The Multi-Coloured Swap Shop [1976 to 1982]
Swap Shop Star Awards

The Swap Shop Star Awards 'Eric'
The Swap Shop Star Awards 'Eric'
In total, there were five Swap Shop Star Awards, voted for by viewers of Swap Shop mostly from a coupon that was printed in the 'John Craven's Back Page' section of the Radio Times.

Below is the full list of winners from all five award shows.

It's worth a mention that the fourth awards launched the mighty Brown Sauce on an unsuspecting world...


1978 Awards [Broadcast 26 March]
Favourite Pop Star: David Sole
Funniest Man: Ronnie Barker
Funniest Lady: Penelope Keith
Favourite Pop Group: Abba
Top Sportsman: Barry Sheene
Top Sportswoman: Virginia Wade
Favourite Children's TV Star: John Noakes
Favourite Children's TV Programme: Blue Peter
Top Expert: Magnus Pike

1979 Awards [Broadcast 15 April]
Favourite Pop Star: Debbie Harry
Funniest Man: Michael Crawford
Funniest Lady: Marti Caine
Favourite Pop Group: Showaddywaddy
Top Sportsman: Brian Jacks & Kevin Keegan
Top Sportswoman: Sonia Lannaman
Favourite Children's TV Star: Tony Hart
Favourite Children's TV Programme: Grange Hill
Top Expert: David Attenborough

1980 Awards [Broadcast 6 April]
Favourite Pop Star: Cliff Richard
Funniest Man: Dick Emery
Funniest Lady: Penelope Keith
Favourite Pop Group: The Boomtown Rats
Top Sportsman: Robin Cousins
Top Sportswoman: Sharron Davies
Favourite Children's TV Star: Tony Hart
Favourite Children's TV Programme: Grange Hill
Top Expert: David Bellamy

1981 Awards [Broadcast 17 April]
Favourite Pop Star: Adam Ant
Favourite Man on TV: John Cleese
Favourite Lady on TV: Barbara Woodhouse
Favourite Pop Group: The Police
Top Sports Star: Sebastian Coe
Favourite Programme: Grange Hill
Funniest TV Show: Little and Large
Top Expert: David Bellamy

1982 Awards [Broadcast 11 April]
Top Pop Star: Adam Ant
Funniest Programme: Last of the Summer Wine
Top Sports Star: England Football Squad
Favourite Expert: David Bellamy
Top Man: Peter Davison
Favourite Programme: Grange Hill
Top Woman: Sarah Greene
Top Pop Group: Bucks Fizz