Bullseye
British Darts Gameshow

The first video clip features the opening titles and theme music. Professional darts was BIG business in the eighties and there was 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, there's 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 darts 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.
Jocky Wilson's Darts Challenge C64/128 cassette

 

Bully's Prize Board

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?