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RICHARD MADELEY would often double your agony on precious days off school by appearing twice. At least on THIS MORNING you knew Richard would say something embarrassing or that Judy would get the shakes. Here our man simply smarmed his way through this bog-standard Granada-only (for a while) gameshow with spurious holiday theme. Odd bits included the introduction of the contestants with a little graphic of their passport and personal details listed (age was concealed, for it was one of the rounds, “guess your opponent’s age”, leading to usual Madeleyisms – “Thirty-three? You’re older than thirty-three, aren’t you? Well you look it…”) and the biggest ever rotating structure on a TV show – contestants and host perched on giant turntable, which turned at regular intervals for apparently no reason whatsoever, complete with overhead shot. Final was usual “illuminate lights on titular runway by answering questions” schtick.



  1. LOLcats

    December 30, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    The only thing that sticks in my memory ( AND in my craw ) about this show was the ridiculous theme tune. I remember it being absolutely terrible. Anyone have a link to it ?

  2. LOLcats

    December 30, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Sorry to be off topic, but on a side note, i am looking for 2 shows.

    1) Hosted by Jeremy Beadle, weekday mornings just after the breakfast shows had ended, so maybe around 9am-ish? Shot live in a large studio or maybe even shopping-mall type thoroughfare ? All i remember was the was a huge wall of squares as the focus of the gameshow, possibly in the same format as that US show where they have to give the questions to the answers…

    2) late night show, hosted by the guy who took over from Danny ‘the tosser’ Baker on Win, Lose or Draw(?) that morning show where the 3-a-side teams sat on a couch whilst one of them drew, just like Pictionary . Sadly i don’t know the guys name, but he had a late night show where he would find clips from regional tv shows/news stories and basically make light of everything. I remember one particular news reel about police dogs and the ridiculous handlers making a complete hash of getting the dog to hunt down a felon hiding in the attic. The format was much like Russel Brand’s Ponderland or to a lesser extent TV Burp :S

    Anyone have an idea ?

  3. Red1

    December 30, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    The show you mean is ‘In Bed With Medinner’, it was presented by Bob Mills (who took over presenting ‘Win,Lose or Draw’ from Danny Baker as you said). Links below (including the clip you were talking about:

  4. TV Cream

    December 30, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    TVC is not normally at home to people who refer to Danny Baker as “the tosser”, but the second show is In Bed With Me Dinner with Bob Mills.

  5. DOaBARRELroll

    December 30, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    ok i take back my statement about danny baker, as it was inappropriate. i apologise for that.

  6. fl3m

    January 1, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Was the Beadle quiz show called Born Lucky?

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