It's A Knockout and Jeux Sans Frontières come to the end of the
line as full series Jeux Sans Frontières would return six years later,
but without British competitors.
This year’s Domestic series saw a ‘first’ of many things in It’s A Knockout. During the opening credits, previews of the games were
shown, with replays shown during the end credits, and there were also
picture-in-picture shots during the games.
Another overhaul of the It’s a Knockout scoreboard this
year (for the final time) - the flat numbered board scores which were changed
by the scoregirls, were replaced by wheeled numbers and were changed by a
member of the production crew behind the scoreboard out of eyeshot. This was
to give the impression of the scores being changed electronically.
Following Eddie Waring’s departure, It’s A Knockout
featured different guest presenters to present the marathon in each programme.