CITV Memories – Go Getters.

Go Getters (CITV, 1989-1996)

This is yet another game show that was on CITV. The idea behind Go Getters comes across as something of a combination of Challenge Anneka and Treasure Hunt, as celebrity teams had to work together to complete the tasks given to them. There was no in-vision host, but they still played a role as they announced the progress of the teams, and also judged their performances.

Three teams of three took part, in their suitably coloured attire, the reds, the yellows, and the blues. The celebrities who took part included Bruno Brookes, Craig Charles, Keith Chegwin, and Andy Crane, some people CITV viewers might’ve actually heard of. In the first series, the host was Chris Tarrant, in the second and third it was Dave Lee Travis, and in the fourth it was Loyd Grossman.

In every edition, the teams would be given three rather unusual tasks to complete. They would have a think about it, and then they would have to get in their van, wherever they happened to be in the UK at that point, and they would have to pull a few strings, to have any chance of being able to get these tasks done. There would be extra obstacles as their van would usually break down at a crucial point, and the clock began to tick down.

Every edition covered a day. At the end, the host would give teams a score out of ten based on whether they actually completed the task, and also how creative they were in organising them. The scores then added up over the editions, and presumably there was an overall winning team at the end of the series. And afterwards, Tommy Boyd back in the CITV studio wasn’t afraid of challenging DLT’s verdicts, how could he be so harsh on the yellows!

There were four series of Go Getters. Rather curiously, in the mid-90s, an almost identical idea appeared on Saturday Night BBC1 called Hit The Road, which evolved from a feature on Noel’s House Party. However, this was something of a big flop, when BBC1 were having a rather tough time finding a new enduring entertainment format (who remembers Caught In The Act now? Exactly).

Game Show Memories – Don’t Give Up Your Day Job.

Don’t Give Up Your Day Job (BBC2, 1995)

This is another example of coming across a game show that had an interesting description, and unexpectedly finding an edition online. Don’t Give Up Your Day Job was the talent show with a difference. This was shown late on Friday nights, in the slot that was usually occupied by Fantasy Football League at this time, and this was an attempt at doing something for a similar type of audience.

The host was Paul Brophy. A couple of years before this show, he was known for working on CBBC. He provided the voice for the short-lived computer-generated floating cat head thing Ratz, who appeared in the first series of Live & Kicking, and also the last days of the Broom Cupboard, but viewers didn’t take to him as fondly as Edd The Duck that’s for sure.

He was also one of the hosts of the early series of Fully Booked, playing characters like Alistair McAlistair or whatever his name was, and he hosted The End Of The Show Show, so this could be considered to be something of a surprise career change. His catchphrase was “I’m Paul Brophy”, and that really got the studio audience suitably excited.

Don’t Give Up Your Day Job aimed to give new talent a go, whether they were comedians, singers, dancers, and so on. They would send in their tapes of their performances, and they would range from awesome to awful. There would also be a panel of three celebrities who judged them. I presume that these changed every week, but you could end up with unlikely combinations like Jim Bowen and Craig Charles on the panel.

As well as all this, there was also a band, and all of the acts eagerly watching on and waiting for their verdict, I don’t know how they managed to fit everyone in. Tapes would be put into the video recorder, their day job would be revealed, along with what their act was, and the panel had to press the button on their remote control when they’d had enough (accompanied by a comedy “honk” noise).

When all three had pressed their button, the tape stopped immediately (there was a similar idea to this on ITV’s Night Network when they reviewed music videos). There were usually six acts in every edition, and viewers had the chance to vote for their favourite. The weekly winner received the terrible trophy of a golden tape on a stand thing (Paul Brophy, terrible trophy, you’ve gotta have a system).

The worst act of the week though was hit with a hammer (their tape that is, not the actual person). I don’t think that there was a final with an overall series winner though. And Paul also liked to take the opportunity to randomly burst into song. There was only one series of Don’t Give Up Your Day Job, and none of the acts, or indeed Paul, were ever seen on TV again.

Game Show Memories – The Countdown Top 50 (Part 5).

And now… here are the ten people who have made the most appearances in dictionary corner over the past four decades…

10th: Jan Harvey (134 appearances, 1992-2002) Jan is an actress who has appeared in Howards’ Way… and… er, lots of other things I’m sure.

9th: Paul Zenon (145 appearances, 2004-2021) Paul is a magician. In the 90s, he showed off his skills on some CBBC shows including Tricky Business and Tricks And Tracks. So unsurprisingly he often takes the chance to dazzle and show off his crazy tricks. You won’t believe what he can do with a pack of cards. His mate Arbie The Robot would be proud I’m sure.

8th: Martin Jarvis (152 appearances, 1990-2008) Martin is another successful actor, who has a very nice voice and cosy presence, which is probably why he turned up so often.

7th: Geoffrey Durham (164 appearances, 1995-2006) Geoffrey is a magician. In the 80s, he was known as “The Great Soprendo”, and he was also married to the much-missed Victoria Wood. By the 90s though, he had lost a lot of weight, and was a rather regular presence in the corner. As well as tricks, he would also set puzzles that viewers could ponder during the break, and then reveal the solution.

6th: Phil Hammond (170 appearances, 2006-2021) Phil has a double career as a doctor and a comedian. He used to be in a comedy group called Struck Off And Die (ha-ha), and as well as making jokes about healthcare, he would make lots of serious points as well. He has also written books, and made documentaries.

5th: Richard Digance (173 appearances, 1996-2020) Richard is a comedian and musician, who became known as “The West Ham Warbler”. He had several TV series in the 80s and 90s, where he would tell jokes in a rather dour style, and he would play his guitar and perform his comedy songs. This means that he always had a rather bizarre anecdote or two to tell.

4th: Philip Franks (176 appearances, 1992-2006) Philip is an actor, who is best-known for appearing in The Darling Buds Of May, which was one of the most successful TV dramas of its era, and also Heartbeat. He is one of the more cultured guests, he set puzzles that were usually based around lists, and he would go on about famous writers and poets. He was also in the corner for Richard Whiteley’s final edition.

3rd: Nigel Rees (184 appearances, 1984-2001) Nigel is a writer who is best-known for hosting the long-running BBC Radio 4 panel game Quote… Unquote, and compiling books about humorous graffiti. Which is great news for people who find phrases like “I used to be indecisive, but now I’m not so sure” amusing. He is also something of a Richard Whiteley lookalike. And when he made his 100th appearance in the corner, he was given a bottle of champagne to mark the occasion.

2nd: Richard Stilgoe (240 appearances, 1985-2006) Richard’s talents are rather hard to define. He has been a songwriter and musician, he became known for performing songs that reflected on what was happening in the news, although he always liked to look on the brighter side, on shows including That’s Life! He has also worked in musicals, and has done a lot of charitable work. He is best-known for making anagrams of the contestants’ names, which are sometimes rather bizarre. He has also received a knighthood, presumably for his contribution to charity, not anagrams.

1st: Gyles Brandreth (333 appearances, 1983-2017) As if it could’ve been anyone else! The ultimate dictionary dweller, Gyles is just about the quintessential Countdown guest. Even people who aren’t too familiar with this show would know that throughout the 80s and 90s, Gyles could often be found making his observations, usually whilst wearing some horrid knitwear. He has had a remarkable career, there really is little that he hasn’t attempted to do, he is also a keen Scrabble fan, and he seemingly has an amusing anecdote for every occasion. Nobody else really does it like Gyles. Congratulations!

Well I hope that you found this interesting, why not tell me your favourite. Next, I might as well do a list of the other important element of Countdown, the hosts, co-hosts, and lexicographers. That’ll be soon…

Game Show Memories – The Countdown Top 50 (Part 4).

More excitement (possibly) as positions 20-11 are revealed of most appearances in Dictionary Corner…

=19th: Ned Sherrin (87 appearances, 1983-2000) Ned was someone who had a rather varied career. He was a satirist, who contributed to That Was The Week That Was. He was also the host of long-running radio series Counterpoint and Loose Ends. And he was an author as well.

=19th: Rick Wakeman (87 appearances, 1997-2008) Rick is a musician, who is best-known for being a member of the group Yes. He can play ten keyboards at the same time apparently. And he is also someone who insisted he won’t appear again, still bitter about how Carol Vorderman’s departure was handled.

18th: Gloria Hunniford (88 appearances, 1998-2021) Gloria is a TV and radio host. Her TV work includes hosting chat shows, and she also had a rather long association with BBC Radio 2. Her daughter was a successful TV host too.

17th: Ken Bruce (89 appearances, 1986-2013) Ken has had a rather long career in radio. He joined BBC Radio 2 in the 80s, and he briefly hosted the Breakfast Show, before moving to the mid-morning slot, where he has remained ever since. His what always has to be called a “Celtic twang” has been enjoyed by listeners for many years. He also hosts PopMaster, and is the radio commentator on the Eurovision Song Contest.

16th: Jon Culshaw (98 appearances, 2011-2022) Jon is a comedian who is best-known for being an impressionist. He was a regular on the radio and TV versions of Dead Ringers, before going on to other comedy shows where he has shown off his range of voices. He also likes to do prank phone calls, usually as the voice of Tom Baker’s Doctor Who to tell them that there is about to be an alien invasion or something.

15th: Keith Barron (99 appearances, 1999-2008) Keith was an actor who appeared in lots of TV shows throughout his long career. Among the most popular was the 80s sitcom Duty Free.

14th: Jo Brand (100 appearances, 1998-2022) Jo first became known as the comedian who had something of a deadpan style, and took no nonsense from anyone. Some were surprised when Jo was revealed to be a fan of this show, but she has appeared regularly, and she also took part as a contestant in the first celebrity series, and the 18th anniversary special.

13th: Tim Rice (115 appearances, 1989-2020) Tim is best-known as a songwriter and composer, being behind several successful musicals and films. He has even won an Oscar. But best of all, he was on the team that put together the early editions of The Guinness Book Of British Hit Singles, how terrific.

12th: Bill Tidy (116 appearances, 1985-1993) Bill is a cartoonist, and some of his strips have appeared in magazines including Private Eye, and newspapers including the Daily Mirror. He often used to whip his pen out and draw a quick picture, and then reveal what the joke was, which was always enjoyable. He was also among the contestants in a special game for the 500th edition.

11th: Tom O’Connor (121 appearances, 1996-2008) Tom started out as a teacher, before becoming famous as a comedian. He used to tell stories in a rather easy-going style that steered clear of vulgarity. He also hosted a few game shows, including Name That Tune and Cross Wits.

The Top Ten is coming soon…

Game Show Memories – The Countdown Top 50 (Part 3).

Here are positions 30-21 in the dictionary corner appearances list…

30th: Janet Street-Porter (59 appearances, 2012-2021*) Janet is someone who has worked in newspapers for several years, and she has also been behind strands aimed trying to get teenage viewers interested in TV (that became known as the “yoof” market). And she is another self-styled grumpy old woman.
*made four further appearances in Series 86

=28th: Colin Murray (60 appearances, 2009-2020) Colin is a TV and radio host. He was one of the many people who appeared on Channel 4’s short-lived breakfast show Rise. He also hosted a show on BBC Radio 1. Such was his enthusiasm in his appearances, he was chosen to be the temporary host on a couple of occasions.

=28th: Eve Pollard (60 appearances, 1984-2004) Eve is another one who has worked for several national newspapers, including being the editor of the Sunday Express. Her daughter is rather famous too.

=26th: David Jacobs (62 appearances, 1993-2001) David was a TV and radio host. He was on BBC Radio 2 for many years, playing classics from the days before those pesky rock ‘n’ roll singers came along.

=26th: Simon Williams (62 appearances, 1989-1993) Simon is an actor, best known for appearing in Upstairs Downstairs, and much more.

25th: Tim Vine (69 appearances, 2009-2022) Tim is the comedian who is known for his quickfire jokes, that usually contain an amusing pun (well I find them amusing). He has also gone on several successful tours, where because of his style, his audiences have barely recovered from the previous joke before the next one comes along. He has also been an actor, and hosted a few game shows himself. As well as creating laughs, he has done a few unusual things in the corner too. On one occasion, he wore a wig, on another, he was spotted playing his “pen behind the ear” game, and he even once appeared as his “Plastic Elvis” character. In his spare time, he likes to recreate Columbo episodes in his garden.

24th: Alistair Stewart (79 appearances, 1998-2018) Alistair is a news host. He worked at ITN for many years, before he joined LNN to host London Tonight, and he just about coped with the constant technical errors. He also became known for hosting those bad driving-type shows, plus ITN’s General Election coverage on a few occasions, and a show on GMTV. He also appeared as a contestant on the first celebrity series, where he won comfortably.

=22nd: Pam Ayres (80 appearances, 2002-2021) Pam first found fame as a poet, and was soon making lots of TV appearances. She is also only one of two people who has appeared in the corner with six different hosts.

=22nd: John Inverdale (80 appearances, 2008-2021) John has been a sport host for many years, including lots of live coverage on various channels. He also hosted a show where he interviewed famous sportspeople.

21st: Barry Cryer (85 appearances, 1996-2009) Barry had a very long and successful career in comedy, as a writer for just about every big name in the business. He also seemed to contribute to every documentary about the old troupers, he was a stand-up, and a welcome regular on I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. He was another one who could always guarantee laughs with his comments, and he liked to do an “on this day” feature, revealing the stories behind the moments in years gone by.

Positions 20-11 will be coming next…

Game Show Memories – The Countdown Top 50 (Part 2).

On we go with positions 40-31 of the people with the most appearances in Dictionary Corner…

=39th: Jenny Hanley (43 appearances, 1992-1996) Jenny was a host of CITV show Magpie. Her parents Jimmy Hanley and Dinah Sheridan were famous too.

=39th: John Junkin (43 appearances, 1984-1987) John was a comedy writer and actor. He also hosted the 80s game show Ask No Questions, where his co-host happened to be Carol Vorderman.

=37th: Jenny Eclair (45 appearances, 2012-2021) Jenny is a comedian who is a self-confessed grumpy old woman. She once did an advert about salt. She was also the stand-in host for four editions in Series 86.

=37th: Martin Lewis (45 appearances, 2009-2019) Martin (not to be confused with Martyn Lewis, who hosted game show Today’s The Day) is something of a financial expert. He has hosted several TV shows where he has passed on his money-saving advice.

36th: Angela Rippon (47 appearances, 1997-2012) Angela is a news host, regularly appearing on the BBC, before going on to be one of the original line-up on TV-am.

35th: Kenneth Williams (48 appearances, 1982-1983) Kenneth was only the second-ever dictionary dweller (Ted Moult was the first, fact fans). He was known for appearing in a lot of the Carry On films, and also for always having an amusing story to tell. He could raconteur all day. But by the end of his career, he only did some occasional TV and voiceover work, and put it this way, he didn’t consider Countdown to be one of his highlights.

34th: Richard Madeley (50 appearances, 2013-2021) Richard is someone who has been a familiar TV host for many years. He started out in journalism, and worked at the East London Advertiser newspaper (which is my local paper, well it is if it’s still going). He eventually went up north and became familiar to viewers in the Granada region. But he really first found fame when he hosted ITV’s This Morning alongside his wife Judy for 13 years, before they joined Channel 4. Nowadays, Richard can usually be seen on Good Morning Britain, where people constantly insist “ha-ha, he sounds like Alan Partridge” in everything that he does, which has become tiresome. I’m fairly sure that he has always known exactly what he’s doing. Fairly sure…

33rd: Denis Norden (52 appearances, 1994-2001) Denis was a writer of several successful comedies, usually alongside Frank Muir. But he became best-known for hosting It’ll Be Alright On The Night, the show featuring TV cock-ups, where if it could go wrong, it did go wrong.

32nd: Richard Arnold (55 appearances, 2013-2021) Richard has been a showbiz reporter for GMTV, and he also worked for Inside Soap magazine.

31st: Barry Norman (57 appearances, 2001-2008) Barry was the straight-talking film critic. He hosted TV shows about films for several years, and he also wrote books. He was always very confused that his catchphrase was something that he actually never said. And as a cricket enthusiast, he was rather pleased that a bowler taking five wickets in an innings became known as a “Michelle”.

Look out for positions 30-21 being revealed soon…

Game Show Memories – The Countdown Top 50 (Part 1).

Coming soon is the 40th anniversary of the launch of game show Countdown, which is an opportunity to do one more piece. Some people say that there are too many shows on TV nowadays that feature unnecessary contributions from random celebrities. But Countdown was doing this long before this became a fashionable thing! In every edition, a guest celebrity appears alongside the lexicographer, and they determine whether the words offered are valid, and if they found any longer alternatives.

There is also an interlude where the celebrity can talk for a minute or two, and this has been used for various things. They can tell anecdotes, recite poetry, set puzzles, or even perform magic tricks. Over the years, lots of people from all areas of entertainment including TV hosts, actors, sportspeople, singers, and so on have appeared. As there has been an attempt to try out lots of people, hundreds have now featured, and most of them haven’t appeared for more than a week or two.

But some have managed to endure, and appear more often than most. I have put some numbers together and decided to reveal the Top 50 people who have appeared in Dictionary Corner the most times (and in a nice quirk, because there is a tie for last place, the list actually features 51 people). Each entry will feature a brief biography of who they are. Any further thoughts and memories are welcome. I’m fairly sure that these figures are accurate to the end of Series 85. Who’ll be top? Let’s meet those dictionary dwellers…

=50th: Mark Foster (37 appearances, 2010-2016) Mark is a swimmer who has been a medal winner in various tournaments around the world.

=50th: Brian Johnston (37 appearances, 1987-1992) Brian (or “Johnners” as he was known in the dressing room) was a cricket commentator on the TV and radio for almost five decades. He is arguably the quintessential host of BBC Radio’s Test Match Special, and he must be responsible for creating the cliché that even regular listeners aren’t familiar with of talking about cakes more than the cricket. He never said “the bowler’s Holding, the batman’s Willey” though. He was also often on the after-dinner speaking circuit, and hosted some game shows including Trivia Test Match.

=48th: Linda Papadopoulos (38 appearances, 2017-2022) Linda is a Canadian psychologist who used to appear on Big Brother to determine the behaviour of the housemates, so they could try and claim that there was an educational element to this show, and they weren’t just trying to manufacture arguments between everyone, honest. She has also written several books.

=48th: Sylvia Syms (38 appearances, 1988-1992) Sylvia is an actress, who appeared in several popular films in the 50s and 60s.

=46th: Kate Humble (39 appearances, 2009-2022) Kate has been a host of several wildlife and science shows.

=46th: Alistair McGowan (39 appearances, 2010-2018) Alistair is a comedian, who is best-known for being an impressionist. For a while he had his own comedy show The Big Impression where he showed off his variety of characters, his take on David Beckham seemed to turn up rather a lot.

=42nd: Nicki Chapman (40 appearances, 2013-2022) Nicki is someone who worked in the music business, which led to her being a judge on Popstars. She has also done lots of TV and radio hosting.

=42nd: Helen Fospero (40 appearances, 2015-2020) Helen is a TV host who was a regular on the GMTV sofa, along with appearing on Watchdog.

=42nd: Magnus Magnusson (40 appearances, 1997-2003) Magnus was a game show host at the more genial end of the scale, being in charge of Mastermind for 25 years, which is regarded as one of the toughest to win. He also wrote several books about history.

=42nd: Sheridan Morley (40 appearances, 1991-1997) Sheridan was a theatre and film critic for several newspapers, and he also did a lot of TV and radio work.

41st: Chris Packham (41 appearances, 2012-2021) Chris is another one who is known for hosting several shows about wildlife, including The Really Wild Show and Springwatch. He could happily watch an otter for hours. He was also a contestant on the second series of the celebrity version.

Positions 40-31 will be revealed soon…

Game Show Memories – Television Scrabble.

Television Scrabble (Channel 4, 1984-1985)

Following on from my reviews of Challenge’s attempt in the early-2000s, and of the American version that ran for most of the 80s, this is a third attempt at bringing the popular board game Scrabble to the screen. Now this is a game that is played to a level where there are international tournaments and championships, and lots of skilled people have competed in these.

But can the idea of this really be turned in a TV game show? The host for Television Scrabble was Alan Coren, and of course his children would later go on to host some game shows too. Two teams of two took part, usually consisting of one contestant, and one celebrity (like what it used to be on Cross Wits). But there would be no real board or tiles used here.

Instead, games would be played out on a computer-generated version of the familiar 15×15 board, which looked rather impressive for the time. Teams would be given their seven letters, and then they would have 30 seconds to determine what their word would be, and where it would go on the board. They had to do this by moving a cursor that was on the screen.

Their score would then be revealed, and then the opposing team had to the chance to challenge them on the word, or if they had calculated their score correctly. This would carry on with the teams taking it in turns, until time was up. The highest-scoring team would progress to the next stage, and various prizes were on offer including a version of the board game featuring gold-embossed letters.

Television Scrabble was a show that was in the early days of Channel 4, when they were trying out various things, but it would seem that even they couldn’t turn this idea into a spectator sport. It turned out that this just wasn’t hugely interesting to watch, however skilled the contestants might’ve been, and however much of his dry humour Coren tried to put into things.

They didn’t really realise it at the time, but the word game in an afternoon slot that would endure would turn out to be Countdown. They probably shouldn’t apply to be in the Olympics just yet. There were two series though, and this was co-produced by Celador, who would later become best-known for being behind Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, one of the biggest successes in TV history.

Game Show Memories – Bridge Of Lies.

Bridge Of Lies (BBC1, 2022-present)

Along with The 1% Club, this one is my game show highlight of the year so far. There have been a lot of ideas tried out in the BBC1 daytime slot recently, which is commendable, but this one stood out to me much more than the others. The idea of Bridge Of Lies is very similar to a game on CBBC’s Raven, and this also reminds me of a game on The Crystal Maze.

The host of this is Ross Kemp, who is better known as an actor, and this is his first attempt at hosting a show like this. Four contestants take part, usually relatives or work colleagues. There is a screen on the floor, which is where the game will be played. First, the category is revealed. Then the actual question is, and one is chosen to play. There are five minutes on the clock.

They step on a circle if they think that the answer inside it is correct. If it is, they win £100, and some circles around them open to reveal their answers. They have to create a path of correct answers that leads all the way to the finish. However, they must look out for the wrong answers. Step on one, and you lose some money (the twist in this show is referring to the wrong answers as “lies”).

They also have two opportunities to stop the clock, and reveal one wrong answer each time. If three lies are revealed, their round ends, and they are eliminated from taking part in the final. However, if a teammate watching on in the waiting room presses a button, that stops the round, and they can save any money that had been won at that point. This round is then done another three times.

Before the final, eliminated contestants have the chance to be bought back, but it will cost them some of their money (a little like the dilemma that can happen on Tenable). In the final, depending on where they are up to, there are two, three, or four statements, and they have to step on the one that is correct in time (they can confer, if there is anyone to confer with). If they are wrong, they are eliminated.

If they run out of contestants before reaching the end, the game is over. But if they do get to the end, they win the money. One disappointment was that sometimes there was only a three-figure sum being played for, and I thought that we were long past that era. I’m not sure if Bridge Of Lies is planned to return for a second series yet, but I very much hope that it does, because overall it was enjoyable.

Game Show Memories – The 1% Club.

The 1% Club (ITV, 2022-present)

I thought for a change that I would look back at some of my game show highlights of the year so far. One of the things that attracted me to The 1% Club was that the host was Lee Mack. Now I have enjoyed a lot of his comedy shows over the years, and he has also featured in a few comedy panel games, but this is the first time that he has really hosted a game show with people playing for prizes.

100 contestants take part, who all start with £1,000. There has been a survey of the public, and how many people got the questions right has helped to calculate their difficulty. But they weren’t general knowledge questions, they were (mostly multiple-choice) logic questions like “what comes next in this sequence?”. This is something of a cross between Whittle (hosted by Lee’s mate Tim Vine) and Test The Nation.

The first question was got right by 90% of the poll. Contestants are then given about 30 seconds to choose their answer. Whoever gets it wrong is eliminated, their £1,000 goes into the prize fund, and they can also receive a mild ribbing from Lee. Their light also turns blue, so it’s odd seeing him talk to someone who appears to have changed colour.

Whoever gets it right though progresses to the next question, which was got right by a smaller percentage of the poll, and is supposedly more difficult. The questions are well balanced enough that a huge amount of people aren’t eliminated at an early stage, or Lee would end up having to fill rather a lot of time. By the halfway stage of the game, there are some twists.

Contestants can pass on one question, although they will lose their £1,000. And at one stage they can take their money, although they will be eliminated from the game. As the questions do get rather hard, the tension mounts, and few remain, Lee adopts a slightly more serious tone, as it is clear that these people do know their stuff. If there is anybody remaining by the time of the final question that just 1% of the poll knew, then they have a few options.

They can either not play the question, and take a guaranteed £10,000. Or they can play the question for the prize fund (although if more than one contestant gets this right, the money is shared). But if they do get this question correct, as well as the money, they have the honour of joining The 1% Club, which is very elite and only accepts the smartest people around. This all did rather well in its Saturday Night slot, and the forthcoming second series should be equally enjoyable.