|Also known as||Top Team|
|Genre||Game show (regional)|
|Presented by||Jimmy Spankie (1971-1983)|
Jimmy Mack (1984)
Frank Gilfeather (1989-1998)
|Country of origin||Scotland|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Grampian Television|
|Original network||Grampian Television|
|Original release||29 July 1971 –|
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