13:23 01 October 2009
Classic TV music show 'Name That Tune' is to be revived for a new series produced by Ant and Dec.
The show originally saw contestants try to recognize a popular song in as few notes as possible. It was hugely successful on ITV in the 1970s presented by comic Tom O'Connor.
A series is to be screened by Five in early 2010, which will be co-produced by Ant and Dec's firm Gallowgate.
No presenter been named for the role as of yet.
This marks the second attempt for Five to bring back this particular show. In the late 1990s, it screened a version of the show with Jools Holland in the presenter role.
Five's head of entertainment, Donna Taberer, said: "This is peak-time entertainment for a sophisticated 21st Century audience.
"It has fabulous production values, tension, excitement, celebrity and is full of surprises. It's Five's first big-budget, musical entertainment series, and I'm thrilled to have it."
'Name That Tune' was originally just a segment in 1970s TV show 'Wednesday At Eight', before breaking out as its own spin-off show in the 1980s. O'Connor was later replaced by Lionel Blair.
Ed Forsdick, executive producer for the new series, said: "Name That Tune is an iconic format, timeless in its appeal."
The show also saw contestants try to be the fastest in naming orchestral snippets, as well as identifying vocal melodies.
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