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Larry Grayson's Generation Game 

Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game (original title)
Making a fool of the contestants as they try to copy professionals who have strange jobs. To win some prizes the contestants play for points until there is a winner. They then watch prizes ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Bruce Forsyth ...  Himself - Host 96 episodes, 1971-1994
Anthea Redfern Anthea Redfern ...  Herself - Hostess / ... 90 episodes, 1971-1976
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Making a fool of the contestants as they try to copy professionals who have strange jobs. To win some prizes the contestants play for points until there is a winner. They then watch prizes go by on a conveyor belt past where they are sat,and if they can remember any of them when asked they win those prizes.

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UK

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English

Release Date:

2 October 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Jim Davidson's Generation Game See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Roy Castle stood in for Bruce Forsyth for one show when Forsyth was ill. He was considered as Forsyth's replacement, but the job eventually went to Larry Grayson. See more »

Quotes

[Rolf is quickly painting a large portrait of Bruce]
Bruce Forsyth: I suppose it does help if you get people that have got a lot of character about them?
Rolf Harris: Yeah, but I'll make do. Could you stand still, please?
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Connections

Referenced in Very Important Pennis: Very Important Pennis: Part 3 (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Life is the Name of the Game
(uncredited)
Composed and performed by Bruce Forsyth
Arranged by Ronnie Hazlehurst
(theme tune)
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Awful
1 November 2007 | by welshNickSee all my reviews

This show dominated the BBC1 early Saturday evening schedule for several years during the 70's and the 80's. Bruce Forsyth was the first presenter and despite those checked jackets he used to wear he did have a very good natural fast wit. He was aided by Anthea Redfern who was the resident eye candy. Larry Grayson took over and it started going downhill (if that was possible) very quickly. It was one gay joke after another and he seemed to say 'Seems like a nice boy' about every male guest who appeared. Less said about Jim Davidson the better ..... However, back to the show - couples from families would try their hand at doing various tasks, everything from making clay pots to taking part in a play. The big problem with this show was that a lot of the couples ended up being openly humiliated on TV purely for entertainment. The eventual winning couple would have a memory test on a conveyor belt and would win what they remembered which always included a cuddly toy and a fondu set. So, where did it all go wrong ? Like 3 2 1 the guests were all either wannabees or hasbeens and as stated earlier the cheap laughs at the contestant's expense. If a show like this was made nowadays you would have couples suing for being humiliated - honestly, we would.


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