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19/01/1974

David Jacobs is the host of the long running panel show in which a celebrity panel question members of the public to try to guess their jobs. (1974)

First transmitted in 1974, David Jacobs hosts the long-running panel game. Contestants with unusual occupations perform a mime of the job they do, then field yes-or-no questions from four celebrities aiming to work out the contestant's job.

This episode features panellists Isobel Barnett, Kenneth Williams, Nanette Newman and William Franklyn, with a celebrity guest appearance by impressionist and comedian Mike Yarwood.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 19 Jan 1974 20:20

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BBC Four Classic Game Shows Collection

BBC Four Classic Game Shows Collection
Test your general knowledge with this nostalgic assortment of game shows from the BBC archives, selected by Pointless’s Richard Osman.

Classic Game Shows Collection

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter David Jacobs
Participant Isobel Barnett
Participant Kenneth Williams
Participant William Franklyn
Participant Nanette Newman
Participant Mike Yarwood
Producer Ernest Maxin

Broadcast

  • Sat 19 Jan 1974 20:20

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