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Another classic from Yorkshire Television, this hilarious and unusual game show series was guaranteed to give viewers a laugh a minute . . . literally.
Quick-witted chairman Barry Cryer would select a random topic, and challenge a comic to tell a joke based on it. If one of the opposition thought he knew the gag, he could interrupt by pressing an alarm, then he would have to complete it.
There was also a solo spot where a comic was required to extract as many laughs as possible from the audience in minute-long patter sessions.
The guest line-up included the big names of British comedy at the time such as Ted Ray, Les Dawson, Arthur Askey, Ray Martine, Alfred Marks and Clive Dunn