The O-Zone

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The O-Zone
Created byRowan Ayers
Presented byAndy Crane, Andi Peters, Philippa Forrester, Toby Anstis, Jayne Middlemiss, Jamie Theakston Zoë Ball Mark Franklin
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Executive producer(s)Mike Appleton
Original networkBBC2
Original release10 July 1989 – 1 December 2000

The O-Zone was a weekly music magazine show broadcast on BBC from 1989–2000. The first series was presented by Andy Crane on BBC One as a ten-minute filler each weekday morning during the summer school holidays, before switching to a Sunday morning slot from that September onwards. The series continued as a five to 15 minute filler shown during school holidays and Sunday mornings on CBBC throughout the year, hosted by CBBC presenters Andi Peters, Philippa Forrester, Toby Anstis and Zoë Ball.

The show was given an overhaul and makeover from 13 January 1995, with Jayne Middlemiss and Jamie Theakston as the new dual presenters. The series was moved to Friday evening with Sunday repeat. The series was extended to 20 minutes from September 1996.

There was also a spin-off series, The Pop Zone shown in 1998.

In October 2000, the show was replaced by Top of the Pops Plus, which had already been on UK Play.[1] That programme was axed in 2001.


  1. ^ "Top of the Pops expands". BBC News. 31 August 2000. Retrieved 19 September 2013.

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