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.Read More
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BACK in the seventies and eighties, the self-proclaimedly Diminutive David Hamilton divided his time between his Radio 2 afternoon show and Thames continuity duties, ably assisted by a splendid tonsural concoction – a suspiciously toupee-like middle bit, with lustrous side-ramparts on either wing of his face, and all of it bright yellow. Madness did jingles for his Radio 2 show, and indeed his love of the ‘new’ bands later led to his famous quitting over a regime chance-related insistence that he should stick to playing ‘golden oldies’. And that’s possibly the only time on these pages you’ll read about someone leaving a radio station in a huff for a laudable reason.Read More