What's it All About? (1)



Brian Johnston (radio)

Nicholas Parsons (TV)

Leslie Mitchell (stand-in, TV)

John Timpson (1976)


Griselda Hervey (TV version)

Regular panel (radio): Celia Johnson (first four episodes), Iris Ashley (replaced Johnson), Dulcie Gray, Lionel Gamlin, Guy Ramsey

Regular panel (TV): Kenneth Horne, Celia Johnson, Dilys Powell

Permanent panellists (1976): Sheila Hancock, Peter Jones


BBC Light Programme, 18 May to 21 September 1954

Associated-Rediffusion, 3 October to 26? December 1955

BBC Radio 4, 16 February to 17 May 1976


Listeners sent in cards telling the tale of an event that had happened to them. The panel worked out how and why.


The first game show to move from BBC to ITV.

Despite being Nicholas Parsons' first TV hosting job, it gets all of three sentences in his autobiography. His assessment: "It had a lot of publicity, ran for thirteen weeks, but was not really successful. It was too similar to What's My Line?, and not as good."


John P. Wynn


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