Get Your Own Back

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Get Your Own Back
GenreChildren's game show
Created byBrian Marshall
Presented by
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series14
No. of episodes190
Production
Running time15 minutes (1991–93)
25 minutes (1994–2003)
Release
Original networkBBC1
Picture format4:3 (SDTV) (1991–99)
16:9 (SDTV) (2000–03)
Original release26 September 1991 (1991-09-26) –
1 January 2004 (2004-01-01)

Get Your Own Back is a British children's television game show created by Brian Marshall. Each episode staged a contest between teams of children – attempting to score as many points as possible – and their respective adults – attempting to make tasks as difficult as possible for their child contestants – playing a variety of games. The winning child earns a right to get revenge on the adult by ejecting them into a tank of gunge; adult contestants in the show are somewhat embarrassing, for a variety of reasons, to their child counterparts.

Airing on BBC One's children's television block, it ran from 26 September 1991 to 1 January 2004, and was hosted by Dave Benson Phillips. Lisa Brockwell also presented the final three series of the show alongside Phillips, and Peter Simon served the role of voice over in 1995.

Format[edit]

The show consisted of two teams (the first series had three), each comprising one child contestant and a parent/relative/older sibling/teacher/celebrity (aged 16 to around 70) who in the child's eyes had committed some sort of crime that they wanted to seek revenge for. These 'crimes' were usually trivial, such as singing badly or asking the child to tidy their room. Dave and the audience always showed bias against the adults by booing them as much as possible.

Throughout every series the final round was called the "Gunk Dunk", where the losing adult was always thrown into a pool of colourful, messy gunge.

Transmissions[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 26 September 1991[1] 19 December 1991[2] 13
2 24 September 1992[3] 17 December 1992[4] 13
3 30 September 1993[5] 23 December 1993[6] 13
4 30 September 1994[7] 23 December 1994[8] 13
5 27 September 1995[9] 20 December 1995[10] 13
6 11 September 1996[11] 18 December 1996[12] 15
7 10 September 1997[13] 17 December 1997[14] 15
8 7 January 1998[15] 1 April 1998[16] 13
9 16 September 1998[17] 23 December 1998[18] 15
10 9 April 1999[19] 10 September 1999[20] 13
11 5 April 2000[21] 28 June 2000[22] 13
12 29 June 2001[23] 21 September 2001[24] 13
13 9 April 2002[25] 9 July 2002[26] 13
14 15 October 2003[27] 1 January 2004[28] 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 26 September 1991". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 19 December 1991". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 24 September 1992". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 17 December 1992". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 30 September 1993". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 23 December 1993". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 30 September 1994". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 23 December 1994". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 27 September 1995". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 20 December 1995". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 11 September 1996". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 18 December 1996". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 10 September 1997". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 17 December 1997". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 7 January 1998". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 1 April 1998". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 16 September 1998". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 23 December 1998". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 9 April 1999". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 10 September 1999". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 5 April 2000". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  22. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 28 June 2000". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC Two England - 29 June 2001". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 21 September 2001". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  25. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 9 April 2002". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  26. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 9 July 2002". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  27. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 15 October 2003". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  28. ^ "Get Your Own Back - BBC One London - 1 January 2004". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 7 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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