Screen Test

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Screen Test
Genre Children's Game show
Presented by Michael Rodd (1970–9)
Brian Trueman (1979–83)
Mark Curry (1984)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 21
No. of episodes 226 (inc. 6 specials)
Production
Running time 20–30 minutes
Production company(s) BBC Manchester
Release
Original network BBC1
Picture format 4:3
Original release 18 November 1970 (1970-11-18) – 20 December 1984 (1984-12-20)

Screen Test is a children's game show that aired on BBC1 from 18 November 1970 to 20 December 1984. It is first hosted by Michael Rodd from 1970 to 1979, then hosted by Brian Trueman from 1979 to 1983 and finally hosted by Mark Curry in 1984. It involved its contestants seeing clips from films, and then being asked questions about the films to test their memories of them.

The theme music was "Marching There and Back" by Syd Dale.

Transmissions[edit]

Series[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 18 November 1970[1] 27 January 1971[2] 10
2 22 September 1971[3] 24 November 1971[4] 10
3 7 April 1972[5] 16 June 1972[6] 11
4 6 December 1972[7] 14 February 1973[8] 11
5 25 September 1973[9] 4 December 1973[10] 11
6 29 May 1974[11] 17 July 1974[12] 8
7 12 September 1974[13] 18 November 1974[14] 11
8 7 July 1975[15] 18 August 1975[16] 7
9 31 December 1975[17] 10 March 1976[18] 11
10 28 May 1976[19] 6 August 1976[20] 11
11 30 December 1976[21] 10 March 1977[22] 11
12 20 May 1977[23] 29 July 1977[24] 11
13 4 January 1978[25] 29 March 1978[26] 13
14 7 November 1978[27] 23 January 1979[28] 11
15 5 April 1979[29] 14 June 1979[30] 11
16 15 November 1979[31] 31 January 1980[32] 11
17 7 October 1980[33] 16 December 1980[34] 11
18 22 September 1981[35] 1 December 1981[36] 11
19 5 October 1982[37] 29 December 1982[38] 13
20 5 October 1983[39] 14 December 1983[40] 11
21 3 October 1984[41] 13 December 1984[42] 11

Calling Young Film Makers[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 18 June 1977[43] 16 July 1977[44] 5
2 20 May 1978[45] 24 June 1978[46] 6

Specials[edit]

Date Entitle
24 December 1971[47] Winners Special
1 January 1974[48] Runner Ups Special
23 December 1974[49] Christmas Special
1 September 1975[50] Champion of Champions Special
21 December 1983[51] Champion of Champions Special
20 December 1984[52] Christmas Special

85 out of 232 episodes survived from the BBC archives, which are Episode 10 of Series 1, Episodes 1-5 of Series 4, The 1974 Christmas Special, Episode 1 of Series 10, all 11 episodes of Series 11 & 12, all 13 episodes of Series 13, Episodes 1, 3, 7-8 & 10-11 of Series 14, Episodes 4 & 11 of Series 15, Episodes 3 & 9-11 of Series 16, Episodes 1-4, 6 & 9-11 of Series 17, Episodes 1, 6 & 9-11 of Series 18, Episodes 1, 4-6 & 10-13 of Series 19, Episodes 1, 4, 6-7 & 9-11 of Series 20, Episodes 1, 6, 9 & 11 of Series 21 and The 1984 Christmas Special.[53]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 18 November 1970". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 27 January 1971". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 22 September 1971". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 24 November 1971". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 7 April 1972". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 16 June 1972". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 6 December 1972". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 14 February 1973". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 25 September 1973". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 4 December 1973". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 29 May 1974". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 17 July 1974". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  13. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 12 September 1974". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  14. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 18 November 1974". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  15. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 7 July 1975". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  16. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 18 August 1975". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  17. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 31 December 1975". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  18. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 10 March 1976". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  19. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 28 May 1976". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  20. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 6 August 1976". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  21. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 30 December 1976". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  22. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 10 March 1977". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  23. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 20 May 1977". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  24. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 29 July 1977". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  25. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 4 January 1978". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  26. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 29 March 1978". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  27. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 7 November 1978". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  28. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 23 January 1979". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  29. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 5 April 1979". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  30. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 14 June 1979". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  31. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 15 November 1979". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  32. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 31 January 1980". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  33. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 7 October 1980". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  34. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 16 December 1980". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  35. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 22 September 1981". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  36. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 1 December 1981". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  37. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 5 October 1982". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  38. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 29 December 1982". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  39. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 5 October 1983". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  40. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 14 December 1983". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  41. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 3 October 1984". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  42. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 13 December 1984". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  43. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 18 June 1977". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  44. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 16 July 1977". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  45. ^ "Calling Young Film Makers - BBC One London - 20 May 1978". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  46. ^ "Calling Young Film Makers - BBC One London - 24 June 1978". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  47. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 24 December 1971". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  48. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 1 January 1974". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  49. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 23 December 1974". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  50. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 1 September 1975". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  51. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 21 December 1983". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  52. ^ "Screen Test - BBC One London - 20 December 1984". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 January 2016. 
  53. ^ http://www.lostshows.com/default.aspx?programme=844732e2-7fa3-46f4-a411-3639aa26f52e

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