Saturday morning children's show which as well as having music and guests also had kids phone in and swap toys with each other.
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Series cast summary:
Noel Edmonds Noel Edmonds ...  Himself - Presenter / ... 9 episodes, 1976-1982
Keith Chegwin ...  Himself - Presenter / ... 9 episodes, 1976-1982
John Craven John Craven ...  Himself - Presenter 5 episodes, 1978-1982
Maggie Philbin Maggie Philbin ...  Herself - Presenter 4 episodes, 1978-1982
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Saturday morning children's show which as well as having music and guests also had kids phone in and swap toys with each other.

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Family | Talk-Show

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

2 October 1976 (UK) See more »

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Swap Shop See more »

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(220 Episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color
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Certain episodes of this popular series are lost or only exist as off-air recordings made by home viewers. Please check your attic. See more »

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Referenced in Phoenix Nights: Episode #2.5 (2002) See more »

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Oh No - More Pesky Middle Class Kids
9 April 2003 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

MULTICOLOURED SWAP SHOP paved the way for Saturday morning shows like LIVE AND KICKING and GOING LIVE , but MCSS was the original . It was also the worst and was composed of three hours of chat , only briefly broken by the cartoon series VALLEY OF THE DINOSAURS or a pop video . The show got its name from the concept of viewers phoning up to swap things , like Tarquin from Surrey wants to swap some books for a piano . The fact that this type of barter system disappeared after the dark ages didn`t seem to register with the producers .

The worst thing was children coming on showing Noel Edmonds their collection of ....pointless crap I think the generic term is . In a more cynical era like today I think it would be called " The Anorak Of The Week Slot " where young middle class children would bore the audience senseless with their collection of matchboxes along with the equally banal Noel Edmonds asking " How long have you been collecting match boxes for ? " . I`m sure the real question should have been " Have your parents ever considered adoption ? "

TISWAS was much better


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