Going for a Song

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In the midde 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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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 ==
== Inventor ==

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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