Runaround Christmas Special Returning to Talking Pictures

Talking Pictures TV have announced they will broadcast the 1979 Christmas special of Runaround. The episode features an appearance from Barbara Dickson.

Based on an American idea and produced by Southern Television between 1975 and 1981, it ran for twelve series and included Mike Reid, Stan Boardman, and Leslie Crowther as hosts at various times.

In this classic kids game show, Mike Read asks a question with three possible answers. A group of children then run to the answer of their choice. They are given the chance to change their answer when Mike yells “Runaround now!” Inbetween rounds, a special guest appears to demonstrate a subject of interest; This can range from falconry to classic cars and silhouette drawing. There are also occasionally music guests.

Existing episodes of the show have previously aired on the channel over the last three years, and are available to watch via TPTV Encore.

This broadcast forms part of Talking Pictures TV’s Christmas Eve schedule, which includes Worzel Gummidge, The Larkins and more!

The 1979 Runaround Christmas special will be broadcast on Sunday 24th December at 7.15am.

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