It's A Cup Final Knockout 1976
British Domestic Series

Presenters: Stuart Hall and Eddie Waring / Referee: Arthur Ellis

Scoregirls: Dinah May, Leena Skoog, Hazel Lyons and Marie Worth

Games Arranger: Paul Trerise
Designer: Paul Montague
Cecil Korer / Director: Geoff Wilson
A BBC North West Production


It's A Cup Final Knockout 1976

FA Cup Final Special

Event Staged: Sunday 25th April 1976
Venue: Outdoor Sports Centre, Bassett, Southampton, Hampshire, England

BBC1 (GB):
Saturday 1st May 1976, 12.20-1.05pm (as part of Cup Final Grandstand)

Special Guests (non-participating) included:
Supporting Manchester United -
Noel Cantwell and Nobby Stiles (former Manchester United players), Peter Purves (actor and Blue Peter presenter) and Dave Lee Travis (disc jockey);
Supporting Southampton -
Paul Bennett, Pat Earle and Hugh Fisher (Southampton squad players), Lesley Judd (dancer and Blue Peter presenter), Marilyn Ward (Miss United Kingdom 1971 and former It's A Knockout scoregirl) and Tony Blackburn (disc jockey).

Weather Conditions: Sunny and Warm

Teams: Manchester United F.C. v. Southampton F.C.

Team Members included:
Manchester United F.C. - Anne Smith (Team Captain), Paul Boston, Dave Bradbury, Phil Burslem, Cliff Butler, Trevor Butler, Yvonne Butler, Claire George, Joyce Goldstone, Paul Harvey, Gordon Hill, Paul Wilcox, Jane Williams, Terry Williams;
Southampton F.C. - Roger Butcher, Anne Butt, Lyn Davidge, Carolyn Jeffrey, Kevin Hart, Peter Harvey, Trevor Hebbard, Gill Long, Sue Lopes, Britt Newman, Ken Pound, Lyn Savage, Tony Seely.

Games: The Water Carriers, Throwing Back to Back, Balls Across the Dirigible, Throw the Drunken Sailor, On Yer Head!, Skip and Splash, The Lovers' Balloon Burst, Heading Up the Ramp.

Game Results and Standings


Team / Colour 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Points Scored
(Joker games shown in red)
M 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 1
S 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 2
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
M 2 4 5 7 9 11 13 14
S 2 3 5 6 8 9 10 12




Final Scoreboard


 Manchester United F.C.
 Southampton F.C.


Returning Teams and Competitors

Eleven members of this Manchester United Supporters team - Dave Bradbury, Phil Burslem, Cliff Butler, Trevor Butler, Yvonne Butler, Clare George, Joyce Goldstone, Anne Smith, Paul Wilcox, Jane Williams and Terry Williams - participated again in the It’s A Cup Final Knockout programme in 1977. On that occasion Manchester United were once again victorious, beating Liverpool 12-11.

Made in Colour • This programme exists in the BBC Archives


JSFnetGB Series Guide pages researched by
Alan Hayes, David Hamilton, Neil Storer, Christos Moustakas, Philippe Minet,
Sébastien Dias, Ischa Bijl, Paul Leaver and JSFnet Websites