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The 2016 Final

Episode 13 of 13

The grand final of the 2016 contest comes from the BBC Proms, with Paul Gambaccini asking the questions and awarding the 30th annual Counterpoint trophy to the winner.

Paul Gambaccini hosts the grand Final of the 2016 Counterpoint tournament. The three competitors who've won both heats and semi-finals now face the final hurdle, with the winner becoming the 30th BBC Counterpoint champion. Little did the programme's originators suspect in 1986 that the quiz would still be in full swing on Radio 4 thirty years on.
The programme was recorded as a fringe event at the 2016 BBC Proms, and a lively Proms audience is on hand to enjoy the tension and to encourage this year's Finalists.
As always, the Counterpoint champion will have to display a range of knowledge that puts most of us to shame, from the core classical repertoire to film scores, world music, jazz, show tunes and the best of rock and pop music over the past fifty years.

Producer: Paul Bajoria.

28 minutes

Last on

Sat 17 Sep 2016 23:00

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Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita in E Major

    Performer: Jacques Loussier.
    • MCCD-113.
  • Lindisfarne

    Turn a Deaf Ear

    • VIRGIN.
    • 5799022.
  • Henry Purcell

    Nymphs and shepherds (The Libertine)

    Music Arranger: Sir Hamilton Harty. Choir: Manchester Children's Choir. Orchestra: Hallé. Conductor: Sir Hamilton Harty.
    • EMI.
    • CDS-7 93253 2.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge Op.10 for string orchestra

    Performer: Northern Sinfonia of England. Performer: Richard Hickox.
    • ASV.
    • CD QS 6214.
  • John Barry

    Space March

    • SONY.
    • 488-5829.
  • New York City

    I'm Doing Fine Now

    • Quality Television.
    • QTVCD-005.
  • Classical Works With Narrator & Speakers

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Peter And The Wolf

    Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Antal Dorati. Performer: Sean Connery.
    • London.
    • 444 104-2.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    The Flood

    Conductor: Robert Craft. Performer: Columbia Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Laurence Harvey.
    • Sony.
    • SM2K 46 300.
  • Edith Sitwell

    Facade: Polka

    • LONDON.
    • 425-661-2.
  • Carry On Singing

  • Kenneth Williams

    Song of the Australian Outlaw

    • Virgin.
    • VTDCD-332.
  • Joan Sims

    Spring Song

    • EMI Gold.
    • 7243-86686824.
  • Sid James & Liz Fraser

    Double Bunk

    • EMI Gold.
    • 7243-86686824.
  • Jukebox Musicals

  • The Kinks

    You Really Got Me

    • Polygram Tv.
    • 1-516 465-2.
  • Members of the Cast


    • WEA.
    • 81227327125.
  • Diana Ross

    Ain't No Mountain High Enough

    • EMI.
    • 7243 8-27702 2 0.

The 2016 Finalists are

TIM ADKIN, a solicitor from Nailsworth in Gloucestershire

NATHAN HAMER, a civil servant from East London

KEITH LEEMING, a learning and development manager from Coventry


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