The Ghost of Quizmas Past: 16. Going For Gold (1987 – 96)

Who Am I…? I’m a quiz that covered 14 European nations that went out on BBC One and Super Channel

Our Clip of Quizmas Past:

  • Quiz: Going For Gold;
  • Presenter: Henry Kelly;
  • Made by: Reg Grundy Productions for BBC One and Super Channel (with BBC Elstree, 1990 – 93; then BBC North, New Broadcasting House, Oxford Road, Manchester, 1992 – 96);
  • First shown: Monday 12th October 1987.

With the exception of football and song contests, European competitions are a rare beast in TV land. One exception is Jeux Sans Frontiers, the European version of It’s A Knockout (which are domestic heats to the former). The other exception to this rule has an amazing theme tune. Before being noted for the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack and the theme from Backdraft, Hans Zimmer’s best known work was arguably the Going For Gold theme tune.

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