Crackerjack - Netflix

Tue 18 June 2019

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Crackerjack was a British children's television series that aired on the BBC Television Service from 14 September 1955 until 21 December 1984.

The shows were filmed in front of an audience largely of children, at the BBC Television Theatre & the format of the programme included competitive games for teams of children, a music spot, a comedy double act, and a finale in which the cast performs a short comic play,

The show was introduced with the phrase "It's Friday, it's five o'clock. . . It's Crackerjack!"

Crackerjack - Netflix

Type: Game Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1955-09-14

Crackerjack - Stu Francis - Netflix

Stuart G. G. 'Stu' Francis (born 30 January 1951, Bolton, Lancashire, England) is a British comedian with a camp style of delivery who achieved celebrity as lead presenter on the children's television programme Crackerjack (1979–1984). His principal “co host” was Basil Brush. He went on to host Ultra Quiz in 1985 and Border TV's Crush a Grape in 1987, a children's game and variety show in a similar vein, if not carbon copy, to his era of Crackerjack. He also released a single in 1983 (rereleased in 1985) called “Ooh! I could crush a grape”. After attending Brownlow Fold Junior School and Smithills Base School, both in Bolton, he worked as a bluecoat entertaining guests at holiday camps. He then switched to comedy and appeared in summer seasons at clubs and in theatres.

Crackerjack - Television - Netflix

Television appearances include: Ultra Quiz Live from Her Majesty's The Comedians (1971) Crackerjack hosted 1979-1984 Cheggers Plays Pop (1983) episode 6.7 CiTV (1983) Presenter (1983–1985) The Keith Harris Show (1986) episode 3.5 Stupid Punts (2004) Our Survey Says: The Ultimate Game Show Moments (2005) Sooty (2013) Series 2, episode 14 “Cow Capers”

Crackerjack - References - Netflix


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