Record Breakers

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Record Breakers was a British Guinness Book of Records themed children's TV show, originally presented by Roy Castle with twin brothers Norris McWhirter and Ross McWhirter. It broadcast on BBC television from 1972 to 2001.

The theme music was "Dedication", performed by Roy Castle, who broke at least two world records on the show himself.

As well as interviews with people who held British or World records, each edition would include a feature in which the studio audience would test the McWhirter brothers on their (almost infallible) knowledge of records, and the climax of each show would usually be a world record attempt in the studio. Ross, the quieter of the two, was shot dead by a Provisional IRA assassin in 1975, but his brother continued to appear on the show in the "Norris On The Spot" feature.

Other hosts since Castle's death in 1994 included Cheryl Baker, Kriss Akabusi and Linford Christie. The show was cancelled in 2001.

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