It's A Celebrity Knockout 1978
British Domestic Series

Presenters: Stuart Hall and Eddie Waring
Referees: Arthur Ellis and Mike Swann

Scoregirls: Pam Nolan, Dinah May and Debra Windass

Games Deviser and Designer: Stuart Furber

Production Team
Alan Wright
Alan Walsh

Engineering Manager:
Geoff Lomas

John Drake

Producer: Cecil Korer

Director: Keith Phillips

A BBC North West Production


It's A Celebrity Knockout 1978

Summer Special

Event Staged: Sunday 16th July 1978
Venue: Fulham F.C. Football Ground (Craven Cottage),
Fulham, Greater London, England

BBC1 (GB):
Monday 21st August 1978, 7.10-8.10pm

The Lord's Taverners Knockout Trophy presented by: Eric Morecambe

Teams: The Lord’s Taverners v. Celebrities

Team Members included:
The Lord's Taverners - Eric Morecambe (Team Captain), Robin Askwith, Raymond Baxter, John Blythe, Judith Chalmers, Jacqueline Clarke, Pat Crerand, Linda Cunningham, Neil Durden-Smith, Tony Gale, Bob Grant, David Hamilton, Anita Harris, Frazer Hines, Barry John, George Layton, Liverpool Express (Derek Cashin, Tony Coates, Billy Kingsley, Peter Kircher, John Ryan and Scott Craig), Mick McManus, Ann Moore, Patrick Moore, Don Moss, Richard O’Sullivan, Nicholas Parsons, Lance Percival, Tim Rice, William Rushton, Sheila Steafel, Shaw Taylor, Meriel Tufnell and Norman Wisdom;
Celebrities - Patricia Brake (Team Captain), Tommy Boyd, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Paul Burnett, Eddie Capelli, Julie Dawn Cole, John Craven, Barry Cryer, Roger de Courcey, Jessie Evans, Graeme Garden, Jenny Hanley, Rachel Heyhoe-Flint, Derek Hobson, David 'Kid' Jensen, John Junkin, Diane Langton, Legs & Co. (Lulu Cartwright, Gillian Clarke, Patti Hammond, Rosemary Hetherington, Susan Menhenick and Pauline Peters), Linda Lusardi, Victor Maddern, Tony Mahoney, Bill Oddie, Nora Perry, Magnus Pyke, Chris Ralston, Cardew Robinson, Ray Stevens, Mike Swann and Bob Wilson.

Games: Chimps' Tea Party, Balloon Nets, Scooter Tandems, Trifle Slide, Water Carpets, Barrels and Planks, Rocker Stack, Ball Lift and Giant Tricycles;
Marathon: Water Bounce.

Game Results and Standings




Final Scoreboard


 The Lord's Taverners


Returning Teams and Celebrities

Domestic and international referee Mike Swann began his It’s A Knockout and Jeux Sans Frontières career as the team manager for the IAK 1972 Banbury team. He participated again in 1973 as an advisor the Bicester team, and became an It's A Knockout referee in 1977. He was a part of the Celebrities team in this It's A Celebrity Knockout event, and participated in Anything Goes in 1985 with other members of his family.

Additional Information

As this programme was played purely for the purpose of raising money for charity, all of the famous celebrities involved gave their time for free.

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