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The Grand (Charity) Knockout Tournament
The last time that It’s A Knockout was aired on the BBC was a special "Royal" charity version of the program. The idea of Prince Edward, four of the Royal Family captained teams that represented various charities. The show was hosted by Stuart Hall, Les Dawson and Su Pollard, with Paul Daniels as the chief referee. The program was filmed at Alton Towers in Staffordshire.
Although the program was not received well and was criticised for a number of reasons, the event raised over £1 million for the charities represented.
The Red Team
- Captained by The Princess Ann
- Save The Children Fund.
Jenny Agutter (actress), Anthony Andrews actor), Sheena Easton (singer), Deborah Flintoff (athlete), Sunil Gavaskar (cricketer), Emlyn Hughes (footballer), Tom Jones (singer), Kevin Kline (actor), Virdinia Leng (equestrienne), Walter Payton (American Football), Cliff Richard (singer), Jackie Stewart (motor racing).
The Yellow Team
- Prince Edward
- Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Peter Blake (actor), John Cleese (actor), Steve Cram (athlete), Duncan Goodhew (swimmer), Eddy Grant (singer), Sarah Hardcastle (swimmer), Kiri Te Kanawa (singer), Nicholas Lyndhurst (actor), Barry McGuigan (boxer), Christopher Reeve (actor), Tessa Sanderson (athlete), Toyah Wilcox (singer).
- Duchess Of York
- International Year of Shelter For The Homeless
Michael Brandon (actor), Steve Cauthen (jockey), Ben Cross (actor), Brian Cooper (dog-sled), Chris de Burgh (singer), Gail Greenough (equestrian), Meatloaf (singer), Tamara McKinney, Viv Richards (cricket), Jane Seymour (actress), Mel Smith (actor), Pamela Stephenson (actress).
The Green Team
- Captained by Prince Andrew
- World Wildlife Fund.
Fiona Fullerton (actress), Margot Kidder (actress), George Lazenby (actor), Gary Lineker (footballer), Michael Palin (actor), Steve Podborski (skier), Griff Rhys Jones (actor), Sharon McPeake (athlete), Anneka Rice (presenter), Judy Simpson (athlete), John Travolta (actor), Nigel Mansell (motor racing).
The final scores were Red Team - 36 points, Green Team - 29 points, Yellow - 26 points, Blue Team - 24 points.
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