3-2-1

Follow!

3–2–1 is a popular British game show that was made by Yorkshire Television for ITV. It ran for ten years, between 29 July 1978 and 24 December 1988. Throughout its run, the show was hosted by former Butlins Redcoat Ted Rogers. It was based on a Spanish gameshow called Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez and was three shows in one, a quiz show, a variety show and a game show. The show was a huge success consistently pulling in large ratings. The first series, though intended as a summer filler, attracted up to 16.5 million viewers and subsequent years never failed to peak below 12 million. The show occupied a Saturday early evening slot for most of its run. 3–2–1's final Christmas special (broadcast on 24 December 1988) attracted 12.5 million viewers, so it is unclear why an 11th series was not commissioned in 1989. Ted Rogers claimed in a 1996 interview that "the Oxbridge lot who had got hold of TV by now didn't want it as it was too downmarket for them, even though it was still getting 12 million viewers".

Episode Description

1

25 December 1978

2

25 December 1979

3

5 April 1980

4

25 December 1980

5

2 January 1982

6

25 December 1982

7

14 May 1983

8

24 December 1983

9

22 December 1984

10

21 December 1985

11

21 December 1986

12

Christmas Special 1987

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

13

3 September 1988

14

24 December 1988

Episode Description

1

Episode 1

2

Episode 2

3

Episode 3

4

Episode 4

5

Episode 5

Episode Description

1

A Night on the Town

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

2

Sea Cruise

3

Rock Down the Ages

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

4

Roaring Twenties

5

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

6

Magic

7

Boogie & Jive

8

Mediterranee

9

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

10

Sixties

11

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

12

Pop on the Box

13

Special: Christmas at Toad Hall

Episode Description

1

Episode 1

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

2

Episode 2

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

3

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

4

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

5

Episode 5

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

6

Episode 6

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

7

Episode 7

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

8

Episode 8

9

Episode 9

10

Episode 10

11

Episode 11

12

Episode 12