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Whistle Test 

The Old Grey Whistle Test (original title)
Contemporary music show featuring live performances and interviews with an emphasis on album acts.
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Bob Harris Bob Harris ...  Himself - Presenter 118 episodes, 1972-1979
Richard Williams Richard Williams ...  Himself - Presenter 43 episodes, 1971-1972
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Contemporary music show featuring live performances and interviews with an emphasis on album acts.

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UK

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English

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September 1971 (UK) See more »

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Whistle Test See more »

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The series was cancelled by Janet Street-Porter when she was made Head of Youth Programmes at the BBC. See more »

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Bob Harris - Presenter: Mock rock...
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Featured in Girl in a Band (2015) See more »

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Stone Fox Chase
Performed by Area Code 615
(series theme tune)
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The hits just keep on coming...
17 November 2003 | by gnbSee 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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