Trivia / Catch Phrase

  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Whilst Challenge TV shows all episodes from the Carlton-era series whilst Roy Walker was hosting, the original run by TVS (from 1986 to 1993) will likely never see the light of day again, as most all of the TVS library is owned by Disney, and the paperwork for the TVS archives is supposedly lost. However, episodes from the TVS era do exist on YouTube to be watched at any time, presuming that no one tries to call copyright.
    • Meanwhile, the original American version is presumably held by Warner Bros. (they acquired the distributor, Telepictures, along with Lorimar in 1989), but hasn't been seen anywhere since the original run.
  • Missing Episode: To go with the above mention of the TVS episodes never being aired on TV anymore, whilst episodes of the original British series are being uploaded to YouTube, some episodes are totally lost, though this would mainly be due to Challenge's original incarnation, The Family Channel, not airing certain episodes, mainly the original celebrity specials.
  • Title Sequence: Would you believe that the opening titles for the 1986-1993 series were created by Electronic Arts, of all people?
  • What Could Have Been: Wink Martindale posted on Youtube a sizzle reel for a potential US revival series- it didn't get picked up, though. Todd Newton hosted. See it here.
    • Before that, Pasetta had tried to revive it in 1987 as Puzzle Roulette, and again in 1989 as The Puzzle Game. Jim Lange hosted these attempts.
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