1982

BBC MAIN NEWS: IT'S A KNOCKOUT GRANDSTAND COLLAPSES

BBC1 Transmission (GB): Monday 3rd May 1982, 9.35-10.00pm
Programme Number: ANBC123E • News Item Number: 123/82/VT09

Notes:

Thirty second news report, 20 minutes and 53 seconds into programme, concerning the collapse of a grandstand during the filming at Normanby Park for It's A Knockout (IAK Heat 5, transmitted 16.7.1982). Nearly 60 people were treated in hospital after the incident. Police and ambulances shown in attendance.

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LOOK NORTH: NORMANBY HALL GRANDSTAND COLLAPSE

BBC1 Transmission (Northern England only): Tuesday 4th May 1982, 6.00-6.25pm
Programme Number: RNLE418B

Notes:

Forty-eight second news item, a report from Normanby Hall, Scunthorpe, about the spectator grandstand which collapsed during the recording of It's A Knockout. Contains shots of the stand in aftermath of collapse.

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KNOCKOUT

BBC1 Transmission (GB): Sunday 23rd May 1982, 4.15-4.45pm (originally scheduled for 3.55-4.45pm)
Programme Number: not known

Notes:

“A zany reprise of the 1981 series of It’s A Knockout and Jeux Sans Frontičres and a preview of 1982. Remember and enjoy again the drunken waiters, the Portuguese crows, the wrestling Swiss cows, and the final, culminating in an exciting victory for Dartmouth. Stuart Hall presents the programme, and is joined by some of last year’s competitors, who re-live again their moments of triumph and anguish.” (Radio Times magazine)

Studio Designer: David Wilson
Associate Producer: John Rooney
Producer: Geoff Wilson

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BLUE PETER - Programme 1749: IT'S A KNOCKOUT BEHIND THE SCENES

BBC1 Transmission (GB): Thursday 27th May 1982, 5.10-5.40pm
Programme Number: not known

Notes:

“The first ‘knockout’ of the new season starts tomorrow, and Simon, Sarah and Peter are there sharing the commentating with Stuart Hall. Find out what goes on behind the scenes, and how games like Rock a Rooster, Stack a Bale and Milk Run are tested.” (Radio Times magazine)

Featuring: Simon Groom, Sarah Green and Peter Duncan
and the presenters, referees and competitors of It’s A Knockout 1982 - Heat 1
Assistant Editor: Ian Oliver
Editor: Biddy Baxter

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BEST OF KNOCKOUT

BBC1 Transmission (GB): Thursday 30th December 1982, 6.00-6.50pm
Programme Number: NMRK216L

Notes:

A retrospective produced to mark the end of It's A Knockout and Jeux Sans Frontičres. This was a last minute replacement for the IAK Christmas special, Trio, which had to be ditched due to technical problems. For this reason, it is a hurriedly re-edited version of 1979's Look Back and Laugh - The Best of It's A Knockout. New sequences were added with Stuart Hall giving a brief tour of BBC Manchester's props store, where many of the IAK costumes and props were kept. In this location, Hall recorded new links to replace those from Look Back and Laugh, which he had co-presented with Eddie Waring (who had of course left the series in 1981).

Presenter: Stuart Hall
Videotape Editors:
John Sillitto, Rob McKie, Phil Warren, Les Matthews, John Rothwell
Television Presentation: Alan Wright and Alan Walsh

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