1974

BEST OF KNOCKOUT (1973)

BBC1 Transmission (GB): Tuesday 1st January 1974, 11.40am-12.25pm
Programme Number: NMR1033Y

Notes:

A New Year compilation of the best moments from the 1973 series of It's A Knockout, introduced by Stuart Hall and produced by Barney Colehan. Contained excerpts from: IAK Heat 2 (King's Lynn, 25.5.1973), Heat 4 (Ely, 8.6.1973), Heat 6 (Wells, 22.6.1973), JSF Heat 1 (Italy, 27.7.1973), Heat 2 (Switzerland, 3.8.1973), Heat 3 (France, 10.8.1973), Heat 4 (Netherlands, 17.8.1973), Heat 5 (Great Britain, 24.8.1973), Heat 6 (Belgium, 31.8.1973), Heat 7 (Germany, 7.9.1973) and the JSF International Final (France, 14.9.1973).

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HOLIDAY 74

BBC1 Transmission (GB): Thursday 7th March 1974, 7.45-8.15pm
Programme Number: LGF6168P

Notes:

A programme looking at different holiday locations. One report focused on Barton's Holiday Home for children in the New Forest, where children could stay in the summer. Activities included It's A Knockout competitions, based on the BBC series.

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NATIONWIDE

BBC1 Transmission (GB): Tuesday 19th March 1974, 6.00-6.40pm
Programme Number: B:LCA3412X

Notes:

Popular and long-running early evening magazine programme with an eclectic mix of news, current affairs, entertainment, sports and regional reports. This edition featured a 9 minute 40 second insert featuring Frank Bough compering a Nationwide It's A Knockout event. The competition is between teams captained by Stuart Hall and Tom Coyne. Thirteen girls are judging the teams, but, unbeknownst to them, it is they who are being judged, as potential new score girls for the real programme.

Team Members: Stuart Hall (Captain), Tom Coyne (Captain), Mike Neville, Bill Hamilton, Larry McCounrey, Elfyn Thomas.

Score Girls: Jan Adair, Jocelyn Creffield, Susan Swingwood, Alison Brown, Karen Apted, Ann Rutherford, Hazel Wilson, Penny Hilditch, Leonie Collins, Hilary Montfort, Cherry Parrish, Pauline Davies and Lynne Crago.

Judges: Gennaro Olivieri (JSF referee), Barney Colehan (IAK producer), David Driver (from Radio Times magazine) and Sue Lawley (Nationwide presenter).

The competition featured an obstacle race with competitors wearing flippers.

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THAT'S LIFE

BBC1 Transmission (GB): Saturday 3rd August 1974, 11.10-11.50pm
Programme Number: LGF1100S

Notes:

Popular consumer programme fronted by Esther Rantzen. The second item on this programme highlighted claims about It's A Knockout from the News of the World and the Sunday People newspapers. What these were, we have no idea!

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BEST OF KNOCKOUT (1974)

BBC1 Transmission (GB): Monday 30th December 1974, 11.40am-12.35pm
Programme Number: NMR1057H

Notes:

An end of year compilation of the best moments from the 1974 series of It's A Knockout, introduced by Stuart Hall and produced by Barney Colehan. Contained excerpts from: IAK Heat 1 (Southport, 3.5.1974), Heat 2 (Warwick, 10.5.1974), Heat 4 (Farnham, 24.5.1974), JSF Heat 1 (Belgium, 2.8.1974), Heat 2 (Netherlands, 9.8.1974), Heat 3 (Italy, 16.8.1974), Heat 4 (Switzerland, 23.8.1974), Heat 5 (France, 30.8.1974), Heat 6 (Great Britain, 6.9.1974), Heat 7 (Germany, 13.9.1974) and the JSF International Final (Netherlands, 20.9.1974).

Made in Colour • This programme exists in the BBC Archives