Wednesday 31 July 2013

Great kids gameshows...

When I was a kid there was CBBC & CITV to watch every tea-time....They were the good old days....The mid 80's to the mid 90's for me....

I was so excited to read that Knightmare cult children's TV show will make a one-off return online as part of YouTube's 'Geek Week' season
between August 4th & 10th .... The new episode will feature Peep Show's Isy Suttie and Harry Potter star Jessie Cave and is being filmed in the same Norwich studio as the original series....

I used to love Knightmare! Every Friday tea-time I'd watch it...

This got me thinking about all the great kids tv there used to be....Especially the game shows!

"Wacky! Fun! Crazy! It's outrageous!" 

Five words that had a whole generation of kids glued to the screen. Pat Sharp's Fun House was the defining kids gameshow of the 90s, blending gunge, ball pools, two hot twins and a man with an awful mullet and serving up 25 minutes of giddy tomfoolery. And I still really want a go on those Go-Karts. 

When he wasn't busy recreating the Leaning Tower of Pisa with nothing but a packet of Cornflakes and some Pritt Stick on Art Attack, Neil Buchanan kept '90s kids amused with Finders Keepers that involved four kids taking it in turns to trash 'mum and dad's house' to find clues and win prizes....I always wanted a go on this game show....

Dave Benson Phillips, a man so hyperactive he constantly sounds like he's just wolfed down 3 litres of Pepsi, a Doritos Grab Bag and seven Sherbet Dip Dabs, was at the helm of this gunge-tastic BBC gameshow Get Your Own Back. Phillips's enthusiasm managed to mask a rather flimsy format, which featured a lot of faffing around before we got to the good stuff - adults getting a proper slimy gunging.

Kids game shows were so much better in the 80's and 90's....I can't think of any that my girls watch now that can even compare to the old one's....

What game shows did you like as a child?


  1. oh the good old days of real tv. what was the game show called where the kids stood on a spot and answered questions for prizes and if they got it wrong were given a cabbage what ever they were holding at the end they were allowed to take home.

  2. i think my brother enjoyed this show, but it was not one i that enjoyed. i am smiling at Helen's comment aove - Crackerjack is the show she is referring to. lol i remember that one x

  3. Favourites that spring to mind would be Mike Reid's 'Runaround' and 'The Adventure Game' but I'm obviously older than you! :)