The Generation Game. Image shows from L to R: Jim Davidson, Melanie Stace. Copyright: BBC
The Generation Game

The Generation Game (1971)

  • TV comedy
  • BBC One
  • 1971 - 2002
  • 23 series

Family comedy game show, hosted at different points by Bruce Forsyth, Larry Grayson and Jim Davidson. Also features Anthea Redfern, Isla St. Clair, Rosemarie Ford, Sally Meen, Melanie Stace and Lea Kristensen

Press clippings

100 BBC TV gamechangers

The Sooty Show, Goodness Gracious Me and Hancock's Half Hour have been named amongst 23 comedy titles in a BFI list of the 100 most important television programmes from the BBC, as the broadcaster marks its 100th anniversary.

British Film Institute, 28th April 2022

History of the BBC: Saturday Night

Memories of Saturday night viewing - particularly in the 1960s and 1970s - can evoke a keen sense of nostalgia amongst viewers of a certain age. The schedule tended to follow a pattern, one which was carefully constructed and had something for the whole family.

Dr Jamie Medhurst, BBC, 26th August 2021

Forsyth ignored Davidson after Generation Game snub

Sir Bruce Forsyth refused to speak Jim Davidson "ever again" after he took over as host of The Generation Game in 1995.

Female First, 14th November 2017

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