Public Enemy Number One



Bobby Davro


BBC1, 5 September to 17 October 1992 (7 episodes)


Four celebrities answer questions and try to predict what members of the public will do in a series of set-up pranks. The set had a skeleton in a closet centre stage, because whoever lost would have some sort of humiliating before-they-were-famous film shown.

Renowned as one of the biggest TV entertainment flops ever, it lasted for seven weeks then was never seen again.


In an Noel-style end of series revenge stunt, the panellists put Davro in a pillory at the end of the final show. The pillory promptly fell over and broke Davro's nose. The outtake wasn't broadcast but is used in BBC safety videos.


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