Going for a Song

 
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== Host ==
== Host ==
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Max Robertson (original host)
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[[Max Robertson]] (1965-77)
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[[Michael Parkinson]] (1990s version)
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[[Michael Parkinson]] (1995-9)
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[[Anne Robinson]]
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[[Anne Robinson]] (2000)
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[[Michael Aspel]]
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[[Michael Aspel]] (2001-2)
== Co-hosts ==
== Co-hosts ==
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Original expert: Arthur Negus
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Expert:<br>
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Arthur Negus (1965-77)<br>
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[[Eric Knowles]] (1995-2002)
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1990s version expert: [[Eric Knowles]]
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Team Captains:<br>
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[[Tony Slattery]] (1995-7)<br>
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1990s team captains:
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Leslie Ash (1995)<br>
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Mariella Frostrup (1996-7)<br>
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1995: [[Tony Slattery]] and Leslie Ash
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Helen Lederer (1996)<br>
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[[Penelope Keith]] (1997-8)<br>
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1996: Tony Slattery and Helen Lederer (rotation), Mariella Frostrup
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[[Kit Hesketh-Harvey]] (1998-2000)<br>
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[[Penny Smith]] (1999-2000)<br>
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1997: Penny Smith and Sheridan Morley
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Dr Mark Porter (2001-2)<br>
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[[Rachel de Thame]] (2001-2)
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1998-2000: Penny Smith and [[Kit Hesketh-Harvey]]
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2001-2: [[Rachel de Thame]] and Dr Mark Porter (2001-2)
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== Broadcast ==
== Broadcast ==
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Pilot: BBC1 (South only), 21 April 1965  
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BBC1 South (regional), 21 April 1965 (Pilot)
BBC1, 6 October 1965 to to 16 October 1977
BBC1, 6 October 1965 to to 16 October 1977
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Revival: BBC1, 29 August 1995 to 3 February 2002
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BBC1, 29 August 1995 to 3 February 2002
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== Synopsis ==
== Synopsis ==
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In its first incarnation, Arthur Negus soared to fame as the show's resident expert.
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Antiques guessing game that carried Arthur Negus to fame as the show's resident expert, and this was all in the days before ''Antiques Roadshow''.
However, British law has changed since then and now all antiques game shows are obliged to include the word "Great" or "Going" in the title and feature [[Eric Knowles]] as an authority. (OK, except ''[[Bargain Hunt]]''. We'll give you that.)
However, British law has changed since then and now all antiques game shows are obliged to include the word "Great" or "Going" in the title and feature [[Eric Knowles]] as an authority. (OK, except ''[[Bargain Hunt]]''. We'll give you that.)
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''[[Michael Parkinson]], with the famous bird cage which featured in the opening titles of both versions of the programme.''</div>
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Much discussion of antiques, their properties and values in order to educate people to have a better clue as to the value of the contents of their loft. But the slow experts progress slowly with discursive digression on every single treasure and awarded something like five single points in each show.
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In the middle of the format, there was an "identify the mystery object" round. But the meat of the show was about discussing specific antiques. The teams of panellists took turns to identify the nature, materials, age etc. of the objects d'art, and most importantly take a stab at the value. The expert would then give a mini lecture about the piece before revealing the correct answers.
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== Inventor ==
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John King
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== Theme music ==
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First movement from Respighi's suite ''Gli Uccelli'' (''The Birds'').
[[Category:Themed Quiz]]
[[Category:Themed Quiz]]
[[Category:Antiques]]
[[Category:Antiques]]
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[[Category:Long-Running]]

Current revision as of 18:40, 22 November 2020

Contents

Host

Max Robertson (1965-77)

Michael Parkinson (1995-9)

Anne Robinson (2000)

Michael Aspel (2001-2)

Co-hosts

Expert:
Arthur Negus (1965-77)
Eric Knowles (1995-2002)

Team Captains:
Tony Slattery (1995-7)
Leslie Ash (1995)
Mariella Frostrup (1996-7)
Helen Lederer (1996)
Penelope Keith (1997-8)
Kit Hesketh-Harvey (1998-2000)
Penny Smith (1999-2000)
Dr Mark Porter (2001-2)
Rachel de Thame (2001-2)

Broadcast

BBC1 South (regional), 21 April 1965 (Pilot)

BBC1, 6 October 1965 to to 16 October 1977

BBC1, 29 August 1995 to 3 February 2002

Synopsis

Antiques guessing game that carried Arthur Negus to fame as the show's resident expert, and this was all in the days before Antiques Roadshow.

However, British law has changed since then and now all antiques game shows are obliged to include the word "Great" or "Going" in the title and feature Eric Knowles as an authority. (OK, except Bargain Hunt. We'll give you that.)

Michael Parkinson, with the famous bird cage which featured in the opening titles of both versions of the programme.

In the middle of the format, there was an "identify the mystery object" round. But the meat of the show was about discussing specific antiques. The teams of panellists took turns to identify the nature, materials, age etc. of the objects d'art, and most importantly take a stab at the value. The expert would then give a mini lecture about the piece before revealing the correct answers.

Inventor

John King

Theme music

First movement from Respighi's suite Gli Uccelli (The Birds).

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