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 - who used to hold up the idiot boards on Wogan with all Terry's questions.
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.
We use idiot boards, with the dialogue in large type, but he didn't need them.
With Peter, I was slightly worried because I had heard stories from friends who worked on the Harry Potter films about Richard Harris being [drunk], having to have huge idiot boards and earpieces, and having had temper tantrums.