Terry Wogan and Blankety Blank in 1981

Richard Birtchnell on TV Show Blankety Blank

Life Before Being a Master of Ceremonies

Before becoming a Toastmaster, Richard led the life of a secret TV celebrity! He appeared on the BBC's TV game show "Blankety Blank" in 1981 with presenter, Terry Wogan. Unfortunately, Terry Wogan died on 31 January 2016. RIP Terry Wogan.

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Image 1: He used that funny stick microphone... And He and I both had hair!
Image 2: I lost my match but have a Blankety Blank cheque book and pen as a souvenir
Image 3: What about those glasses?
Image 4: The panel included three who are also no longer with us: Kenny Everett, Derek Nimmo and Wendy Richards