The Adventure Game (BBC TV, 1980-86): Beebs on TV

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The Adventure Game (BBC TV, 1980-86): Beebs on TV

Post by lurkio » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:33 pm

The Adventure Game (BBC, 1980-86) was possibly the greatest TV programme ever made, not least because it gave more airtime to the BBC Micro than any other show (perhaps more than even The Computer Programme or Micro Live). It was a gameshow in which celebrities and members of the public were "stranded" on the planet Arg and had to play games and solve puzzles in order to win safe passage back to Earth.

The Anorak Zone has done a series of articles on select episodes of The Adventure Game, and they've included quite a few screenshots, but they've inexplicably focused on the various celebrities who took part, woefully neglecting all the BBC Micros and Beeb-generated graphics, which were the real stars of the show, let's be honest.

So I've decided to make up for the omission here. All the screenshots that follow are from the official DVD release of The Adventure Game.

Gronda gronda.

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S3 opening titles and newsdesk

Post by lurkio » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:39 pm

Series 3 opening titles and newsdesk

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Planetoid (aka Defender) by Acornsoft

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Snapper by Acornsoft

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Hopper by Acornsoft

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CHR$141 FTW!

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Charmian Gradwell as Gnoard

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S1E4

Post by lurkio » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:44 pm

Series 1, Episode 4

Contestants: Denise Coffey, Dr Garry Hunt, Toby Freeman

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Chris Leaver as Gandor, and Moira Stuart as Moira Stuart

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What computer is this? [EDIT: It's an HP9845. (Thanks, Pernod!)]

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Denise Coffey, Dr Garry Hunt, Toby Freeman

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S2E1

Post by lurkio » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:52 pm

Series 2, Episode 1

Contestants: Graeme Garden, Carol Chell, Nicolas Hammond

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S3E1

Post by lurkio » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:55 pm

Series 3, Episode 1

Contestants: Sarah Greene, Anne Miller, Richard Stilgoe

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S3E2

Post by lurkio » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:01 pm

Series 3, Episode 2

Contestants: Sue Nicholls, Duncan Goodhew, Emma Disley

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Re: S1E4

Post by Pernod » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:07 pm

lurkio wrote:
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Series 1, Episode 4
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It's a HP9845, I used to work with them back in the 90's.
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Re: The Adventure Game (BBC TV, 1980-86): Beebs on TV

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S3E3

Post by lurkio » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:15 pm

Series 3, Episode 3

Contestants: Adam Tandy, Sandra Dickinson, Chris Serle

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S3E4

Post by lurkio » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:20 pm

Series 3, Episode 4

Contestants: Paul McDowell, Bonnie Langford, Christopher Hughes

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Charmian Gradwell as Gnoard, and Chris Leaver as Gandor

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Post by lurkio » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:22 pm

Series 3, Episode 5

Contestants: Janet Fielding, Nigel Crocket, Neil Adams

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S3E6

Post by lurkio » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:24 pm

Series 3, Episode 6

Contestants: Fern Britton, Noel Edmonds, Ray Virr

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Post by lurkio » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:28 pm

Series 4, Episode 1

Contestants: Sheelagh Gilbey, Roy Kane, Ian McNaught-Davis

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S4E1 continued

Post by lurkio » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:31 pm

Series 4, Episode 1, continued

Contestants: Sheelagh Gilbey, Roy Kane, Ian McNaught-Davis

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Post by lurkio » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:34 pm

Series 4, Episode 2

Contestants: Johnny Ball, Barbara Lott, Liz Hobbs

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Post by lurkio » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:39 pm

Series 4, Episode 4

Contestants: Professor Heinz Wolff, Deborah Leigh Hall, Ruth Madoc

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Sarah Lam as Dorgan

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S4E4 continued

Post by lurkio » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:41 pm

Series 4, Episode 4, continued

Contestants: Professor Heinz Wolff, Deborah Leigh Hall, Ruth Madoc

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Post by lurkio » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:45 pm

Series 4, Episode 6

Contestants: Heather Couper, Keith Chegwin, Adam Gilbey

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Re: The Adventure Game (BBC TV, 1980-86): Beebs on TV

Post by Commie_User » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:25 pm

The way computers have come on, this all looks so bizarre already. And I'm a retrohead, with more old micros, PCs and game consoles than recent PCs. Thanks for posting all this.

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