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“I hope this won’t be the end of the Generation Game…”

Hmm. In retrospect he probably wished he’d chosen a different turn of phrase. Here’s Brucie confessing “I do feel it is time to go” and taking his leave from his second home – for 13 years – on Christmas Eve, 1994. Rolf Harris, Susan George and Willie Rushton join in the obligatory end credit waving along with, presumably, the Trachtengruppe Schruns. “Merry Christmas, and see you soon…”

As an added treat, it’s followed by a trailer for BBC1’s Christmas Day evening schedule and then – ulp – the opening of the National Lottery Live, with Anthea and Gordon at the Hippodrome in Birmingham with the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk, where, by the look and sound of things, bedlam reigns.



  1. John Rivers

    November 19, 2007 at 10:45 am

    I remember that Christmas well. Dad had invested in a new Dolby PRO-LOGIC Surround Sound system. The first movie we got to watch was Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Made it almost enjoyable.

  2. Steve

    November 21, 2007 at 10:34 am

    Notable credit at the end of that Gen Game is one “Game Researcher” Suzy Lamb, who went on to produce Dale Winton on the National Lottery Live (under the auspices of Peter Estall) and then NL Jet Set, before embarking on a stratospheric career exec-ing those Lloyd-Webber search-for-a-star and other Saturday night light entertainment shows. She’s since quit the Beeb for the States where she is helming NBC’s new reality show Phenomenon (starring Uri Geller and hosted by Tim Vincent!).

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