Cuckoo in the Nest



Bill Kallaway


Regular panellist: Alan Coren


HTV for ITV, 4 April 1973 to 10 February 1978 (37 episodes in 3 series)


A 1970s version of Tell the Truth. Three contestants appeared, saying "My name is... and I'm a <insert job here>". Two were genuine, one was the cuckoo. 'Celebrity' panel asked contestants questions then had to guess the cuckoo.

The cuckoo was allowed to lie and the other two had to tell the truth at all times. Aired in most regions in the post-Rainbow lunchtime slot, but HTV had sufficient pride in their show to put the last series out in prime-time. Alan Coren was a regular panellist, as might have been The Amazing Kreskin.


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