Spellbound (game show)

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Genre Game show
Created by Stephen Leahy
Presented by Paul Coia
Starring Debbie Greenwood
Voices of Charles Foster
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 140
Running time 30 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) Action Time
Original network Sky One
Picture format 4:3
Audio format Stereo
Original release 3 October 1994 (1994-10-03) – 31 August 1996 (1996-08-31)

Spellbound is a British game show that aired on Sky One from 3 October 1994 to 31 August 1996 and is hosted by Paul Coia.


Spellbound was created for Sky One who wanted to actively involve the readers of their Sky Magazine. The magazine included game cards, which viewers could play along with during the TV show. The main part of the show (with studio contestants) was pre-recorded. The Viewer involvement sections were transmitted live as inserts (giving the impression that the whole show was live) The series was one of the first ever UK Live Interactive game shows.


The show had three round of letter games before it was time for Spellbound challenge.


Series Start date End date Episodes
1 3 October 1994 25 November 1994 40
2 24 April 1995 30 June 1995 50
3 1 July 1996 30 August 1996 50
  • Series 1 aired from Mondays to Fridays at 6:30pm.
  • Series 2 & 3 aired from Mondays to Fridays at 6.55pm.

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