Helicopter skyrunner Anneka Rice races against the clock to find directions to treasure at locations worked out by studio guests from cryptic clues.
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Kenneth Kendall ...  Himself - Host / ... 95 episodes, 1982-1989
Anneka Rice Anneka Rice ...  Herself - Skyrunner / ... 81 episodes, 1982-1988
Wincey Willis Wincey Willis ...  Herself - Adjudicator 70 episodes, 1984-1989
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Helicopter skyrunner Anneka Rice races against the clock to find directions to treasure at locations worked out by studio guests from cryptic clues.

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28 December 1982 (UK) See more »

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The series used two Bell 206 Jetranger helicopters chartered from Castle Air. G-BHXU, piloted by Keith Thompson, was the main helicopter used by the Skyrunner and her entourage. A second helicopter, G-SPEY, piloted by Geoff Newman and later Michael Malric-Smith, shadowed BHXU as a communications aircraft. BHXU made later appearances in Interceptor (1989), among numerous other programmes, until a gearbox/rotor failure in 1995 forced it to ditch in the sea near Alderney in the Channel Islands. The pilot Michael Malric-Smith managed to escape unharmed. See more »

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A British gameshow classic
28 June 2003 | by blue_moon83See all my reviews

Treasure Hunt was a classic gameshow series which ran from 1983-1989. Originally it featured bubbly blonde Anneka "Annie" Rice as the skyrunner. Annie would be flown around all over the British Isles in her helicopter (while wearing now-very naff looking jumpsuits) searching for little pink clues which would help point to where the treasure was hidden.

Kenneth Kendall was the show's host, who would present each episode from Channel 4's London based studio. Working with him in the beginning was Annette Lynton, the Adjudicator. After the 1984 season Annette was replaced with the much more lively and fun Wincey Willis, who filled the Ajudicator position for the rest of the series. The basic plot of the show was this: 2 constestants would remain in the studio with Kenneth and solve the cryptic clues. They had to guide the skyrunner around but could only talk to her, not see her or where she was.

In 1989 Anneka left Treasure Hunt (I believe the reason for this was because she became pregnant) and was replaced by tennis player/Wimbledon commentator Annabel Croft. However without Annie the show failed miserably and was cancelled after Annabel's first and only season as the sky runner.

Treasure Hunt was a great show that I have only fond memories off, even during the Annabel Croft season (I thought Annabel did fine, people were really unfair to her and she had some really hard shoes to fill too). The best episodes were the ones that were shot abroad like the one in Florida. There was always wonderful banter exchanged between Kenneth and the skyrunner (the banter was better when Annie was on, no doubt about that) and it was just great fun. I was only a child when Treasure Hunt was on, but I remember being insanely jealous of Anneka Rice and wanting to be her. :p


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