One other thing I didn't spot first time round is the size of that set, it's massive! At first I assumed there was some camera trickery to put them on the top but they really are there
This is from, as you can see on the set at the end, The Funny Side, a Granada production circa 1987. This was the era when every light entertainment programme on ITV was an attempt to replicate the success of Game For A Laugh, with a team of hosts introducing studio stunts and filmed items featuring Members Of The Great British Public With A Story To Tell. The Funny Side was presented by Mike Smith, Cheryl Baker and Mick Miller, and I watched it every week but I can't tell you anything that happened on it apart from its Herbie Hancock-inspired theme tune.
There were loads of similar shows on ITV at the time, Yorkshire did Just Amazing which ran for a few series (with Kenny Lynch, Suzanne Danielle and Barry Sheene), Granada did a similar show a year or two earlier called Some You Win (with Lulu, Kenneth Williams and Ted Robbins) and in Television's Greatest Hits it mentions something called Magic Moments from TVS which appears to be the same thing with Gary Wilmot, Chris Tarrant and Fern Britton. There was also The Birthday Show from YTV which was quite big news as it was presented by Anne and Nick in their first show after TV-am.
There was loads of shows like that around in the mid-eighties, none of which managed to do anything like Game For A Laugh, which itself had run out of steam massively.
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