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|Created by||Bill Torrance|
|Executive producer(s)||John Hughes|
|Running time||30 mins|
|Original network||Grampian Television|
|Original release||1980 – 1989|
A number of television pilots were produced, including one by former STV head of programming Clark Tait. The format was picked up by Grampian Television producer Martin Cairns, where the name was changed to 'Shammy Dab' (referring to a cheap wall decoration where a wall was stippled with a wet sponge - when done well, it was said to be a shammy dab). Torrance was the show's original host and was succeeded by Johnny Beattie and latterly, Dougie Donnelly.
Game play involved two teams of Scottish celebrities (usually led by captains Andy Cameron and George Duffus) taking part in various rounds including identifying mystery objects, naming an area of Scotland by watching footage, defining Scottish words & phases and guessing a tune played on the piano by Art Sutter.
The original theme tune was written by Dave and Barbara Murricane, while the later theme was performed by Fife folk duo Beggars Mantle.