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Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:11 pm
by Jojo Apollo
Which defunct shows would you like to see return? I'd like to see the return of BrainTeaser (minus the dodgy phone-in comps), 100%, Going For Gold, Knightmare (with updated SFX technology), Catchword, In the Grid (wasn't really given a good run originally), Beat the Teacher (updated for Uni students vs lecturers/teachers), Divided (often vicious and nasty at times but good fun). :)

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:17 pm
by James Robinson
Beat The Nation, a great foil before Countdown in 2003, I’ve actually just done a pilot for a show which I’d say is a fusion of that, The National IQ Test and 1 vs. 100.

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:36 pm
by Mark Deeks
The Weakest Link, but without Robinson. A good format was ruined by her preening and body shaming. Would have been one thing if she was funny. She was not.

Oh, and another vote for 100%. That show ruled.

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:36 pm
by Ben Wilson
Bullseye but with Kirk Bevins in place of Tony Green.

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:23 pm
by L'oisleatch McGraw
Catchword!
I was genuinely sick from school, but had to fake it for two extra days so I could see the rest of the champion's run... I can't remember her name, but she was a very elegant and impressive oul granny whose floccinaucinihilipilification of pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis blew my young mind.

Also, I would throw a vote the way of Knightmare, Murphy's Micro Quiz-M, and the Krypton Factor.

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:02 am
by Jojo Apollo
Mark Deeks wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:36 pm
Oh, and another vote for 100%. That show ruled.
Who can forget the incredible Ian Lygo on that, unbeaten for 75 shows (a world record for most consecutive wins on a game show I believe) and the crazy decision of the producer who changed the rules so he could get rid of him. There was a news item on him at the time :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyQOCsLjYTs

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:16 am
by Mark Deeks
100% was cancelled by a commissioner called Kevin Lygo. Wonder if there was some family loyalty act of revenge going on there.

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:02 pm
by Jojo Apollo
Mark Deeks wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:16 am
100% was cancelled by a commissioner called Kevin Lygo. Wonder if there was some family loyalty act of revenge going on there.
:lol: They may be brothers, both are around the same age.

A couple of other game shows to mention, Turnabout (good fun game and excellent host back in the day) and UK Jeopardy (they should up the money and give it a prime time slot)

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:54 pm
by James Laverty
Quite a few I'd like to see back, but can't see any happening. Trying to list the some of the more obscure ones

Wipeout (original, not Total!)
Going For Gold
Poker Face
The Enemy Within
Number 1
1000 Heartbeats
Winning Lines
Brainteaser (The scandal has passed now, surely it could be resurrected)

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:31 pm
by Ian Volante
Turnabout!

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:18 pm
by samir pilica
Shafted (just for a laugh)

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:52 pm
by Johnny Canuck
Grand Slam? Anyone?

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:55 pm
by Gavin Chipper
Johnny Canuck wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:52 pm
Grand Slam? Anyone?
Nice joke.

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:17 pm
by Martin Peters
I’d like to see Bullseye and Total Wipeout return.

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:18 pm
by Martin Peters
Mark Deeks wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:36 pm
The Weakest Link, but without Robinson. A good format was ruined by her preening and body shaming. Would have been one thing if she was funny. She was not.

Oh, and another vote for 100%. That show ruled.
I liked The Weakest Link?

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:19 pm
by Martin Peters
Ben Wilson wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:36 pm
Bullseye but with Kirk Bevins in place of Tony Green.
Yeah.

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:21 pm
by Jayne Wisniewski
I used to enjoy a programme called Crosswits with Tom O'Connor. I thought I remembered watching it after school but when I looked at the transmission dates and times that's impossible -my memory playing tricks on me. It was a contestant and celebrity team solving crossword puzzles and Tom always ended the programme with "never a cross word".

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:07 pm
by James Laverty
Bit of a different one, Today's The Day. All questions based around questions in the news on the day of broadcast.

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:00 pm
by James Robinson
James Laverty wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:07 pm
Bit of a different one, Today's The Day. All questions based around questions in the news on the day of broadcast.
Yeah, I always loved watching that growing up.😄😎👍📅📆

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:18 am
by Cath C
I would like to see the return of The Weakest Link and also Total Wipeout (even though Argentina isn’t the safest place to go to film so they’d have to find another place).

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:26 pm
by Jojo Apollo
Jayne Wisniewski wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:21 pm
I used to enjoy a programme called Crosswits with Tom O'Connor. I thought I remembered watching it after school but when I looked at the transmission dates and times that's impossible -my memory playing tricks on me. It was a contestant and celebrity team solving crossword puzzles and Tom always ended the programme with "never a cross word".
I used to enjoy that show also. The two best celebs were John Junkin and Colin Baker, they were superb at it. I recall they had a week where John Junkin was pitted against Colin Baker, Junkin edged the wins if I recall correctly.

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:59 pm
by Paul Worsley
Film Buff of the Year, which ran for about 3 years in the 1980s. It was, as the title suggests, a quiz dedicated to films. The breadth of knowledge of the contestants was jaw dropping, and I think it got pulled because it was almost impossible to play along.

Face the Music.(BBC2 1970s and 80s) A quiz show dedicated to classical music, which included a round called Dummy Keyboard, in which the host played a piece of music on a soundless piano, and the guests had to guess what he was playing.

Gentler times. I imagine if they bring them back the contestants will have to be covered in mealworms and cockroaches every time they got an answer wrong.

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:47 pm
by Jojo Apollo
Paul Worsley wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:59 pm
Film Buff of the Year, which ran for about 3 years in the 1980s. It was, as the title suggests, a quiz dedicated to films. The breadth of knowledge of the contestants was jaw dropping, and I think it got pulled because it was almost impossible to play along.

Face the Music.(BBC2 1970s and 80s) A quiz show dedicated to classical music, which included a round called Dummy Keyboard, in which the host played a piece of music on a soundless piano, and the guests had to guess what he was playing.

Gentler times. I imagine if they bring them back the contestants will have to be covered in mealworms and cockroaches every time they got an answer wrong.
The late great Robin Ray was host on Film Buff of the Year and a regular panel member on Face the Music.

:lol: Spot on about mealworms etc, nowadays they believe they have to have some silly gimmick to get an audience.

Another show that could be brought back is Sportsmasters. I enjoyed that at the time, here's a reminder of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NluZR8Xf0Bo