Double Dare (CBBC, 1987-1992)
Double Dare must be one of the silliest game shows to have ever been on TV. Like CITV’s nearest equivalent Fun House it began on American TV in the 1980s before coming to the UK. Double Dare was often shown during the Saturday Morning extravaganza Going Live!, but it also occasionally appeared as an individual programme during the summer holidays. The show was hosted in front of a rather enthusiastic studio audience in a somewhat unique style by none other than Peter Simon.
Two teams of two took part. First of all they played a quick challenge to determine who got control of the game. On your marks, get set, go! They would then be asked general knowledge questions. If they didn’t know the answer, they would “dare” it over to their opponents. If they didn’t know either they would “double dare” it back. If still…
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