Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Challenge To Air “Bullseye” Documentary Later This Summer

One of the most successful and popular game shows to ever air on ITV will be receiving a tribute of its own with Challenge developing a documentary called You Can’t Beat A Bit Of Bully. The hour-long special program, which premieres later this summer, is produced by Sky Vision Productions and features the show’s original host, Jim Bowen, and referee/co-host Tony Green reminiscing the key moments that made Bullseye a hit weekend series. Other guest stars include professional dart players, producers, directors, warm-up men, question-setters and prize-finders. The documentary was commissioned by Stephen Ladlow, the Director of Challenge. "Bullseye was a landmark for British TV gameshows, occupying a golden age of primetime TV viewing. This will be a great opportunity for viewers to witness first-hand how the show became so popular from the people who were instrumental in ensuring its success", said Ladlow. UPDATE: The documentary will air July 29 at 9:00pm BST on Challenge.  Head to the network's YouTube page to check out a promo for You Can’t Beat A Bit Of Bully.

Bullseye originally aired on ITV from 1981-1995 and was briefly revived in 2006 by Challenge and in 2007 on ITV as a one-hour celebrity special as a part of Vernon Kay’s Gameshow Marathon. If you have never seen the U.K. series before, check out a full episode in the video below. 

Sources: ATV Today, Broadcast

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