The Grand Knockout Tournament
Release Date: 19 Jun, 1987
Genres: Comedy Family Game-Show
Director: Martin Hughes
Actors: Anneka Rice Anthony Andrews Barbara Windsor Barry McGuigan Ben Cross Brian Cooper Chris De Burgh Christopher Reeve Cliff Richard Edward Wessex Emlyn Hughes Fiona Fullerton Gary Lineker George Lazenby Griff Rhys Jones Hal Linden Helen Shaver Jackie Stewart Jane Seymour Jennifer O'Neill Jenny Agutter John Cleese John Travolta Judy Simpson Kevin Kline Les Dawson Margot Kidder Meat Loaf Mel Smith Michael Brandon Michael Palin Nicholas Lyndhurst Pamela Stephenson Paul Daniels Peter Blake Rowan Atkinson Sarah Ferguson Sheena Easton Stuart Hall Su Pollard Tom Jones Toyah Willcox
Description: The Grand Knockout Tournament: The Grand Knockout Tournament (colloquially also known as It's a Royal Knockout) was a one-off charity event which was shown on British television on 19 June 1987. 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.Although regarded as a failure, a similar show (without royal involvement) was made the following year at Walt Disney World in Florida, featuring teams of celebrities representing the UK, USA, and Australia.