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Star Turn

1 9 7 6 – 1 9 8 1 (UK)

This 25-minute Sunday tea-time show from the BBC featured teams of kid-friendly television personalities competing against other in bouts such as Newsreaders (Peter Woods, Jan Leeming and John Craven) v. Jackanory (Kenneth Williams, June Whitfield and Peter Jones), Swap Shop v. It Ain’t Half Hot MumRosie v. Nationwide, and The Goodies v. the Liver Birds.

The two teams were given various performance tasks (charades, singing, telling jokes, telling stories, etc.) and points were awarded arbitrarily by the referee – Bernard Cribbins originally, and Graeme Garden later.