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Series cast summary:
Bert Hayes Bert Hayes ...  Himself - and his Orchestra / ... 347 episodes, 1957-1979
Peter Glaze Peter Glaze ...  Himself - Regular 309 episodes, 1960-1979
Jillian Comber Jillian Comber ...  Herself - Regular 188 episodes, 1961-1970
Leslie Crowther Leslie Crowther ...  Himself - Host / ... 159 episodes, 1960-1968
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The shows were broadcast live in front of an audience largely of children, originally at the King's Theatre on Hammersmith Road until 1963, then at the BBC Television Theatre (now the Shepherds Bush Empire). The format of the programme included competitive games for teams of children, a music spot, a comedy double act, and a finale in which the cast performed a short comic play, adapting popular songs of the day and incorporating them into the action. Written by gerrymccaffrey

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14 September 1955 (UK) See more »

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Its unclear how many of the original live episodes that were recorded and archived still survive as of early 2019, due to a notorious and ruthless near total culling of the BBC Archive's Children's Television section asset holdings, in the early 1990s. Seemingly, the Archive purge was initiated without consultation with the BBC's Children Programming Department, resulting in many other pre-1990s children's programmes being wiped and or destroyed, aka "lost" forever. See more »

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Highlight of the week
27 January 2005 | by federovskySee all my reviews

Whenever someone said the word Crackerjack, everyone had to shout it out... Crackerjack!!... it was the rule.

It's hard to believe how much we loved this as kids, but we did.

They had inane games where everyone won a Crackerjack pencil... (Crackerjack!!). Can you credit it...? the prize was actually a pencil. Well, those things must be worth a bob or two now...

Best thing was the mad stand up routine with Peter Glaze and Leslie Crowther at the beginning, characterised by the stupidity of one and countless double takes by the other.

It was like a big party. At five to five on a Friday we were always glued to Crackerjack... (Crackerjack!!)


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