It's A Knockout

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Channel Five (ended 1999)

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It's A Knockout

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It's a Knockout was a friday-night British television gameshow that ran through years 1966 to 1982, hosted and commented by Stuart Hall, David Vine and Eddie Waring. Basically, the show was about competitors dressed up with outfits, they were divided in teams and they were awarded with points when they showed their performance in the games. For example, team members would have to carry buckets full of water over greasy poles or rolling logs to fill up a receptacle. Also, they could choose to play a Joker and double their points. The show had spoofs all around the world. In 1967, European countries did a version of IAK under the French name Jeux Sans Frontieres. In 1987, IAK was back to life with It's a Royal Knockout, involving members of the British Royal Family, Princess Anne and Prince Edward and the Duques of York. In 1999, the show was revived again, by Channel 5. This series was introduced by Keith Chegwin. It lasted until 2001. An american version of this show in 1975 ran on ABC and it was called Almost Anything Goes. Sadly, it was replaced in 1976 by the show Saturday Night Live. Also, an Australian version of IAK ran on the Ten Network from 1985 to 1987. The teams were divided representing their countries: New South Wales (NSW), Victoria (VIC), Queensland (QLD) and South Australia (SA). More than a 100 episodes of the show were hosted by Billy J. Smith and Fiona MacDonald, and some of their assistants included the dog Combat and Ellen and Shandell, and referees Mark Warren and Ricky May are also there.moreless
Bill Oddie

Bill Oddie

Host of IAK 1985

Mark Warren

Mark Warren

referee of IAK 1986-1987

Keith Chegwin

Keith Chegwin

Host of IAK 1999-2001

Billy J. Smith

Billy J. Smith

Host of IAK 1986-1987

Combat the dog

Combat the dog

Assistant of IAK 1986-1987

David Vine

David Vine

Host of IAK 1966-1982

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  • I British show which I have unitentionally watched and- did not like too much, but it's not bad at all.

    5.1
    This show is way more popular in other countries, and I have seen it england. It was a fun team sport to watch at the time, but has gotten a little weird.



    My mom showed me some old tapes from 1975 that featured A show called Almost Anything goes- it was the same but americanized.



    Some of the challenges are good and some are lame, like climbing a greasy pole. That one gets old. But not as old as the other one, It's A royal knockout, which was even weirder as it involved some spoiled people whcih look a little on the prissy side.



    Well, I gues if you're bored in a idfferent country than it's an okay watch, but here it's weird and not even aired.moreless
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