Blankety Blank (1979–2002)

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Comedy game show with celebrity guests and cheap prizes.

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Les Dawson ...
 Himself - Presenter / ... (125 episodes, 1980-1990)
Terry Wogan ...
 Himself - Presenter (95 episodes, 1979-1983)
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 Lily Savage (59 episodes, 1997-2002)
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Only seven celebrities appeared as panelists alongside all three hosts of the series: Wendy Richard, June Whitfield, Barbara Windsor, Ruth Madoc, Thora Hird, Sarah Greene and Kathy Staff. See more »

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Les Dawson: [at the start of the Super Match game] Please reveal the legend.
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Simplicity
28 February 2004 | by (Sunderland, England) – See all my reviews

A simple parlour game. Answer a question and hope as many of the celebrity panel of six as possible gave the same answer. The concept is simple, and was never designed to keep you on the edge of your seat. It cheered you up after a day at work, and relaxed you after that evening meal. Hopefully relaxed enough not to bother getting up to switch channels (OK we got TV remote after the USofA).

Its run has seen three very different hosts, the overbearing 'Terry Wogan' (qv) (why didn't he stay in that bank in Ireland?) was followed by quirky northern comic ' Les Dawson' (qv) . Six years after Les's sad, sudden death the show came back with Lily Savage, the loud-mouthed, brash, welfare-claiming friend of 'Paul O"Grady' (qv) . The prizes reinforced the idea that the show was just fun. They were so bad they became a running joke, and I can't even remember what the winners got, but when losers were presented with their consolation ornament who can forget the cry `Blankety Blank Chequebook and Pen'?


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