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  • The Generation Game (1971–2005)
  • TV Series | 55 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show
The Generation Game (1971–2005)
TV Series | 55 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

Making a fool of the contestants as they try to copy professionals who have strange jobs. To win some prizes the contestants play for points until there is a winner. They then watch prizes go by on a conveyor belt past where they are sat,...See moreMaking a fool of the contestants as they try to copy professionals who have strange jobs. To win some prizes the contestants play for points until there is a winner. They then watch prizes go by on a conveyor belt past where they are sat,and if they can remember any of them when asked they win those prizes. See less
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Seasons
23   |   22   |   21   |   20   |   19   |   18   |   17   |   16  | …   See all
Writers
Eddie Braben (additional material) | Tony Hawes (additional material) | Olga Kersner (additional material)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Oct 2, 1971

Release date (First episode)
Oct 2, 1971 (United Kingdom)

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Cast

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50 cast members
Name Episodes Known for
Bruce Forsyth
Self - Host Self - Host   See fewer
182
Tony Hawes
Announcer / Father Christmas Announcer / Father Christmas   See fewer
162
Jim Davidson
Self - Host Self - Host   See fewer
135
Anthea Redfern
Self - Co-Host / Self / Good Fairy Self - Co-Host / Self / Good Fairy   See fewer
117
Melanie Stace
Self - Co-Host Self - Co-Host   See fewer
97
Larry Grayson
Self - Host Self - Host   See fewer
73
Isla St. Clair
Self - Co-Host Self - Co-Host   See fewer
73
Barry Killerby
Mr. Blobby / Spoof Audience Member / Richard Madeley / Surprise Guest - Mr. Blobby / Self - Surprise Guest Mr. Blobby / Spoof Audience Member / Richard Madeley / Surprise Guest - Mr. Blobby / Self - Surprise Guest   See fewer
63
Rosemarie Ford
Self - Co-Host Self - Co-Host   See fewer
59
Stephen Lewis
Games Inspector Television / Inspector Blake / Self - Surprise Guest / Games Inspector Tevevision / Games Inspector for Television / … See more Games Inspector Television / Inspector Blake / Self - Surprise Guest / Games Inspector Tevevision / Games Inspector for Television / Miss Blake / Seaman Blake / Self - Guest Star   See fewer
29
Peter Dickson
Announcer Announcer   See fewer
25
Lea Kristensen
Self - Co-Host Self - Co-Host   See fewer
19
Jess Conrad
Self - Surprise Guest / Self - Guest Star / Self Self - Surprise Guest / Self - Guest Star / Self   See fewer
19
Carl Levey
Self / Fool / Self - BBC Wardrobe Department / Self - Guest Singer Self / Fool / Self - BBC Wardrobe Department / Self - Guest Singer   See fewer
19
Jean Yves Aubin
Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest   See fewer
18
Benjamin Mills
The Phantom Flan Flinger The Phantom Flan Flinger   See fewer
18
Lionel Blair
Self - Surprise Guest / Self - Guest Star / Self / Self - Guest Dancer Self - Surprise Guest / Self - Guest Star / Self / Self - Guest Dancer   See fewer
17
Bob Stewart
Announcer Announcer   See fewer
17
Brother Lees
Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest / Themselves Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest / Themselves   See fewer
13
John Virgo
Self - Surprise Guest / Self - Guest Star Self - Surprise Guest / Self - Guest Star   See fewer
13
Paula Goldstein
Self / Spoof Audience Member / Self - Spoof Audience Member / Eureka / Self - BBC Researcher / … See more Self / Spoof Audience Member / Self - Spoof Audience Member / Eureka / Self - BBC Researcher / Self - Guest Singer / Spoof Advert Call Handler   See fewer
13
Sally Meen
Self - Co-Host Self - Co-Host   See fewer
12
Eric Knowles
Self - Guest Star Self - Guest Star   See fewer
12
Arthur Negus
Self - Guest Star / Self Self - Guest Star / Self   See fewer
10
Johnny Vyvyan
Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest   See fewer
10
Tony Hart
Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest   See fewer
10
Norman Collier
Self - Surprise Guest / Self - Guest Star Self - Surprise Guest / Self - Guest Star   See fewer
9
Jenny Lee Wright
Self - Co-Host / Self - Guest Co-Host Self - Co-Host / Self - Guest Co-Host   See fewer
8
Ronnie Hazlehurst
Self - Guest Star / Self - Maestro / Self - Guest Judge / Self - Surprise Guest Self - Guest Star / Self - Maestro / Self - Guest Judge / Self - Surprise Guest   See fewer
8
Barbara Windsor
Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest   See fewer
8
Roy Gayle
Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest   See fewer
8
Benjamin Sutton
Self - Spoof Audience Member / Hot Shot / Self / Don King / Thunder Self - Spoof Audience Member / Hot Shot / Self / Don King / Thunder   See fewer
8
Ken Slatter
Self - Guest Star Self - Guest Star   See fewer
7
Windsor Davies
Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest   See fewer
7
Rolf Harris
Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest   See fewer
7
Bernie Clifton
Self - Surprise Guest / Self - Guest Star Self - Surprise Guest / Self - Guest Star   See fewer
7
Richard Calkin
Self - Dancer / Moostafa - Dancer / Self (Surprise Guest) / Self - Guest Dancer / Serge - Dancer Self - Dancer / Moostafa - Dancer / Self (Surprise Guest) / Self - Guest Dancer / Serge - Dancer   See fewer
7
Jethro
Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest   See fewer
7
Howard Helmer
Self - Guest Star Self - Guest Star   See fewer
7
Anna Ryder Richardson
Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest   See fewer
7
Roy Castle
Self - Guest Star / Self / Self - Guest Host / Self - Host Self - Guest Star / Self / Self - Guest Host / Self - Host   See fewer
6
Tony Blackburn
Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest   See fewer
6
Aimi MacDonald
Self - Guest Star / Self / Self - Surprise Guest Self - Guest Star / Self / Self - Surprise Guest   See fewer
6
The Ronnie Hazlehurst Orchestra
Self - Guest Star / Self - Orchestra Self - Guest Star / Self - Orchestra   See fewer
6
June Whitfield
Self - Surprise Guest / Self - Guest Star / Self Self - Surprise Guest / Self - Guest Star / Self   See fewer
6
Percy Edwards
Self - Guest Star Self - Guest Star   See fewer
6
Henry Cooper
Self - Surprise Guest / Self - Guest Star / Self - Special Guest Self - Surprise Guest / Self - Guest Star / Self - Special Guest   See fewer
6
Jack Douglas
Self - Surprise Guest / Self - Guest Star Self - Surprise Guest / Self - Guest Star   See fewer
6
David Prowse
Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest Self - Guest Star / Self - Surprise Guest   See fewer
6
Mollie Sugden
Self - Guest Star / Self / Self - Surprise Guest Self - Guest Star / Self / Self - Surprise Guest   See fewer
6
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