Popular 80’s television game show bullseye is set to receive the spotlight in a documentary to be aired on the TV game show Challenge. The quiz and game shows channel is celebrating the legacy of darts-themed Bullseye with an hour long documentary created by Sky Visions Productions. The classic game show was first made for ITV in 1981 and went on to attain great heights with TV presenter and comedian Jim Bowen as its host.
From the moment it first aired in 1981 in what would be the beginning of a 35-year long unbroken run on television, it was already clear that ITV had a British classic on its hands. The show remains popular today with many people still watching repeats and re-runs on channels such as Sky and Challenge. The fact that fans of the show and mobile gambling games enthusiasts can even play a Bullseye slot from All Jackpots online casino is as good a sign as any of the unwavering appeal of the show. Other tributes in a variety of forms continue to this day including the above-mentioned new documentary from Sky.
Most recently, the channel also celebrated this renowned and universally loved game show through a run of days that featured a marathon of Bullseye shows in December of 2011. The marathon week of shows was part of a wider themed broadcasting of a variety of popular and well known British TV shows. Needless to say, the viewing figures for Bullseye proved that it is still at the top of favourite British television shows for viewers old and new alike and remains so today.
Featuring talking heads that will include the former host himself, as well as former contestants and celebrity fans of the show, the hour long feature will celebrate Bullseye’s enduring legacy. The documentary will also feature popular and classic video clips from the show which was described as a ‘Landmark for British TV Gameshows’ by a director at Challenge, while darts stars and former producers of the show will also appear
Fans of Bullseye will be able to relive some of their best experiences and memories from the show while younger viewers may be able to gain some insight into how the programme became such a huge success. The documentary to be shown on Challenge will be called “You can’t Beat a bit of Bully” and is scheduled to air in the summer.