Hughie Greene's Clapometer (Audience Reaction Indicator). Part of the collection of historic television cameras etc. acquired from Thames Television plc.
Clapometer used on 'Opportunity Knocks' between 1956-1978.
'Opportunity Knocks' was a long running talent contest on independent television, which ran between 1956 and 1978. Various acts performed before a live audience, who could register their approval by means of a 'clap-o-meter' and viewers at home were also invited to vote. The programme was extremely popular, with its highest viewing figure in 1974 of 8.6 million.
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- aluminium (metal), brass (copper, zinc alloy), electronic components, glass, metal (unknown), paper (fibre product), plastic (unidentified) and wood (unidentified)
- Thames Television Collection
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