RADIO: DOES THE TEAM THINK?

by Peter Tatchell (copyright 2009)

It was the brainchild of “Professor” Jimmy Edwards (then riding high with Take It From Here on radio and Whack-O! on television). There had been many successful shows featuring a “panel of experts”  answering listener’s queries on all manner of subjects … why not a panel of comedians offering humorous responses to questions posed by members of the public?

The BBC thought it a good idea and scheduled a series of twelve broadcasts in late 1957. The chairman was movie authority Peter Haigh and Edwards was joined on the panel by comedian Jimmy Wheeler, actor David Tomlinson (radio’s first Henry Bliss) and magician David Nixon. Though successful enough to warrant a second season, major changes were made to the personnel.

TV presentation announcer McDonald Hobley replaced Haigh in the host’s chair, and comedy perennials Tommy Trinder, Arthur Askey and Ted Ray assumed a spot on the panel with Edwards. All three would become mainstays during the series’ amazing twenty years on air … Trinder until the early 1970s, Askey during the final years and Ray a regular for most of the run. Later “regulars” also included Cyril Fletcher, Cardew Robinson, Leslie Crowther and Alfred Marks.

Apart from questions from listeners, each edition also featured a celebrity guest, on hand to elicit their own response from the team. Over the years hundreds of well-known names from movies, radio and television took part in the programme.

By 1961, the show also got a guernsey on television, with Bernard Braden, Frank Muir and Kenneth Horne joining Edwards, Ray and host Hobley on BBC TV for a twelve week season. In a slight change of format, no celebrity guests were included in the programmes.

Does the Team Think? amassed a phenomenal run of over 21 seasons on the Light Programme and Radio 4 and many hundreds of episodes, finally retiring in 1976, when most of its participants were into their seventies.

The format also enjoyed a revival in the early 1980s on Thames Television with Edwards joined by Frankie Howerd, Will Rushton, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Beryl Reid. 

EPISODE GUIDE

Jimmy Edwards appeared in all editions.
The listing below includes the three other panel members
and the guest

Series 1: Light Sunday 9-15pm October 6 to December 22 1957
(with chairman Peter Haigh) (12 editions)
Oct 6 David Tomlinson + Jimmy Wheeler + David Nixon
Oct 13 David Tomlinson + Jimmy Wheeler + David Nixon
Oct 20 David Tomlinson + Jimmy Wheeler + David Nixon
Oct 27 David Tomlinson + Jimmy Wheeler
Nov 3 David Tomlinson + Alfred Marks + George Martin
Nov 10 David Tomlinson + Jimmy Wheeler + George Martin
Nov 17 David Tomlinson + Jimmy Wheeler + Jon Pertwee
Nov 24 David Tomlinson + Jimmy Wheeler + David Nixon
Dec 1 David Tomlinson + Jimmy Wheeler + David Nixon
Dec 8 David Tomlinson + Jimmy Wheeler + David Nixon
Dec 15 David Tomlinson + Jimmy Wheeler + Arthur English
Dec 22 David Tomlinson + Jimmy Wheeler + Arthur English

Series 2: Light Sunday 7-00pm June 1 to August 24 1958
(with chairman McDonald Hobley) (13 editions)
Jun 1 Tommy Trinder + Larry Adler + Arthur Askey
Jun 8 Tommy Trinder + Larry Adler + Arthur Askey
Jun 15 Tommy Trinder + Larry Adler + Arthur Askey
Jun 22 Tommy Trinder + Larry Adler + Ted Ray
Jun 29 Tommy Trinder + Larry Adler + Ted Ray
Jul 6 Tommy Trinder + Larry Adler + Ted Ray
Jul 13 Tommy Trinder + Larry Adler + Ted Ray
Jul 20 Tommy Trinder + Larry Adler + Michael Howard
Jul 27 Tommy Trinder + Larry Adler + Ted Ray
Aug 3 Tommy Trinder + Larry Adler + Ted Ray
Aug 10 Tommy Trinder + Larry Adler + Ted Ray
Aug 17 Tommy Trinder + Larry Adler + Ted Ray
Aug 24 Tommy Trinder + Larry Adler + Ted Ray
July 20 is with collectors

Series 3: Light Sunday 7-00pm July 19 to October 11 1959 (13 editions)
Jul 19 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Diana Decker
Jul 26 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Cicely Courtneidge
Aug 2 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Hermione Baddeley
Aug 9 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Kenneth Horne
Aug 16 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Tessie O’Shea
Aug 23 Tommy Trinder + Arthur Askey + Bernard Braden andVictor Sylvester
Aug 30 Tommy Trinder + Arthur Askey + Bernard Braden and Rex North
Sep 6 Tommy Trinder + Arthur Askey + Bernard Braden and Henry Sherek
Sep 13 Tommy Trinder + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Duke of Bedford
Sep 20 Tommy Trinder + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Fred Streeter
Sep 27 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Bernard Braden and Beryl Reid
Oct 4 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Bernard Braden and Ronald Brittain
Oct 11 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Sir Leonard Hutton

Series 4: Light Thursdays 9-00pm March 10 to August 18 1960 (24 editions)
(* with chairman Peter Haigh, # with chairman Kenneth Horne)
Mar 10 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Bernard Braden and Judy Grintham
Mar 17 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Bernard Braden and Louise Collins
Mar 24 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Richard Murdoch and Michael Medwin
Mar 31 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Richard Murdoch and Fred Emney
Apr 7 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Bernard Braden and Logan Gourlay
Apr 14 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Farmer Edward Moult
Apr 21 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Richard Murdoch and Nat Temple
Apr 28 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Peter Cavanagh
May 5 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Percy Edwards
May 12 Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher + Derek Roy and Fabian Of The Yard
May 19 Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher + Arthur Askey and Pat Smythe
May 26 Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher + Derek Roy and Fenella Fielding
Jun 2 Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher + Derek Roy and Barbara Kelly
Jun 9 Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher + Derek Roy and Dai Rees
Jun 16 Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher + Derek Roy and Stanley Unwin
Jun 23 Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher + Derek Roy and Semprini
Jun 30 Ted Ray + Richard Murdoch + Derek Roy and Catherine Boyle
Jul 7 Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher + Derek Roy and Jean Kent
Jul 14* Ted Ray + Derek Roy + Richard Murdoch and Ivy Benson
Jul 21* Ted Ray + Derek Roy + Richard Murdoch and Nancy Spain
Jul 28# Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Michael Howard and Raymond Glendenning
Aug 4* Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Bernard Braden and Fred Yule
Aug 11* Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Kenneth Horne and Joe Davis
Aug 18* Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Kenneth Horne and John Slater
June 16 is with collectors

Series 5: Light Tuesday 8-00pm January 3 to May 16 1961 (20 editions)
Jan 3 Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher + Derek Roy and Sheila Van Damm
Jan 10 Tommy Trinder + Alfred Marks + Richard Murdoch and Joan Sims
Jan 17 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Bernard Braden and Paddy Roberts
Jan 24 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Bernard Braden and David Berglas
Jan 31 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and David Kossoff
Feb 7 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Eric Robinson
Feb 14 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Arthur Askey and Fanny Craddock
Feb 21 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Kay Smart
Feb 28 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Leslie Welch
Mar 7 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Alma Cogan
Mar14 Bernard Braden + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Monsewer Eddie Gray
Mar 21 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Don Thompson
Mar 28 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Bernard Braden and Roy Plomley
Apr 4 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + David Kossoff and Eleanor Summerfield
Apr 11 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Bernard Braden and Edmundo Ros
Apr 18 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + David Kossoff and Flotsam (B.C. Hilliam)
Apr 25 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Kitty Bluett
May 2 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Bernard Bresslaw
May 9 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + David Kossoff and Joe Loss
May 16 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Vic Oliver

TV version: BBCTV Sunday 9pm May 28 to August 13 1961 (12 editions)
all featured Jimmy Edwards, Ted Ray and Bernard Braden
May 28 + Frank Muir
Jun 4 + Frank Muir
Jun 11 + Frank Muir
Jun 18 + Frank Muir
Jun 25 + Frank Muir
Jul 2 + Frank Muir
Jul 9 + Kenneth Horne
Jul 16 + Richard Murdoch
Jul 23 + Kenneth Horne
Jul 30 + Richard Murdoch
Aug 6 + Richard Murdoch
Aug 13 + Kenneth Horne

Series 6: Light Tuesday 8pm January 2 to March 27 1962 (13 editions)
Jan 2 Ted Ray + Derek Roy + Cyril Fletcher and Eileen Fowler
Jan 9 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Hylda Baker
Jan 16 Ted Ray + Bernard Braden + Cyril Fletcher and Irene Handl
Jan 23 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and June Whitfield
Jan 30 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Max Jaffa
Feb 6 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Eric Sykes
Feb 13 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Bernard Braden and Kenneth Connor
Feb 20 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Bernard Braden and Betty Marsden
Feb 27 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Billy Ternent
Mar 6 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Richard Murdoch and Chan Canasta
Mar 13 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Hughie Green
Mar 20 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Richard Murdoch and Benny Lee
Mar 27 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Harry Secombe

Series 7: Light Monday 9pm Jan 21 to April 22 1963 (not on Feb 25) (13 editions)
Jan 21 Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher + Derek Roy and Linda Ludgrove
Jan 28 Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher + Derek Roy and Miriam Karlin
Feb 4 Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher + Richard Murdoch and George Chisholm
Feb 11 Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher + Richard Murdoch and Hy Hazell
Feb 18 Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher + Richard Murdoch and Alan Freeman
Mar 4 (100th) Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Kenneth Horne
Mar 11 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cardew Robinson and Dick Emery
Mar 18 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Bernard Braden and Fenella Fielding
Mar 25 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cardew Robinson and Donald Sinden
Apr 1 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Apr 8 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Anne Shelton
Apr 15 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Peter Jones
Apr 22 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Stirling Moss
March 4 with collectors

Series 8: Light Thursday 8pm November 14 1963 to March 19 1964 (19 editions)
(* with chairman Peter Haigh)
Nov 14 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Acker Bilk
Nov 21 (TS18) Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Barry Bucknell
Nov 28 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Richard Murdoch and Deryck Guyler
Dec 5 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Tony Fayne
Dec 12 (TS17) Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Eric Barker
Dec 19* Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Richard Murdoch and Harry Wheatcroft
Dec 26 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Dick Bentley
Jan 2 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cardew Robinson and Leslie Phillips
Jan 9 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Richard Murdoch and Joan Turner
Jan 16 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Tsai Chin
Jan 23 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Russ Conway
Jan 30 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Thora Hird
Feb 6 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Vic Perry and Barbara Cartland
Feb 13 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Athene Seyler
Feb 20 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cardew Robinson and Denis Goodwin
Feb 27 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Richard Murdoch and Jack Train
Mar 5 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Jessie Matthews
Mar 12 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Richard Murdoch and Jack de Manio
Mar 19 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Isabel Barnett
Nov 21, Dec 12 and Jan 9 with collectors

Series 9: Light Sunday 2pm November 22 1964 to April 4 1965 (20 editions)
(* 140 episodes had been broadcast before this series began)
Nov 22 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Kenneth Connor
Nov 29 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Godfrey Winn
Dec 6 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Danny Blanchflower
Dec 13 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Rupert Davies
Dec 20 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Frank Phillips
Dec 27 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Richard Murdoch and Peter Goodwright
Jan 3 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Richard Murdoch and Fanny Craddock
Jan 10 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Richard Murdoch and Mrs. Mills
Jan 17 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cardew Robinson and Vera Lynn
Jan 24 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cardew Robinson and John Snagge
Jan 31 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Richard Murdoch and Percy Edwards
Feb 7 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Richard Murdoch and Ian Wallace
Feb 14 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Fenella Fielding
Feb 21 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Edmundo Ross
Feb 28 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Judith Chalmers
Mar 7 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cardew Robinson and Alma Cogan
Mar 14 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Richard Murdoch and Eleanor Summerfield
Mar 21 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Richard Murdoch and Kenneth More
Mar 28 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Richard Murdoch and Raymond Glendenning
Apr 4 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Duke of Bedford
Feb 21, March 14, Mar 21 and Mar 28 with collectors

Series 10: Light Saturdays noon January 15 to April 9 1966 (13 editions)
Jan 15 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Beryl Reid
Jan 22 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Eric Robinson
Jan 29 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Franklin Engelmann
Feb 5 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Graham Stark
Feb 12 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Richard Murdoch and June Whitfield
Feb 19 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Richard Murdoch and Lance Percival
Feb 26 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Richard Murdoch and Basil Boothroyd
Mar 5 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Kenneth More and Terry Downes
Mar 12 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Kenneth More and Denis Norden
Mar 19 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Anona Winn
Mar 26 Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher + Alfred Marks and David Jacobs
Apr 2 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Alfred Marks and Rolf Harris
Apr 9 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Richard Murdoch and Roy Plumley
Feb 12, Mar 12 and Apr 2 with collectors

Series 11: Light Sunday 5pm January 1 to April 16 1967 (16 editions)
Jan 1 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Dick Bentley
Jan 8 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Sheila Hancock
Jan 15 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cardew Robinson and Eric Sykes
Jan 22 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Richard Murdoch and Benny Lee
Jan 29 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Eric Barker
Feb 5 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Billy Walker
Feb 12 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Thora Hird
Feb 19 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Wallas Eaton
Feb 26 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Richard Murdoch and ?
Mar 5 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Richard Murdoch and Clement Freud
Mar 12 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Clive Dunn
Mar 19 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Stubby Kaye
Mar 26 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cardew Robinson and Jimmy Tarbuck
Apr 2 Ted Ray + Alfred Marks + Cyril Fletcher and Marjorie Proops
Apr 9 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cardew Robinson and Roy Castle
Apr 16 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Sarah Leighton

Series 12: R2 Tuesday 8-45pm October 3 1967 to February 27 1968 (22 editions)
(* some only in Friday repeat slot)
Oct 3 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cardew Robinson and Jimmy Hanley
Oct 10 Tommy Trinder + Alfred Marks + Cyril Fletcher and Jonathan Routh
Oct 20* Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Cilla Black
Oct 24 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Eleanor Summerfield
Oct 31 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Deryck Guyler
Nov 10* Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Ted Moult
Nov 14 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cardew Robinson and Valentine Dyall
Nov 21 Tommy Trinder + Alfred Marks + Cyril Fletcher and John Hanson
Nov 28 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Allan Smethurst
Dec 5 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Richard Murdoch and Robin Ray
Dec 12 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Richard Murdoch and Libby Morris
Dec 19 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Wynford Vaughan-Thomas
Dec 26 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Miriam Karlin
Jan 2 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Ralph Reader
Jan 9 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cardew Robinson and Warren Mitchell
Jan 16 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Richard Murdoch and Sam Costa
Jan 26* Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Beryl Reid
Jan 30 (200th) Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Kenneth Horne
Feb 6 (TS49)Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Percy Edwards
Feb 13 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cardew Robinson and Derek Nimmo
Feb 20 (TS48) Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Richard Murdoch and Patricia Hayes
Feb 27 (TS50)Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Jimmy Young
Oct 20, Nov 14, Feb 6, Feb 20 and Feb 27 with collectors

Series 13: R2 Sunday 2pm August 18 to October 6 1968 (8 editions)
Aug 18 (TS51) Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Fenella Fielding
Aug 25 (TS52) Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Joan Turner
Sep 1 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cardew Robinson and Clement Freud
Sep 8 (TS53) Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Leslie Crowther and Leslie Phillips
Sep 15 Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Connor
Sep 22 (TS54) Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Leslie Crowther and Judith Chalmers
Sep 29 (TS55) Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Jack De Manio
Oct 6 (TS56) Tommy Trinder + Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher and Harry Secombe
Aug 18, Aug 25, Sep 8, Sep 22, Sep 29 and Oct 6 with collectors

(does not appear to have been broadcast during 1969)

Series 14: R2 Sunday 9pm January 4 to March 29 1970 (13 editions)
Jan 4 (TS57) Ted Ray + Leslie Crowther + Cyril Fletcher and Alan Freeman
Jan 11 Ted Ray + Alfred Marks + Cyril Fletcher and Jessie Matthews
Jan 18 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Roy Hudd and Victor Sylvester
Jan 25 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cardew Robinson and Sheila Scott
Feb 1 Ted Ray + Leslie Crowther + Cyril Fletcher and Anona Winn
Feb 8 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Isobel Barnett
Feb 15 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Pete Murray
Feb 22 Ted Ray + Leslie Crowther + Cyril Fletcher and Chic Murray
Mar 1 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Leslie Crowther and Dick Bentley
Mar 8 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Richard Murdoch and Renee Houston
Mar 15 Ted Ray + Alfred Marks + Cyril Fletcher and Franklin Engelmann
Mar 22 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Peter Goodwright
Mar 29 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher* and Roy Plomley
(* or possibly Cardew Robinson)
Jan 4 with collectors

Series 15: R4 Tuesday 6-15pm October 6 to December 29 1970 (13 editions)
Oct 6 (TS62) Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Eleanor Summerfield
Oct 13 (TS63) Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Robin Ray
Oct 20 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Ted Moult
Oct 27 (TS72) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Monty Modlyn
Nov 3 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Roy Hudd and Jackie Pallo
Nov 10 (TS64) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and The Bachelors
Nov 17 (TS65) Ted Ray + Cardew Robinson + Alfred Marks and Percy Edwards
Nov 24 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + ? and Anthea Askey
Dec 1 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cyril Fletcher and Barry Kent
Dec 8 (TS66) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Danny Blanchflower
Dec 15 (TS67) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cardew Robinson and Peter Glaze
Dec 22 (TS68) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cardew Robinson and Joe Loss
Dec 29 (TS69) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Kenneth Connor
Oct 6, Oct 13, Oct 27, Nov 10, Nov 17 and Dec 8 to 29 with collectors

Series 16: R4 Saturdays 1-15pm July 10 to September 4 1971 (9 editions)
Jul 10 (TS70) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Tommy Trinder and Joe Henderson
Jul 17 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Sheila Hancock
Jul 24 (TS72) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Margaret Powell
Jul 31 (TS73) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Tommy Trinder and Nicholas Parsons
Aug 7 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cardew Robinson and ?
Aug 14 Ted Ray + Tommy Trinder + Cardew Robinson and Deryck Guyler
Aug 21 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Zena Skinner
Aug 28 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Graham Hill
Sep 4 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Eric Sykes
Jul 10, Jul 31, Aug 21 and Sep 4 with collectors

Series 17: R2 Tuesdays 8pm October 5 to December 28 1971 (13 editions)
Oct 5 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Dinah Sheridan
Oct 12 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Isobel Barnett
Oct 19 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Clive Dunn
Oct 26 Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher + Cardew Robinson and Beryl Reid
Nov 2 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Thora Hird
Nov 9 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Tommy Trinder and Patricia Hayes
Nov 16 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Tommy Trinder and Max Robertson
Nov 23 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Tommy Trinder and Hope & Keen
Nov 30 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Tommy Trinder and Barbara Murray
Dec 7 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Henry Cooper
Dec 14 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and June Whitfield
Dec 21 Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher + Alfred Marks and Harry Wheatcroft
Dec 28 Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher + Alfred Marks and Bernard Cribbins
Dec 7 with collectors

Series 18: R2 Sunday 2pm September 3 1972 to March 4 1973 (not Dec 31) (26 editions)
Sep 3 (TS88) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Denis Norden
Sep 10 (TS89) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Leslie Crowther and Pete Murray
Sep 17 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Edmundo Ros
Sep 24 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Alfred Marks and Donald Peers
Oct 1 (TS90) Ted Ray + Cardew Robinson + Bob Monkhouse and Acker Bilk
Oct 8 (TS91) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Leslie Crowther and Barry Bucknell
Oct 15 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cardew Robinson and Anona Winn
Oct 22 (TS105)Arthur Askey + Alfred Marks + Cardew Robinson and Terry Wogan
Oct 29 (TS92) Ted Ray + Alfred Marks + Cyril Fletcher and Marjorie Proops
Nov 5 Arthur Askey + Alfred Marks + Cyril Fletcher and Graham Stark
Nov 12 (TS93) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Leslie Phillips
Nov 19 (TS94) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Barbara Windsor
Nov 26 (TS95) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Judith Chalmers
Dec 3 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Robin Knox-Johnson
Dec 10 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Ed Stewart
Dec 17 (TS106) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cardew Robinson and Roy Plomley
Dec 24 (TS101) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Deryck Guyler
Jan 7 (TS96) Ted Ray + Alfred Marks + Cyril Fletcher and Dick Bentley
Jan 14 (TS97) Arthur Askey + Cardew Robinson + Cyril Fletcher and Jack De Manio
Jan 21 (TS98) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and The Duke Of Bedford
Jan 28 (TS99) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cardew Robinson and David Hamilton
Feb 4 Ted Ray + Jimmy Tarbuck + Cyril Fletcher and Peter Jones
Feb 11 (TS107)Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Percy Thrower
Feb 18 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and John Dunn
Feb 25 Ted Ray + Alfred Marks + Leslie Crowther and Cliff Adams
Mar 4 (TS100) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cardew Robinson and Lance Percival
Sep 3, Sep 10, Oct 1, Oct 8, Oct 22, Oct 29, Nov 12, Nov 19, Nov 26, Dec 17 to Jan 29, Feb 11 and Mar 4 with collectors

* Special edition for Northern Ireland troops: R2 Sunday 2pm October 28 1973
Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Sylvia Sims
copy with collectors

Series 19: R4 Tuesday 12-25pm April 16 to August 6 1974 (17 editions)
Apr 16 (TS102) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Ray Moore
Apr 23 (TS103) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Brian Johnson
Apr 30 (TS118) Bob Monkhouse + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Roy Castle
May 7 (TS104) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Leslie Crowther and Doris Hare
May 14 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cardew Robinson and Frank Muir
May 21 (TS108) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Jack Watson
May 28 (TS109) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Mrs. Mills
Jun 4 (TS117) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Beryl Reid
Jun 11 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Liz Fraser
Jun 18 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Bill Pertwee
Jun 25 (TS110) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cardew Robinson and John Junkin
Jul 2 (TS111) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Leslie Phillips and Aimi Macdonald
Jul 9 (TS112) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Jean Kent
Jul 16 (TS113) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cardew Robinson and Peter West
Jul 23 (TS114) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Percy Edwards
Jul 30 (TS115) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Eleanor Summerfield
Aug 6 (TS116) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Janet Brown
whole season (except June 11 and 18) with collectors

Series 20: R4 Monday 6-15pm March 24 to May 19 1975 (9 editions)
Mar 24 (TS119) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Kenneth Connor
Mar 31 (TS120) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cardew Robinson and Freddie Davies
Apr 7 (TS121) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Barry Took
Apr 14 (TS122) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cardew Robinson and Nerys Hughes
Apr 21 (TS123) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Brian Rix
Apr 28 (TS124) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Mike Reid
May 5 (TS125) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Leslie Crowther and Ray Alan & Lord Charles
May 12 (TS126) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Leslie Crowther and Lonnie Donegan
May 19 (TS127) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Peggy Mount
whole season with collectors

Series 21: R4 Monday 6-15pm May 24 to July 19 1976 (9 editions)
May 24 (TS128) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Thora Hird
May 31 (TS129) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher Pat Coombs
Jun 7 (TS130) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Roy Plomley
Jun 14 (TS131) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Peter Goodwright
Jun 21 (TS132) Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Joe Loss
Jun 28 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cardew Robinson and Kenny Ball
Jul 5 Ted Ray + Arthur Askey + Cyril Fletcher and Esther Rantzen
Jul 12 (TS133) Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher + Alfred Marks and Ted Moult
Jul 19 Ted Ray + Cyril Fletcher + Alfred Marks and June Whitfield
whole season (except June 28 and July 19) with collectors

Thames TV series 1: January 14 to March 11 1982 (9 editions)
with Will Rushton, Beryl Reid, Frankie Howerd, Tim Brooke-Taylor

Thames TV series 2: May 17 to June 21 1983 (6 editions)
with Will Rushton, Beryl Reid, Frankie Howerd, Tim Brooke-Taylor

 

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