The Adventure Game

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Natalie Cooper

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Mar 1, 1995, 7:08:50 PM3/1/95
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Can anyone remember the Adventure Game? And the guy who talked
backwards and Uncle who was a pot plant in one series and a tea
urn in another? Am I getting this right? It was one of my
favourite programmes but I can't remember much about it any more
... <sob> Help!

Natalie

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William Purry Tottenham

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Mar 2, 1995, 10:40:03 AM3/2/95
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In article <6...@tomato.win-uk.net>, nat...@tomato.win-uk.net (Natalie Cooper) writes:
>Can anyone remember the Adventure Game? And the guy who talked
>backwards and Uncle who was a pot plant in one series and a tea
>urn in another? Am I getting this right? It was one of my
>favourite programmes but I can't remember much about it any more
>.... <sob> Help!
>
>
The bloke who talked backwards was also a quiz show about
spies on kid's Tv, which also had Bill Pertwee (or was it
Ron Pickering?) At one point every week, the contestants
had to destroy some evidence written on ricepaper by
eating it. Back-talk bloke used to say "Don't eat paper
at home - it could make you very sick". I remember them
showing 'The Adventure Game' on Tuesdays or Thursdays, just
before repeats of 'Star Trek'.

Doogy rev, eilataN !

David Ewart

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Mar 2, 1995, 10:38:34 AM3/2/95
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Natalie Cooper (nat...@tomato.win-uk.net) wrote:
: Can anyone remember the Adventure Game? And the guy who talked

: backwards and Uncle who was a pot plant in one series and a tea
: urn in another? Am I getting this right? It was one of my
: favourite programmes but I can't remember much about it any more
: ... <sob> Help!

Does anyone have any backlisting of this discussion which we had ONLY
TWO WEEKS AGO??

Dave.
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Ian Collier

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Mar 3, 1995, 7:59:25 AM3/3/95
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ew...@europa.lif.icnet.uk (David Ewart) writes:
>Natalie Cooper (nat...@tomato.win-uk.net) wrote:
>: Can anyone remember the Adventure Game? And the guy who talked
>: backwards and Uncle who was a pot plant in one series and a tea
>: urn in another?

>Does anyone have any backlisting of this discussion which we had ONLY
>TWO WEEKS AGO??

OK guys, forget my last comment (which has probably now been cancelled).
I have collected together all the postings from that particular discussion
(courtesy of mcc's news server, which seems to have a remarkably long
expiration time) and put them at

http://sable.ox.ac.uk/~uzdm0006/The_Adventure_Game

so let's have nothing more on this subject unless it's NEW...

BTW Maybe that's what the FAQ needs to be. A listing of Frequently
Discussed Subjects together with a URL that points to the particular
discussion (or at least the pertinent information from it). Any volunteers?
I suppose tardis is the obvious place to put this information. Does anyone
keep archives of this group?

Ian Collier - Departmental Lecturer (and perpetual postgrad student) -
i...@comlab.ox.ac.uk - Oxford University Computing Laboratory, Wolfson
Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD - WWW Home Page:
http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk/oucl/users/ian.collier/index.html

Phil Emery

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Mar 2, 1995, 11:38:08 AM3/2/95
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Natalie Cooper (nat...@tomato.win-uk.net) wrote:
: Can anyone remember the Adventure Game? And the guy who talked

: backwards and Uncle who was a pot plant in one series and a tea
: urn in another? Am I getting this right? It was one of my
: favourite programmes but I can't remember much about it any more
: ... <sob> Help!

And the funny money that they was linked to some kind of game. And the VORTEX.
I was only about 10 or 12 when they showed it. It scared me !

Phil
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Phil Gyford

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Mar 4, 1995, 12:22:30 PM3/4/95
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In article <3j4s9g$9...@ccws-15.brunel.ac.uk>, Phil Emery writes:

>
> Natalie Cooper (nat...@tomato.win-uk.net) wrote:
> : Can anyone remember the Adventure Game? And the guy who talked
> : backwards and Uncle who was a pot plant in one series and a tea
> : urn in another? Am I getting this right? It was one of my
> : favourite programmes but I can't remember much about it any more
> : ... <sob> Help!
>
> And the funny money that they was linked to some kind of game. And
the VORTEX.
> I was only about 10 or 12 when they showed it. It scared me !
>

Oh please. I've only been on the net since the start of February, and
this repetition of an already over discussed topic makes me feel like
an old hand!

Phil
Bristol, UK
ph...@jherek.demon.co.uk

B&C

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Mar 4, 1995, 3:05:04 PM3/4/95
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will...@vaxb.mdx.ac.uk (William Purry Tottenham) wrote:
> In article <6...@tomato.win-uk.net>, nat...@tomato.win-uk.net (Natalie Cooper) writes:
> >Can anyone remember the Adventure Game?
..
> > It was one of my
> >favourite programmes but I can't remember much about it any more
> >.... <sob> Help!
> ... I remember them

> showing 'The Adventure Game' on Tuesdays or Thursdays, just
> before repeats of 'Star Trek'.

Yep. There was a bloke with white hair who couldn't hear without
his glasses on. He was the "boss". And there were three "celebrities"
who show after show failed to work out that the value of the
currency used was based on the no. of sides of the shape of the coin.

There was also a show called the Great Egg race which was slightly
similar - each week three teams would have to solve a problem while
Professor Heinz Wolff swanned around. Come to think of it, it wasn't
similar at all, was it?!!

Brian Neal Ruth

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Mar 7, 1995, 4:27:57 AM3/7/95
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In article <3jah5g$r...@newsgate.dircon.co.uk> B&C <ba...@dircon.co.uk> writes:
>will...@vaxb.mdx.ac.uk (William Purry Tottenham) wrote:
>> In article <6...@tomato.win-uk.net>, nat...@tomato.win-uk.net (Natalie Cooper) writes:
>> >Can anyone remember the Adventure Game?
>..
>> > It was one of my
>> >favourite programmes but I can't remember much about it any more
>> >.... <sob> Help!
>> ... I remember them
>> showing 'The Adventure Game' on Tuesdays or Thursdays, just
>> before repeats of 'Star Trek'.

I know we've only discussed this a couple of weeks ago, but then again, it is
a truly excellent program!

>Yep. There was a bloke with white hair who couldn't hear without
>his glasses on. He was the "boss". And there were three "celebrities"
>who show after show failed to work out that the value of the
>currency used was based on the no. of sides of the shape of the coin.

Oh, I'd forgotten him. I don't think he was quite the boss, because he
was always reverent towards the aspidistra/teapot. Wasn't he Gnoard's
uncle/father/grandfather/some other relation?

>There was also a show called the Great Egg race which was slightly
>similar - each week three teams would have to solve a problem while
>Professor Heinz Wolff swanned around. Come to think of it, it wasn't
>similar at all, was it?!!

Now that was another top 80's program, which I used to enjoy. It amazed me
that the contestants efforts worked, sometimes. Recently, there's been a
sort of watered-down imitation of this on C4, called something to do with
Einstein, presented by Richard Vranch (now he's second only to Christopher
Lillicrap for unfortunate names...)

Brian.

Kevan Davis

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Mar 14, 1995, 11:36:30 AM3/14/95
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In article <1995Mar7.0...@ucl.ac.uk>, zcb...@ucl.ac.uk (Brian Neal
Ruth) writes:

> Now that was another top 80's program, which I used to enjoy. It amazed me
> that the contestants efforts worked, sometimes. Recently, there's been a
> sort of watered-down imitation of this on C4, called something to do with
> Einstein, presented by Richard Vranch (now he's second only to Christopher
> Lillicrap for unfortunate names...)

Erp? Am I missing something, here? Does "Vranch" mean something obscene?
Either way, Brian Cant should get second place with little difficulty.

/<ev

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