Click for larger image 101 Ways To Leave A Gameshow
2010
Click for larger image I didn't know that there were 101 different ways to leave a gameshow. Did you?

3-2-1
1978 Yorkshire Television
3-2-1, one of the biggest game shows of the Late 70's and 80's, hosted by the late Ted Rogers.
 
Various sets of titles here from 1978 to 1987.


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1985
Click for larger image Still going strong in 1985, the Yorkshire Television-produced gameshow, which had clues which were impossible to solve, introduced the world to Dusty Bin, who was given away as the booby prize. Apparently the 3-2-1 title comes fro the fact that the programme was seen to be three shows in one - part gameshow, part quizshow and part entertainment show.

3-2-1
1984 YTV
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1985 YTV
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1986 YTV
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1987 YTV


15 to 1
2001
William G Stewart, who earlier in his career was a successful TV Producer, is now seen in front of the camera presenting the daily Channel 4 Quiz.


Click for larger image The Adventure Game
1980-1986
Click for larger image The adventure game was set on the planet Arg. Celebrities were transported to Arg and had to work out various puzzles to get back to earth.

Click for larger image The Adventure Game
1980
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The Adventure Game
1980-1986
The adventure game was set on the planet Arg. Celebrities were transported to Arg and had to work out various puzzles to get back to earth.

Click for larger image All Clued Up
1988
Click for larger image The theme seems to be unsure of its tempo and quite frankly all over the place. TVS produced this popular gameshow until they lost their franchise in 1992. David Hamilton was the host.

Click for larger image All Star Mr & Mrs
2010
Click for larger image Revived by ITV in 2010, the This Morning double-act of Fern Britton and Phillip Schofield are the hosts.

Click for larger image Ant & Dec's Gameshow Marathon
2005
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Click for larger image Argumental
2009
Click for larger image A Panel Game where John Sargeant presides over two teams of comedians arguing about topics. The audience decides the winners of the arguments set by the teams captained by Rufus Hound and Marcus Brigstocke.

Ask No Questions
1987 Yorkshire Television
Quiz show with John Junkin and Carol Vorderman. Networked, but at different times of the day, mostly at 17.15 (6 days a week). TVS, weekly on Thursdays!
 
Great theme tune!



Click for larger image Michael Barrymore's My Kind Of Music
1999
Click for larger image Quiz and entertainment show which also included a section called "My Kind of People" where Michael would go to shopping centres and let anyone who wanted to sing come up on the stage there.

Click for larger image Battle Of The Brains
2009
Click for larger image It's not what you know but who you know in this BBC quiz to find the best quiz team in Britain.

Click for larger image Banzai
2001
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Click for larger image Big Break
1994
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Click for larger image Big Brother
2000
Click for larger image This was how the Channel 4 ratings smash of Big Brother all started!
 
The theme tune is by Paul Oakenfold called "Element 4"


Click for larger image Big Brother 3
2002
Click for larger image The winner was Kate Lawler. This was also the series that in which Jade Goody took part and (unfortunately for us) made her a household name.

Click for larger image Big Brother 4
2003
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Click for larger image Big Brother 5
2004
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Click for larger image Big Brother 6
2005
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Click for larger image Big Brother 7
2006
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Click for larger image Big Brother 8
2007
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Click for larger image Big Brother 9 (Celebrity)
2008
Click for larger image Here's the BB9 Celebrity BB titles.
 
Right clip - BB9 break bumper


Click for larger image Big Brother 10
2009
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Click for larger image Big Brother
2010
Click for larger image Ratings for Big Brother fell over the years and Channel 4 decided that enough was enough and bosses decided to say goodbye to Big Brother after this final, eleventh, series.

Click for larger image The Biggest Game In Town
2001
Click for larger image Live from Granada TV in Manchester

Click for larger image Blankety Blank
1986
Click for larger image Les Dawson took over from Terry Wogan as host in 1984 as we present the 1986 Christmas edition of Blankety Blank.

Click for larger image Blankety Blank
1988
Click for larger image Les Dawson replaces the original host Terry Wogan. Famous for it's funny microphone on a stick, and its blankety blanks

Click for larger image Blind Date
25.12.1987
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Click for larger image Blind Date
1990
Click for larger image The original dating show was part of ITV's Saturday night line-up for many years, hosted throughout its entire run by Cilla Black.

Click for larger image Blockbusters
1991 Central Television
Click for larger image Blockbusters was produced by Central for the ITV network from 1983 to 1993. The show was hosted by Bob Holness.
 
The excellent theme is by Ed Welch.


Click for larger image Blockbusters
1993
Click for larger image Here's the very last edition of Blockbusters.
 
left clip - opening titles featuring some Carlton continuity at the start
 
right clip - It's goodbye from Blockbusters and the final end credits


Click for larger image The Book Game
24.12.1983
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Bob's Full House
26.12.1984
Bob's Full House was a quiz show based around Bingo. It was hosted by Bob Monkhouse.

Bob's Full House
c1987
A later clip here ..
 
The second clip is a different programme close from 1987


Click for larger image Brainwave
1990
Click for larger image This quiz was part of the BBC's Daytime UK Line-up - Daytime UK was the umbrella title for BBC1's morning programmes for the 1990/91 period - and was presented by Andy Craig.

Click for larger image Britain's Got Talent
2010
Click for larger image ITV's other talent show which runs through the spring is equally as popular as The X Factor and delivers similar audience figures. Ant and Dec are the hosts.

Bruce Forsyth & The Generation Game
1972 BBC Television
One of the biggest entertainment shows of the 1970's, The Generation Game was a massive hit. This is a set of titles from the 1972 series, which started with a compilation of highlights from the previous series. The credits from the same programme, featuring an extended version of the theme tune, sung by Brucie.

Bruce Forsyth & The Generation Game
1975 BBC Television
The titles from 1975 and It's nice to see you ... To see you NICE!
 
The end of the show and Didn't they do well!!!


Click for larger image Bruce Forsyth's Generation Game
1991
Click for larger image Bruce Forsyth is back in 1991 with The Generation Game

Click for larger image The Bubble
2010
Click for larger image A comedy-based gameshow in which three celebrities are quizzed about current events after being cut off from the outside world for a few days.

Click for larger image Bullseye
1981
Click for larger image It's Bullseye from ATV in 1981

Click for larger image Bullseye
1983
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Bullseye (Christmas)
1984
It's a Bullseye! And a Christmas one at that. Join Jim Bowen and the team for some festive spirit from Central in 1984.


Click for larger image Call My Bluff
1960s
Click for larger image Here's the earliest edition of the classic wordplay game we have,complete with that theme tune, with team captains Frank Muir and Alan Melville being kept in order by chairman Robin Ray. Alan Melville was an established theatre actor who later turned author and comedy writer. Frank Muir was a comedy writer and raconteur who wrote "Whack-O" and other radio and tv comedys with Denis Nordern. Robin Ray, son of music hall comic Ted Ray, was an actor musician and broadcaster.

Click for larger image Call My Bluff
1980s
Click for larger image Some BBC2 continuity about the upcoming film "Caddyshack" leads into this episode, with Robert Robinson in the chair and Frank Muir still as a team captain. Theme tune appears to have be reworked too.

Click for larger image Call My Bluff
1994
Click for larger image The programme was resurrected for a one-off edition to celebrate BBC2's 30th anniversary. Robert Robinson and Frank Muir took part although Joanna Lumley captained the other team as Arthur Marshall had died since the last series had ended.

Click for larger image Call My Bluff
1998
Click for larger image An update to the theme here, now with Bob Holness as chairman, and humourist and writer Alan Coren and comedienne Sandi Toksvig as team captains.

Click for larger image Catch Phrase
1987
Click for larger image The long-running visual puzzle game where you "say what you see", hosted by Roy Walker.
 
right clip is from 1989


Click for larger image Catch Phrase
1989
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Chain Letters
1987
Chain Letters was a word puzzle based gameshow presented originally by Jeremy Beadle. Other hosts were Andrew O'Connor, Allan Stewart, Ted Robbins, Vince Henderson and Dave Spikey. The show ran from 1987 to 1995.

Click for larger image Challenge Anneka
1989-1994 BBC Television
Click for larger image Anneka Rice was challenged (hence the title) to various kindly acts within a tight time scale. A fabulous animated title sequence with music by David Mindel.
 
right clip is the longer version of the titles.


Click for larger image Challenge Anneka
2006
Click for larger image ITV remakes Challenge Anneka for a one off special. The titles are remade, but use the same iconic theme tune, designed by Ian Bate of 422 Manchester.

Cluedo
1992
Quiz show based on the popular board game.  Richard Madeley is your host.  Other hosts were James Bellini and Chris Tarrant.  Actors who have played the characters were Stephanie Beacham, Rula Lenska, Kate O'Mara, Derek Nimmo, Toyah Wilcox, Ian Lavender, Joan Sims, David McCallum, Koo Stark, Susan George, Christopher Biggins, Tom Baker, Lewis Collins, Pam Ferris, Lysette Anthony, Joanna Lumley, Liz Smith, Leslie Grantham, Nicholas Parsons, John Bird, Jerry Hall, Robin Nedwell, Richard Wilson, Mollie Sugden and June Whitfield.

Click for larger image The Colour of Money
2009
Click for larger image Chris Tarrant originally presented this show on radio, but was brought to TV in 2009.  Players have to choose ten of the coloured boxes which all contain random amounts from £1,000 - £20,000, but you don't win the money unless you shout STOP.  Players have to reach a target of at least £50,000 using the ten boxes they have selected.  If you don't say stop, the money is lost.  Make your target, you win the money.

Click for larger image Computer Challenge
1986
Click for larger image I think you'll agree that the theme tune for this electronic business game is very much of its time.

Click for larger image Concentration
1988
Click for larger image Nick Jasckson presents Concentration. This clip features some HTV Wales continuity at the beginning.
 
Nick is now a voiceover artist, visit his website www.nickjacksonsvoice.com


Click for larger image Connections
1985
Click for larger image Connections was originally hosted by Sue Robbie, followed by Bob Carolgees and Richard Madeley.

Click for larger image Countdown
1984
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Click for larger image Countdown
1995
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Click for larger image Countdown
1996
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Click for larger image Celebrity Countdown
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Click for larger image The Chase
14.1.2013
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Click for larger image Countdown
2000
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Click for larger image Countdown
2001
Click for larger image The long running gameshow, hosted here by the late Richard Whiteley with Carol Vorderman.  Based on the french gameshow "Des Chiffres et Des Lettres"

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Click for larger image Crazy Comparisons
1991
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Click for larger image Criss Cross Quiz
1957-1967 Granada Television
Click for larger image Criss Cross Quiz was televisions first game show based on Noughts and Crosses. The original quiz master was Jeremy Hawk. Jeremy was replaced by Barbera Kelly in 1963

Crosswits
1987
Crosswits was a cryptic crossword based gameshow presented by Tom O'Connor.

Click for larger image Crosswits
1991
Click for larger image A later edition of Crosswits here from 1991.

Click for larger image The Cube
2009
Click for larger image Phillip Schofield asks if you have what it takes to beat The Cube?


Click for larger image Dale's Supermarket Sweep
1999
Click for larger image The opening and closing sequences from the outrageously camp Supermarket Sweep. This daytime programme made Dale Winton a household name.

Click for larger image Dance X
2007
Click for larger image One of the BBC's attempts to challenge ITV's dominance in studio-based entertainment challenge formats was Dance X, hosted by Ben Sheppard.

Click for larger image Dancing On Ice
2010
Click for larger image Another studio-based entertainment challenge format was Dancing on Ice. One again, ITV got Phillip Schofield to host the show, this time with Holly Willoughby.

Click for larger image Deal or No Deal
2007
Click for larger image "22 boxes, a quarter of a million pounds and just one question...... Deal or No Deal?"  Noel Edmonds is your host with the banker on the end of the phone.  The banker is mentioned on the end credits as himself, but it is rumoured that the banker is executive producer Glenn Hugill.

Click for larger image Divided
2010
Click for larger image Hosted by Andrew Castle, this quiz gets three people to agree on the answers but the contestants have to decide who gets the most money at the end of the show.

Click for larger image Don't Stop Believing
2010
Click for larger image The current trend on studio-based game/quiz show formats is to have the sound of the audience cheering throughout the entire opening titles, as is the case here with this Channel Five's version of the X-Factor/Britain's Got Talent format.

Click for larger image Deal or No Deal
2011
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Click for larger image Eggheads
2009
Click for larger image Sadly we only have the concluding part of the title sequence for the quiz which pits leading quiz teams against each other.

Click for larger image Eurovision Your Country Needs You
2010
Click for larger image A challenge format is used to decide the song which will represent the UK at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest.

Click for larger image Every Second Counts
1988
Paul Daniels hosted this quick-fire quiz in which couples answered questions to add more time to their clocks.


Click for larger image Face The Music
1976
Click for larger image A highbrow classical music-based gameshow where three celebrities Face the Music.

Click for larger image Face The Music
1983
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Click for larger image Family Fortunes
1980
Click for larger image Taken from the first series of the gameshow where family competes against family. Bob Monkhouse was the host. The jackpot for this original series was £1000 - a fortune in 1980.

Click for larger image Family Fortunes (close)
1983
Click for larger image Central Production. We don't have the opening titles, but here are the closing credits with Bob Monkhouse.

Click for larger image Family Fortunes
1987
Click for larger image After a break, Family Fortunes returns with a new look and a new host - Les Dennis.

Click for larger image Family Fortunes
1989
Click for larger image Another new set of opening titles.

Click for larger image Family Fortunes
1999
Click for larger image Les Dennis was still the host at the end of the nineties

Click for larger image Family Fortunes
2000
Click for larger image New titles for the 2000 series, still hosted by Les Dennis. Notice the fact that the families huddle together during the titles when they are being introduced before taking their place at the side of the set.

Click for larger image Family Fortunes
2002
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Click for larger image All Star Family Fortunes
2007
Click for larger image A new celebrity version of the show presented by Vernon Kay.  The revival was decided on after the popularity of the show after the final of Ant and Dec's Gameshow Marathon in 2005 was Family Fortunes (Vernon Kay was in that final, but lost to Carol Vorderman).

Famous People Famous Places
1992
Famous People Famous Places was a general knowledge gameshow presented by William G Stewart. The show was commissioned by Thames and was only transmitted locally.

Click for larger image The Feelgood Factor
2009
Click for larger image Three one-off specials designed to get people healthy and fit.  Presented by Eamonn Holmes and Myleene Klass. Clips are from the opening and end titles to the third and last show.

Click for larger image Fluke
1997
Click for larger image Apparently Tim Vine, the host of this Channel 4 game show, is 6 foot 2. I bet you didn't know that.

Click for larger image Film Buff Of The Year
1986
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Click for larger image First Class
1986
Click for larger image The lushious Debbie Greenwood, two teams of high school kids (a 2nd year, a 4th year and a 6th year), the "Spinning Gold Disc" round, head-to-head button bashing games like Paperboy and Track And Field as well as a score-keeping BBC Micro called "Eugene" all form this quiz show from the late 80's.  The overall winners of the series won (wait for it) a BBC Micro for their school!  Shown on BBC1 just before the 5.30 news

Click for larger image Four Square
1988
Click for larger image Four Square was a puzzle/quiz game hosted by Michael Groth and then John Sachs. The series was originally produced at BBC Birmingham and later at Elstree.

Four Square
1989
A very eighties theme tune introduced this particular "fast moving quiz game."

Four Square (Theme & Maze Music)
1989 BBC Television
The theme and incidental music was composed by Ian McKim and recorded at Toad Hall Studios (now closed), Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow. MP3s of the theme and maze music are available to download.

Click for larger image Friends Like These
2003
Click for larger image Gameshow from the early noughties presented by Ant and Dec, and later (as in this clip) by Ian Wright. 2 teams of 5 friends, one team male, the other female, compete in one-on-one challenges to win a holiday (usually to Ibiza funnily enough) for all 5 of the winning team. The final round was called "The Decider" where the 5 members of the winning team would answer questions individually about the person they thought they knew most in the team to win a place on the holiday. If they got it right, their chair went white, if not it went red. The ultimate test of friendship was whether the white chairs would risk it all for the sake of the red chairs and answer one more question. Get it right, they all went on the holiday, get it wrong, they all went home!