04 May, 2008

31 Days In May: part 2

A quick one today.

Here, in alphabetical order, are the guests on an edition of Blankety Blank broadcast in September 1983. Who, however, sat where in those all important gantries (e.g. top left, bottom middle)?

Windsor Davies
Sandra Dickinson
Kenny Everett
Larry Grayson
Beryl Reid
Anneka Rice


Anonymous said...

Larry Grayson - Top Left
Beryl Reid - Top Middle
Windsor Davies - Top Right
Anneka Rice - Bottom Left
Kenny Everett - Bottom Middle
Sandra Dickinson - Bottom Right

What a line-up!

fl3m said...

Bearing in mind that Blankety Blank seating plan worked to a strict mathmetical formula, I would go with the following:

TL: Davies
TM: Reid
TR: Grayson
BL: Rice
BM: Everett
BR: Dickinson

Anonymous said...

from Top left (as we see it):

Windsor Davies, Larry Grayson, Beryl Reid

Bottom left:

Anneka Rice, Kenny Everett, Sandra Dickinson

You'd think Grayson would be hosting himself wouldn't you, considering...

Ian Jones said...

Here we go:

From top left -


From bottom left -


fl3m said...


According to the TV Cream book, top right should be traditionally occupied by "youngish showbiz bloke" (eg Gary Davies). I'm not sure that Windsor Davies (who taught my dad P.E. by the way) fits into that demographic.

Anonymous said...

YES!!! Get in there!!!

Steve Williams said...

Top left and top right seemed to be fairly flexible on the Blank, I think normally you'd have someone funny at top left - Barry Cryer or Lal - to get things off to a decent start, and then the top right would be sort of ballast. Didn't always work like that, though, David Hamilton and DLT were regulars in top left.

Miche said...

Screen left to screen right: (top) Davies, Dickinson, Grayson; (bottom) Reid, Everett, Rice.

Chris Hughes said...

Top right is where Peter Powell was meant to be sitting when he ran in "late" on one episode and famously went arse over tit, I think on Children In Need night, That's possibly where the 'young showbiz bloke' thing comes from.

Top left was, as Steve said, typically the Cryeresque old-timer who'd usually give Tel/Les a bit of stick (during the era of the ready stick, they probably did that as a visual gag).

That Serafinowicz/Pegg Comic Relief parody had Willie Rushton top left ("you're skating on thin ice, Rushton") which was fairly spot-on.