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It's a Knockout

It's a Knockout was a late 70s gameshow in which adults got to run around firing water cannons, wear big suits, jump over bouncy castles and fight each other using big foam weapons. A bit like a real war, but in the name of fun.

Stuart Hall presented and commentated on it, and you just HAD to join in laughing with him. There were times when a contestant may have been drowning in foam, being hit by huge spongey sticks and limping badly and all Stuart Hall could do was laugh REALLY loudly. It was classic telly.

I remember they filmed an I.A.K. near my house once, and my dad took me to see it. It took about 3 hours to film, and was quite boring to witness I'm afraid. Stuart Hall was there though, so it wasn't all bad.


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    It was all due to It's a Knockout that my family first got a colour tv. My aunt had a colour set and I wanted to go there to watch it but wasn't allowed. Being young I moaned about it a lot and the next day my father went out and bought a colour set. I always enjoyed the international programmes more than the British ones. Staurt Hall was a legend!
  • Anonymous user
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    I was on the 1980 Arun team that hosted the international at Arundel West Sussex. Great memories. Met my future wife on the show, married in 1981 and now live in Canada with two kids. The best experience ever.
  • Anonymous user
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    they dont make telly like this anymore,was a remake not that long ago but a poor imitation it was.classic telly indeed!!!!
  • Anonymous user
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    A real family show, we all sat down and watched together, It was so funny,the costumes were hilarious.I loved the coloured water they had to collect in the big tubes at the end!