Tuesday, 30 May 2017
696 Odd One Out
First viewed : Uncertain
I wasn't sure I'd seen this at all but the fourth and final season in 1985 preceded Top of the Pops on a Thursday so it was inconceivable I wouldn't have caught some of it. Watching an episode now, it is vaguely familiar.
Odd One Out was a BBC games show with the usual crap prizes and an early vehicle for magician Paul Daniels as host. It wasn't easy either, requiring a considerable amount of general knowledge to do well. The contestants were shown four words one by one and could buzz in at any point to say the odd one out ;if they knew or guessed it right they had a choice of challenging the other two to explain why or giving the explanation themselves so there was an element of gambling as well.