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Going for Gold: 48 Games [DVD] [2012] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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This was once a lunchtime favourite and indeed the idea was repeated in another game show years later (I forget the name) expect without the European element. It was all very entertaining but the European thing made it feel very cheesy. The grand prize was always grand but so very far away in terms of number of shows you had to go through to get it. The rounds idea was clever but it didn't really have anything special and was never able to climb out of being a daytime TV show to be prime time. the premiere of a new season two episode. Premieres Monday, July 2, 8:00am ET/PT to Wednesday, July 4, Going for Gold – BBC One London – 5 July 1995". BBC Genome Project. 5 July 1995 . Retrieved 22 May 2016. Bushnell, denied an Olympic berth in his usual event of single sculls, carried a huge chip on his shoulder over the difference in social status between himself and "rowing royalty" Burnell who, of course, knew this would be his last chance to equal his father's gold in the Edwardian-era London games. Players scored based on the number of consecutive questions they got right – if an incorrect answer was given, their score returned to zero. The score taken from this round was the highest point reached over 40 seconds. After this round, the two highest scoring players went through to the final round. A "first to two" general knowledge playoff was held if there was a tie, using the same style of questions from round 1.

Maxine Peake ( Little Dorrit, Silk) stars in a profoundly moving drama based on the real diaries of Anne Lister, a landowning woman who defied the conventions of 19th century society to live openly as a lesbian. When it is announced that the love of Anne’s life, Marianna, will be married to the older and wealthy Charles Lawton, Anne is distraught. And so she begins a string of relationships, most notably with the wealthy heiress Ann Walker. But while Ann is a proud, strong and supportive partner in a time when lesbianism just isn’t tolerated, can Anne’s feelings for her ever match those she has for Marianna? Revealing a surprising side to the world painted by Jane Austen and the Brontës, The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister is an inspiring story of the first modern lesbian, a woman who challenged convention and was determined simply to be herself. Bonus features include: The Real Anne Lister with Sue Perkins, a 60-minute documentary exploring Lister’s diary ; Maxine Peake in conversation with the director James Kent. Going for Gold – BBC One London – 26 July 1993". BBC Genome Project. 26 July 1993 . Retrieved 22 May 2016. The Semi-Final weeks occurred at the end of each half of the season with between 7–10 weekly winners (depending upon season length). Each week was made up of four daily heats with the winner of each heat going through to Finals week and the losing players returning each day (there was no weekly final). By this point the contestants were buzzing in noticeably earlier as the standard of competition increased. Going for Gold – BBC One London – 22 March 1990". BBC Genome Project. 22 March 1990 . Retrieved 22 May 2016. Going for Gold – BBC One London – 18 March 1992". BBC Genome Project. 18 March 1992 . Retrieved 22 May 2016.Going for Gold – BBC One London – 1 April 1996". BBC Genome Project. April 1996 . Retrieved 22 May 2016.

That the 1948 games - the first since 1936 - happened at all was a marvel in itself, with rationing still the norm as Britain struggled in the aftermath of a war that had destroyed its resources and reduced much of London to rubble. But thanks to the British people's refusal to let the event die, the so-called "Austerity Olympics" scored major success. Their real-life story is the inspiration for the new BBC drama Going for Gold - The '48 Games, which traces their astounding victory in the double sculling event.

Going For Gold - The '48 Games

Going for Gold was originally broadcast on BBC1 from 12 October 1987 to 9 July 1996, usually, after the lunchtime broadcast of Australian soap opera Neighbours. It was presented by Irish broadcaster Henry Kelly, and its defining concept was that it featured contestants from different European countries who competed against each other to answer questions (all in English) to win a prize. The show's theme tune was composed by future multi-award winning composer Hans Zimmer. [2] The Going for Gold screenwriter Billy Ivory says he believes London 2012 is poised to repeat the success of London 1948. Going for Gold – BBC One London – 5 November 1990". BBC Genome Project. 5 November 1990 . Retrieved 22 May 2016.

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