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Post by charliechops » Mon Sep 12, 2005 6:03 pm

Daft euro-quiz presented by Henry Kelly. The rules were a bit strange and there was only one prize at the end of the whole series, usually a holiday to Australia.

The contestants from all four corners of Europe would appear on the show every day for a week and would get knocked out only to got a second chance the following day and so on. The weeks winner would go through to the grand finals or something.

It was worth watching just to laugh at the national dress of some of the contestants. There was always a bloke called Hans amongst them, and occasionally there would be problems with the language barrier. Catchphrases included, "You're through to the first round proper," "Olga's playing catchup" and "Who am I?" or "What am I?"

In the opening sequence the contestants would be sitting there waving inanely at the camera, some smiling, some grimacing. Classic daytime T.V.
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Post by Mr M » Tue Sep 13, 2005 9:27 am

Wonder who ever thought it would make good TV? :?
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Post by pandammonium » Tue Sep 13, 2005 2:20 pm

Wonder whoever thought Hanry Kelly would make a good presenter.
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Post by Kool » Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:13 pm

Not only did Johnny Foreigner have to cope with questions in a different language, they had to decipher Henry Kelly's accent! Yellow_Flash_Colorz_PDT_13
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Post by pandammonium » Wed Sep 14, 2005 2:10 pm

Yeah, and so did the rest of us have to decipher his accent! ;)
(At least he didn't insist on his name being said every time someone spoke to him.)
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Post by charliechops » Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:51 pm

In one particular round the contestants had to answer questions on a given subject, but sometimes the categories were quite bizarre. Vietnamese cuisine, creatures, cheese, modes of transport beginning with S, sports that use balls. I swear once when I was watching it one of the categories was "Things."
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Post by pandammonium » Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:04 am

One's mind doth boggle.
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Post by Mr M » Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:01 am

pandammonium wrote:Wonder whoever thought Hanry Kelly would make a good presenter.
Well Classic FM did for one, as he did a morning program for them for a few years!
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Post by pandammonium » Thu Sep 22, 2005 1:57 pm

That's not so bad, though, because at least you don't have to look at him. He's not exactly Morten Harket or Johnny Depp.
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Post by Mr M » Thu Sep 22, 2005 2:34 pm

pandammonium wrote:That's not so bad, though, because at least you don't have to look at him. He's not exactly Morten Harket or Johnny Depp.
Someone once said of someone else...."Well at least you have got a good face for radio!" :)
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Post by BigGazza » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:26 am

...and one of the all time classic theme tunes too....!!!!!

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Post by Smurfy » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:32 am

I loved this show so much. It was a ridiculous premise in a way, but somehow it worked!

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Post by pandammonium » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:12 pm

BigGazza wrote:...and one of the all time classic theme tunes too....!!!!!
Going for, going for GOLD!
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Post by westhambird » Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:48 pm

Kool wrote:Not only did Johnny Foreigner have to cope with questions in a different language, they had to decipher Henry Kelly's accent! Yellow_Flash_Colorz_PDT_13
And the foreign contestants always seemed to get questions about Britain! For example, which popular soap character recently died in a fire? How fair was that?
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