Steve Poole's Favourite Game Shows

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1. 3-2-1 (1978–1987)

60 min | Game-Show

Three couples compete in a missing word game, with the winning couple going on to solve riddles left by guest performers to win prizes and avoid Dusty Bin's booby prize.

Stars: Ted Rogers, Dusty Bin, Chris Emmett, Caroline Munro

Votes: 68

2. A Question of Sport (1970– )

30 min | Game-Show, Sport

Sporting celebrities are quizzed on their own and others' sports.

Stars: Sue Barker, Matt Dawson, Phil Tufnell, Ally McCoist

Votes: 931

4. Ask the Family (1967–1984)

Family, Game-Show

General knowledge contest between two families of four, each consisting of the two parents and two offspring.

Stars: Robert Robinson, Andrew Buswell, David Buswell, June Buswell

Votes: 25

5. Blockbusters (1983– )

30 min | Game-Show

General knowledge quiz for 16-18-year-olds.

Stars: Bob Holness, Peter Tomlinson, Simon Mayo, David Stuart

Votes: 142

6. Larry Grayson's Generation Game (1971–2011)

60 min | Comedy, Game-Show

Making a fool of the contestants as they try to copy professionals who have strange jobs. To win some prizes the contestants play for points until there is a winner. They then watch prizes ... See full summary »

Stars: Bruce Forsyth, Anthea Redfern, Larry Grayson, Isla St. Clair

Votes: 148

7. Bullseye (1981– )

30 min | Game-Show

Contestants test their darts skills and general knowledge and battle it out to get to Bully's Prize Board.

Stars: Jim Bowen, Tony Green, Nick Owen, Eric Bristow

Votes: 270

8. Call My Bluff (II) (1965–1988)

30 min | Family, Game-Show

Two teams of three alternate between giving and guessing the meanings of obscure English words.

Stars: Robert Robinson, Frank Muir, Patrick Campbell, Arthur Marshall

Votes: 53

9. Catchphrase (1986– )

30 min | Game-Show

Game show in which contestants try to guess well-known phrases or sayings from animated picture puzzles.

Stars: Roy Walker, Nick Weir, Stephen Mulhern, Ted Robbins

Votes: 737

10. Celebrity Squares (I) (1975–1997)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

British version of "Hollywood Squares" with nine celebrities of varying stature arranged in a grid and answering questions from host Bob Monkhouse to win prizes for one of two contestants. ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Monkhouse, William Rushton, Arthur Mullard, John Inman

Votes: 44

11. Countdown (1982– )

45 min | Game-Show

The long-running words and numbers game.

Stars: Carol Vorderman, Susie Dent, Richard Whiteley, Rachel Riley

Votes: 1,119

12. Cryer's Crackers (1994– )

25 min | Game-Show

A quiz based around footage from the regional TV archives.

Stars: Barry Cryer, Richard Whiteley, Duggie Brown, Norman Collier

13. Double Your Money (1955–1968)

30 min | Game-Show

Quiz show in which every time a contestant answers a question correctly on their chosen subject their prize money doubles, starting at £1 upto £32. If they get a question wrong however they... See full summary »

Stars: Hughie Green, Barbara Roscoe, Monica Rose, Julie De Marco

Votes: 12

14. Eggheads (2003– )

30 min | Game-Show

A new daily daytime general knowledge quiz presented by Dermot Murnaghan. Each day a new panel of challengers pit their skill against the resident champions, the Eggheads, who are all ... See full summary »

Stars: Kevin Ashman, Christopher Hughes, Judith Keppel, Jeremy Vine

Votes: 369

15. Family Fortunes (1980–2002)

30 min | Game-Show

Two families go head to head to answer everyday questions.

Stars: Bob Monkhouse, Max Bygraves, Les Dennis, Windsor Davies

Votes: 189

16. Cheggers Plays Pop (1978–1986)

25 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

Teams of teenagers battle it out in a pop quiz and activity competitions.

Stars: Keith Chegwin, Gordon Astley, Vivienne McKone, Debby Cumming

Votes: 31

19. Deal or No Deal? (2005– )

37 min | Game-Show

Long-running British game show in which contestants test their luck and their nerve as they choose whether to take home the cash amount inside a sealed box or accept an offer from the mysterious banker.

Stars: Noel Edmonds, Glenn Hugill, Lani Garcia, Jon Culshaw

Votes: 428

20. Fifteen to One (1988–2003)

30 min | Game-Show

Quickfire elimination general knowledge quiz show.

Stars: William G. Stewart, Anthony Hyde, Tony Bianchi, Ron Chalmers

Votes: 98

21. Give Us a Clue (1979– )

25 min | Game-Show

A British TV show where every week a team of celebrities would play Charades

Stars: Una Stubbs, Lionel Blair, Michael Aspel, Michael Parkinson

Votes: 28

22. Going for Gold (1987–1996)

25 min | Game-Show

European quiz show.

Stars: Henry Kelly, Alex Kramer, Vicky Letch, John Suchet

Votes: 57

23. Room 101 (1994– )

29 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Comedy talk/game show in which celebrities present an argument for their pet hates in various categories to be banished forever to Room 101.

Stars: Paul Merton, Frank Skinner, Nick Hancock, Nigel Havers

Votes: 1,294

24. Shooting Stars (1993–2011)

30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

Comedy panel game show hosted by anarchic surrealist comic duo Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.

Stars: Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Ulrika Jonsson, Matt Lucas

Votes: 2,090

25. Blind Date (1985–2019)

60 min | Game-Show, Romance

British dating show in which a member of the public chooses who to date from a selection of three suitors, based solely on their answers to questions.

Stars: Cilla Black, Graham Skidmore, Paul O'Grady, Melanie Sykes

Votes: 135

26. Gladiators (1992–2000)

60 min | Action, Game-Show, Reality-TV

Members of the public are pitted against superfit Gladiators in trials of strength, speed and stamina.

Stars: Ulrika Jonsson, John Anderson, John Sachs, Kim Betts

Votes: 956

27. Weakest Link (2001–2003)

60 min | Game-Show

In this hybrid of "Inquizition" and "Survivor," contestants test their trivial mettle as a team and against each other. After each round of play, the team votes out the most expendable ... See full summary »

Stars: Anne Robinson, John Cramer, Anthony Anderson, Louie Anderson

Votes: 1,269

28. Bruce's Price Is Right (1995–2001)

30 min | Game-Show

Game show in which contestants compete for prizes by trying to guess the correct prices of consumer goods.

Stars: Bruce Forsyth, Kimberley Cowell, Lea Kristensen, Simon Peat

Votes: 65

29. Strictly Come Dancing (2004– )

TV-PG | 85 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

A dance competition where celebrities compete to be crowned the winner. Who is kicked out of the competition each week is decided by the judges scores and viewer votes.

Stars: Alan Dedicoat, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Tonioli, Tess Daly

Votes: 1,223

30. Strike It Lucky (1986–1999)

30 min | Game-Show

Quiz show in which one half of three couples answers multiple general knowledge questions while his partner attempts to predict successfully whether a prize or a forfeit lies behind each of... See full summary »

Star: Michael Barrymore

Votes: 56

31. Telly Addicts (1985–1998)

30 min | Game-Show

Quiz show where two teams battle over TV trivia.

Stars: Noel Edmonds, Michael Grade, Dennis Hewitt, Larry Grayson

Votes: 83

32. Live & Kicking (1993–2001)

180 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

The BBC's much loved weekly 3 and a quarter hour live Saturday Morning programme, aimed at children.

Stars: Emma Forbes, Andi Peters, John Barrowman, Zoë Ball

Votes: 198

33. Through the Keyhole (1987– )

30 min | Game-Show

Panellists try to guess the celebrity owner of a house from its contents.

Stars: David Frost, Lisa Snowdon, Tim Vine, Loyd Grossman

Votes: 69

34. Bob's Full House (1984–1990)

30 min | Game-Show

A UK game show, based on the game of bingo, where contestants answer questions to complete winning lines on their gamecard in the hope of winning cash and prizes.

Stars: Bob Monkhouse, Cindy Milo

Votes: 23

35. Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002– )

TV-PG | 50 min | Comedy, Game-Show

A game show hosted by Ant and Dec filled with stunts, sketches, and special guest appearances.

Stars: Declan Donnelly, Anthony McPartlin, Stephen Mulhern, Haydn Reid

Votes: 1,254

36. Cluedo (1992–1993)

50 min | Drama, Game-Show, Mystery

A series of short stories based on the board game of the same name, this program includes audience participation and interaction with the 'Cluedo' Presenter, as well as with the 'Cluedo' ... See full summary »

Stars: Jane Badler, George Mallaby, Peter Sumner, Andrew Daddo

Votes: 31

37. Mock the Week (2005– )

TV-14 | 29 min | Comedy, Game-Show

A comedic look at current events.

Stars: Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Ed Byrne

Votes: 7,280

39. Big Break (1991–2002)

30 min | Game-Show, Sport

General knowledge game show where contestants team up with snooker stars testing their skill against the clock.

Stars: Jim Davidson, John Virgo, John Parrott, Steve Davis

Votes: 123

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