George Melly


Team captains: Maggi Hambling (artist) & Frank Whitford (Royal College of Art tutor)


HTV for Channel 4, 1984-90


High brow art quiz that went out on Sunday afternoons, presented by the queen of the jazz scene George Melly. Two team captains (one of whom may have been a woman wearing a moustache, according to one correspondant) were joined by two celebs each. Points were gained for naming the painting and other straightforward questions. The paintings were viewed on a screen and taken from works that can be seen in British museums and galleries, presumably in the vain hope that the afternoon C4 audience would get out there and see the works for themselves. If only they could get out of their bathchairs, eh?


Daniel Farson

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