Disco (1971)

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Disco was a pop music program that aired in Germany on the ZDF network from 1971 to 1982. It generally aired on the first Saturday of each month at 7:30PM, each show running 45 minutes. 133 shows were produced. The show was hosted by German actor and comedian Ilja Richter. Its lesser known predecessor on ZDF, 4-3-2-1 Hot & Sweet was aired between 1966 and 1970, presenters included Ilja Richter and Suzanne Doucet. Disco generally served a younger pop-oriented audience compared to ZDF's Hitparade, and until 1972, its main competitor was Beat-Club, followed by Musikladen, both on ARD.

Repeats of Disco have been aired since 1984 on ZDF Musikkanal, after its closedown in 1989 on 3sat. Since 2004, the digital ZDF Theaterkanal aired repeats of the entire series. In 2007, ZDF Dokukanal began to air reruns, starting with episodes from 1975 and also multiple repeats of the series have been shown on hit24 in 2008.

The show focussed on chart hits current at the time of airing, giving about equal airtime to international pop music and German Schlager. Despite its name, it did not particularly focus on disco music although it featured many disco hits as long as they were chart relevant..

Series Cast

  1. Ilja Richter as Self - Host

    Ilja Richter

    Self - Host

    133 Episodes

  2. Chris Roberts as Self

    Chris Roberts


    14 Episodes

  3. Peter Maffay as Self

    Peter Maffay


    13 Episodes

  4. Christian Anders as Self

    Christian Anders


    11 Episodes

  5. Jürgen Marcus as Self

    Jürgen Marcus


    11 Episodes

  6. Suzi Quatro as Self

    Suzi Quatro


    11 Episodes

  7. Michael Holm as Self

    Michael Holm


    10 Episodes

  8. Udo Jürgens as Self

    Udo Jürgens


    10 Episodes

  9. Costa Cordalis as Self

    Costa Cordalis


    10 Episodes

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Last Season

Disco '82

1982 | 7 Episodes

Season 12 of Disco premiered on January 4, 1982.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language German


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