Going for a Song
Max Robertson (1965-77)
Michael Parkinson (1995-9)
Anne Robinson (2000)
Michael Aspel (2001-2)
Arthur Negus (1965-77),
Eric Knowles (1995-2002)
Tony Slattery and Leslie Ash (1995),
Tony Slattery and Mariella Frostrup (1996),
Tony Slattery, Mariella Frostrup and Penelope Keith (1997),
Kit Hesketh-Harvey and Penelope Keith (1998),
Kit Hesketh-Harvey and Penny Smith (1999-2000),
Dr Mark Porter and Rachel de Thame (2001-2)
Pilot: BBC1 (South only), 21 April 1965
BBC1, 6 October 1965 to to 16 October 1977
BBC1, 29 August 1995 to 3 February 2002
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.)
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.
First movement from Respighi's suite Gli Uccelli (The Birds).