Marathon Music Quiz

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Annual charity quiz marathon. The first one was scheduled, in reference to the distance of a marathon, for "26 hours, 385 minutes" (i.e. 32 hours, 25 minutes), which would apparently have made it "the longest ever music quiz". The event was held at the Bloomsbury Collegiate Theatre in London, and Radio 1 dropped in throughout that time.  
Annual charity quiz marathon. The first one was scheduled, in reference to the distance of a marathon, for "26 hours, 385 minutes" (i.e. 32 hours, 25 minutes), which would apparently have made it "the longest ever music quiz". The event was held at the Bloomsbury Collegiate Theatre in London, and Radio 1 dropped in throughout that time.  
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The 1983 event (from the Queen's Hotel Ballroom, Leeds) ran for a more manageable ten hours, and the last two (from the Solihull Conference Centre and The Watershed, Bristol repectively) for twelve hours each.
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The 1983 event (from the Queen's Hotel Ballroom, Leeds) ran for a more manageable ten hours, and the last two (from the Solihull Conference Centre and The Watershed, Bristol respectively) for twelve hours each.
== See also ==
== See also ==

Current revision as of 13:17, 3 February 2019

Contents

Host

Mike Read (1982)

David Jensen (1983-4)

Mark Page (1985)

Co-hosts

Team captains: Paul Gambaccini (all) and Martin Rushent (1982), Mike Read (1983-5)

Commentators:
1982: Steve Wright
1983: Mike Smith and Gary Davies
1984: Steve Wright and Gary Davies
1985: Steve Wright and Janice Long

Broadcast

BBC Radio 1, 9 April 1982 to 25 May 1985 (4 events)

1983 as The Great Rock'n'Roll Trivia Show

Synopsis

Annual charity quiz marathon. The first one was scheduled, in reference to the distance of a marathon, for "26 hours, 385 minutes" (i.e. 32 hours, 25 minutes), which would apparently have made it "the longest ever music quiz". The event was held at the Bloomsbury Collegiate Theatre in London, and Radio 1 dropped in throughout that time.

The 1983 event (from the Queen's Hotel Ballroom, Leeds) ran for a more manageable ten hours, and the last two (from the Solihull Conference Centre and The Watershed, Bristol respectively) for twelve hours each.

See also

Great Rock 'n' Roll Trivia Quiz, its more regular sister show.

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