Buried Treasure



Grant Stott


Gail Porter and Tim Vincent (team captains)


BBC Scotland for BBC1, 10 June to 29 July 1995 (as part of Fully Booked)

BBC Scotland for BBC2, 2 June 1996 to 19 September 1998 (as part of Fully Booked)


An outward-bound adventure game which involved Grant Stott taking some kids and some celebrities into some woodland in Scotland (namely Lochgoilhead) where they performed outdoor based adventure tasks which earnt them bits of a treasure map. In the final game they'd have a certain amount of time to find prizes in an old pirate camp using metal detectors. This was also repeated as a show in its own right in the school holidays.

In the final series, the adventure aspect was scaled back somewhat with one presenter each week leading a team at a theme park (Alton Towers was used a few times) or a water park, where they would have to perform certain tasks. This might be riding a rollercoaster while spotting letters on large signs placed around the course, and re-arranging the letters into a word at the end. Other times it would be to ride a waterslide while catching or throwing balls. Another often used task was to ride a bicycle which went left when the handle-bars were turned right and vice-versa. Although keeping the same name, this second incarnation had little in common with it's predecessor, lacking both the originality and excitement that had previously made it a worthwhile little segment.


During the later incarnation, the buzzer sounds were the captains name. Gail's was fast and squeeky while a dapper posh voice would exclaim "Timothy!".


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