Take the Plunge



Su Pollard


Thames in association with Jay Wolpert Productions and Action Time for ITV, 4 October to 6 December 1989 (but see Trivia; 10 episodes in 1 series)


A member of the public talks about something for fifteen seconds, heard only by the audience and members of the opposite team. The other team then sees the clip and tries to work out what they're talking about. The only snag is is that the opposing team can interfere with the film, by pressing their plunger they 'block out' and interfere with the tape. By doing this at the most opportune moments they should have no chance of guessing it! They could only interfere for a maximum of five seconds, though.


Based on the short-lived US show Blackout created by Jay Wolpert.

Theme music

Danny Schogger


In most ITV regions, the show aired on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm. However, Anglia aired it on Thursday afternoons at 5:10pm, while Central waited until the following Tuesday to air it, also at 5:10pm.


An episode from the show.


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