The Grand Knockout Tournament (colloquially titled It's a Royal Knockout) was a one-off charity event. It followed the format of It's a Knockout (the British version of Jeux Sans Frontieres), a slapstick TV gameshow which was broadcast in the UK until 1982.
The event was staged on the lakeside lawn of the Alton Towers stately home-cum-theme park. However, the event used its own specially created immersing set, meaning that the location was not very recognisable in the TV broadcast.
The show featured members of the British Royal Family alongside sporting and showbiz celebrities including Jane Seymour, John Travolta, Mel Smith, Christopher Reeve, Michael Palin, Meat Loaf, George Lazenby, Kevin Kline, John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson, Ben Cross, Jenny Agutter, Cliff Richard, Jennifer O'Neill, Ian Charleson, Margot Kidder, Helen Shaver, Michael Brandon and Anthony Andrews.
It was conceived and organised by the Earl of Wessex who had been keen to develop a career in TV and theatre after he left the Royal Marines. The show featured Prince Edward, The Princess Royal, The Duke and The Duchess of York as non participating team captains, each of whom supported a different charity.
The show was hosted by Stuart Hall, Les Dawson and Su Pollard.
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