History Trivia / Blockbusters

9th Jan '17 9:52:40 AM themisterfree
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* ChannelHop: For the UK version. It started on Creator/{{ITV}} via Central, then moved to Creator/{{Sky}} One from 1994 to 1995 (still with Bob Holness and Central). 1997 saw [[Creator/TheBBC BBC2]] revive the show with Michael Aspel at the helm and adults playing. 2000 saw the return of the show to Sky One, now with Liza Tarbuck as host and teenagers playing once more. Sky-owned Challenge TV then revived it again in 2012, again with adult contestants as ''All-New Blockbusters''; this time Simon Mayo hosted.



* TechnologyMarchesOn: When the UK version first started, all contestants received a dictionary (later an encyclopedia). Now, everyone who plays wins an E-book reader.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: When the UK version first started, all contestants received a dictionary (later an encyclopedia). Now, everyone who plays wins When the 2012 version came along, all contestants won an E-book reader.
25th Dec '16 10:12:58 AM Vahanisback
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Allegedly, the Rafferty run was just time filler for NBC until ''Classic Concentration'' was ready.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: ScrewedByTheNetwork:
** Allegedly, the reason the Cullen run was cancelled was not because of ratings (CBS Daytime reruns of ''Alice'' weren't really much of a threat), but because NBC wanted to boost their two struggling daytime soaps in ''The Doctors'' and ''Texas''. Both were gone after New Year's Eve 1982.
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Allegedly, the Rafferty run was just time filler for NBC until ''Classic Concentration'' was ready.
14th Jun '16 6:15:23 AM themisterfree
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Allegedly, the Rafferty run was just time filler for NBC until ''Classic Concentration'' was ready.
19th Apr '16 3:33:36 PM CorahsUncle
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* HeyItsThatSound: The original BonusRound timer was recycled on ''Series/{{Concentration}}''.

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* HeyItsThatSound: The original BonusRound timer was recycled on ''Series/{{Concentration}}''.''Classic Series/{{Concentration}}''.



** Not unlike ''Series/{{Concentration}}'' , the Raffety version updated the board with computer graphics.

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** Not unlike ''Series/{{Concentration}}'' , Much like ''Classic Concentration'' after it, the Raffety Rafferty version updated the board with computer graphics.
19th Apr '16 3:26:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Bill Cullen had already been known and respected as a game show legend by the time ''Blockbusters'' rolled around, while Bill Rafferty was known for ''Every Second Counts'' and ''Series/CardSharks'', the latter of which he was doing at the same time as this series.
22nd May '15 12:26:36 AM Green_lantern40
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Bill Cullen had already been known and respected as a game show legend by the time ''Blockbusters'' rolled around, while Bill Rafferty was known for ''Every Second Counts'' and ''Series/CardSharks'', the latter of which he was doing at the same time as this series.
7th Oct '14 6:12:03 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Not unlike ''Series/{{Concentration}}'' which followed it, the Raffety version updated the board with computer graphics.

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** Not unlike ''Series/{{Concentration}}'' which followed it, , the Raffety version updated the board with computer graphics.
7th Oct '14 6:11:32 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Not unlike ''ClassicConcentration'' which followed it, the Raffety version updated the board with computer graphics.

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** Not unlike ''ClassicConcentration'' ''Series/{{Concentration}}'' which followed it, the Raffety version updated the board with computer graphics.
7th Oct '14 6:07:46 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatSound: The original BonusRound timer was recycled on ''ClassicConcentration''.

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* HeyItsThatSound: The original BonusRound timer was recycled on ''ClassicConcentration''.''Series/{{Concentration}}''.
3rd Jul '14 12:37:04 PM Twentington
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* HeyItsThatSound: The original BonusRound timer was recycled on ''ClassicConcentration''.

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* HeyItsThatSound: The original BonusRound timer was recycled on ''ClassicConcentration''.''ClassicConcentration''.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: When the UK version first started, all contestants received a dictionary (later an encyclopedia). Now, everyone who plays wins an E-book reader.
** Not unlike ''ClassicConcentration'' which followed it, the Raffety version updated the board with computer graphics.
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