent.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the first heat of the music quiz, with contestants from the south of England competing at the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

Paul Gambaccini chairs the first heat of the music quiz.

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Paul Gambaccini welcomes three more competitors to the BBC Radio Theatre for Heat Two in the 2010 series of the long-running music quiz.

This week's trio of music enthusiasts come from London, Edinburgh and Brighton - and they'll be facing Paul's questions on every aspect of the musical spectrum, from the classics to show tunes, film music, jazz, pop and rock.

From Palestrina to Pink Floyd, Paul Gambaccini has it covered, in 'Counterpoint'.

Paul Gambaccini hosts the second heat of the general knowledge music quiz.

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The third heat in the 2010 series of Counterpoint comes from Manchester, with Paul Gambaccini asking the questions.

The contestants are from Scotland and the North of England.

As always, the questions test the breadth of their musical knowledge and feature a wealth of musical extracts and illustrations.

Paul Gambaccini hosts the third heat of the general knowledge music quiz, from Manchester.

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The fourth heat in the 2010 series of the general knowledge music quiz, with Paul Gambaccini.

This week's competitors come from East Anglia and the Home Counties and they'll face the usual wide variety of questions on music of all kinds - with plenty of extracts to identify.

The programme comes from the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

Producer Paul Bajoria.

Three music enthusiasts join Paul Gambaccini for the fourth heat of the music quiz.

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Another trio of competitors face Paul Gambaccini's questions on a wide variety of music, in the fifth heat of the current series.

As usual they'll be asked to tackle a special musical topic of which they've had no prior warning and no chance to prepare.

There are also plenty of musical clips and clues for them to identify, in their bid to win a semi-final place.

Three music enthusiasts join Paul Gambaccini for the fifth heat of the music quiz.

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(7/13) Paul Gambaccini's in the chair for the latest heat of the general knowledge music quiz, with amateur music enthusiasts bidding for a chance to become Radio 4's musical mastermind of 2010.

This week's trio come from London and the south coast of England.

As usual there are musical extracts ranging across many styles and eras, to keep them on their toes.

Producer Paul Bajoria.

Three music enthusiasts join Paul Gambaccini for the wide-ranging music quiz.

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(8/13) Paul Gambaccini chairs the penultimate heat of the 2010 tournament.

Three amateur music enthusiasts face Paul's questions on a wide variety of musical topics, from the baroque to rock.

This week's competitors come from London, Worthing and Hale in Cheshire.

As always, there'll be musical extracts and clues to suit every taste.

Producer Paul Bajoria.

Three music enthusiasts join Paul Gambaccini for the wide-ranging music quiz.

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(9/13) The ninth and last heat of the 2010 contest comes from Manchester, with Paul Gambaccini welcoming three contestants from Scotland and the North of England to the general knowledge music quiz.

One of them will win the last remaining place in the semi-finals, which begin next week.

The musical extracts in the programme encompass classical composers old and modern, jazz, rock and pop, and musical theatre.

Producer Paul Bajoria.

Three music enthusiasts join Paul Gambaccini for the final heat of the music quiz.

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(10/13) Three contestants who have won their respective heats return to face Paul Gambaccini's questions on all aspects of music, in the first semi-final of the 2010 competition.

Paul will have plenty of musical clues and anecdotes, and, as always, the competitors will have to choose from an eclectic selection of 'special subjects' on which to answer individual questions.

Producer Paul Bajoria.

Paul Gambaccini chairs the first semi-final of the wide-ranging music quiz.

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(11/13) Three contestants who have won their respective heats return to face Paul Gambaccini's questions on all aspects of music, in the second semi-final of the 2010 competition.

As ever, there'll be a wide selection of musical extracts to suit all tastes.

One contestant will win a place in the Final in a fortnight's time.

Producer Paul Bajoria.

Paul Gambaccini chairs the second semi-final of the wide-ranging music quiz.

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(12/13) Three more contestants who have won their respective heats return to face Paul Gambaccini's wide ranging questions on music, in the third and last semi-final of 2010.

One of them will take the sole remaining place in next week's Final.

As always, Paul will have plenty of extracts and anecdotes from every genre of music, from the classical repertoire to musical theatre, jazz, film music, rock and pop.

Producer Paul Bajoria.

Paul Gambaccini chairs the third and last semi-final of the wide-ranging music quiz.

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(13/13) Paul Gambaccini hosts the 2010 Final of the wide-ranging music quiz.

Today's three competitors have won both heats and semi-finals for the chance to be named the 24th annual Counterpoint champion.

As always, the questions come from every period and genre of music, from the classics to the musical stage, folk, jazz and the pop charts.

Producer Paul Bajoria.

Three music enthusiasts join Paul Gambaccini for the final of the wide-ranging music quiz.

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For Easter weekend on Radio 4, Paul Gambaccini's in the quizmaster's chair for a very special edition of the long-running music quiz, 'Counterpoint'.

The quiz covers the usual broad mixture of musical styles - but all the extracts and musical clues in this special edition will be played live in the studio by the BBC Philharmonic, taking a breather from their current Mahler season of concerts.

Answering Paul's questions, and identifying the extracts, are three musical celebrities - soprano and radio presenter Catherine Bott; conductor and comedian Rainer Hersch; and musician, writer and comedian Kit Hesketh Harvey.

The BBC Philharmonic will be providing plenty of surprising arrangements of familiar melodies, from Tchaikovsky to Take That.

You can hear which of the celebrity panellists proves to have the broadest musical knowledge in this unique collaboration recorded with an enthusiastic audience at BBC Manchester.

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The first trio of competitors joins Paul Gambaccini in Manchester for the opening heat of this 25th anniversary series.

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Do you know which role in classical music has been performed over the years by Boris Karloff, Dame Edna Everage, David Bowie and Sir Sean Connery, among others?

Paul Gambaccini will have the answer, as he takes the chair for the second heat in the 25th anniversary series of the wide-ranging music quiz.

Facing his questions this week are contestants from Hertfordshire, Middlesex and the West Midlands.

As usual, the questions cover everything from the classical repertoire to film music, show tunes, classic jazz, rock and pop.

There'll be a chance for the contestants to specialise, with a choice of musical topics on which to answer their own individual questions - but they get no advance warning of the categories.

The quiz features plenty of musical extracts, some familiar, others rarely heard.

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If La Scala is the main opera house in Milan, and La Fenice (fe-NEET-chay) its equivalent in Venice, which Italian city is home to the Teatro San Carlo?

The third heat of the 25th anniversary series comes from the BBC Radio Theatre in London, with Paul Gambaccini asking the questions on a wide range of musical styles and eras.

The winner today will take a place in the semi-finals in June.

As usual the questions cover classical music, jazz, film and stage music, vintage chart hits and recent releases.

There are plenty of musical extracts, some surprising, others familiar.

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Who was the trumpeter, producer and record company boss who had an American no.1 hit in 1979 with a tune called 'Rise'?

The answer to this and many other musical questions will be dispensed by Paul Gambaccini, in the chair for the fourth heat of Counterpoint, the long-running music quiz.

This week's contenders are from Cumbria, West Yorkshire and the West Midlands.

They'll be tackling questions on every genre of music, from the core classical repertoire to jazz, show tunes, film music, vintage chart favourites and recent hits.

As usual, the contestants have no idea what's going to come their way - the only thing that's guaranteed is that they'll be racking their brains.

And there'll be a generous helping of musical extracts, both familiar and surprising.

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The slow movement of which piano concerto has been likened to 'Orpheus taming the Furies'?

Paul Gambaccini has the answer to this and many other musical questions, as he returns to the BBC Radio Theatre in London for the fifth heat in this, the 25th anniversary series of the general knowledge music quiz.

The competitors this week come from Kent, Surrey and West Sussex.

They'll each be hoping the wide range of their musical knowledge will carry them through to the series semi-finals.

But first they have to tackle Paul's questions on every genre of music, from classical music of all eras to Broadway shows, film themes, jazz, rock and pop.

There are also plenty of musical extracts and illustrations, both familiar and surprising.

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Which serious Anglo-Irish composer of the 20th century secretly wrote comic songs and passed them off as the work of a fictional composer called Karel Drofnatsky?

The answer to this, and many other musical teasers, will be supplied by Paul Gambaccini, in the latest heat of Counterpoint, the general knowledge music quiz.

For the sixth heat in the 25th anniversary series of the quiz, Paul welcomes competitors to the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

The questions cover all the usual musical bases, from the core classics to jazz, show tunes, film scores, chart favourites and recent releases.

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Can you suggest a musical connection between Hank Williams, the Marvelettes, and the Canadian rock group Klaatu?

The answer to this and many other questions will be provided by Paul Gambaccini, in the seventh heat of this 25th anniversary series of the evergreen music quiz.

The competitors this week are from the North of England - from Stockport, Crewe and Leeds to be precise - and they will each be hoping to win a place in the series semi-finals which begin in a few weeks' time.

As always, the questions cover the widest possible range of music, both classical and popular.

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In which of his compositions did Hector Berlioz make extensive use of the 'idee fixe', a term he used for a recurring musical motif or theme?

You can find out the answer by joining Paul Gambaccini and this week's trio of music enthusiasts, in the latest heat of the ever-popular music quiz.

This week the competitors are from Sussex, Bristol and Hertfordshire - and they'll each be hoping to take another of the places in the semi-finals, which begin in just a fortnight's time.

Paul's questions are as wide-ranging as ever, covering the classics, show tunes, film music, jazz, rock, and six decades of the pop charts.

Paul Gambaccini chairs the general knowledge music quiz.

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The contest to find this year's musical mastermind reaches a crucial stage, with Paul Gambaccini chairing the ninth and last heat of the 2011 series.

One of today's competitors will take the only remaining place in the semi-finals of this year's competition.

The final trio of contestants this year come from the London area and Kent.

To make it through, they'll have to demonstrate the widest possible knowledge of music in many genres, from the classical repertoire through show tunes, film themes, jazz, classic rock, and six decades of the pop charts.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Contestants from the London area and Kent battle it out for the last semi-final place.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the first semi-final of the 25th anniversary series.

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Do you know which classical composer was humble enough to dedicate his ninth symphony to God?

You can find out the answer with Paul Gambaccini, as the general knowledge music quiz reaches the first semi-final of its 25th anniversary series.

The three competitors taking part today have all come through their respective heats with flying colours.

Which of them will take a place in the grand Final in a few weeks' time?

Producer Paul Bajoria.

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(11/13)

The evergreen general knowledge music quiz reaches the second semi-final of its 25th anniversary series, with Paul Gambaccini asking the questions.

The three competitors today come from Sussex and the Midlands.

They've already won their respective heats, and will be going all-out for a place in the grand Final later this month.

As ever, they'll have to answer on the widest possible range of music - encompassing the classics, show tunes, film themes, jazz, rock and pop.

Paul will have plenty of musical extracts to illustrate the questions, including old favourites along with a few surprises.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Paul Gambaccini chairs the second semi-final of the 25th anniversary series.

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(12/13)

Which British songwriter connects Petula Clark's 'Downtown' with the themes from the TV soaps 'Crossroads' and 'Neighbours'?

Paul Gambaccini has the answer to this and many other musical teasers, as he chairs the third semi-final in the current series of the long-running music quiz.

The three contestants are each aiming for the one remaining place in next week's grand Final, to stand a chance of becoming the 25th Counterpoint champion.

As usual the questions cover every genre of music, from the classical repertoire through film and show tunes, light music, jazz, and sixty years of the pop charts.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Paul Gambaccini chairs the third semi-final of the 25th anniversary series.

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The 25th anniversary series of the evergreen music quiz reaches its grand Final, with Paul Gambaccini in the questionmaster's chair.

The winners of the three semi-finals gather in the BBC Radio Theatre for the tense climax of the series.

One of them will take away a handsome silver trophy and join the roll of honour as the 25th Radio 4 Counterpoint champion.

To achieve it, they'll have to show knowledge of the widest possible range of music, from the classical repertoire to light music, show tunes, film themes, jazz, rock and pop.

As always, Paul will have plenty of musical extracts on hand, some familiar and some surprising.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Paul Gambaccini chairs the Final of the general knowledge music quiz.

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Paul Gambaccini presents a special festive edition of the wide-ranging music quiz, with all of the musical clues played live by the BBC Philharmonic. Taking part in Counterpoint's seasonal celebration are the lyricist Sir Tim Rice, world-renowned cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, and journalist and BBC Proms presenter Suzy Klein. The questions cover a wide range of music, classical and popular, with a distinct festive flavour.

At their orchestrated musical party, the panellists will be treated to well-known melodies in unfamiliar arrangements, unravelling different carols played simultaneously, and tucking into their own musical Christmas dinner.

The BBC Philharmonic are on hand, under conductor Clark Rundell, to provide plenty of surprises.

Producers: Paul Bajoria and Angela Sherwin.

A special Christmas edition of the wide-ranging music quiz with Paul Gambaccini

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The evergreen general knowledge music quiz returns, with Paul Gambaccini welcoming music enthusiasts from around the UK aiming to prove the depth and breadth of their musical knowledge. One of them is destined to become the 26th annual Counterpoint champion in July.

The first programme features competitors from London, Wiltshire and Bedfordshire. As always on Counterpoint, they'll be faced with an unpredictable mix of questions covering many genres of music, from the classical repertoire through film music, jazz, show tunes, and the pop charts from the 1950s to the present day. There are plenty of musical extracts to identify, some familiar, others surprising.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Paul Gambaccini returns with a new series of the general knowledge music quiz.

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Which perfectly genteel musical instrument might George Bernard Shaw have been moved to describe as 'a snarling abomination'? And, at the other end of the spectrum, can you remember the title of the Monkees' surreal film comedy, made in 1968?

Paul Gambaccini puts these and many other questions to the competitors in the second heat in the 2012 series of the wide-ranging general knowledge music quiz. Music lovers from Gateshead, London and Hitchin in Hertfordshire line up this week to face Paul's questions on every musical genre, from the core classical repertoire to film music, jazz, show tunes, classic rock and pop.

As always, they'll be expected to pick a specialist musical topic to answer individual questions on - from a list of which they've had no prior warning.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

Featuring competitors from Gateshead, London and Hitchin in Hertfordshire.

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If you can name the Broadway musical in which Daniel Radcliffe played the lead role in a revival last year, you might be able to hold your own against the contestants in the music quiz Counterpoint, with Paul Gambaccini.

This week's edition comes from Media City in Salford, with competitors from Birmingham, Nottingham and Duns in Berwickshire facing Paul's questions on all aspects and genres of music. There are plenty of musical extracts, both familiar and surprising, to identify,

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

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Which was President John F. Kennedy's favourite musical? And which British orchestra became the first to win a Queen's Award for Exports in the 1990s?

Paul Gambaccini welcomes contestants from Surrey, Essex and the Isle of Wight to the BBC Radio Theatre for the latest heat of the wide-ranging music quiz.

Musicals, film themes, jazz, sixty years of pop music and the classical repertoire are all fair game for question material, and the contestants will have to identify plenty of musical extracts of all kinds.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

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Which major Russian composer's music was performed at the BBC Proms last summer alongside music by his British-born grandson?

Which performer has most recently won the Mercury Music Prize, becoming the first person to do so twice?

Paul Gambaccini welcomes competitors from London and Reading to the BBC Radio Theatre for the latest heat of the wide-ranging music quiz. They'll be asked these musical teasers and many others besides - with plenty of musical extracts to identify, both familiar and obscure. Today's winner will take another of the places in this summer's semi-finals, and thus be a step closer to the title of Counterpoint champion 2012.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

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Would you be able to name the two earlier composers whose names provided the title of an 1898 opera by Rimsky Korsakov?

And which colourful character did the singer and bandleader Cab Calloway describe as 'a red hot hoochie-coocher'?

These are among the musical teasers Paul Gambaccini will be putting to the contestants in this week's heat of Counterpoint. They'll have to prove the breadth of their knowledge across a range of musical styles if they're to stand a chance of winning through to the semi-finals of this year's competition.

There'll be plenty of musical extracts to identify, both familiar and surprising - and as always, the contestants will have to answer specialist questions on a musical topic for which they're completely unprepared.

Producer: Paul Bajoria

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Could you remember which contemporary composer wrote the anthem 'This Is The Day' for the marriage service of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge last year?

The seventh heat in the current series of the wide-ranging music quiz features competitors from Surrey and Kent answering Paul Gambaccini's questions, not just on classical music but on jazz, film music, musical theatre and sixty years of pop and rock.

There are plenty of musical extracts for them to identify, both familiar and surprising. They will also have to be prepared to answer a set of specialist questions on a musical topic that's been sprung on them by surprise.

The winner will take another of the remaining places in the series semi-finals, which begin next month.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

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Can you name two different Top Ten hits by Elton John whose titles consist of just a boy's name?

Paul Gambaccini can - and he'll be hoping the competitors in the eighth heat of the general knowledge music quiz can too. This week they hail from West Sussex and London, and a place in the series semi-finals is up for grabs.

As always, they'll be faced with a choice of musical subjects of which they've had no warning and for which they're totally unprepared - on one of which they'll have to answer a set of specialist questions. The questions range, as always, from classical music to film themes, jazz, show tunes, and sixty years of pop and rock.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

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Contestants compete for the one remaining place in the 2012 semi-finals.

(9/13)

Which opera features the aria known in English as the 'Jewel song'? And which American poet and singer published a prize-winning memoir entitled 'Just Kids'?

Paul Gambaccini is in the chair for the last of the heats in the current series of the wide-ranging music quiz. Contestants from Lancashire, Staffordshire and County Down compete at Media City in Salford, for the one remaining place in the 2012 semi-finals.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the first semi-final of the general knowledge music quiz.

(10/13)

Which great composer's only oratorio was called 'Christ on the Mountain of Olives'?

And what was particularly strange about the B-side of the 1960s novelty hit 'They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-ha!'?

Paul Gambaccini puts these and many other questions about music in all its variety, to the first batch of semi-finalists for 2012. The pace really hots up in the competition, as those who've already won their heats go all-out for a coveted place in the Final. Today's winner clears another hurdle on the way to possibly becoming the 26th Counterpoint champion.

As always, the questions cover the classics, show tunes, jazz, film music, rock and pop.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

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(11/13)

Can you remember at whose court Rigoletto is a jester, in the Verdi opera? Or which American trade journal published the first ever music chart based on record sales?

Paul Gambaccini has the answers in this week's edition of Counterpoint, the general knowledge music quiz - which has reached the second semi-final of the current series. This week's competitors, who've all won their respective heats, are from Chelmsford, Tunbridge Wells and Nottingham. One of them will take another of the places in the Final, and compete for the title of 26th Counterpoint champion.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

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Which classic British film of 1945 was made into an opera in 2009, with music by Andre Previn? And which was the first Beatles album to feature nothing but Beatles compositions?

If you can answer these questions you might be able to give the contestants in Counterpoint a run for their money. Paul Gambaccini is in the chair for the third and last of this series' semi-finals - with the one remaining place in the 2012 Final at stake. The competitors are from Worksop, Stafford and Swindon.

As ever, they'll need to display musical knowledge across a wide spectrum, from the classics to jazz, show tunes, film music, and six decades of rock and pop.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

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Paul Gambaccini chairs the 2012 final of the general knowledge music quiz.

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The 2012 series of the music quiz reaches the Final, with Paul Gambaccini asking questions on all varieties of music. The three contestants have come through every stage of the competition so far with flying colours: but the range of their musical knowledge will be rigorously tested in this Final stage.

As usual the questions encompass the classics, film music, show tunes, jazz, and six decades of rock and pop. The Finalists, who come from Swindon, London and Chelmsford, will each be hoping they'll be the one to lift the 26th Counterpoint champion's trophy.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.