Tag: Game Shows

Mar 14 2012

Is the Price Right for Seven?

Is The Price Is Right headed for a comeback? According to News Limited, it appears that Seven is keen to revive the age-old format to run back-to-back with Deal Or No Deal in the important lead-in hour to the 6.00pm news. It is tipped that the revamped Price Is Right will be hosted by Larry …

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Nov 29 2008

Celebrating Mr Grundy

The wife of long-time TV producer Reg Grundy (pictured) is arranging an exclusive celebration in his honour, to be held next week at a Sydney hotel. Grundy turned 85 earlier this year and was also named in the Queen’s Birthday honours list for his services to television. Joy Chambers, an author and former model, TV …

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Nov 29 2008

Summer Temptation could be its last

Reports today that Nine’s long-running quiz show Temptation is well and truly finished with the show’s host Ed Phillips not having his contract renewed by the network. Beginning in 2005, Temptation was a rework of the long-running Sale Of The Century which ran from 1980 to 2001.  Sale, of course, was itself a rework of …

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Oct 18 2008

1978: October 21-27

Jimmy’s still playing the game In 22 years of TV, Jimmy Hannan has hosted more than twenty shows – including Celebrity Squares, Spending Spree, Split Second, Say When, Generation Gap, The Jimmy Hannan Show, Saturday Date and Let’s Make A Deal – but since Nine axed Let’s Make A Deal a year ago, the “eyes …

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Sep 19 2008

Malcolm Searle

Former TV quiz show host and radio presenter Malcolm Searle passed away earlier this week at the age of 77. Tamworth-born Searle was the original host of the Melbourne-based quiz show Coles £3000 Question from 1960 until ill-health forced him to resign in early 1963. He was later one of the ‘Good Guy’ presenters on …

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Apr 05 2008

Philip Brady’s big 5-0

There aren’t many people in Australia that can claim to have had fifty years in the radio and television spotlight. Bert Newton and John Laws are two that have made that milestone, but this weekend another one joins the ranks when Philip Brady (pictured) celebrates fifty years in radio and television, having started his first …

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Mar 29 2008

YouTube: Game Shows

Always plenty of gems to be found on YouTube, and this time a clip that caught my attention was this tribute to game shows, introduced by Tony Barber, a veteran of the genre having hosted The Great Temptation, Name That Tune, Family Feud, Sale Of The Century, Jeopardy and Wheel Of Fortune. This clip was …

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