It’s A Charity Knockout from Walt Disney World 1988

Entrants 1988: Australia (AU) • Great Britain (GB) • United States of America (USA)

Presenters: Stuart Hall (GB); Bill Rafferty (USA); Billy J. Smith (Australia)

Referee: Curley Neal from the Harlem Globetrotters

Closing and Incidental Music: Glen Gettings and Peter Moss
VT Editors:
Julius Johnson and Paul Williams 
Games Designer:
Stuart Furber / Executive Producer: Alan Walsh
Production Team Jem Kime, Gerry Nyland, Rosie Billson and Karen Howes
Director: John Rooney

Produced by BBC North West (GB) in association with Buena Vista International inc.


It’s A Charity Knockout from 
Walt Disney World 1988

Christmas Special

Event Staged: Monday 3rd, Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th October 1988
Venue: Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida, United States of America

BBC1 (GB):
Sunday 25th December 1988, 12.05-1.00pm (Christmas Day)

Musical Interludes performed by:
Louie, Louie by The Fat Boys
We Play Machines by Toyah
Mr. Sandman by The Dapper Dans (barbershop quartet)

Dual Theme: Sponsored Games / American Life

Teams: Australia (AU) v. Great Britain (GB) v. United States of America (USA)

Team Members included:
Australia (AU)
- Joe Bugner, Chantal Contouri, Evonne Goolagong, Rolf Harris, George Lazenby, Dina Panozzo and Billy J. Smith;

Great Britain (GB) - Jenny Agutter, Bernie Clifton, Annabel Croft, Sarah Douglas, Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, Judy Geeson, David Gower (Team Captain), Stuart Hall, Lloyd Honeyghan and Toyah Willcox;

United States of America (USA) - The Dapper Dans, The Fat Boys, Gil Gerard, Terri-Ann Linn, Meatloaf, Carrie Mitchum, Joey Perrone, Bill Rafferty, Gene Anthony Ray and Richard Roundtree.

Games (Official Titles): Vauxhall Motors Sedan Chair Race; The Party; Delta Air Lines Treasure Trove; Crocodile Run; The Waiters’ Waltz; Space Shot; Moon Walk and Run Up the Flag.

Game Results and Standings


Team / Colour

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Points Scored
AU 3 2 3 1 3 1 3 2


3 1 1 3 3 3 1 3
USA 1 3 3 3 1 2 2 1
Running Totals
(Leading teams shown in red)
AU 3 5 8 9 12 13 16 18


3 4 5 8 11 14 15 18
USA 1 4 7 10 11 13 15 16




Final Scoreboard



 GB • Great Britain
 AU • Australia

 USA • United States of America



Additional Information

All participants in this event gave their fees to charity and the event as a whole was staged to raise funds for the BBC’s Children in Need Appeal.

Teams played in colours (Australia - Yellow; Great Britain - Red; United States of America - Dark Blue), but did not have any tabards with letters (i.e. 'GB'). To maintain consistency across the site, we include national abbreviations in the results window above.

Made in Colour • This programme exists in the BBC Archives


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