FROM THE DESK OF DOIG. Yup, this was another of Clive’s 1980s epics, only this bestrode the schedules like some corduroy collosus. Not once, not twice, not thrice, but four-weekly pupils v teachers grillathon based, somewhat lazily it has to be admitted, on plain old noughts and crosses. Pupil was “O”, their teacher “X” and “Board” was giant annoyingly clacketty tic-tac-toe grid, each space with four possible configurations – “O”, blank, “X”, blank. Answer a typically riddle-me-ree question correctly (sample: Is the day after tomorrow week the same as yesterday fortnight? How many legs does each contestant have in a three-legged race?), and get to turn squares a certain number of times by nominating positions, in a style later ripped off by Rob Curling’s TURNABOUT, with ultimate aim being, well, tic-tac-toe. First brought to us by HOWARD STABLEFORD before, and this order is correct, PAUL JONES (yup, out of Manfred Mann) then TREVOR “Bruno” BROOKES. Naturally it went downhill from there, Brookes’ arrival coinciding with the replacement of the half-decent Grange Hill-style opening theme with an annoying rap effort and lots of objectionable kids running about objectionably in the title sequence. Winners of first series, if you’re out there, were the pupils and teachers of Monk’s Wall School, Welwyn Garden City.
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Let’s Play Darts has been one of our favourite Comic Relief spin-offs for a long time though it must be the only show of this kind which hasn’t featured any films of the stars in training, which seems a bit of a waste as you surely want to give the likes of Sean Lock and Bob Mortimer as many opportunities as possible to be funny. Still, if they did that there’d be less time for darts, unless the show was longer which may have made it a bit of a chore to watch. In any case, our favourite Comic Relief spin-off remains Simon Mayo’s 37 hour radio show in 1999, which we have very fond memories of, not least as the late and much lamented Kevin Greening was involved, and Simon will be introducing clips of that and other audio antics for the cause in this programme.
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