Password (UK game show)

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Password
Format Panel game
Created by Bob Stewart
Presented by Shaw Taylor (1963)
Brian Redhead (1973)
Eleanor Summerfield (1974)
Esther Rantzen (1975-6)
Tom O'Connor (1982-3)
Gordon Burns (1987-8)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1 (ATV era)
1 (BBC2 era)
2 (BBC1 era)
1 (Channel 4 era)
2 (UTV era)
No. of episodes 27 (ATV era)
6 (BBC2 era)
?? (BBC1 era)
25 (Channel 4 era)
48 (UTV era)
Production
Running time 30mins (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) ATV (1963)
Thames (1982-3)
Ulster (1987-8)
Distributor FremantleMedia
UTV Media
Broadcast
Original channel ITV (1963, 1987-8)
BBC2 (1973)
BBC1 (1974-6)
Channel 4 (1982-3)
Picture format 4:3
Original run 12 March 1963 (1963-03-12) – 5 August 1988 (1988-08-05)
Chronology
Related shows Password (US version)

Password was a panel game show based on the US version of the same name. It was originally aired on ITV produced by ATV from 12 March to 10 September 1963 hosted by Shaw Taylor, then it aired on BBC2 from 24 March to 28 April 1973 hosted by Brian Redhead before moving to its flagship channel BBC1 from 7 January 1974 to 1976 first hosted by Eleanor Summerfield then by Esther Rantzen, it was then aired on Channel 4 produced by Thames from 6 November 1982 to 14 May 1983 hosted by Tom O'Connor and then finally aired back on ITV produced by Ulster from 22 July 1987 to 5 August 1988 hosted by Gordon Burns.

Transmissions[edit]

ATV era[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1
12 March 1963
10 September 1963
27

BBC2 era[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1
24 March 1973
28 April 1973
6

BBC1 era[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1
7 January 1974
??
??
2
??
1976
??

Channel 4 era[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1
6 November 1982
14 May 1983
25

UTV era[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1
22 July 1987
20 October 1987
13
2
20 June 1988
5 August 1988
35

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