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The O Zone

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Created by  Rowan Ayers
Executive producer(s)  Mike Appleton
First episode date  10 July 1989
Network  BBC
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Country of origin  United Kingdom
Original network  BBC2
Final episode date  1 December 2000
Program creator  Rowan Ayers
Original release  10 July 1989 – 1 December 2000
Presented by  Andy Crane, Andi Peters, Philippa Forrester, Toby Anstis, Jayne Middlemiss
Cast  Jayne Middlemiss, Jamie Theakston, Zoë Ball, Andi Peters, Toby Anstis
Similar  Short Change, Live & Kicking, What's Up Doc?, Love Island, Live from Studio Five

The O-Zone was a weekly music magazine show broadcast on BBC from 1989–2000. The first series was presented by Andy Crane on BBC One as a ten-minute filler each weekday morning during the summer school holidays, before switching to a Sunday morning slot from that September onwards. The series continued as a five to 15 minute filler shown during school holidays and Sunday mornings on CBBC throughout the year, hosted by CBBC presenters Andi Peters, Philippa Forrester, Toby Anstis and Zoë Ball.

The show was given an overhaul and makeover from 13 January 1995, with Jayne Middlemiss and Jamie Theakston as the new dual presenters. The series was moved to Friday evening with Sunday repeat. The series was extended to 20 minutes from September 1996.

There was also a spin-off series, The Pop Zone shown in 1998.

In October 2000, the show was replaced by Top of the Pops Plus, which had already been on UK Play. That programme was axed in 2001.


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