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Old 10-01-2012, 19:35
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Anyone watching now? Is that Rachel Riley of Countdown fame as the solo contestant?
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Old 10-01-2012, 19:41
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Rachel Riley was born in 1986 and the version of Blockbusters showing on Challenge ended in 1993, so not very likely.
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Old 10-01-2012, 19:46
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I might watch an episode of this tomorrow. I always used to watch this way back then.
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Old 10-01-2012, 19:47
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A new version is being filmed soon, to be shown on Challenge.
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Old 10-01-2012, 19:48
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Ahh, the Blockbusters dance. So annoying when studenty in-crowd types, probably having researched it specifically on YT, do it at the end of the night in clubs.
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Old 10-01-2012, 19:50
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A new version is being filmed soon, to be shown on Challenge.
I bet this'll be good. Sigh...
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Old 11-01-2012, 13:01
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I wondered the same thing. This seems a earlier series to what challenge normally air.
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Old 11-01-2012, 13:07
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Rachel Riley was born in 1986 and the version of Blockbusters showing on Challenge ended in 1993, so not very likely.
Did they ever do a kind of Junior Blockbusters, or was it my imagination?
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Old 11-01-2012, 14:03
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I bet this'll be good. Sigh...
Yeah, I auditioned for it. Haven't heard back yet though.
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Old 11-01-2012, 17:37
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A new version is being filmed soon, to be shown on Challenge.
Challenge have a nasty habit of bringing back old shows only to make one or two series worth of episodes and thats it. Only then to repeat these over and over and over.

The much triumphed comeback of Bullseye in 2005 only lasted two series.

Same happened with their versions of Sale of the Century, Winner Takes All and Fort Boyard (the Christopher Ellison series was made by Challenge).
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Old 11-01-2012, 18:28
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Yeah, I auditioned for it. Haven't heard back yet though.
They'll likely only choose what they think are suitable people for contestants. It could be that people have to be quite knowledgeable. I dunno.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:38
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Why cant Challenge just air a full day of Blockbusters!
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:51
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What year of Blockbusters are they currently showing?
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Old 12-01-2012, 20:01
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Just downloaded the application form for the new show just to have a look and its like a job application form!!

According to Sky's website, they start filming in early February, but no mention of a presenter yet, surely they have someone lined up by now.
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Old 13-01-2012, 18:13
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Just downloaded the application form for the new show just to have a look and its like a job application form!!

According to Sky's website, they start filming in early February, but no mention of a presenter yet, surely they have someone lined up by now.
Maybe Talkback Thames are lining up Cheryl Cole as the new Bob Holness, hence why Challenge are delaying the announcement as they don't want a 'Cheryl to present/not present Blockbusters' carry on?

Well, she's meant to be having her own show, according to the tabloids, and she'll be known to Richard Holloway at Talkback Thames through X Factor, hence why she could be considered for it. And she'll want to get herself in the public eye again.

But it'll probably be Richard Arnold or Vernon Kay.
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Old 13-01-2012, 18:53
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What year of Blockbusters are they currently showing?
I saw it last night and it was 1992, which I think was the last year it was shown. Actually Border used to show repeats in the mid nineties.
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Old 13-01-2012, 18:58
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They'll likely only choose what they think are suitable people for contestants. It could be that people have to be quite knowledgeable. I dunno.
From experience, they often want people new to quizzing. Old hats like myself might miss out, any way I live in hope.

Yes, Andy the forms do have that look. Like a job, you have to try to sell yourself and look interesting !
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Old 13-01-2012, 19:06
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Why cant Challenge just air a full day of Blockbusters!
It would probably get very tiresome/boring after a while for a lot of people. I couldn't sit and watch my favourite series ALL day.
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Old 13-01-2012, 19:06
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Did they ever do a kind of Junior Blockbusters, or was it my imagination?
There was a Junior Blockbusters board game http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...8L._SL500_.jpg
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Old 28-01-2012, 13:32
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It would probably get very tiresome/boring after a while for a lot of people. I couldn't sit and watch my favourite series ALL day.
Well, watch Challenge now.

Same again, tomorrow.
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Old 28-01-2012, 14:05
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"Everyone now, fingers on the buzzer.. ..What B is a quiz show where students answer questions and partake in gold runs?"

Bleep! Richard - the single student - has pressed his buzzer.

"Yes, Richard?"

"It is it Bullseye, Bob?"

"No. Anyone on the other team know? I see Sarah is putting her hand up."

"Is it Blankety Blank, Bob?"

"No. The answer was Blockbusters. Blockbusters."

The students shrug. They realize this show is a lot harder than they think!
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Old 28-01-2012, 14:37
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I've only just recently started watching BB for the first time and I just love it, it's so cheesy!
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Old 04-05-2012, 17:03
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I know there's a new series, but I hope challenge can buy some older than 1992 blockbusters! I always wonder what the contestants are up to now!
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:56
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It would probably get very tiresome/boring after a while for a lot of people. I couldn't sit and watch my favourite series ALL day.
Maybe but at least it would be easier for people recording the show.
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Old 05-05-2012, 22:28
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If anyone's interested, the new version - hosted by Simon Mayo(naise) - starts Monday at 8pm.
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