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The Grand Knockout Tournament (1987)

The Grand Knockout Tournament was an annual event sponsored by the British Royal Family in which costumed famous people duel against one another or play medieval era-inspired games. Features Rowan Atkinson as Blackadder.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stuart Hall Stuart Hall ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Duke of Abercorn Duke of Abercorn ... Himself
Jenny Agutter ... Herself
Anthony Andrews ... Himself
Rowan Atkinson ... Lord Knock of Alton
Peter Blake Peter Blake ... Himself
Michael Brandon ... Himself
Steve Cauthen Steve Cauthen ... Himself
John Cleese ... Himself
Brian Cooper Brian Cooper ... Himself
Steve Cram Steve Cram ... Himself
Ben Cross ... Himself
Paul Daniels Paul Daniels ... Chief Judge
Les Dawson Les Dawson ... Himself
Chris De Burgh ... Himself
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The Grand Knockout Tournament was an annual event sponsored by the British Royal Family in which costumed famous people duel against one another or play medieval era-inspired games. Features Rowan Atkinson as Blackadder.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1987 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color
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Toast mentions this in his autobiography and is very disparaging on the subject. See more »

Alternate Versions

The American version included interviews with the participants conducted by Hal Linden and Walter Payton See more »

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Referenced in Blackadder Goes Forth (1989) See more »

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Strange British charity
12 July 2004 | by Dr WilySee all my reviews

I, too, caught this on the USA Network in the late 1980's. I believe The Grand Knockout Tournament was held yearly; not sure if it still is. And, I think USA carried one more installment of this, after which, it was never seen again.

Decidedly, one of the oddest charity events ever televised. Not that the charity was odd, but, the games the celebrities played for their perspective teams. In one, someone dressed as a jester has to cross a pole suspended over water while opposing team members dressed as royalty toss fake food at him in an attempt to prevent him from crossing. Another event has players from one team dressed as vegetables while the other chases after them in an attempt to remove their costumes and toss them into a gigantic soup pot.

All in all, it was a whole lot of fun. Very strange, but, a lot of British humor is to be expected that way. And, since it was all for charity, I say let the grand knocking out commence!


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