After all the excitement of 1973 and Ely's breathtaking journey to the Jeux
Sans Frontières crown, 1974 is another good year for British teams.
This year also saw the last time that the British
representative in the British heat of Jeux Sans Frontières was decided
by its score in the Domestic heats.
On August 8 this year the French broadcasting network ORTF
(Office de Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française) was split into separate
entities and A2 (Antenne 2) was given broadcast responsibilities. This
resulted in the fact that although the programmes credits displayed ORTF, from
International Heat 5 the programme was broadcast on the newly formed A2
At the end of the year, the Swiss enjoyed the spoils for the
second time in three years, by winning the Jeux Sans Frontières Golden
Trophy, despite not having won a solitary International Heat!