Run For The Money

By | August 5, 2017

Because there’s nothing on this week because of the athletics, here’s the US pilot of Run For The Money i.e. what became Going For Gold over here. Interesting that the first series of GfG had a different set and eventually changed to the US set for series 2.

12 thoughts on “Run For The Money

  1. Des Elmes

    Filmed at Elstree too, wasn’t it?

    For comparison, here’s the first episode of Questions pour un Champion:

        1. Mart With A Y Not An I

          Well reading the credits…

          If it was recording at BBC Manchester, Reg Grundy Prods brought one of their own US based directors over to call the shots on it, because I haven’t seen that name before.

          You would have thought they would have used the UK based studio crew to get the pilot up to scratch, then gone back to America and replicated it over there.

          1. Des Elmes

            And only Bill Mason’s name appears in both the GFG and RFTM credits.

            I guess RFTM *was* filmed Stateside then…

            GFG only moved to Manchester around 1992, BTW.

  2. Chris M. Dickson

    “You’ll like the intro, it has a fun graphical effect with close-ups of the contestants’ smiling faces!”
    “Does it have them coming out of a giant map showing where they’ve come from?”
    “Er…. no”
    “WHY NOT?”

  3. Brig Bother Post author

    In case you’re wondering how £100k Drop will work, I have just been informed of the following:

    40x £2.5k bundles, seven questions, 40 seconds, filming in Manchester.

    So there we are. Sounds rather quickfire.

    1. David B

      There’s a bit of a twist regarding the contestants that will slow things back down…

      1. David

        Some sort of qualifying round? (it would help pace the show to get the number of games in they want per episode)…

    2. John R

      Manchester is much less of a pain to get to than Bromley-by-Bow/ 3Mills for us Northerners!

      Though presumably means a redesigned set, will be a shame if the audience no longer stand above the arena!

      1. Mart With A Y Not An I

        Not necessarly.
        Studio 1 at Dock 10 is a fairly high studio from floor to lighting grid – could easily get a three level set in there no problem..
        ..if the daytime budget for the show allows.


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