KEITH CHEGWIN IN THE 70S AND 80S
R.I.P. Keith Chegwin (17 Jan 1957 - 11 Dec 2017)
Indeed, Keith became a household name during the 70s and 80s presenting Multi-Coloured Swap Shop alongside Noel Edmonds, John Craven and, of course, not forgetting Maggie Philbin who he was once married to.
There are eight nostalgic video clips in the playlist above all featuring Keith Chegwin inc. Cheggers Plays Pop, Swap Shop, Saturday Superstore, interviews with Ocean Software and Morten Harket from A-ha, and also the hit song by Brown Sauce which you can read more about below.
One videoclip in the playlist features The Wurzels performing The Tractor Song on Cheggers Plays Pop in 1978. I saw this band play live at an agricultural show (I think it may have been The Three Counties Show at Malvern, although I'm not entirely sure) and they really rocked - they could really knock out some decent rock tunes.
Keith is the younger brother of DJ Janice Long, and started out as a child actor for the Children's Film Foundation and starred in two films.
It seems that Keith was a busy guy in the 70s, as he was also a singer and released a number of singles with Pye Records. He also worked as a DJ for 194 Radio City and spent around four years working with Tony Blackburn on Radio 1.
Jeff (his twin brother) and Keith Chegwin "More To Love" single
Cheggers Plays Pop
For those who can't remember it, Cheggers
Plays Pop was a BBC kids TV game show (hosted by Keith Chegwin, of course!) and was
broadcast from 10 April 1978 to 7 November 1986 for nine series.
In 2011 Keith starred in the comedy horror film Kill Keith.
In 2013 he took part in series 8 of ITV's Dancing On Ice and also The Chase: Celebrity Specials.
In 2015 Cheggers took part in Celebrity Big Brother UK, which turned out to be a very dark and controversial series full of sexism, racism and foul-mouthed rants.