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Every Second Counts - 8 October 1987 Television – 1987 Game Show

Every Second Counts - 8 October 1987

Television – 1987 Game Show

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This late 80s game show features couples attempting to accrue time credits through answering a series of questions; aiming to play off for prizes (eg. the required household appliances and a holiday to “exotic Tahiti”). Hosted by Paul Henry — his TV debut — Every Second's’ gentle pace is decades removed from the accelerating insistency of Millionaire or Weakest Link. Henry fronts with more groaning Granddad jokes than the PC-baiting cheek he’d later become notorious for, but early warning signs are there, disguised in a formidable 80s suit and white loafers.

Key Cast & Crew

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Mike Neale

Director

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John Wansbrough

Producer

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Peter Hawes

Writer

... and finally Geoff and Elizabeth. Elizabeth is cashier who plays modern piano. Geoff is a pharmacist. They met over the phone.
– The announcer introducing the final couple