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As I read it on another site Johnny Keating arranged his Lost Patrol from the original piece at the request of Maxwell!! We live in a world of half truths, fantom facts and legend intermingled by net users with varying levels of skill and aurhenticity so I'll choose what is printed on the record label from before the web existed as my truth and see where that takes me!! :-D
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See if you can find some stuff on this
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What was this TV Quiz Called :?:
Who is the host in the picture :?:
What phrase in common football usage had its origins in the programme :?:

No idea what the theme tune was probably lost in the sands of time....obviously points for interesting linked information.

have a go

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TOH
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The game was TBA
The presenter was David Vine
The expression was Route 1
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Still TOH#
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Was the show Quiz Ball?
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An example of
Spoiler: show
Quiz Ball . I recognise the tune but as yet no name for it, working on that!!

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Quiz+ball
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An example of
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Quiz Ball . I recognise the tune but as yet no name for it, working on that!!

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Quiz+ball
The theme was written by Tony Hatch in the "Benny Hill style" of TV themes of the period.

Looking at Tony Hatch's career yields a vast opportunity for linking to almost anything so rather than do that I'll just put up the link for you to read the possibilities yourselves:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Hatch
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mickthemaverick wrote:
06 Jun 2020, 20:35
Still TOH#
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Was the show Quiz Ball?
Mick you have "done brilliant" (the massacre of the english adverb so beloved of the round ball game)
and TOH2 spot on..I honestly dont think anyone else on the FCF or indeed most of the known universe including me would have TOH eaded it so quickly.

Very good article on it here which I stumbled on...can you find a theme tume? Of course you can! you just have :-D

https://readtheleague.com/the-big-featu ... ball-story

Regards Neil;
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Thanks Neil, but I rather suspect there are many more than me who remember the show. I used to love watching it and consequently it made a significant dent in my grey matter!. I am working on a reciprical question for you!!
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Another and rather more recent show captured my imagination and I have just been looking at some things which took me to Robot Wars. Now I am sure that most people know the programme and recognise it as "the bloke from Red Dwarf"'s show. So my question is who was that? and the trickier part who presented the first series before the red dwarf man took over?
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mickthemaverick wrote:
06 Jun 2020, 20:56
Thanks Neil, but I rather suspect there are many more than me who remember the show. I used to love watching it and consequently it made a significant dent in my grey matter!. I am working on a reciprical question for you!!
I will give that episode a decent watch just put the first five minutes on brilliant and some not insignificant players/managers and celebrities involved

Even the Alex Ferguson appeared for Falkirk!

"Scottish second division champs Falkirk won their first-round clash by a solitary Alex Ferguson goal and Fergie scored again in the semi but it wasn’t enough to see off Labone, Stewpot and Everton."

Regards Neil
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mickthemaverick wrote:
06 Jun 2020, 21:00
Another and rather more recent show captured my imagination and I have just been looking at some things which took me to Robot Wars. Now I am sure that most people know the programme and recognise it as "the bloke from Red Dwarf"'s show. So my question is who was that? and the trickier part who presented the first series before the red dwarf man took over?
Well I'll try a TOH, but never watched Red Dwarf or Robot Wars so its going to be off the mark

I dont think its even worth a spoiler but was Robert Llewellyn in Red Dwarf and "his" programme was Scrapheap Challenge.

Depending on the marking of the above I will progress to the trickier part, or go and do some research for the first bit.

I will just throw in Heinz Wolf(f?) the dotty scientist as random guess as the first host of Scrapheap Challenge

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Craig Charles (who now sometimes doe "The Craig Charles House Party on Radio 2")
Google search found that Jeremy Clarkson was the first presenter!
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Spot on James, I was unaware of that until I came across it watching something else earlier on! :-D

Nothing correct in your TOH I'm afraid Neil! :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote:
06 Jun 2020, 21:32
Spot on James, I was unaware of that until I came across it watching something else earlier on! :-D

Nothing correct in your TOH I'm afraid Neil! :-D
Well most of it was correct but not necessarily for the right question!

And old Heinz's show "The Great Egg Race" was a bit of a forerunner of Scrapheap challenge....

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I've just been following up another train of thought which led me to this rather bizarre fact.This one will really get the cogs turning:

What do Jerry Desmonde, Elizabeth Allen and Ron Randall all have in common?

and the supplementary how did tonight's activities on the FCF lead me to that fact?