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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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