Password (UK game show)

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Password
Genre Panel game
Created by Bob Stewart
Presented by Shaw Taylor (1963)
Brian Redhead (1973)
Eleanor Summerfield (1974)
Esther Rantzen (1974–5)
Tom O'Connor (1982–3)
Gordon Burns (1987–8)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1 (ATV era)
3 (BBC era)
1 (Channel 4 era)
2 (UTV era)
No. of episodes 27 (ATV era)
39 (BBC era)
25 (Channel 4 era)
48 (UTV era)
Production
Running time 30 mins (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) ATV (1963)
Thames in association with Talbot Television and Goodson-Todman Productions (1982–3)
Ulster (1987–8)
Distributor ITV Studios
FremantleMedia
UTV Media
Release
Original network ITV (1963, 1987–8)
BBC2 (1973)
BBC1 (1974–5)
Channel 4 (1982–3)
Picture format 4:3
Original release 12 March 1963 (1963-03-12) – 5 August 1988 (1988-08-05)
Chronology
Related shows Password (US version)

Password was a British 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 in association with Talbot Television and Goodson-Todman Productions 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

BBC era[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 24 March 1973 28 April 1973 6
2 7 January 1974 27 August 1974 27
3 29 December 1974 3 January 1975 6

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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