It's A Knockout: Here Come The Belgians! The Very Best Of [VHS]
Stuart Hall - he of the striped blazer and the infectious chuckle - presents this affectionate retrospective of 'It's a Knockout', the hit Seventies Friday night show in which contestants would compete against each other in ludicrous races while wearing bizarre, cumbersome costumes. The British editions were of course the elimination round to see who would go on to represent their country in the European version - 'Jeux Sans Frontiers' - against the inept Belgians and the consistently successful Germans.
From the Back Cover
In this unique compilation video, Stuart Hall presents the funniest moments from the domestic heats together with classic clips from teh international version of the programme, the legendary Jeux Sans Frontiers. It's all here - the unintelligible accents, the very brief shorts, the penguins, the lot. Oh, and not forgetting the Germans-who always won or so it seemed.
Top Customer Reviews
All in all a reminder of a more innocent time when ordinary people queued up to willingly humiliate themselves in front of Europe-wide TV audiences. It really didn't matter who won. If you only buy one tape this year then make it this one.
Stuart Hall, Eddie Waring, nostalgia in bucket loads, there is a bit of the British knockout, but quickly there off to Europe that is when it is priceless.
You must see the ostriches going after the rings, the guys trying to stop the bull and the best is last the penguins on the turntable.
Then as Stuart Hall says you can rewind it and watch it again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This video is so funny, I was creased with laughter, and Stuart Hall was made for this show, it's a must watch video, and quick delivery from the supplierPublished 14 months ago by Mr. P. Johnson
I really miss this programme. Stuart Hall in hysterics at the antics of the contestants in amazing costumes, doing amazing things. Read morePublished on 11 Jan. 2011 by Mrs. Clark
My instinct was to stand by the door with a massive foam hammer just in case someone tried to steal this video between delivery and my hands. Read morePublished on 14 April 2010 by J. J. Anslow
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