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Johnnie Walker and Tony Blackburn to compete in Clash of the Pirates quiz

BBC Radio 2 is to air a special quiz programme where former pirate radio DJs Johnnie Walker and Tony Blackburn test their music knowledge.

Clash of the Pirates comes 60 years since the launch of Radio Caroline and will celebrate the two radio legends, testing  what they know about contemporary music across the decades and genres in this fun show featuring a series of themed rounds.

The pair will be pulling no punches as they battle to become the ultimate King of The Pirates! Both worked for Radio Caroline and Tony was also on Wonderful Radio London as the original pirate radio DJs, where they used their freedom of expression to make real names for themselves.

Now on Radio 2, they will go head-to-head selecting their ultimate playlists, making strategic song selections, using quick thinking and timely responses as each tries to come out on top.

Johnnie says: “Tony and I are great friends – we go back decades – but in this show I’ll have no mercy. Be ready Tony, this is the ultimate moment we decide just who is the Pirate King!”

Tony adds: “This is going to be fun, pitting all my music love and knowledge against the great Johnnie Walker, but let’s not forget, he’s the mere whippersnapper out of the two of us so I reckon this win is in the bag for me!”

The programme promises energetic performances and entertaining banter, plus music at its best with plenty of nostalgia, companionship and of course much laughter, across two hours on Friday 29 March, 12-2pm.

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