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TV Nightmares 3 11 September 1999
Melinda Messenger comes under scrutiny when Vic Reeves insists on taking a closer look at her SHOOTING STARS. She relates her experiences on the STRASSMAN show and gives a demonstration of her unique method of after-dinner speaking. Stephen Jardine, GMTV, copes when the studio is plunged into darkness and he became the victim of an April Fool joke. Matthew Kelly tells of when he broke his leg jumping out of aeroplane and when he joined the Norwegian team in a Cresta Run clad in a loin cloth. Magnus Magnusson tells of MASTERMIND when in 1974 contestant Susan Reynolds failed to win the final as expected. Just before the show she had been knocked unconscious by a wardrobe door which flew open in her hotel room. Denis Healey's quip when the lights went out in a tv studio; Richard and Judy relate how a sound engineer wrecked Gene Pitney's singing spot on THIS MORNING and Gloria Hunniford tells of how SUNDAY LIVE fell foul of sound problems. GMTV host had to take over from regular weather presnter, Sally meen. Fights include tycoon Alan Bond attacking a reporter, fights among rival news reporters and a fight in the Indian Parliament debating chamber. Former football manager Howard Wilkinson tears into an interviewer after the match and football reporter Gary Newborn experiences an attack when he accidentally moves in on an Italian rival's pitch.
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