Crosswits is a British game show produced by Tyne Tees in association with Cove Productions and Action Time and filmed from their City Road studios in Newcastle upon Tyne. It was originally hosted by Barry Cryer for the first two series, then comedian Tom O’Connor took over from series 3 until the show ended on 23 December 1998. The show consisted of two members of the public competing against each other to solve simple crossword puzzles. Each member of the public was helped out by a “celebrity” partner.
The first series was broadcast on Tyne Tees only and was networked to all ITV regions from series 2. [Wikipedia]