1 9 6 9 (UK)
13 x 20 minute episodes
This short-lived BBC panel game show presented a contest of words and wit played between competing teams from BBC television and radio shows.
John Junkin was the chairman asking the questions and Maggie Penn was the score girl. The series aired at 6.20 pm on Wednesdays between April and September 1969.
Primarily an opportunity to plug other BBC shows, Give Me Your Word provided something of an insight into the vocabulary of the stars: for example, Bernard Braden couldn’t spell ‘Excavating’ and Ray Barrett of The Troubleshooters believed ‘Rarja’ to be dictionary English!
Dad’s Army vs The Roy Hudd Show | Z Cars vs The First Lady | Softly, Softly vs I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again | The Archers vs The Dales | Blue Peter vs Crackerjack | Not in Front of the Children vs The Gnomes of Dulwich | Braden’s Week vs The Troubleshooters | The Newcomers vs Dr Finlay’s Casebook | The Navy Lark vs A Life of Bliss | The Very Merry Widow and How vs Misleading Cases | Top of the Pops DJs vs Radio 1 DJs | Television Top of the Form vs Twenty Questions | Sports Commentators vs Newsreaders