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there is an amazing bit about 1:15 in where Henry Kelly claps in a co-ordinated fashion with the contestant rubbing his hands with glee.
exhibited in the opening sequence where the contestants are introduced was always a thing of wonder.
Was it ever actually broadcast in any other country?
I heard it was sponsored by like the EU though. Though I don't think the EU existed back then, so maybe something else
sort of a wave your hands around by the side of your head for a bit too long and then point at the camera with both hands thing
is wipeout still about?
Turnabout with Rob Curling was another good one
it was really soothing, with that pool of sparkly water infront of the contestants
of pretending to be ill one day so i could stay home from school to watch Going For Gold. I was a strange child. I also had my own words to the theme tune.
The heat is on,
The time is right,
It's time for you
to have a fight
'Cos people are dying all over the world
When you're going for going for Gold!
...I was a strange child.
And of course: "For the C word we shall use the phrase 'Henry Kelly'. Of course, this can cause some confusion, as in the phrase 'Henry Kelly: what a Henry Kelly'."
through about 70 episodes and only ONE person got a holiday
won the first series!
the bloke who presented it (andrew o' connor) is now a big tv producer!
with Ted Robbins
with Lenny someone
and never Shane Richie, who was rubbish at it.
And Chain Letters was briefly presented by Dave Spikey.
Next: Keynotes with Alistair Divall and its role in my youth development.
where they had to go up and press a key on that massive computer keyboard in front of a big screen?
erm.... oh shit. i know exactly the one you mean.
She said "Ooo it was very exciting"
i have never seen that before, ever.
trying to prove you know something about modern irish culture?
Hasn't it been on tv since the dawn of man?
I thought it was on at like 6.
They used to show it on Channel 4 and my mum used to make us all sit down and watch it