3-2-1

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3–2–1 was a popular (and successful) British game show that was made by Yorkshire Television for ITV. It ran for ten years, between 29 July 1978 and 24 December 1988, with former Butlins Redcoat Ted Rogers as the host. The overall objective of the game was to survive elimination through to part three of the show, and try to unravel a series of cryptic clues in order to win the star prize. One of the clues, however, referred to Dusty Bin who was the show's booby prize. If the contestants ended up with Dusty at the end of the show, all they got was a brand new dustbin. Each show had a theme, such as "Seacruise" or the "Swinging Sixties". All of the variety acts, quiz questions, stage sets and clues subsequently followed this theme.

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25 December 1978

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25 December 1979

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5 April 1980

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25 December 1980

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2 January 1982

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25 December 1982

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14 May 1983

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24 December 1983

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22 December 1984

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21 December 1985

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21 December 1986

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Christmas Special 1987

Contestants: Bill Tarmey & Elizabeth Dawn Frederick Pyne & Jean Rogers Sue Johnston & Ricky Tomlinson

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3 September 1988

14

24 December 1988

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Episode 1

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Episode 2

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Episode 3

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Episode 4

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Episode 5

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1

Merrie England

2

Twenties

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Battle of the Sexes

4

Law and Disorder

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Space

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British Empire

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Medicine

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Hotel

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Victoria

10

School Days

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Dickens

12

Music Hall

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The Sea

14

Folk Legends

15

Jungle

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Christmas Pantomine

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Westerns

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Circus

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Nursery Rhymes

5

Music Hall II

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Riverboat

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Country Life

8

Casablanca

9

Melodrama

10

Cabaret

11

Holidays Abroad

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Cloak and Dagger

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Spring

14

Super Heroes

15

Seaside

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A Night on the Town

Acts: IRVING DAVIES DANCERS TED ROGERS! PETER SKELLERN NORMAN COLLIER NANA MISKOURI

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Sea Cruise

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Rock Down the Ages

Acts: THE IRVING DAVIES DANCERS THE FOXES MUDD ANDREW O'CONNOR FIVE STAR

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Roaring Twenties

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Show Stoppers

Acts: KEN DODD HELEN GELZER THE MINI TONES (One for you Star Wars boys. Kenny Baker & Rusty Goff) SHANE RICHIE THE BRIAN ROGER'S CONNECTION

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Magic

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Boogie & Jive

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Mediterranee

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Pictures

Acts: BRIAN ROGER'S CONNECTION (Doing a dreadful interpretation of SHAFT!) TRAVILLION AND NINE (I love these guys!) JOHN LOGAN MICK MILLER DIANE SOLOMON

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Sixties

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Winners

Acts: GINA MAYER SCHOONER (not sure on sp!) TONY CHRISTIE COVERGIRLS SONNY HAYES AND CO Guests: DOUG & GILL GODDARD TUBBY & LYN PHILLIPOE JOHN & LIN MELLOR

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Pop on the Box

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Special: Christmas at Toad Hall

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Episode 1

Acts: CHERYL BAKER BRIAN CONLEY THE DRIFTERS DEEANA JAMES ROY WALKER

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Episode 2

Acts: MICHAEL BALL JAKI GRAHAM FRANKIE HOWERD MARIE MURPHY JOHN SPARKES THE BRIAN ROGERS CONNECTION Guests:- SEAN & CHRISTINE PAUL & HELEN DAVE & DI

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Episode 3

Acts: RICHARD DIGANCE WAYNE DOBSON REBECCA STORM THE REAL THING THE ALAN HARDING DANCERS DUDLEY DOOLITTLE Guests: ANDY & CLARE DON & JAN EDDIE & RUTH

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Episode 4

Acts: ISOSCELES STEPEHNIE LAWRENCE JESSICA MARTIN ANDREW O'CONNOR THE RONNIE SCOTT QUINTET THE BRIAN ROGERS CONNECTION Guests: ANDY & MANDY (honest!) PETER & LAURA NICK & GAIL

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Episode 5

Acts: THE BRIAN ROGERS CONNECTION PHIL CORNWELL KIKI DEE FASCINATING AIDA DUNCAN NORVELLE RICHARD SWERHUN

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Episode 6

Acts: LOS GAUCHOS GRACE KENNEDY TEDDY PEIRO & PATRICIO PAUL DA VINCI BERNIE WINTERS THE BRIAN ROGERS CONNECTION

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Episode 7

Acts: NIKKI BELSHER FLAMING HAMSTERS (Yeah, they go down well!) GEORGE MELLY (with JOHN CHILTON'S FEETWARMERS) RONDO VENEZIANO SINITTA

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Episode 8

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Episode 9

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Episode 10

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Episode 11

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Episode 12