Jokers Wild - The Complete First Series
"I was working in a pub when this hippy came in, jingling his bells. I said 'are you one of the flower children?'. He said 'no - I've got leprosy.'"
Running for 8 highly successful series, Jokers Wild was a lively, rapidly paced panel game in which two teams of top comics competed for laughs from the studio audience. While team members delved into their repertoires for winning jokes based on topics drawn randomly from an oversized pack of cards, bonus points could be scored by opposing team members if they interrupted mid-gag to complete a punchline.
Hosted by comedy legend Barry Cryer, the show's line-up often read like a Who's Who of British comedy talent - John Cleese, Bob Monkhouse, Diana Dors, Eric Sykes and Sid James being just a few of the famous players over the course of its five-year run. This first series, featuring Les Dawson, Ted Ray, Charlie Chester, Jimmy Edwards, Alfred Marks and Roy Hudd among others, was originally screened in 1969.
This 3-disc box set not only includes the entire first series, but also an unbroadcast pilot episode, recorded in April 1969. It is released to shops on 13th August 2012 after having been a Network web-exclusive.
First released: Monday 31st January 2011
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