Music dating game show

If you got through that without scratching your head, we applaud you.

But we’re not sure any of those reviews gets close to summing up just how bloody weird it is.

The premise of this nightmarish clusterfeck of a programme is simple but just as horrific as its pun title suggests.

After two pilots starring Black, the series was commissioned.

The distinctive theme music for Blind Date has a strong resemblance to the jazz standard "Soft Winds" and was composed by Laurie Holloway.

A notable outtake occurred in a later series when Cilla momentarily forgot the name of the announcer.

At the height of its popularity in the 1980s, 18.2 million tuned in on a Saturday night.

The following episode showed the couple on their date, and interviews with them about the date and about each other.

Locations ranged from Bognor Regis or a date in an ice cream factory, to Anguilla or the Maldives.

When Black found out about this, she exploited the truth on the show, leading Gill to get booed by the audience, and her date to go away in total shock.

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