Click for larger image Masterchef
1992
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Masterteam
1987
Masterteam was a general knowledge quiz presented by Angela Rippon. It ran from 1985 to 1987.

Click for larger image Mastermind
24.12.1979
Click for larger image I don't think that you could ever hear a more appropriate theme if you tried! The theme music creates the perfect tension level for the ultimate test of specialist and general knowledge which was part of BBC1's Sunday evening schedule for many years. Here Magnus Magnusson, who hosted the programme during its 25-year long run on BBC1 - 1972 to 1997 - introduces the 1979 final.

Click for larger image Mastermind
1997
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Click for larger image Mastermind
2003
Click for larger image After six years away from BBC Television, Mastermind returned to BBC2 in 2003 with John Humphreys as quizmaster. Originally the show was filmed in different locations every week, until the BBC decided to record all shows at Oxford Road in Manchester.

Click for larger image Junior Mastermind
2007
Click for larger image Same format, same tough questions, younger contestants! John Humphreys is your question master again in both clips.

Mr & Mrs
1984 & 1986 Border Television
Derek Batey presented the Husband and Wife quiz that was originally shown in the Border Region only, but was picked up by the ITV Network. During the Seventies, Border and HTV would produce alternate series of the programme. If anyone has an HTV version, with Alan Taylor, please contact us!

Click for larger image Must Be The Music
2010
Click for larger image 'Must Be the Music is Sky's attempt to cash in on the X Factor format.


Click for larger image The National Lottery Jetset
2001
Click for larger image Incorporating the National Lottery Draw on a Saturday night, Eammon Holmes is the host of this BBC1 show that saw contestants battle it out for a chance to win a holiday somewhere in the world. In the classic case of "winner stays on", the studio winner would compete against the current winner (still on holiday somewhere in the world) via satallite link for the chance to win another holiday in far flung places. If the current champion lost, they'd have to come home and the new champion would spend a week in a new destination. If they won, they got to spend another week in the new destination.

Click for larger image National Lottery In It To Win It
2002
Click for larger image Dale Winton is your host where a small version of a lottery machine decides which colour is chosen and that player goes to the winners area and makes money (5,000 per right answer). Get an answer wrong and they go to the red area and someone else's colour is chosen. When the klaxon sounds, whoever is in the winners row has to answer one question correct to earn a share of the prize fund.

Click for larger image Now You See It
1986
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Click for larger image Odd 1 Out
1980s
Click for larger image Odd One Out was the first game show hosted by Paul Daniels.

Odd One Out
1982
Game show hosted by Paul Daniels.

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2010
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Click for larger image The One And Only
2008
Click for larger image Yet another BBC-produced X Factor/Britain's Got Talent rival was this search to find the UK's best tribute act.

Click for larger image One False Move
1990
Click for larger image Short lived gameshow because it was made for BSB, which only lasted for a year.

Click for larger image One To Win
1992
Click for larger image Hosted by Andrew O'Connor, this quiz show in which three contestants compete for unusual prizes by answering questions on general knowledge.

Click for larger image One To Win
16.11.2000
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Click for larger image Opportunity Knocks
1988
Click for larger image Bob Monkhouse's talent search show. Originally hosted by Hughie Green on ITV


Click for larger image Play Your Cards Right
1983
Click for larger image HIGHER........LOWER Bruce Forsyth hosts the quiz where the turn of a card could win you a car. The series was revived in the '90's and 2002 and even was used by Ant and Dec on their Gameshow Marathon in 2005.

Click for larger image Play Your Cards Right
1996
Click for larger image The long-running gameshow in which married couples hope to win big if they play their cards right.

Click for larger image Pointless
2010
Click for larger image No jokes about this programme being pointless - honest - because being pointless is the name of the game.

Click for larger image Pokerface
2006
Bluffing your opponents quiz with Ant and Dec.

Click for larger image Pop Idol
2003
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Click for larger image Pop Quiz
1983
Click for larger image Once upon a time, a mulleted Radio One DJ called Mike Reid hosted this ratings winning quiz show which regularly saw pop stars answering music related questions. Regularly attracting 10 million viewers, the penultimate episode in 1984 saw Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet battle it out to be crowned kings of the pop quiz.

Click for larger image Popstar to Operastar
2010
Click for larger image The title says it all really.

Click for larger image The Price Is Right
1984
Click for larger image The first big money gameshow on ITV, hosted by Leslie Crowther.

Click for larger image The Price Is Right
1986
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Click for larger image The Price is Right
2006
Click for larger image Household favourite Joe Pasquale takes over the reins from Bruce Forsyth on "Britains Brightest Gameshow". All the favourite games of old such as "Plinko" are there, as well as some new ones. The voice overs were provided by Mike Hurley and more recently Peter Dixon.

Click for larger image Punch Lines
24.12.1983
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Click for larger image Push The Button
2010
Click for larger image ITV's latest vehicle for Ant and Dec.

Click for larger image The Pyramid Game
1980s
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Click for larger image QI
2007
Click for larger image Stephen Fry is your host for this comedy panel show. Regular team member Alan Davies is joined by a plethora of other stars, such as Jo Brand, Bill Bailey and even Jeremy Clarkson.
 
An extended version of the show was made called QI XL.


Click for larger image A Question Of Genuis
2010
Click for larger image Kirsty Wark hosts the gameshow which is the ultimate test of knowledge, judgement and nerve.

Click for larger image A Question of Sport
1987
Click for larger image A Question Of Sport with a set of titles from 1987.

Click for larger image A Question Of Sport
1996
Click for larger image Resplendant in new animated titles, David Coleman hosts this sporting knowledged based quiz, with cricketer Ian Botham and rugby star Bill Beaumont as team captains.

Click for larger image A Question of Sport
2000
Click for larger image A fresh set of opening titles, a dancier theme tune as well as new team captains and a new host! Sue Barker ventures forth as quiz mistress and John Parrot and Ally McCoist take over as team captains in this Manchester filmed series.

Click for larger image A Question of Sport
2003
Click for larger image Another set of new titles, a slight tweek of the theme and a new team captain in the shape of Frankie Dettori heralds the new series of Question Of Sport.


Click for larger image Robot Wars
2000
Click for larger image Robot Wars was the ultimate challenge show for blokes and was hosted by Craig Charles with excitable commentary by Jonathan Pearce. The show featured battles between vehicles - robots - designed by members of the public and built especially for the programme.

Click for larger image Runway
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Click for larger image Runway
1988
Click for larger image A small clip of Richard and Judy telling us whats coming up on This Morning leads us seamlessly (?) into this Richard Madeley driven quiz show. An exotic holiday was on offer to the lucky winner, but the show didnt last more than a few series. Also, in the last series, audience numbers were so low, that dummys with wigs on were placed in the studio audience and the filmed from the back!