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 »

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Presenter: Olaf, you're playing catch up.
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Silly and cheesy daytime TV
16 January 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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.

This was once a lunchtime favourite and indeed the idea was repeated in another game show years later (I forget the name) expect without the European element. It was all very entertaining but the European thing made it feel very cheesy. The grand prize was always grand but so very far away in terms of number of shows you had to go through to get it. The rounds idea was clever but it didn't really have anything special and was never able to climb out of being a daytime TV show to be prime time.

Henry Kelly was a so-so host with one major flaw - his accent. It's difficult enough for me (from Northern Ireland) to get every word he says in his thick Irish brogue, but for contestants from all over Europe to have to come to Britain and understand him made it extra difficult for those not from GB. Any European who won deserved it because they were doing it in their second or third language and working past the accent as well! I think UK TV did it deliberately just so someone English could be on TV and win - of course they didn't anyway!

Overall, just another daytime TV game show that came and went - cringe-worthy sometime due to the cheesiness of the host and the ability of our European brothers!


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