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Postcard answer - Opportunity Knocks with Huey Green ?

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Who said, "This is your quiz inquisitor . . ."?

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10 hours ago, BroadAmbition said:

Postcard answer - Opportunity Knocks with Huey Green ?

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I'm glad you posted that Griff otherwise that was going to bug me all day because I couldn't remember where I had heard it. The only thing I could think of was 321 and Dusty Bin! :default_rofl:

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19 hours ago, vanessan said:

I can honestly say I’ve never heard of that although I’m sure it would have been on in my young days. Can you put a year to it Carole?

It could have been as early as the late 40s as I was very young but certainly early fifties I'd imagine. In the same programme there were stories about a cowboy called Hank which were told in a somewhat crude aniimated form.

 

Carole

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12 minutes ago, addicted said:

It could have been as early as the late 40s as I was very young but certainly early fifties I'd imagine. In the same programme there were stories about a cowboy called Hank which were told in a somewhat crude aniimated form.

According to Google it seems to have run from 1950-1956 I believe

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ray , that was michael miles on take your pick

 

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1 hour ago, chameleon said:

ray , that was michael miles on take your pick

 

I thought that at first but now I’m not so sure. Take Your Pick was ‘open the box or take the money’ wasn’t it? Hughie Green definitely used the phrase (amongst others) ‘and I mean that quite sincerely folks’. They were the days of innocent television although I do believe behind the scenes all may not have been so ‘pure’!

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3 hours ago, addicted said:

It could have been as early as the late 40s as I was very young but certainly early fifties I'd imagine. In the same programme there were stories about a cowboy called Hank which were told in a somewhat crude aniimated form.

 

Carole

Now Hank I do vaguely remember!

 

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23 minutes ago, vanessan said:

I thought that at first but now I’m not so sure. Take Your Pick was ‘open the box or take the money’ wasn’t it? Hughie Green definitely used the phrase (amongst others) ‘and I mean that quite sincerely folks’. They were the days of innocent television although I do believe behind the scenes all may not have been so ‘pure’!

That's how he used to sign off -"This is your quiz inquisitor Michael Miles saying Goodnight". Not forgetting Bob Danvers Walker with his gong in the Yes No Interlude. "So you're Bert Bloggs from Basildon?", "Yes",  Bong. Next!!!! Oh, how we laughed! No wonder I'm a bit simple now, our brains were addled with this nonsense.

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"Remember folks - the Clap-ometer is just for fun!"

(Opportunity knocks).

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1 hour ago, vanessan said:

I thought that at first but now I’m not so sure. Take Your Pick was ‘open the box or take the money’ wasn’t it? Hughie Green definitely used the phrase (amongst others) ‘and I mean that quite sincerely folks’. They were the days of innocent television although I do believe behind the scenes all may not have been so ‘pure’!

I think the Hughie Green quote may have originated on  " Double Your Money"

 

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I believe the first "soap" was the Appleyards but does anyone remember Sixpenny Corner I don't remember what channel it was on but I seem to remember it came on at  about 6.05pm every week night and featured an elderly lady called Rosie Chubb.

 

 

Carole

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21 hours ago, vanessan said:

Hughie Green definitely used the phrase (amongst others) ‘and I mean that quite sincerely folks’.

He did indeed, in the golden era of the catchphrase. 

Green was Paula Yates' father of course, who married Bob Geldof, so their daughter Peaches grandfather. 

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Hughie Green once landed his plane at fairly local airstrip at Apperknowle (Dearbyshire) due to bad weather back in the day, my cousins lived in the small village.

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Alan Hood

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