The Golden Shot

By | October 8, 2017

If you missed our incredible recreation of The Golden Shot on Bother’s Bar Game Night yesterday (two hours twenty in, if you want to skip) you can still watch it! But it was trailed as a classic TV game that technology broke that I had fixed from the ground up. What did I mean by that?

Here to demonstrate is the episode of The Golden Shot from Ant and Dec’s Gameshow Marathon from 2005. The episode is in chunks here (I expect the subsequent parts will show up in the options at the end), of interest is the end game where the home viewer must direct the crossbow to hit the target to win a car. The problem playing it on digital television is that it takes time for the television to uncrunch the signal being broadcast which was not really an issue when signals were analogue so the contestant had a rather impossible task of playing with lag. Amazingly they did exactly the same thing when they bought it back for Vernon Kay’s Gameshow Marathon two years later.

5 thoughts on “The Golden Shot

  1. Des Elmes

    Sue Barker completed 20 years as host of A Question of Sport yesterday. It hardly needs to be said that the show has changed quite a lot in that time… 😉

    A glance at BBC Genome reveals that her first episode as host saw Ally McCoist and John Parrott joined by Frankie Dettori, Phil Tufnell, Alison Nicholas and Denise Lewis. Quite likely, you’d have been laughed at if you had said at the time that Tuffers would go on to become one of the show’s longest-running captains, and that Dettori would be a captain too.

  2. Alex McMillan

    I have it on good authority that an episode of Tenable with a surprisingly handsome team will be transmitting on November 20th. Unsure how early/late into the run this is going to be, but hopefully this gives a bit of a better ballpark.

    1. Thomas Sales

      Series 2 of Alphabetical is 20 episodes long. That takes it to 27th October according to Wikipedia. I suspect Tenable will be back on the 30th unless ITV has something else up its sleeve in the meantime.


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