Blockbusters (1983– )

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

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

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In 1987, the opening title sequence was replaced by a new opening title sequence, which was inspired by the classic 1982 futuristic thriller "Blade Runner", which flying hexagons are seen flying above a futuristic city. The new title sequence remained until the final show of "Blockbusters" in 1993. See more »

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Contestant: [running joke] I'll take an E 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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A cult favourite
18 June 2008 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

The basic concept: A player and a team played against each other to create lines vertically/horizontally on the board before the opposing player/team, answering questions based on the chosen letter. The winner would go on to play Gold Rush, with multiple letters, in an effort to win the big prize.

Great fun. If it had still been going today, I would have liked to go on it myself. It was always a lively program, with some bizarre contestant personalities facing a distinguished host, Bob Holness, who played his part as the host in an ever-cheerful manner.

Although the format will forever appear dated, this is a game show that will live on in people's minds for a good few years yet. A series revival would be good, providing they find the right host and don't deviate too far from it's original setup. What would happen if the theme music changed and killed off that famous hand jive? *Twirls arms, claps hands etc*


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