SNOW-SKIMMING flag-slaloming Alpine ITC misfire landing on Saturday afternoons like Eddie The Eagle Edwards after a particularly clip show come-hithering jump. Steve ‘Son Of Norman’ Hudis starred as flourescent-togged Bobby Noel, thwarting international criminals on an implausible snow-covered mountain crime spree trajectory by, well, skiing at them. Didn’t catch on even at the high watermark of Toblerone-waving Chairlift Vogue silliness, and viewers promptly held up cards reading ‘0’ and ‘0’. All Look-In could find to say about it was ‘TV’s Newest Series’. Description-defying disco-funk theme song seems to have been inspiration for Daft Punk’s entire career.
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Not been much of interest on Challenge in recent months, as lots of the really old shows seem to have been dropped and they don’t seem particularly interested in buying any more, which is entirely their fault for buying the wrong ones in the first place. We want the Generation Game, not 3-2-1! One old show that does continue apace is Bullseye, however, because it’s such a hit with all the hipsters, and here’s a rare original commission for this channel – and repeated on its sister channel – which pays tribute to this rather bizarre series and the cult that surrounds it. It definitely isn’t coming back, though.
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