Going for Gold (1987–1996)

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A quiz that drew it's contestants from across Europe. It started with a large group answering general knowledge questions as a group, as each reached a set number of points they went through to the next round with the last to reach it being eliminated. Other rounds featured questions asked against a clock of diminishing points and solo rounds. Written by Bob The Moo

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The revival of Going for Gold ran from 13 October 2008 to 20 March 2009 for 105 episodes on Channel Five. John Suchet was the presenter with Dean Wilson standing in when John was unavailable. Alex Kramer presented the viewers phone-in question section, something which was repeated throughout the show. Vicky Letch stepped in while Alex was on holiday. See more »


Presenter: Olaf, you're playing catch up.
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Unique concept in its day
18 June 2008 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

In a unique twist, contestants from around Europe competed in a three-stage quiz game, answering general knowledge questions in order to qualify for the final and win a prize.

Although my memories of this show are a bit fuzzy, I remember the rounds very well. Starting with an elimination, before moving on to a round where they answered for more points depending on difficulty, then a "chain" round where they had to get as many right in a row as they could and ending with the 4-3-2-1 descriptions round depicted above.

The host, Henry Kelly, is most likely the classiest gameshow host I've ever seen on telly, and he supported the show very well. The "Euro quiz" idea was a unique, yet slightly barmy, concept as well, I remember an incident where a contestant kept buzzing in just for the hell of it! I enjoyed this show during its run, but wasn't too keen on five's cheap remake, One To Win. It was good while it lasted, but desperately needs to be re-run at some point for the benefit of those who didn't see it first time round.

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