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Musical gameshow Name That Tune is on the way back

1 of 1 Vernon Kay (here with Tess Daly) presented a previous version of Name That Tune
Vernon Kay (here with Tess Daly) presented a previous version of Name That Tune

ITV is planning to revive the once hugely popular musical gameshow Name That Tune.

Broadcast Now reports that the UK broadcaster has agreed a deal with British TV producer Natalka Znak's new independent production company, and commissioned a 60-minute pilot using the classic format.

Name That Tune features two contestants who face a series of questions that tests their musical knowledge in front of a studio audience.

It was originally launched in the US in 1952 on radio, before it moved to TV and then crossed the Atlantic and began in the UK on Granada Television in 1956.

The show was previously revived by ITV for a very successful twelve-year run in 1976, before Channel 5 commissioned two seasons in 1997, which were fronted by piano-playing TV host Jools Holland.

ITV last used the format on Vernon Kay's Gameshow Marathon in 2007, and this latest incarnation follows on other recent ITV revivals such as Catchphrase and Surprise Surprise.

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