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Opportunity Knocks - 1975 Final

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1975

This 1970s talent show was a popular light entertainment programme for new channel TV2. It followed in the television footsteps of New Faces and Studio One, with wannabe stars mostly covering popular classics. The buzzers and tough judges of X Factor are decades away. This final from the 1975 season, filmed at Christchurch’s Civic Theatre, sees contestants cover everything from country and western to cabaret. Promoter Trevor Spitz awards record contracts, and talent co-ordinator Ray Columbus joins host Rhys Jones to announce the winner.

I can’t believe it!
– Blind organist Richard Hore

Key Cast & Crew

Rhys Jones


Ray Columbus

Talent Coordinator

Bill Mackie


Barbara Darragh


Alf Weston


Wayne Senior

Executive Music Director

See all 23 credits

Produced by

Television Two (TV2)