Take Me Out
ITV2's take on the dating show - "do you come here often?" sorry but no I don't.
Take Your Pick
Take the money or Open The Box? Yes, Des O' Connor guides contestants through this popular gameshow, but not before they've endured the Yes/No game (where contestants see if they can last 1 minute while answering Des' questions without saying Yes or No or nodding or shaking their head. They then choose a key and Des tries to buy it off them with increasing amounts of money. If they "Open The Box", then they keep the prize written on a card inside. Prizes ranged from a £1000 treasure chest, A brand new car, or more useless prizes like a plate of beans or an old sock. Jodie Wilson (now Mrs Des O' Connor) was your hostess.
Talking Telephone Numbers
Tarby's Frame Game
The Livipudlian commedian hosts this word guessing game. The premise was that contestants has to find a missing word that would form 2 phrases, such as GRAVE____COLD (the answer is "Stone", Grave Stone and Stone Cold). Top Prize was usually a fabulous holiday for two, along with consolation prizes including luggage sets and a home computer (which was basically an electric typewriter with a disk drive in the monitor, but it was classy in them days)
The title sequence from the very first season of the TV gameshow.
Telly Addicts was presented by Noel Edmonds and ran from 1985 to 1998.
Here's a couple more clips featuring an title sequence from 1992
Test The Nation
Philip Schofield and Anne Robinson host this live show that the whole country could join in with, by phone, text or online. Multiple choice questions in various catagories were given in blocks of ten and the studio based celebrities and contestants (Hairdressers, Taxi Drivers and the like) had to log in their answers. At the end, the studio winners were announced (to much cheering) and the home based audience's results were broken down into which class of people got were the brightest (men, women, under 35's, where they lived etc)
Three Little Words
Join ventriloquist Ray Allan (no Lord Charles I'm afraid) and Barbie for HTV West's game show, Three Little Words, shown across the ITV Network in an early afternoon slot during the mid 1980's.
Ray Alan and Barbie were asked to take over from Don Moss to host this quiz about word association.
Totally Saturday was another Graham Norton-hosted entertainment show which was indeed broadcast on Saturdays.
Helicopter based game show featuring Anneka Rice as the sky-runner, who dashed around like a woman possessed under the instruction of 2 studio based contestants and the school headmaster-ish host Kenneth Kendal. Wincy Willis tracked their progress on a glorified weather map and Graham the Cameraman and Frank the Soundman were regularly seen on screen too, as well as Keith the helicopter pilot. Top prize was £1000 if all 3 clues were found. The legendary theme tune was written by Ed Welch.
Anneka takes some maternity leave so tennis star Annabel Croft steps in to fill the blue jumpsuit. New titles and a new pilot (Ian) kicks off a new series. Look out for the strange giant like character during the tug-o-war at 1:03...the things they made that poor woman do!
Trick or Treat
Ex Radio 1 DJ Mike Smith and a young Julian Clarey (sadly no Fanny The Wonder Dog) host this LWT offering of the 80's. Audience members would bring in strange items and Julian would "Buy" them off them. One particular episode, the contestant was playing for a car, hidden under a sheet, and was elated when they got all the questions right. Imagine their dismay when the car turned out to be a Peugeot 205 that had been in a head on collision. Trick or Treat!
Earn the most Money and you have the chance to open the vault. Fail, and someone at home gets the chance. Davina McCall was the original host of the quiz, our clip shows her replacement Melanie Sykes at the helm
They Think It's All Over
Turner Round The World