Fanfare for Young Musicians



Thomas Allen (1978?-80)

Melvyn Tan (1981-2)


Thames for ITV, 8 November 1978 to 30 December 1982


To a certain extent, this can seen as ITV's answer to Young Musician of the Year, though this competition was for under-13s only. Unlike the BBC show, this one actually went out as part of children's programming, and allowed soloists, duos and groups to enter. There was also a broader range of musical styles, with singers competing against instrumentalists.


It was apparently devised as a successor to the pop show Fanfare, hence the title.


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