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Game show which sought to resolve the question, "Are two heads better than one?" A single contestant competed against a team of two (related in some way but not married) to answer general ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Cullen, Bob Hilton, David Vito Gregoli
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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 »

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Contestant: [running joke] I'll have a P please Bob.
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During the closing credits at the end of some shows, Bob Holness, the studio audience and the contestants are seen performing the Hand-Jive dance. In the final show, the crew are seen joining in doing the final Hand-Jive dance. See more »

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My Favourite Game Show
12 December 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I do so wish Blockbusters and Bob Holness would return to out screens. British terrestrial TV needs a good gameshow and Blockbusters could provide it.

In the show, students picked a letter from the hexagonal blocks. They might say, "Can I have a T Bob?" for example or even funnier, "Can I have a P Bob?" The answer to the general knowledge question that they were going to be asked began with the letter they picked. The questions were quite tough at times which made it even more fun. And the 60 second hot spot finale was just engrossing.

Blockbusters was a very good gameshow. It was entertaining but more importantly, it helped build one's general knowledge up. If you've watched enough episodes of Blockbusters, then those good old pub quizzes are going to be a piece of cake!


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