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A river runs through itSTOUT COUPLING of the great CLIVE DOIG and local newsreader made good ROB CURLING, involving a sort of wet, three-way, 3D Othello thing (the rules matter not, except that the computerised counters were “turned about” (get it?) after a word with missing letters question was solved). Theme sounded like mid-’80s Radiophonic Workshop doing Herbie Hancock, and the title sequence usefully showed you all the words that could be made out of the show’s title. Surprisingly resilient; may still be on somewhere. Oh yeah, and the studio floor was made of water. Yes, you read that right.



  1. Andy Elms

    November 10, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    ting ting ting… clang clang clang…

  2. Angryhead

    November 11, 2009 at 12:34 am

    All I remember about this is Rob Curling’s odd looking facial features. It was as though his plasticine-made face had been remoulded to make his chin and mouth area wonky-looking and slanted. Doesn’t he now present sport headlines on ‘Sky News’?

  3. Richardpd

    January 7, 2024 at 4:10 pm

    Often on early afternoons when BBC1 wasn’t showing Going For Gold, but sometimes mid mornings, possibly on BBC2 at one point.

    I’m sure a Doctor Who fan set the questions as Skaro & Gallifrey were answers to questions.

    As well as the 4 x 4 sphere game there was a bonus round star game, usually played by the leading scorer.

    The rules had a few tweaks over the years, but were always a lot easier to understand than 4 Square’s but most people seemed to watch that just for the good for the time 3D graphics & 808 Stateish music that played during the maze games.

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