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Give Me Your Word: Softly, Softly v. I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again


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A new game of words and wit
John Junkin asks the questions and stars from Television and Radio give the answers and make the words
This week: Softly, Softly v. I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again

'...and give me your word within the next fifty seconds!' It is always fascinating to see people reacting spontaneously to an unrehearsed situation. Ask them to make as many three- or four-letter words (in the literal sense, of course) as possible out of a stockpile of letters, trying to use every letter in the pile, and you have plenty of scope for fun and ingenuity.
When the people concerned are stars of television and radio shows, who usually rehearse everything thoroughly, the game is doubly interesting. Flashes of inspiration, impromptu wit, and some brilliantly improvised words (not always to be found in a dictionary!) just happen when the teams take up John Junkin's challenge. One is never sure what will occur, but the result is certainly well worth watching.


Devised by: Ray Alan
Presenter: John Junkin
Director: Patricia Wood
Producer: Tony Broughton

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Give Me Your Word: Softly, Softly v. I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again

BBC One London, 30 April 1969 18.20

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