WORD GAME (as they so often were) favoured mainly by senior citizens (both watching at home and playing in the studio). DIDDY “DAVID” HAMILTON presided (they always “presided”, to use a sub-It’s A Knockout term popular at the time), first asking you to find out the word revealed letter-by-letter (“A!…beep!…T!…beep!…G!…”), then offering the chance to find out letters of a hidden phrase utilising a Land Of The Giants huge keyboard that contestants had to run up to (physical element – good) and press keys of in humiliating ordeal (especially when they got the only-revealed-to-audience “stingers”). Players’ buzzers seemed hilariously fragile. Audience always went “Woooo!” if there was more than two occurences of the chosen letter.
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The People’s Songs
Wednesday, 22.00, BBC Radio 2
This series certainly isn’t just aiming for the standard Radio 2 demographic as it’s been true to its word of covering the entire sphere of post-war British pop, and we mark the halfway point with another more recent tune in Cigarettes And Alcohol. The reason it’s here is because it became the unofficial anthem of the new lad, a movement that seemed quite exciting at the time. Remarkably Loaded is still going, even though we haven’t got a clue who reads it, but it’s probably still more relevant than the world’s worst magazine, the truly appalling GQ.
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