The Ghost of Quizmas Past: 7. Connections (1985 – 90)

Granada’s answer to Blockbusters

Our Clip of Quizmas Past:

  • Quiz: Connections;
  • Presenters: Sue Robbie/Simon Potter/Richard Madeley;
  • Made by: Granada Television for ITV;
  • First shown: Monday 13th May 1985 (Granada Television); Friday 26th April 1985 (London Weekend Television).

Granada Television’s Connections started out as a summertime replacement for Blockbusters. Hosted by Sue Robbie, its contestants were mainly sixth form students. Despite its original intention as a summer replacement for Blockbusters, it wasn’t fully networked across the ITV till 1989. Just to confuse things, there was also a primetime series.

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