Inside Action: Twit of the Week

Doctor Who was just one "twit of the Week" as far as Action readers were concerned.

Doctor Who was just one “twit of the Week” as far as Action readers were concerned.

Twit of the Week was Action’s regular chance for readers to spotlight people in the media, who they thought were in some way ridiculous. Each twit, usually the one who managed to garner the most votes each week, was pictured in the ‘TOTW’ frame with a reader’s letter of nomination next to them.

Twit of the Week ran from the 6th March 1976 issue onwards, although nominations were invited from the very first issue. In all there were 23 pre-ban recipients of the award, one lucky individual having the award bestowed upon them twice. Below are those lucky few.

6th March 1976 Bamber Gasciogne
13th March 1976 Nicholas Parsons
20th March 1976 Russell Harty
27th March 1976 The Bay City Rollers
3rd April 1976 Malcolm Allison
10th April 1976 Hughie Green
17th April 1976 Tony Blackburn
24th April 1976 Doctor Who
1st May 1976 Kojak
8th May 1976 Bruce Forsyth
15th May 1976 Batman and Robin
22nd May 1976 Cilla Black
29th May 1976 No Twit – Hook Jaw poster
5th June 1976 No Twit – Hook Jaw poster
12th June 1976 No Twit – Hook Jaw poster
19th June 1976 No Twit – Hook Jaw poster
26th June 1976 Dr. Magnus Pike
3rd July 1976 Nicholas Parsons (again)
10th July 1976 No Twit
17th July 1976 No Twit
24th July 1976 Patrick Moore
31st July 1976 William Conrad
7th August 1976 No Twit
14th August 1976 Mike Reid
21st August 1976 No Twit
28th August 1976 Mohammad Ali
4th September 1976 Donny Osmond
11th September 1976 Lee Majors
18th September 1976 Jimmy Hill
25th September 1976 No Twit
2nd October 1976 Cyril Fletcher
9th October 1976 Peter Falk
16th October 1976 Money Man
23rd October 1976 The Lost Issue – any ideas?

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