I was flicking through the channels on cable yesterday and came across Ftn who were showing repeats of The Krypton Factor. I got all nostalgic and sat down to watch it. After the show had ended I was amazed at just how hard some of the challenges were and the first thing to come to my mind was how gameshows nowadays just don't come anywhere near the quality and difficulty that this show was, and some of those contestants were bloody cleaver!
I was trying to think what comes close in modern times, but hardly anything mixes knowledge with physical ability like The Krypton Factor did. Gordon Burns is presenting BBC News North West these days, sporting a lot more wrinkles on his face :p
Ah the good old days!