New Faces was a British television talent show popular in the 1970s and 1980s, presented originally by Derek Hobson. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. Derek Hobson ( born on March 23 1949) is a TV and radio Broadcaster and Journalist, best known as the original host of ITV's New Faces It was produced by ATV Network Limited for the ITV Network. Associated TeleVision Limited, best known simply as ATV, was a British ITV company from 1955 until 1981 Independent Television (generally known as ITV) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters set up under the Independent The first run of the show was from 1974 to 1980 and was recorded at the ATV Centre, Birmingham. Birmingham ( ˈbɜːmɪŋəm Ber -ming-um The show was noted for its theme tune, "You're a Star", performed by singer Carl Wayne, formerly of The Move, and it was eventually released, becoming a minor hit. Carl Wayne ( 18 August 1943 - 31 August 2004) real name Colin David Tooley singer and Actor, is best remembered as the lead The Move were one of the leading British rock bands of the 1960s from Birmingham, England, and were among the most popular British bands to not find any success
Winners often went on to greater success in television entertainment. Many top entertainers began their careers with a performance on this programme. The acts were evaluated by a panel of experts, including Mickie Most, Alan A. Freeman, Clive James, Muriel Young, Ted Ray, Ed Stewart, Arthur Askey, Noel Edmonds and Tony Hatch. Mickie Most, born Michael Peter Hayes ( 20 June 1938 – 30 May 2003 was a successful English Record producer, with a string of Number One Alan A Freeman ( 27 September, 1920 -1985 is an English Record producer, most known for being Petula Clark 's producer from 1949 Clive James AM (born Vivian James, on October 7, 1939 in Kogarah New South Wales) is an Expatriate Australian Muriel Young (19 June 1928 – 24 March 2001 was a British television continuity announcer presenter and producer Ted Ray ( November 21, 1905 – November 8, 1977) (real name Charles Olden) was a popular English Comedian Ed Stewart (born April 23 1941 in Exmouth, Devon) is a Radio broadcaster from England. Arthur Bowden Askey CBE ( June 6, 1900 &ndash November 16, 1982) was a prominent English Comedian. Noel Ernest Edmonds Tony Hatch (born 30 June, 1939) is an English Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, music arranger, and producer Most and Hatch were especially notorious for being "hard" on contestants.
Tony Hatch made the headlines after one episode for giving a contestant whose act solely consisted of a repetitive and elementary 12 bar blues riff a score of zero. Hatch was deemed 'mean' for this.
Contestants received marks out of ten in categories such as "star quality" and "entertainment value". It was seen as a 'tougher' version of the long-running talent show Opportunity Knocks, also shown on ITV. Opportunity Knocks is a UK Television Talent show originally hosted by Hughie Green.
One winner, Marti Caine, returned to present the show when it was revived briefly in the 1980s by Central Television. Marti Caine ( 26 January 1944 - 4 November 1995) was an English actress dancer presenter singer writer - and the foremost The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. Central Independent Television, more commonly known as Central and now legally ITV Central Ltd, is the British Independent Television contractor Her catchphrase was bellowed at the voting studio audience: "Press your buttons. . . NOW!". The show also featured a panel of experts including the journalist Nina Myskow, who became famous for her often critical comments. Nina Myskow (born 18 May 1946 St Andrews, Scotland) is a British journalist and TV celebrity who appeared on New Faces and was also In this incarnation the audience decided who won, with a gigantic lightboard known as Spaghetti Junction lighting up to a varying degree as they pushed their buttons. Gravelly Hill Interchange, better known as Spaghetti Junction, is junction 6 of the M6 motorway where it meets the A38(M Aston Expressway in