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Peter Glaze ...
 Himself - Regular (309 episodes, 1960-1979)
Bert Hayes ...
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Jillian Comber ...
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Leslie Crowther ...
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Eamonn Andrews ...
 Himself - Host (132 episodes, 1955-1964)
Bert Hayes Octet ...
 Themselves - Musicians (126 episodes, 1960-1966)
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The shows were broadcast live in front of an audience largely of children, originally at the King's Theatre on Hammersmith Road until 1963, then at the BBC Television Theatre (now the Shepherds Bush Empire). The format of the programme included competitive games for teams of children, a music spot, a comedy double act, and a finale in which the cast performed a short comic play, adapting popular songs of the day and incorporating them into the action. Written by gerrymccaffrey

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Many of the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s episodes of this series are lost. See more »

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Referenced in Never Rewind the Buzzcocks (1999) See more »

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Highlight of the week
27 January 2005 | by (bangkok) – See all my reviews

Whenever someone said the word Crackerjack, everyone had to shout it out... Crackerjack!!... it was the rule.

It's hard to believe how much we loved this as kids, but we did.

They had inane games where everyone won a Crackerjack pencil... (Crackerjack!!). Can you credit it...? the prize was actually a pencil. Well, those things must be worth a bob or two now...

Best thing was the mad stand up routine with Peter Glaze and Leslie Crowther at the beginning, characterised by the stupidity of one and countless double takes by the other.

It was like a big party. At five to five on a Friday we were always glued to Crackerjack... (Crackerjack!!)


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