Razzamatazz

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Razzmatazz was a music based children's television programme which ran on ITV between 2 June 1981 and 2 January 1987.

Singer Lisa Stansfield found fame as a presenter on Razzmatazz at the age of 16. [1] [2] Brendan Healy played keyboards for the show.[1] Other regulars involved included compere Alistair Pirrie, and Teenage Correspondent Zoe Brown who had previously been televised in 1982, climbing the Old Man of Hoy with her father, the mountaineer Joe Brown.[3]

A little like a junior version of Top of the Pops, the programme aired as part of CITV or earlier incarnations of the ITV children's strand. It featured games such as Popscotch (where children hopped across a board of squares with pop stars pictures on it to answer pop related questions). In later series games like the tongue twister game where contestants had to open a folder and read a very long complex paragraph mostly focused around the words 'Peggy Babcock' who was a female pirate who oversaw the game, though she was only a drawing. Contestants did this against the clock. Later Write Razz Right! replaced the tongue twister game and, again against the clock, contestants would have to write the name of the quizz a number of times in yellow on a black background (yellow and black were the show's colours at this point) to win.

Razzmatazz was produced by Tyne Tees Television for Children's ITV.

Series guide[edit]

  • Series 1: 13 editions - 2 June 1981 – 25 August 1981
  • New Year Special - 1 January 1982
  • Series 2: 13 editions 5 February 1982 – 7 May 1982
  • Series 3: 16 editions - 14 September 1982 – 31 December 1982
  • Series 4: 13 editions - 5 April 1983 – 28 June 1983
  • Rock & Pop Awards Special - 19 July 1983
  • Series 5: 14 editions - 1 November 1983 – 8 February 1984
  • Series 6: 14 editions - 11 April 1984 – 18 July 1984
  • Series 7: 14 editions - 24 October 1984 – 30 January 1985
  • Series 8: 14 editions - 27 March 1985 – 14 August 1985
  • Christmas Special - 23 December 1985
  • Series 9: 12 editions 11 June 1986 – 3 September 1986
  • Christmas Special - 17 December 1986
  • New Year Special - 2 January 1987

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephenson, John-Paul (13 October 2012). "Interview:Brendan Healy". Giggle Beats. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 

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