Whistle Test (1971–1987)
"The Old Grey Whistle Test" (original title)

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Bob Harris ...
 Himself - Presenter / ... (18 episodes, 1972-1979)
Anne Nightingale ...
 Herself - Presenter (13 episodes, 1978-1982)
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Contemporary music show.

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The series was commissioned by David Attenborough during his time as a BBC executive, although Attenborough has admitted he never actually watched it as he doesn't like rock music. See more »

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Follows Disco 2 (1970) See more »

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Performed by Area Code 615
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The hits just keep on coming...
17 November 2003 | by (Berlin) – See all my reviews



Famous, and rightly so, as the only music programme of its generation to give airtime to obscure, unsigned and alternative bands/artists.

Many a now-famous face were given their first 15 minutes of fame on the "Old Grey Whistle Test" and we have it to thank for introducing vast quantities of quality music to the record buying public.

If you can, get your hands on the special DVD releases celebrating the programme. While the first issue concentrates mainly on famous artists (Meat Loaf, Blondie, Simply Red, Talking Heads) it is the more obscure acts on DVD 2 that are really of interest (Kevin Ayers, Be Bop Deluxe).

So if you can remember Bob Harris, Annie Nightingale, Mark Ellen and David Hepworth first time round then give OGWT another blast. Whereas, if you know nothing about the programme give it a watch any way and ask yourself why we don't have music shows like this anymore!


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