Blockbusters (1983– )

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Series cast summary:
Bob Holness ...
 Himself - Host / ... (285 episodes, 1983-1994)


General knowledge quiz for 16-18-year-olds.

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The students who perform the "Hand-Jive" dance at the end of each fifth program were allowed to do the "Hand-Jive" by the producers, as it was the final thing they did before they went home. See more »


Contestant: [running joke] I'll have a P please Bob.
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Referenced in Father Ted: The Passion of Saint Tibulus (1995) See more »

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I'll have a B please Bob!
2 January 2001 | by (Cork, Ireland) – See all my reviews

In the UK, everybody knows the quiz show Blockbusters. All you have to say to remind them of the show is: "I'll have a P please Bob". The Bob referred to the host Bob Holness who gained quite a large following, during the running of this quality quiz show. Watching the new Blockbusters hosted now by the lively Lisa Tarbuck, it seems that Bob wasn't the only reason behind Blockbuster's success.

The format is wacky. Two players play against one play in a strange game of hexagonal tic-tac-toe. The game board has been cleverly designed so that every game has a winner. The winners then try to win the Gold Run for a pretty generous prize.

The quiz is quick and entertaining even when the guests are not. The host keeps things moving. Both Holness and Tarbuck are blessed with sure-fire wits that keep the game interesting. The questions are often difficult. Each answer beginning of course with a different letter. I don't know if it ever made it to the shores of the USA but it stamped itself on the culture of Britain for sure.

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