What's it All About? (2)

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== Host ==
== Host ==
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Michael Flanders (original host)
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Brian Redhead (1972)
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Dana
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Joan Bakewell (1973-5)
== Co-hosts ==
== Co-hosts ==
Dinah May (former Miss Great Britain)
Dinah May (former Miss Great Britain)
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Dana
== Broadcast ==
== Broadcast ==
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BBC 1?, 1972
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BBC2, 24 December 1972 to 27 April 1975 (Special + 23 episodes in 2 series)
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== Synopsis ==
== Synopsis ==
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Quiz based on religion, with two teams of 3 opposing each other. Two people were from a religious seminar and the third was a celebrity belonging to a similar religion.
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Quiz based on religion, with two teams of 3 opposing each other. Two people were from a religious seminary and the third was a celebrity belonging to a similar religion.
Questions often had a visual bent - for example, some artefacts were used to identify the reasons for a Sikh's dagger, a Jewish prayer shawl and the significance of the Brahma praying wheel. Other questions included film of various religious ceremonies from all over the world, and a team of schoolchildren who mimed a parable from the Bible.
Questions often had a visual bent - for example, some artefacts were used to identify the reasons for a Sikh's dagger, a Jewish prayer shawl and the significance of the Brahma praying wheel. Other questions included film of various religious ceremonies from all over the world, and a team of schoolchildren who mimed a parable from the Bible.
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== Trivia ==
== Trivia ==
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The presenter was the disabled half of the Flanders and Swann duo. He was confined to a wheel chair due to an attack of polio in 1943. This probably makes him the first game show host in a wheelchair, and possibly the only one ever.
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The presenter was the disabled half of the Flanders and Swann duo. He was confined to a wheelchair due to an attack of polio in 1943. This probably makes him the first and (until [[Crisis Control]] came along thirty-odd years later) only game show host in a wheelchair.
Flanders was taken ill half way through the series, and his place was taken by Dana, the Irish Eurovision Song winner.
Flanders was taken ill half way through the series, and his place was taken by Dana, the Irish Eurovision Song winner.

Current revision as of 06:55, 26 November 2018

Contents

Host

Brian Redhead (1972)

Joan Bakewell (1973-5)

Co-hosts

Dinah May (former Miss Great Britain)

Dana

Broadcast

BBC2, 24 December 1972 to 27 April 1975 (Special + 23 episodes in 2 series)

Synopsis

Quiz based on religion, with two teams of 3 opposing each other. Two people were from a religious seminary and the third was a celebrity belonging to a similar religion.

Questions often had a visual bent - for example, some artefacts were used to identify the reasons for a Sikh's dagger, a Jewish prayer shawl and the significance of the Brahma praying wheel. Other questions included film of various religious ceremonies from all over the world, and a team of schoolchildren who mimed a parable from the Bible.

Trivia

The presenter was the disabled half of the Flanders and Swann duo. He was confined to a wheelchair due to an attack of polio in 1943. This probably makes him the first and (until Crisis Control came along thirty-odd years later) only game show host in a wheelchair.

Flanders was taken ill half way through the series, and his place was taken by Dana, the Irish Eurovision Song winner.

Inventor

Cecil Korer

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