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Crackerjack – 1955–1984
Brian Penders

Phil Bishop
John B. Hobbs
Tony Newman
Bill Wilson

Tony Hare
Bob Block
Colin Bostock-Smith
Leslie Crowther
David Cumming
Graham Deykin
Wally Malston
Ron Ottoway
Peter Robinson

Peter Glaze – 1960-1979
Ed Stewart – 1973-1979
Michael Aspel – 1968-1974
Stu Francis – 1979-1984
Jillian Comber – 1961-1970
Rod McLennan – 1968-1970
Eddie Large – 1970-1972
Syd Little – 1970-1972
Elaine Paige – 1970-1972
Stuart Sherwin – 1970-1972
Don MacLean – 1971-1976
Jan Hunt – 1973-1979
Jacqueline Clarke – 1971-1973
Bernie Clifton – 1975-1979
Janette Krankie – Wee Jimmy Krankie 1979-1981
Ian Tough – Ian Krankie 1979-1981

Whenever someone said the word Crackerjack, everyone had to shout it out… Crackerjack!!… it was the rule.

It’s hard to believe how much we loved this as kids, but we did.

They had inane games where everyone won a Crackerjack pencil… (Crackerjack!!). Can you credit it…? the prize was actually a pencil. Well, those things must be worth a bob or two now…

Best thing was the mad stand up routine with Peter Glaze and Leslie Crowther at the beginning, characterised by the stupidity of one and countless double takes by the other.
It was like a big party. At five to five on a Friday we were always glued to Crackerjack… (Crackerjack!!)

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What an amazing piece of kit our telly was. Can you imagine having to change channel by turning a knob to tune in BBC2 and forever getting up to realign the aerial and contrast, and the only way to stop the picture from rolling was to give the set a good thump? Do you remember that we only have three channels to watch? Thinking about it, the conversation was better at school next day as everyone seemed to be watching the same thing unlike nowadays where we have too much choice. Aye, the quality of programmes seem to have dwindled when you think back to what we had in our days.

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