It's A Knockout - Retro TV Clips
Yes that's right, if you Google 'It's A Knockout' there are loads of fan sites, photo galleries and video clips to behold. Not sure it it's all legal or infringing copyright, but Hey Ho, their stuff is very welcome to Retro TV fans. Well the BBC never repeat it, so I am so glad people have dug out their old VHS recordings, digitised them and uploaded them to social networking sites such as YouTube. There are some corkers and I highly recommend you seek them out.
Look for the contestants who had to wear "Giant Costumes" which were deliberately designed to either knock things over, bump into the other ones or just to fall over I'm sure! Maximum laughs all round with their gormless faces. Hilarious. I thought so and so did the great compère and co. His infectious laugh just made it worse (or better maybe - not sure). Of course the "dolly bird" scorers made my teenage temperature rise and then the Joker was played to try and double the team's score.
So get over to YouTube and search for 'It's A Knockout BBC'. I just did and unbelievably there are over 2,780 references to It's A Knockout! Isn't that incredible?
Ones to look out for are: "It's A Knockout BBC TV Opening Titles Compilation" - a very good start to the search and there's rare footage of interviews and the regional heats of this wacky TV show. Of course you'll also find great clips of other country's versions of the show. There's plenty of Aussie Clips too. And you'll spot the European Finals of It's A Knockout called Jeux Sans Frontières, which was bigger and better.
That reminds me do a search for the presenter's great catch phrase "Here come the Belgians." There's even a BBC video out and you can get this on Amazon. It's a cracking video for retro game fans.
So all-in-all a feast of VERY FUNNY TV clips of It's A Knockout to keep any fan going for a while... eh am over to YouTube again now - it always cheers me up!
P.S. Don't forget to search the BBC website too, as there's some vintage info on there.