Stills Gallery: Multi-Coloured Swap Shop

It's Friday, probably just before Crackerjack and there's been a promo for the following day's Swappie.

This is the final shot from the promo - and should flood back the memories of many thirty and forty-somethings!

Here's Noel on the phone under the careful watch of Posh Paws.

And look, there's Fred sitting just beneath the clock!

The Swaporama - quite a wise move keeping Cheggers out on the road away from the studio!

As you can see from the picture, they were always very well attended - if not having a chaotic atmosphere!

Where else could you swap a football game to for a 6ft Wigwam!

The Top Ten swaps were always interesting - especially when the want was 'Anything to do with...'

The mystery man of Swap Shop was Eric. He was the man who was found up in the dark roof space and dropped down the clear plastic ball holding the correct entries to a competition.

Dropped is probably the right terminology. Remember the time the ball came detached from the chain and narrowly missed hitting Noel?


Here's the one of the complete set of Publicity Cards from the show that you could get your hands on if you wrote in for a autograph.


I Wanna Be A Winner! Just a little Oscar Please....

Brown Sauce were a spoof pop combo put together to provide the musical interlude for the fourth Swap Shop Star Awards!

The song co-written by Noel and B.A. Robertson became so popular it was released as a single and reached the dizzy heights of number 15!

More on the group can be found on their own page within this Swap Shop section.

After six magical year, its the end of the Swappie... sob!

Noel was presented with the Swap Shop logo from the set on the last show.

You can see the video of this in the Sound and Video Gallery.


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