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Blockbusters was a short-lived game show which ran in syndication from 1990-1991, based off the 1980 U.S. game show Blockbusters and it's 1983 U.K. remake of the same name. It was produced by Goodson-Todman Productions with distribution by The Program Exchange. Fremantle currently holds distribution rights. It featured teenagers playing the U.K. format to win $60,000. This version was hosted by Bob Holness (season 1) and Glenn Frey (season 2), and announced by Johnny Gilbert.

It was paired up with the U.S. remake of Go! Go! Stop! which was hosted by Wink Martindale.

The pilot was shot in Nottingham, UK on the 1983 UK remake's set, and was hosted by Holness, with Johnny Gilbert doing pre-recorded announcing for the version.

Spiels

  • OPENING SPIEL: "And now here's the host of Blockbusters, BOB HOLNESS/GLENN FREY!"
  • CLOSING SPIEL: "This is Johnny Gilbert speaking for Blockbusters, a Goodson-Todman Production! Distributed by The Program Exchange!"

Studio(s)

Lenton Lane Studios, Nottingham, U.K. (Pilot)
CBS Television City, Hollywood, CA (Series)

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