BULLSEYE - 80s British TV

Darts was BIG in the eighties and there was even a game show called Bullseye which allowed the general public to compete for rubbish prizes.

The star prize was often a speedboat (very handy if you lived in the midlands!) or a caravan! The host Jim Bowen became famous for his catchphrases "Super, Smashing, Great!" and "You can't beat a bit of bully!".

In the final game Jim Bowen would always say "Keep out of the black and in the red, you get nothing in this game for two in a bed". The announcer, Tony Green, also had many catchphrases including "Take your time, nice and easy, there's no rush".

Beer-bellied dart's players such as Eric Bristow and Jocky Wilson (both pictured above) were big sports celebrities in the 80s and made regular appearances on the show. Anyone remember playing "Jocky Wilson's Darts" on their Commodore 64 or Speccie?


Bullseye was first aired on ITV by the ATV network in 1981 and then by ATV's replacement network, Central, from 1982 until 1995.

Re-runs of Bullseye (both the original and newer TV series) are regularly shown on the Freeview TV Channel Challenge.


Bullseye Opening Titles and Theme Tune

Bully's Prize Board (1984)

The video clip above features the moment when the Bullseye Prize Board reveals eight prizes, plus Bully's special prize! Relish the moment when Tony Green shouts out "iiiiiiiin one" etc. So who had the worst prizes - Bullseye or Blankety Blank? 

 

 

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