Tom O'Connor wants Name That Tune back on screens
15 March 2018 - 12:00 PM

Tom O'Connor wants Name That Tune back on screens

Share article:

Tom O'Connor would love to see his popular game show "Name That Tune" on screens again.

The 78-year-old comedian-and-actor hosted the music quiz from 1976 until 1988, and of all of the shows he hosted the ITV programme is one he'd like to see return and he's up for getting involved in bringing it back.

Tom - who is also best known for his past gigs hosting game shows "Crosswits", "Pick Pockets" and "The Zodiac Game" - told the Daily Mirror newspaper ""Name That Tune" should come back. It's such a strong show. Anyone could play. I'd love to host it, I'd happily come in as an assistant."

"Name That Tune" sees two contestants answer a series of questions about music in front of a studio audience.

The funnyman admits he may have changed up the rules on "Name That Tune" and allowed contestants with almost the right song titles to win the point.

He laughed: "The rest of the time I made it up myself."

Tom - who kick-started his career in television by appearing on "The Comedians" in the 70s - listed "Name That Tune" and crossword puzzle-solving "Crosswits" as his "favourite" programmes.

He said: "I did seven different game shows and my favourites were "Name That Tune" and "Crosswits"."

"Name That Tune" was later presented by Lionel Blair from 1983 to 1988 and Jools Holland took over for a year in 1997, when the show aired on Channel 5.

In 2014, it was reported that a revival of the musical programme was commissioned, with ITV plotting a pilot using the classic format.

Strictly Come Dancing's Glenn Coomber was said to be in talks to produce the reboot, however nothing came to light.

The format for the show was first launched in America in 1952 on the radio before moving to the small screen. It was first aired across the Atlantic on Granada Television in 1956.

Holly Willoughby tricked into stroking pussy on This Morning
18 October 2018

Holly Willoughby tricked into stroking pussy on This Morning

Holly Willoughby tricked into stroking pussy on This Morning
Billie Faiers 'excited' to see Gemma Collins on Dancing On Ice
18 October 2018

Billie Faiers 'excited' to see Gemma Collins on Dancing On Ice

Billie Faiers 'excited' to see Gemma Collins on Dancing On Ice
Katie Piper went on a personal journey on Strictly
18 October 2018

Katie Piper went on a personal journey on Strictly

Katie Piper went on a personal journey on Strictly
Kym Marsh takes up camping hobby
18 October 2018

Kym Marsh takes up camping hobby

Kym Marsh takes up camping hobby
Tamzin Outhwaite appeals for sponsorship help
18 October 2018

Tamzin Outhwaite appeals for sponsorship help

Tamzin Outhwaite appeals for sponsorship help
Stacey Dooley lost childhood friend to heroin
18 October 2018

Stacey Dooley lost childhood friend to heroin

Stacey Dooley lost childhood friend to heroin
Stephanie Davis tried to kill herself
18 October 2018

Stephanie Davis tried to kill herself

Stephanie Davis tried to kill herself
Jennifer Metcalfe's NTA nerves
18 October 2018

Jennifer Metcalfe's NTA nerves

Jennifer Metcalfe's NTA nerves
Danny Dyer to front new history series
18 October 2018

Danny Dyer to front new history series

Danny Dyer to front new history series
Gleb Savchenko makes Strictly Come Dancing curse claims
18 October 2018

Gleb Savchenko makes Strictly Come Dancing curse claims

Gleb Savchenko makes Strictly Come Dancing curse claims
Simon Cowell re-instates X Factor live show twists
18 October 2018

Simon Cowell re-instates X Factor live show twists

Simon Cowell re-instates X Factor live show twists
Daisy Wood-Davis will miss 'crazy' Kim
18 October 2018

Daisy Wood-Davis will miss 'crazy' Kim

Daisy Wood-Davis will miss 'crazy' Kim