Tell the Truth

(I thought I was sure one of the 80s versions of on ITV in mid-afternoon,no?)
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LWT/Talbot Television for Channel 4, 1983-5
LWT/Talbot Television for Channel 4, 1983-5
TVS for Channel 4, 1989-90
TVS for ITV/Channel 4, 1989-90

Revision as of 15:47, 27 February 2007



MacDonald Hobley (original host)

David Jacobs

Shaw Taylor

Graeme Garden (1983-85)

Fred Dinenage (1989-90)


Voiceover: Robin Houston (1983-85)


ATV (credited as "ATV by arrangement with Goodson and Todman and CBS"),1955-9

LWT/Talbot Television for Channel 4, 1983-5

TVS for ITV/Channel 4, 1989-90


Four celebrities with some time on their hands and three nobodies. Ah, but which nobody is the somebody and can you spot the bad acting?

Yes, that's Tell the Truth! Four celebs come to play by asking questions of the three protagonists. One of the protagonists has a secret which they would like to reveal to the world. The two actors also share that secret except they don't and the celebs try to work out who the real one is.

Once the person telling the truth has been revealed, and has talked more on the subject, another three appear claiming something different, and the show continues in the same vein. In the end game, the four impostors come back, as one of them has a different secret. Each is individually questioned by a different celebrity, who decides whether or not he/she is telling the truth, and the truth-teller is revealed - usually leaving a gobsmacked celebrity, who would never have believed that he/she was the genuine article!


Based on the US show To Tell the Truth, created by Bob Stewart for Goodson-Todman Productions.


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