Neil Buchanan …
Himself – Host (1991-1998)
Mum and Dads Bedroom
Fantasy Room/Attic (Series 6 only)/Mystery Room
Store Room/Utility Room (Series 6 only)/Garden Room
Host: It’s not plane, It’s not Superman. Who is it?
[Blue Team buzzes in]
Host: Alright, Blue Team. Circle it.
[They circle an actual bird; buzzer sounds]
Host: Oh! I gotta warn you. You only use hidden pictures. That does not count. I am going to read to the red team and see if they can find the hidden object of the picture.
Finders Keepers Theme ( 1992 )
Two teams of two had to trash eight rooms in two rounds (four rooms each round) to find hidden objects to obtain points.In its original format, the teams went over to a garage to find four answers to four questions behind eight numbers to win rooms to raid. They had 30 seconds to find the hidden object and score 25 points. Then they played the answer searching game aka ‘Find & Keep’ again to win more rooms to raid. Each correct answer and hidden object found in round 2 was worth double or 50 points. Later shows had ‘Find & Keep’, the answer finding game be played in round 2 before the room searches. This was because the two teams each now have two rooms each to raid.
The final series allowed the teams to have to find items in a garage to get a head start in room searching (Both teams looked for the same exact item in the house and were on the different floors of the house) and find tools in an oil pit to get a head start if both teams were tied, if not the team who completed the tool kit got the head start. When the show was revived in 2006, ‘Find & Keep’, the answer finding game was revived too.
Official Sites: ITV
Running time 25 minutes
Production company(s) World Wide International Television in association with TVS (Scottish Television) (1991–6)
The Foundation (2006)
Neil Buchanan (1991–6)
Jeff Brazier (2006)
In several episodes of series 3, 4 and 5, there were celebrity guests, usually to be found in the Fantasy Room. In the Sleeping Beauty-themed room, Frank Bruno was sleeping behind a curtain and the contestants had to find a clue without waking Frank. In the last episode of series 3, Neighbours twins Gayle and Gillian Blakeney appeared from a giant teapot in the Mad Hatter’s tea party-themed room.