Game Show Memories – Crosswits


Cross Wits (ITV, 1985-1998)

For 11 years from 1987 to 1998 ITV used to have a slot for game shows at 9:25am. I always enjoyed this slot and it featured a lot of memorable shows, it really was the only way to start your day, so here’s a review of one of them.

Cross Wits was a Tyne Tees production shown five days a week and hosted by the cardigan-wearing Tom O’Connor. The show was all about crosswords. Every weekday a contestant was paired with a celebrity to play the game. I did enjoy it when Countdown‘s Richard Whiteley and Carol Vorderman competed against one another and there was a friendly rivalry to discover who would come out on top at the end of the week. vlcsnap-00308

The idea was that in each round there were six crossword clues that were all linked by one word. The teams worked together…

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