Multi Coloured Swap Shop

  • Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, more commonly known simply as Swap Shop, was a British children’s entertainment programme that was broadcast on Saturday mornings on BBC1 for 146 episodes in six series between 1976 and 1982. It was ground-breaking in many ways: by being live, being nearly three hours in length, and using the phone-in format extensively for the first time on TV. The show rivalled the growing success of rival broadcaster ITV’s Tiswas—although the latter was initially only…

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