CHEEGERS PLAYS POP.


There were 82 editions 75 survive in the BBC archives.
• Cheggers Plays Pop was a British children's television show.
The show's format consisted of a series of  physical and mental challenges undertaken by two teams of children representing their respective schools,  together with studio performances by contemporary pop music acts.

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Cheggers Plays Pop..... 

Introduced by Keith Chegwin
BBC Tv .
10 April 1978 to 7 November 1986.



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Episode Guide

SERIES 1 

EPISODE 1 - 10th April 1978
Jarvis Brothers - One Glance
The Pleasers - The Kids Are Alright
Suzi Quatro - If You Can't Give Me Love

EPISODE 2 - 17th April 1978
Slade - Give Us A Goal
Co Co - The Bad Old Days
Showaddywaddy - I Wonder Why

EPISODE 3 - 24th April 1978
Flintlock - Mony Mony
Wales O'Regan -Fools Paradise
Mud - Cut Across Shorty

EPISODE 4 - 8th May 1978
Child - When You Walk In The Room
Richard Myhill - It Takes Two To Tango
Tonight - Money, That's Your Problem

EPISODE 5 - 15th May 1978
Sailor - All I Need Is A Girl
Darts - The Boy From New York City
Tina Charles - Fire Down Below

EPISODE 6 - 22nd May 1978
Hi Tension - Hi Tension
The Wurzels - The Tractor Song (Pushbike Song)
Bonnie Tyler - Here I Am

EPISODE 7 - 5th June 1978
The Dooleys - Don't Take It Lyin Down
Goldie - Making Up Again
Brotherhood Of Man - Beautiful Lover

EPISODE 8 - 12th June 1978
The Real Thing - Let's Go Disco
Davy Jones - Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse
Mud - Drift Away

EPISODE 9 - 19th June 1978
Sailor - The Runaway
Lindisfarne - Run For Home
Brian & Michael - Ma, When's Me Dad Coming Home/Matchstick Men...

SERIES 2 

EPISODE 10 - 2nd April 1979
Lindisfarne -Warm Feeling
The Late Show - Bristol Stomp
The Dooleys - Honey I'm Lost

EPISODE 11 - 9th April 1979
Bonnie Tyler - My Guns Are Loaded
Racey - Some Girls
Rocky Sharpe & the Replays - Imagination

EPISODE 12 - 16th April 1979
The Dazzlers -Lovely Crash
Goldie - We'll Make The Same Mistakes
The Real Thing - Can You Feel The Force

EPISODE 13 - 23rd April 1979
Mickey Dolenz - Love Light
M - Pop Musik
Rikki & the Paramounts - Palisades Park

EPISODE 14 - 30th April 1979
Alan Carvell - Tonight
Quint - Never Been In Love Before
Joe Brown - Shine

EPISODE 15 - 7th May 1979
The Monks - Nice Legs, Shame About The Face
Child - Only You
Showaddywaddy - Remember Then

EPISODE 16 - 14th May 1979
The Rollers - Turn On Your Radio
Dollar - Who Were You With In The Moonlight
Brotherhood of Man - Papa Louis

EPISODE 17 - 21st May 1979
The Wurzels - Wurzeling Time in Sommerset
Half Brother - Hideaway
Mankind - Chain Reaction

EPISODE 18 - 28th May 1979
The Late Show - Chains
The Grumbleweeds - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick/Do You Think I'm Sexy
Bilbo - America

EPISODE 19 - 4th June 1979
The Krankies - Charlie Brown
Bernie Flint - Beautiful Loser
Dave Edmunds - Girls Talk

EPISODE 20 - 11th June 1979
The Dooleys - Wanted
Mud - Stop, Drop Everything And Run
Roy Wood's Rock Brigade - (Were) On The Road Again.

SERIES 3

EPISODE 21 - 31st March 1980
The Dooleys - Love Patrol
The Buggles - Clean Clean
Shakin' Stevens - Hot Dog

EPISODE 22 - 14th April 1980
Barbara Dickson - January February
The Lambrettas - Poison Ivy
Pussyfoot - I Wanna Be Me

EPISODE 23 - 21st April 1980
Suzi Quatro - I've Never Been In Love
Dexys Midnight Runners - Geno
Showaddywaddy - Always And Ever

EPISODE 24 - 28th April 1980
Matchbox - Midnight Dynamos
Undertones - My Perfect Cousin
The Wurzels - I Hate JR

EPISODE 25 - 12th May 1980
Bad Manners - Ne Ne Na Na Na Na Nu Nu
Smokie - Take Good Care Of My Baby
New Seekers - Tell Me

EPISODE 26 - 19th May 1980
Martha & the Muffins - Saigon
The Chords - Something's Missing
Rocky Sharpe & the Replays - Teenager In Love

EPISODE 27 - 2nd June 1980
Liquid Gold - Substitute
The Regents - See You Later
Dollar - The Girls Are Out To Get You

EPISODE 28 - 9th June 1980
Darts - Let's Hang On
Jona Lewie - You'll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties
B.A.Robertson - To Be Or Not To Be

EPISODE 29 - 22nd December 1980 (Christmas Special)
Darts - White Christmas
Shakin' Stevens - Shooting Gallery
Showaddywaddy - Blue Moon

SERIES 4

EPISODE 30 - 6th April 1981
B.A.Robertson - Saint Saens
Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up
Coast To Coast - Do The Hucklebuck

EPISODE 31 - 13th April 1981
Matchbox - Babes In The Wood
Dave Edmunds - Almost Saturday Night
Duran Duran - Planet Earth

EPISODE 32 - 27th April 1981
The Look - Three Steps Away
Shakin' Stevens - You Drive Me Crazy
Bad Manners - Just A Feeling

EPISODE 33 - 11th May 1981
Small Ads - Small Ads
Keith Marshall - Only Crying
The Beat - All Out To Get You

EPISODE 34 - 18th May 1981
The Undertones - It's Gonna Happen
Toyah - I Want To Be Free
Department S - Is Vic There?

EPISODE 35 - 1st June 1981
999 - Obsessed
Paul Shane & Ruth Madoc - Hi De Hi (Holiday Rock)
Suzi Quatro - Lipstick

EPISODE 36 - 8th June 1981
Showaddywaddy - Multiplcation
The Dooleys - Taken At The Flood
Tenpole Tudor - Swords Of A Thousand Men

EPISODE 37 - 15th June 1981
The Polecats - Rockabilly Guy
Fassbender & Russell - Stay
Coast To Coast - Let's Jump The Broomstick

EPISODE 38 - 30th December 1981 (Christmas Special)
Bucks Fizz - The Land Of Make Believe
Modern Romance - Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey
Shakin' Stevens - Oh Julie

 

SERIES 5

  EPISODE 39 - 5th April 1982
Bucks Fizz - My Camera Never Lies
Bardo - One Step Further
Altered Images - See Those Eyes

EPISODE 40 - 12th April 1982 ??

EPISODE 41 - 19th April 1982
A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran
Classix Nouveaux - Is It A Dream
Alvin Stardust - Weekend

EPISODE 42 - 26th April 1982
Bananarama & Fun Boy Three - Really Saying Something
Madness - House Of Fun
Haircut 100 - Fantastic Day

EPISODE 43 - 10th May 1982
The Beat - Save It For Later
Rocky Sharpe & the Replays - Shout! Shout! Knock Yourself Out
Hot Chocolate - Girl Crazy

EPISODE 44 - 17th May 1982
Bow Wow Wow - See Jungle (Jungle Boy)
Fun Boy Three - The Telephone Always Ring
Tight Fit - Fantasy Island

EPISODE 45 - 24th May 1982
Bad Manners - Got No Brains
Yazoo - Only You
ABC - The Look Of Love

EPISODE 46 - 7th June 1982
Coast To Coast - Ring My Bell
Monsoon - Shakati
Nolans - Crashing Down

EPISODE 47 - 14th June 1982
Dollar - Videotheque
Toyah - Brave New World
Classix Nouveaux - Because You're Young

EPISODE 48 - 26th December 1982 (Christmas Special)
Modern Romance - Best Years Of Our Lives
Dexys Midnight Runners - Let's Get This Straight..
Madness - Our House

SERIES 6

EPISODE 49 - 20th April 1983
Sweet Dreams - I'm Never Giving Up
Tracie - The House That Jack Built

EPISODE 50 - 27th April 1983 * missing
Darts - Mystery Of Ragoula
Tommy J - Same Time Same Channel 
The Maisonettes - Here I Stand

EPISODE 51 - 4th May 1983
Belle Stars - Sweet Memory
Bad Manners - That'll Do Nicely
Hot Chocolate - What Kind Of Boy You Looking For Girl

EPISODE 52 - 11th May 1983
JoBoxers - Just Got Lucky
Modern Romance - Don't Stop That Crazy Rythum
Kissing The Pink - The Last Film

EPISODE 53 - 18th May 1983 * missing
The Beat - Can't Get Used To Losing You
Big Country - In A Big Country *
David Van Day - Young American's Talking

EPISODE 54 - 25th May 1983 * missing
Blue Zoo - Forgive And Forget
Yazoo - Nobody's Diary
Rocky Sharpe & the Replays - Stop Please Stop

EPISODE 55 - 1st June 1983
The Police - Every Breath You Take
The Fun Addicts - Bad Boys
David Grant - Stop And Go

EPISODE 56 - 8th June 1983
Nick Heyward - Take That Situation
Bucks Fizz - When We Were Young
Kissing The Pink - Love Lasts Forever

EPISODE 57 - 30th December 1983 (Christmas Special)
David Grant  Rock The Midnight
Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now
Bucks Fizz - Rules Of The Game

 

SERIES 7

EPISODE 58 - 17th April 1984
Blancmange - Don't Tell Me
Modern Romance - Just My Imagination
Bluebells - I'm Falling

EPISODE 59 - 24th April 1984 * missing
Captain Sensible - Glad It's All Over
Matt Bianco - Sneakin' Out The Backdoor
Belle & The Devotions - Love Games

EPISODE 60 - 1st May 1984 * missing
Kajagoogoo - Turn Your Back *
Nik Kershaw - Dancing Girls
Hazel Dean - Searching

EPISODE 61 - 8th May 1984
Pauline Black - Pirates On The Airways
Flying Pickets - When You're Young And In Love
Boomtown Rats - Drag Me Down

EPISODE 62 - 15th May 1984 * missing
Musical Youth - She's Trouble
Alvin Stardust - I Feel Like Buddy Holly
Bananarama - Rough Justice *

EPISODE 63 - 22nd May 1984 * missing
Nick Heyward - Love All Day
Peter Schilling - Major Tom
Eddy Grant - Romancing The Stone *

EPISODE 64 - 29th May 1984
Haircut 100 - Two Up, Two Down
Limahl - Two Much Trouble
Spandau Ballet - Only When You Leave

EPISODE 65 - 5th June 1984
Helen Terry - Love Lies Lost
David Austin - Turn To Gold
Scritti Politti - Absolute

 

SERIES 8

EPISODE 66 - 12th September 1985
Madness - Yesterday's Men
David Cassidy - Someone
Mike Smith - Medley of DC5

EPISODE 67 - 19th September 1985
Blancmange - What's Your Problem
Jaki Graham - Heaven Knows
Strawberry Switchblade - Jolene

EPISODE 68 - 26th September 1985
Erasure - Who Needs Love Like That
7th Heaven - Hot Fun

EPISODE 69 - 3rd October 1985
Jeremy Legg, 
Depeche Mode - It's Called A Heart

EPISODE 70 - 10th October 1985
Level 42 - Something About You

EPISODE 71 - 17th October 1985
Thompson Twins - Sister Of Mercy
Rossi Frost - Jealousy
Matt Bianco - Yeh Yeh

EPISODE 72 - 24th October 1985
Jaki Graham,  David Grant, Captain Sensible
Baltimora - Tarzan Boy

EPISODE 73 - 31st October 1985
Dan Hartman - I Can Dream About You
A Flock Of Seagulls - Who's That Girl
Hazel Dean - They Say It's Gonna Rain

 

SERIES 9

EPISODE 74 - 12th September 1986
Ruby Turner - Bye Bye
The Stranglers - Nice In Nice
Bucks Fizz - Love The One You're With

EPISODE 75 - 19th September 1986
Hollywood Beyond - No More Tears

EPISODE 76 - 29th September 1986
Amazulu - Montego Bay
Curiosity Killed The Cat - Misfit

EPISODE 77 - 3rd October 1986
Limahl - Inside To Outside
Owen Paul - Pleased To Meet You

EPISODE 78 - 10th October 1986
The Housemartins - Think For A Minute
Wax - In Some Other World

EPISODE 79 - 17th October 1986
Rouen - Hold Me

EPISODE 80 - 24th October 1986
Kim Wilde - You Keep Me Hanging On
Alvin Stardust - Jailhouse House

EPISODE 81 - 31st October 1986
Red Box - For America

EPISODE 82 - 7th November 1986
Jaki Graham, 
Dr & the Medics - Burn

 

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The 'Lost Shows' database shows there were 84 editions.
There are only 82 listed above.
If anyone knows what possible 2 shows are not listed, please email

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Missing Information

Series 6 
27.04.83 Episode 3 (missing) listed in BBCMG with 'No Holdings'
18.05.83 with Big Country (missing)  listed in BBCMG with 'Info From Radio Times'
25.05.83 Episode 7 (missing) but listed in BBCMG


Series 7 
24.04.84 Episode 2 (missing) NOT LISTED
01.05.84 with Kajagoogoo (missing)  but listed in BBCMG
15.05.84 with Bananarama (missing) but listed in BBCMG
22.05.84 with Eddy Grant (missing) but listed in BBCMG

Out of an original total of 82 episodes, 7 episodes are apparently missing or incomplete.

 

* Listed as Missing
## Listed at the BFI Website

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