Cannon and Ball's Casino

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== See also ==
== See also ==
[[Weaver's Week 2020-11-08|Weaver's Week review]], and obituary for Tommy Ball.
[[Weaver's Week 2020-11-08|Weaver's Week review]], and obituary for Bobby Ball.
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[[Category:Family Game]]
[[Category:Yorkshire TV Productions]]
[[Category:Yorkshire TV Productions]]

Revision as of 12:37, 8 November 2020



Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball


Yorkshire Television for ITV, 19 May to 25 August 1990 (9 episodes in 1 series)


It's a little known fact that Cannon and Ball own a licence to run a casino. Little-known, that is, because it isn't actually true. Ah well.

Three couples answered general knowledge questions to win money in casino style games. The first round was the Fruit Machine where top of the range BBC Micro graphics would show money amounts or a prize. Whichever one mysteriously lined up, as they always did (C&B obviously running a loss leader, there) would be what that question was worth.

They pretty much dropped all casino pretense for the rest of the show, round two involved couples trying to guess things that our hosts were trying to convey to them against the clock through the medium of Ball miming and Cannon dropping large verbal hints.

How would you pantomime this word?

Between rounds there would be some variety acts.

In the final round there would be one couple left who would hopefully 'open the safe' (by answering some more general knowledge questions) and win a car.

It turned out that the British public weren't that enamoured by a casino with just one fruit machine in, and was quietly dropped after one series.

See also

Weaver's Week review, and obituary for Bobby Ball.


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