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I loved 'Jeux Sans Frontieres' as a kid. We had the mundane British 'Its a Knockout', taking place in the likes of Skegness and Mablethorpe...our best British teams would then go through to take on the best Europe had to offer.

The show involed various Europeans in huge silly costumes variously falling into pools, throwing pies etc, competing for supremacy...it was good, light hearted fun and I miss it!

Stuart Hall did the Brit commentary, and added his overflowing enthusiam to it all. It outshone the Eurovision Song contest, as a display of what Europe was all about. :)

We Brits were useless, and often did terribly.

But in our plucky way we had a go! Kinda like in the Winter Olympics...useless but having a go anyway.

Is it still shown in Europe???
 

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OMG "Spel zonder grenzen"! Watched this as a kid... Hilarious sometimes :D
 

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You bet I remember them!
But those from the 1970s.
In the 1990s, the spirit had already almost vanished - for one thing, it did not move from a country to the other any more, and TV programs had been invaded with all kinds of games in the meantime.
I loved to hear referees (Gennaro and Guido) do the countdown in various languages :)
 

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Ohhhh, those were the days. I loved it. Especially whenever they did games with water. I absolutely wanted to participate once.
I might organize something like that one day. I've always liked big games, with a lot of participants and water you can fall in.
 

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Oh I loved watching that...It was always so fun and you get to find out some interesting stuff about various places in Europe. :)
 

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SloKid said:
Oh I loved watching that...It was always so fun and you get to find out some interesting stuff about various places in Europe. :)
Not like "Going For Gold", that quiz with Henry Kelly...most of the time the British contestants won because they were the only ones that could understand his strong Irish accent.

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Stuart Hall did the Brit commentary, and added his overflowing enthusiam to it all. It outshone the Eurovision Song contest, as a display of what Europe was all about.
Stuart Hall :worship: I've seen clips on TV and he's funny on that. He's fantastic on the football on Five Live.
 

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JSF was fab and Stuart Hall's commentary was hysterical :lol:

Wish they'd show repeats of the original series. I seem to remember the bloody Germans used to always win (back in the 70s that is :eek: ) ;) :kiss:
 

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SloKid said:
Oh I loved watching that...It was always so fun and you get to find out some interesting stuff about various places in Europe. :)
Slovenia always had strong teams ;)
BTW I watched yesterday the show from Ljubljana in '94!
 

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Just been doing some rooting around on google and it turns out that "the best of its a knockout" DVD in the UK is called "Here Come The Belgians". Apparently, "look out, here come the Belgians" was one of Stuart Hall's stock phrases on the show :lol:


 

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christos said:
Slovenia always had strong teams ;)
BTW I watched yesterday the show from Ljubljana in '94!
Yes we did. :)

I think we finished second in that show. :lol:
 

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ohhhh sweet memories :cool: :cool: :cool:
 

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christos said:
How is JSF in your language?
It's Paixnidia Xoris Sinora in greek
"Giochi senza frontiere"
 
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