Paul Gambaccini welcomes the three music lovers who have come through heats and semi-finals unscathed to compete for the 2018 Counterpoint trophy.
After a three-month knockout tournament, the trio of successful competitors gathers for the 2018 Counterpoint Final, recorded at the BBC Proms. Paul Gambaccini asks the questions in the contest that decides who will lift the trophy as the 32nd BBC Counterpoint champion.
The standard is high, and the competitors will be asked to show in-depth knowledge (or make intelligent guesses!) on a range of musical genres from chamber music and ballet to show tunes, jazz and classic soul. The engraved Counterpoint silver salver trophy awaits the winner.
The Finalists are:
Bill Cawley, a supermarket worker from Staffordshire
David Sherman, a hospital administrator from Essex
Jack Spearing, a student from north Hertfordshire.
Producer: Paul Bajoria