Glee Club



Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes


Judges: Carrie Grant, David Grant, and Sisco Gomez

Voiceover: Alan Dedicoat


as Comic Relief Does Glee Club, BBC Scotland for BBC One, 14 to 18 March 2011 (5 episodes in 1 series)

as Sport Relief Does Glee Club, BBC Scotland for CBBC Channel, 12 to 21 March 2012; for BBC One 22 to 24 March 2012 (11 episodes in 1 series)


Sam and Mark host as 18 groups battle it out in a search for the UK's best performance group. Yes, it had been done before, and to audiences measured in the hundreds of thousands, but there's always something uplifting about these performances.

The first series, in 2011, displaced The Weakest Link from its 5.15 slot for a week. Auditions on Monday reduced the eighteen groups to nine. The rest of the week had three groups, each giving one performance, before the phone lines opened. This filled about twenty minutes of programme, so there was behind-the-scenes footage and films of projects funded by Comic Relief, before the result was delivered.

The series was sufficiently successful to come back in 2012, and featured an enlarged role for judges Davidandcarrie Grant and Sisco Gomez. Now expanded to 24 choirs, the audition stage on the CBBC channel reduced these to five groups. They returned for live performances on the flagship station.

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2011: Soul Mates

Theme music

Marc Sylvan

Web links

Official site

See also

Don't Stop Believing

Weaver's Week review


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