Idiot Card

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Idiot Card

In broadcasting, an informal term for a cue card. This helps actors and/or announcers remember what they are supposed to say in order to ensure a smooth (and enjoyable) broadcast, which pleases viewers and, by extension, advertisers.
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The series is based on the book by author Christopher Winn - so here's something you never knew about Chris: he used to hold up the idiot boards on Wogan with all Terry's questions on them.
The programme is based on the book series by author Christopher Winn - so here's something that you never knew about Chris: he used to hold up the idiot boards on Wogan with all of Terry's questions written on them.
The series is based on the book by author Christopher Winn - who used to hold up the idiot boards on Wogan with all Terry's questions.