Synopsis by Hal Erickson
One of Britain's longest-lasting TV game shows, Telly Addicts made its initial BBC1 appearance in 1985. Two teams of three to four players each would be quizzed on their knowledge of television trivia, with film clips used in abundance as clues. The elimination rounds included "Sing the Sig" (or signature tune), "Guess the Year," "On the Box" (questions written for one team by the members of the other team), and finally, the climactic "In the Spotlight" lightning round. During the first several seasons, the players sat in comfy couches, just as if they were at home; only in the final season did the series become more strenuous, with the contestants being forced to navigate a maze with such attractions as "The Stairway to the Stars." In all, 229 episodes of Telly Addicts were produced before the series' demise in 1998.