Multi-Coloured Swap Shop
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Original run: 2 Oct 1976 – 27 Mar 1982
Country of origin: UK
Network: BBC one UK
Watched by: 4 of 676 971 0%
Total running time: 20 days 8 hours 10 minutes
Episode duration: 180 minutes
MyShows rating: 2 of 5 1
Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, more commonly known simply as Swap Shop, was a UK children's television programme. It 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, sometimes up to three hours in length, and using the phone-in format extensively for the first time on TV.
Its creation was thought by many to be the BBC's response to the growing success of ITV's Tiswas.