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.Continue reading “The Ghost of Quizmas Past: 7. Connections (1985 – 90)”