Cheggars Plays Pop 1978–1986
Review by Nick J Stone
Before the days of nude quiz shows, Keith Chegwin was the golden boy of kids TV. This fun music quiz with obligatory gunge was a spin off from Cheggers’ success on Swap Shop (Tiswas’s Saturday morning rival). There would also be a ‘live’ performance from a guest band.
Red and Yellow teams of school kids would battle it out to win pretty cool (for their day) prizes such as all the top ten singles on seven inch vinyl, answering questions on the latest teenybop fads like Kajagoogoo, doing challenges, scrambling over giant bouncy castles and such like. And at the end of the show, Cheggers would have a good bounce with the kids himself! Robbie Williams immortalised the show on ‘Shooting Stars’ by doing impressions of the buzzers.