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Apparently it's Newsround's fortieth birthday today, so happy birthday Newsround. Makes today's post actually relevant to something for a change. So, been rummaging around the video tape collection again, and this time turned up a cavalcade of Newsround. Mostly Roger Finn being wholly enviable. He's trekking in the Himalayas quite a lot, and that sort of thing. I know he also went boating around the Great Barrier Reef, and jaguar-spotting in Belize, the lucky sod, but I don't seem to have either of them. I do have him building rockets in France with a bunch of school boys, though. Or actually they do the rocket-building. He just stands to one side and narrates it, which isn't nearly as much fun. Quite bizarre, actually. Seems the French invite British schoolboys to an empty building in the middle of nowhere, and then give them some high explosives and cardboard tubes, and see who can reach the moon first. I like France. France is awesome.

Anyway, amongst all the reporting and the mountains and the exploding schoolboys, I also found something else - a celebrity edition of Double Dare, the highly noisy game show that used to run as part of Going Live! on a Saturday morning. This is from 1989, and features the Newsround gang versus the Blue Peter lot. So here it is:

I have no idea why I kept it, let alone for twenty-three years, but I'm glad that I did. It's absolutely daft as a brush, mind.


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Apr. 4th, 2012 08:47 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I used to LOVE the American version of Double Dare. My favorite was when they had to pick the giant nose to get the flag and the chattering mush mouth, the pizza pie. LOL. But our host never got a drop on him.

This one features the nose.

Apr. 4th, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
But our host never got a drop on him.
How on earth did he manage that?!
Apr. 9th, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
He never really got into the action. He was always off to the side. He always wore a suit and tie. As far as I remember. Maybe there were some exceptions. lol
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