Joining guest host Nicky Martyn on the third All Winners Show were Tony Hatch, Arthur Askey, Clifford Davis and regular host Derek Hobson making up the judging panel of four.
The eight acts back for a chance to book their place in the Grand Final at the end of the series were;
- Al Dean (comedian) – Show 3.24
- Lenny Henry (comedian / impressionist) – Show 3.17
- McGee McNamara (vocalist) – Show 3.18
- Luie Caballero (comedian / impressionist) – Show 3.19
- Paul & Barry Harman (comedy song & dance duo) – Show 3.16 & Show 3.12
- Dennis D’ell (vocal/guitarist) – Show 3.21
- Tommer Puppets (musical puppet act) – Show 3.22
- Son of a Gun (four-piece group) – Show 3.23
When asked to comment on the winning act, judge and comedian, Arthur Askey stated, “all the best comics are scousers.” It seems Arthur may have had a valid point as it was Liverpool comedian Al Dean who was judged to be the winner of this first class All Winners show to book his place in the Grand Final at the London Palladium on 27 July 1975.
Despite not winning the show it wouldn’t be the last we’d see of Lenny Henry the young comedian from Dudley in the West Midlands. The viewers voted in large numbers to see Lenny appear again and he be added to the line-up of the second Viewers Winners show on 7 June 1975.
It remains unclear how Paul and Barry Harman made the line-up of another All Winners Show, having already been beaten by Marti Caine in the second All Winners Show at the start of January 1975.
The comedy duo had already won show twelve of the series, their original appearance on 7 December 1974, so maybe it was viewers votes that prompted the producers to give them another chance. Another reason may have been that the show was one act short following the first Viewers Winners Final on 1 February 1975, the winner of that show already securing a place in the Grand Final at the end of the series.
The English vocalist, with Spanish parents, Luie Caballero first stumbled into the acting profession at the age of fifteen in the Flowerdrum Song. He also performed in the stage musicals Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar and Grease. A versatile singer, later in his career he performed a Frank Sinatra tribute act as well as performing songs from the likes of Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Buddy Holly, David Essex, Gene Pitney, Charles Aznavour and Elvis Presley.