1979

JIM'LL FIX IT

BBC1 Transmission (GB): Saturday 20th January 1979, 5.55-6.30pm
Programme Number: LLVA255A

Notes:

Programme presented by Top of the Pops presenter Jimmy Saville, in which he 'fixed it' for children of all ages to have their dreams come true. This edition featured, among other things, Jim fixing it for Ute Reusch to slide down the giant It's A Knockout inflatable. The 2 minute 23 second item featured Stuart Hall, Eddie Waring and Gennaro Olivieri. Ute received her 'Jim Fixed It For Me' badge in the studio from It's A Knockout producer, Cecil Korer.

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WHAT DO YOU WATCH?

BBC1 Transmission (GB): Friday 27th April 1979, 4.40-5.05pm
Programme Number: LCHL142T

Notes:

Children's programme presented by Toni Arthur and Paul Burden focusing on young people's viewing habits. This edition looked at sports and game shows and featured discussion amongst children at Nene College, Northampton. A 25-second clip from the 25th July 1977 It's A Knockout heat from St. Albans was included.

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MULTI-COLOURED SWAP SHOP

BBC1 Transmission (GB): Saturday 29th September 1979, 9.30am-12.12pm
Programme Number: B:LCHC041W

Notes:

Popular children's Saturday morning magazine programme presented by Noel Edmonds. Stuart Hall was the special guest for this edition and spoke to Noel about his role on It's A Knockout, took questions from viewers over the telephone and brought in an item to swap. The section included a 1 minute and 8 second clip from the 1979 It's A Celebrity Knockout.

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RICHARD STILGOE

BBC2 Transmission: Thursday 8th November 1979, 10.15-10.40pm
Programme Number: NMRF921H

Notes:

Satirist and musical comedian Richard Stilgoe (who found fame on Nationwide) looks at the news and events of the week in the first programme of a 12-part series. Richard performs several songs at the piano, including one about It's A Knockout, called 'It's A Knockout Song'.

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LOOK BACK AND LAUGH - THE BEST OF IT'S A KNOCKOUT

BBC2 Transmission: Tuesday 13th November 1979, 7.30-8.30pm
Repeated: Sunday 22nd June 1980
Programme Number: NMRK909M

Notes:

“Do you remember the Giants, the Tweedles and the Conks? What is the funniest game ever seen? The Penguins in Aix-Les-Bains or the horses in Hawick? Stuart Hall and Eddie Waring invite you to look back and laugh at some of the funniest moments from fifteen years of It’s A Knockout and Jeux Sans Frontières and give you the chance to see some of the happenings that never made the screen.” (Radio Times magazine)

Videotape Editor: John Sillitto
Editor: Cecil Korer
Television Presentation: Alan Walsh

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