The Generation Game (1971–2001)
"Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game" (original title)

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Making a fool of the contestants as they try to copy professionals who have strange jobs. To win some prizes the contestants play for points until there is a winner. They then watch prizes ... See full summary »

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Bruce Forsyth ...
 Himself - Host (15 episodes, 1971-1994)
Jim Davidson ...
 Himself - Host (11 episodes, 1995-2001)
Melanie Stace ...
 Herself - Co-Presenter / ... (9 episodes, 1996-2001)
Anthea Redfern ...
 Herself - Hostess (8 episodes, 1971-1975)
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Making a fool of the contestants as they try to copy professionals who have strange jobs. To win some prizes the contestants play for points until there is a winner. They then watch prizes go by on a conveyor belt past where they are sat,and if they can remember any of them when asked they win those prizes.

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[Rolf is quickly painting a large portrait of Bruce]
Bruce Forsyth: I suppose it does help if you get people that have got a lot of character about them?
Rolf Harris: Yeah, but I'll make do. Could you stand still, please?
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Life is the Name of the Game
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Composed and performed by Bruce Forsyth
Arranged by Ronnie Hazlehurst
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People doing things they really shouldn't!!
28 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

You take one male and one female either related or by marriage but one has to be a generation older than the other. So they have two couples doing stupid things like dancing and they bring another two couples in to do stupid things. They get judged and two couples leave and the last two couples do a sketch and one couple win. The winning couple then go on to memorise toys and appliances and what they remember they take home.


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