Blankety Blank

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Blankety Blank
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Premiere January 18, 1979
Finale August 10, 2002
Based on the Australian game show created by
Bill Mason
Host Terry Wogan (seasons 1-6),
Les Dawson (seasons 7-13),
Lily Savage (seasons 14-17)
Network BBC1 (seasons 1-14)
ITV (seasons 15-17)
Style 30/40-minute game show
Company Fremantle (seasons 1-15),
Reg Grundy Productions (seasons 15-16),
Thames Television (season 17)
Seasons 17
Episodes 266 (8 unaired)
Origin UK

Blankety Blank is the British version of Blankety Blanks, which in turn was the Australian version of the U.S. Match Game which launched in 1962 on NBC and was revived in 1973 on CBS. Blankety Blank followed the premise of the CBS show.

Two contestants have two chances to predict how a panel of six celebrities filled in the blanks to comical questions. The contestant capturing the most celebrities wins the game and plays the Super-Match, which had the audience match values (as "blanks") at 150, 100 and 50. Matching a celebrity head-to-head doubled the "blanks" which led to prizes (which, by British TV standards at the time were low rent and ridiculed on the air).

The first edition of the series ran on BBC1 from 1979 to 1990. It was brought back in 1997 and ran two years. ITV-Thames picked it up in 2001 and aired it for one season.

Contents

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
BBC One
Season One January 18, 1979 May 10, 1979 16
Season Two September 6, 1979 December 20, 1979 15
Season Three September 4, 1980 December 11, 1980 15
Season Four September 3, 1981 December 17, 1981 16
Season Five September 4, 1982 November 27, 1982 13
Season Six September 3, 1983 December 3, 1983 14
Season Seven September 7, 1984 December 14, 1984 13
Season Eight January 3, 1985 March 26, 1985 12
Season Nine September 6, 1985 February 7, 1986 20
Season Ten September 5, 1986 April 3, 1987 21
Season Eleven September 18, 1987 February 26, 1988 21
Season Twelve September 9, 1988 December 16, 1988 12
Season Thirteen September 7, 1989 March 12, 1990 20
Season Fourteen May 8, 1998 September 12, 1998 13
ITV
Season Fifteen June 26, 1999 October 30, 1999 12
Season Sixteen January 7, 2001 June 17, 2001 20
Season Seventeen May 4, 2002 August 10, 2002 12

In-Depth

DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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