It's A Knockout 2000
British Domestic Series

Presenters: Keith Chegwin and Lucy Alexander

Scoregirl: Nell McAndrew

Referee: Frank Bruno
Course Referee: Tony Smith

Based upon the original format: Intervilles
Created by Guy Lux and Developed by Mistal Productions France
 

Advisor: Cecil Korer
Costume Designer:
Liz Nicholls
Production Co-ordinator:
Laura Dimmock
Designer:
Jonathan Paul Green
Producers:
Richard Hearsey and Robin Greene
Director: Derek Wheeler
Ronin Entertainment for Channel Five Television

Sponsored by: £-stretcher

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It's A Knockout 2000

Round 1, Heat 1

Event Staged: Saturday 1st July 2000
Venue: Morecambe Arena, Central Promenade, Morecambe, Lancashire, England

Transmission:
Channel 5 (1st Showing):
Saturday 18th November 2000, 5.55-6.55pm (6th)
Channel 5 (2nd Showing): Sunday 19th November 2000, 9.00-10.00am (6th)

Teams: Wrexham v. Wirral v. Flintshire

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd

 WX • Wrexham
 F • Flintshire
 WL • Wirral

16
15
9

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It's A Knockout 2000

Round 1, Heat 2

Event Staged: Sunday 2nd July 2000
Venue: Morecambe Arena, Central Promenade, Morecambe, Lancashire, England

Transmission:
Channel 5 (1st Showing):
Saturday 28th October 2000, 5.55-6.55pm (3rd)
Channel 5 (2nd Showing): Sunday 29th October 2000, 9.00-10.00am (3rd)

Teams: Morecambe v. Huddersfield v. Blackburn

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd

 B • Blackburn
 M • Morecambe
 H • Huddersfield

15 (17)
15 (16)
10

Additional Information

Blackburn and Morecambe were tied 15-15 at the end of the competition. A tie-breaker game was played, which was won by Blackburn.

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It's A Knockout 2000

Round 1, Heat 3

Event Staged: Saturday 8th July 2000
Venue: The Greenyard, Melrose Rugby and Football Club,
Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland

Transmission:
Channel 5 (1st Showing):
Saturday 14th October 2000, 5.55-6.55pm (1st)
Channel 5 (2nd Showing): Sunday 15th October 2000, 9.00-10.00am (1st)

Teams: Melrose v. Hawick v. Galashiels

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
2nd

 M • Melrose
 G • Galashiels
 H • Hawick

17
11
11

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It's A Knockout 2000

Round 1, Heat 4

Event Staged: Sunday 9th July 2000
Venue: The Greenyard, Melrose Rugby and Football Club,
Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland

Transmission:
Channel 5 (1st Showing):
Saturday 4th November 2000, 5.55-6.55pm (4th)
Channel 5 (2nd Showing): Sunday 5th November 2000, 9.00-10.00am (4th)

Teams: Berwick-upon-Tweed v. Musselburgh v. Bellingham

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd

 BT • Berwick-upon-Tweed
 BL • Bellingham
 M • Musselburgh

17
13
10

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It's A Knockout 2000

Round 1, Heat 5

Event Staged: Saturday 15th July 2000
Venue: Abbey Park, Evesham, Worcestershire, England

Transmission:
Channel 5 (1st Showing):
Saturday 11th November 2000, 5.55-6.55pm (5th)
Channel 5 (2nd Showing): Sunday 12th November 2000, 9.00-10.00am (5th)

Teams: Sandwell v. Wyre Forest v. Coventry

Team Members included:
Coventry (Full Squad) -
Liz Cooper (Team Organiser), Jonathon Bruckstein, Mark Byatt, Russell Cartwright, Ronnie Garrity, Geoff Griffiths, Maggie Griffiths, Lisa Hartwell, Julie Harvey, Dean Hunt, Sharon Kelly, Ian Lole, Richard Matthews, Sue Preece, Laura Titford and Steve Tucker.

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
2nd

 S • Sandwell
 C • Coventry
 W • Wyre Forest

17
11
11

Additional Information

All fifteen members of the Coventry squad were either staff or members of the gym at Coventry Sports Centre in Fairfax Street, Coventry.

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It's A Knockout 2000

Round 1, Heat 6

Event Staged: Sunday 16th July 2000
Venue: Abbey Park, Evesham, Worcestershire, England

Transmission:
Channel 5 (1st Showing):
Saturday 21st October 2000, 5.55-6.55pm (2nd)
Channel 5 (2nd Showing): Sunday 22nd October 2000, 9.00-10.00am (2nd)

Teams: Herefordshire v. Evesham v. Cherwell

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd

 H • Herefordshire
 C • Cherwell
 E • Evesham

15
13
12

Made in Colour • This programme exists in Ronin Entertainment Archives

 

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It's A Knockout 2000

Round 1, Heat 7

Event Staged: Saturday 5th August 2000
Venue: Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Transmission:
Channel 5 (1st Showing):
Saturday 25th November 2000, 5.55-6.55pm (7th)
Channel 5 (2nd Showing): Sunday 26th November 2000, 9.00-10.00am (7th)

Teams: Colchester v. Cambridge v. Great Yarmouth

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd

 CA • Cambridge
 Y • Great Yarmouth
 CO • Colchester

14
13
11

Presenters, Officials and Production Team

Main presenter, Keith Chegwin was incapacitated for this heat and for the subsequent one after breaking his leg. Like the old trooper that he is, this didn't stop him commentating on the games - from his hospital bed! Fortunate that these heats were staged in the Royal Hospital School!

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It's A Knockout 2000

Round 1, Heat 8

Event Staged: Sunday 6th August 2000
Venue: Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Transmission:
Channel 5 (1st Showing):
Saturday 2nd December 2000, 5.55-6.55pm (8th)
Channel 5 (2nd Showing): Sunday 3rd December 2000, 9.00-10.00am (8th)

Teams: Lowestoft v. Harwich v. Ipswich

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd

 I • Ipswich
 H • Harwich
 L • Lowestoft

15
14
9

Additional Information
The Harwich team were from the Royal National Lifeboat Institute.

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It's A Knockout 2000

Round 1, Heat 9

Event Staged: Saturday 19th August 2000
Venue: Hop Farm Country Park, Beltring, Paddock Wood, Kent, England

Transmission:
Channel 5 (1st Showing):
Saturday 9th December 2000, 5.55-6.55pm (9th)
Channel 5 (2nd Showing): Sunday 10th December 2000, 9.00-10.00am (9th)

Teams: Folkestone v. Sevenoaks v. Dartford

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd

 D • Dartford
 F • Folkestone
 S • Sevenoaks

16
14
12

Presenters, Officials and Production Team

Keith Chegwin was sufficiently recovered from his broken leg for this heat to present it from a golf buggy.

Made in Colour • This programme exists in Ronin Entertainment Archives

 

Teams Qualifying for Round 2

Team Colour

 Team Qualifying Heat Position Points
BT  Berwick-upon-Tweed Round 1, Heat 4 1 17
BL  Blackburn Round 1, Heat 2 1 17
C  Cambridge Round 1, Heat 7 1 14
D

 Dartford

Round 1, Heat 9 1 16
H

 Herefordshire

Round 1, Heat 6 1 15
I  Ipswich Round 1, Heat 8 1 15
M  Melrose Round 1, Heat 3 1 17
S

 Sandwell

Round 1, Heat 5 1 17
W  Wrexham Round 1, Heat 1 1 16
 

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It's A Knockout 2000

Round 2, Heat 1

Event Staged: Sunday 20th August 2000
Venue: Hop Farm Country Park, Beltring, Paddock Wood, Kent, England

Transmission:
Channel 5 (1st Showing):
Saturday 23rd December 2000, 5.55-6.55pm (11th)
Channel 5 (2nd Showing): Sunday 24th December 2000, 9.00-10.00am (11th)

Teams: Dartford v. Ipswich v. Cambridge

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd

 I • Ipswich
 C • Cambridge
 D • Dartford

17
14
8

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It's A Knockout 2000

Round 2, Heat 2

Event Staged: Saturday 26th August 2000
Venue: Car Park, The Millennium Dome, North Greenwich, London, England

Transmission:
Channel 5 (1st Showing):
Saturday 16th December 2000, 5.55-6.55pm (10th)
Channel 5 (2nd Showing): Sunday 17th December 2000, 9.00-10.00am (10th)

Teams: Wrexham v. Sandwell v. Herefordshire

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd

 S • Sandwell
 H • Herefordshire
 W • Wrexham

14 (16)*
14 (15)*
11

Additional Information

A tie-breaker had to be played in this qualifier, as Sandwell and Herefordshire were level on 14 points at the end of the final game.

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It's A Knockout 2000

Round 2, Heat 3

Event Staged: Sunday 27th August 2000
Venue: Car Park, The Millennium Dome, North Greenwich, London, England

Transmission:
Channel 5 (1st Showing):
Saturday 30th December 2000, 5.55-6.55pm (12th)
Channel 5 (2nd Showing): Sunday 31st December 2000, 9.00-10.00am (12th)

Teams: Blackburn v. Berwick-upon-Tweed v. Melrose

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd

 M • Melrose
 BL • Blackburn
 BT • Berwick-upon-Tweed

17
13
9

Made in Colour • This programme exists in Ronin Entertainment Archives

 

Teams Qualifying for Domestic Final

Team Colour

 Team Qualifying Heat Position Points
I  Ipswich Round 2, Heat 1 1 17
M  Melrose Round 2, Heat 3 1 17
S

 Sandwell

Round 2, Heat 2 1 16
 

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It's A Knockout 2000

The Grand Final

Event Staged: Monday 28th August 2000 (Bank Holiday)
Venue: Car Park, The Millennium Dome, North Greenwich, London, England

Transmission:
Channel 5 (1st Showing):
Saturday 6th January 2001, 5.55-6.55pm (13th)
Channel 5 (2nd Showing): Sunday 7th January 2001, 9.00-10.00am (13th)

Teams: Sandwell v. Melrose v. Ipswich

Game Results and Standings

Result

 Team

Points

Final Scoreboard

1st
2nd
3rd

 I • Ipswich
 M • Melrose
 S • Sandwell

15
13
12

Presenters, Officials and Production Team

The Channel 5 It's A Knockout ended with this broadcast. Subsequently, both Derek Wheeler (IAK's Director for the 1999 and 2000 series) and Tony Smith (Course Referee) were employed in the same roles by Endemol for Under Pressure in 2001. This was a series testing individuals and teams to a variety of sporting challenges for cash prizes up to £5,000. The producer was Andrew Norgate, who had previously produced Gladiators and Britain's Strongest Man and is now producing Total Wipeout. The Under Pressure series was made at Elstree Studios.

Additional Information

This Grand Final was the 180th and final official programme of It’s A Knockout to be held on British soil since it conception in 1966. The total was made up of 129 Domestic Heats, 18 International Heats, 8 Championship Knockouts, 7 Cup Final Knockouts, 7 Celebrity Knockouts, 7 Christmas programmes, 2 All Star Galas, 1 Miners Knockout and 1 Royal Grand Knockout Tournament!

Made in Colour • This programme exists in Ronin Entertainment Archives

 

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