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

Post by Jojo Apollo » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:11 pm

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). :)

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Post by James Robinson » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:17 pm

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.
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Post by Mark Deeks » 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.
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Post by Ben Wilson » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:36 pm

Bullseye but with Kirk Bevins in place of Tony Green.

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Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:23 pm

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.
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Post by Jojo Apollo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:02 am

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

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Post by Mark Deeks » 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.
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Post by Jojo Apollo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:02 pm

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)

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Post by James Laverty » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:54 pm

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)
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Post by Ian Volante » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:31 pm

Turnabout!
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Post by samir pilica » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:18 pm

Shafted (just for a laugh)

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Post by Johnny Canuck » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:52 pm

Grand Slam? Anyone?
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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:55 pm

Johnny Canuck wrote:
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Grand Slam? Anyone?
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Post by Martin Peters » Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:17 pm

I’d like to see Bullseye and Total Wipeout return.

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Post by Martin Peters » Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:18 pm

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?

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Post by Martin Peters » Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:19 pm

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

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Post by Jayne Wisniewski » 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".

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Post by James Laverty » 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.
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Post by James Robinson » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:00 pm

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.😄😎👍📅📆
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Post by Cath C » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:18 am

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).

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Post by Jojo Apollo » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:26 pm

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.

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Post by Paul Worsley » 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.

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Post by Jojo Apollo » Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:47 pm

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

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