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Celebrity Game, The

1 9 6 4 – 1 9 6 5 (USA)
1 9 6 4
 (UK)
13 x 25 minute episodes
1 9 6 9 (Australia)
1 9 7 6 – 1 9 7 7 (Australia)

This charades-based game originated in the US in 1964 with Carl Reiner as the host/moderator.

Hosted by Clive Goodwin with Redvers Kyle providing the voice-overs, the British version debuted in 1964 and ran for just 13 episodes.

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Guests included Groucho Marx, Kingsley Amis, Fenella Fielding, Brian Epstein, Susan Hampshire, Jane Asher, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Stirling Moss, Bernard Bresslaw, Fanny Cradock, Lionel Blair, Liz Fraser, Adrienne Corri, Cathy McGowan, Jon Pertwee, Shirley Bassey, Diana Dors, Mary Quant, John Alderton, Jimmy Edwards, Stratford Johns, David Nixon and Ian Hendry.

The Australian version of the game (pictured at right) originally appeared in 1969 on Channel 9 with Bert Newton as host. The show was axed after a mere two months.

The concept was revived down-under in 1976 by Channel Ten, with Mike Preston as the new host.

Clive Goodwin
Redvers Kyle
Bert Newton
Mike Preston

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