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JamesJMH91

PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:18 am    Author: JamesJMH91    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...

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10 years ago, a big milestone occured as DoND celebrated it's 500th show, with a jacked up top prize of HALF A MILLION POUNDS on offer! The 'pilgrims' were all past contestants and DoND's, at the time, only quarter-millionaire, Laura was asked to pick the player out herself (which means the 500th player could've been someone who'd only just arrived)! :shock:

That however wasn't the case, and the player chosen by Laura was ANNIE, who had been on the wings for well over 20 shows. The game got underway and the first box, the VERY FIRST box was the £500,000! :shock: Everyone was shocked, Carol who revealed had a look on her face of "What the bloody hell just happened?!". Annie just laughed and said "Don't worry, it's just a normal game now!"

After that, the game struggled to get going, but she got £10k and an OPW. Though it was a pretty mediocre win for such a big occasion and a £500k special!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:47 am    Author: JamesJMH91    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...

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3 years ago, Billy had one of the worst trainwrecks ever. He turned down 6 joke offers and ended up with 10p, Box 23 didn't help things either as his winnings were halved to 5p :( The only offer worth ANY consideration in Billy's game was £1.23 at 2-box for comedy value!!

4 years ago, Irene continued the relentless run of mid-2013 caution as she dealt at £10k at an extra offer at 4-box, but unlike other people who were getting away with it at the time, Irene was punished in style and was left with a £35k/£75k finish, and had £75k on the table :twisted:

11 years ago, John had another total trainwreck game, where he had TEN blues and just £3k and £75k on the red side at 10-box!! :shock: :shock: He nearly turned things around, but sadly found the last remaining reds in the final round, and went away with £100 :(

The last 2 weeks of Season 1 after Nick M was a pretty bad run, first we had 3 people dealing too late, then too soon, the an 11-box deal that neither worked out perfectly nor was punished in style, a 1p win, and then a brief reprieve with a power-5 level OPW which still left people feeling unsatisfied! Then there was the final week which had 4 blue wins (including 2 more 1p winners), and even Chris and Naqiyah who won reasonable amounts, still undersold their boxes!!

Actually i just realised something spooky - In 2006, the 17th, 18th and 19th of July had 3 trainwrecks in a row, and in 2014, the 17th, 18th and 19th of July had three trainwrecks in a row!!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:39 am    Author: JamesJMH91    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...

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3 years ago, Kelly played in one of the show's last themed weeks, the ideal summer specials, and had an unlucky game where she played to the end and won £5 from her box, which was then halved to £2.50 as box 23 didn't help things either :(

4 years ago, Ste waited 31 shows for his game and came to the table dressed as Iggy Pop as it was the first of the Dealfest specials. Unfortunately, there was no end in sight for the relentless run of extreme caution and poor offers, as Ste dealt at £14k at 8-box with £15k, £35k, £75k AND £250k still higher :smt019 :smt011 However, it was his highest offer and the £35k being in Ste's box was the only thing stopping it being an OPW.

Seriously, what WAS wrong with the players in the second half of 2013? Even when players had strong boards, people were just becoming too scared of playing of playing beyond 8-box, undervalued boards were going unrecognised left right and centre and it was just becoming EXTREMELY repetitive and predictable with poor offers, at least half the wings giving cautious advice and telling the players "how generous the offers were", and the players predictably dealing. It's like they'd all been brainwashed backstage before the start of each show :smt009


5 years ago, Mark De Sousa become DoND's unluckiest player EVER. At 9-box, he had 10 blues/£5k, then 9 blues at 9-box, his highest offer was just £199, and at the end, the banker offered Mark a special gamble - if he won the higher amount by opening his box, he'd win a family holiday, but if he won the lower amount, he would win ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. He took the gamble and the lower amount was revealed in his box, meaning poor old Mark went home with SQUAT and officially became DoND's all-time unluckiest player :shock: :cry:

6 years ago, Barnaby had a comparably better game by being the last player of the season. He won £15,000 by opening his box after being forced to the end by a SWAP-only 2-box offer and scored an OPW!

Before 2011 and after 2014, no one else played on this date due to summer breaks, and whenever DoND went off to a summer break, the last show of the season was no later than July 25.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:23 am    Author: JamesJMH91    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...

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So it's been 5 years since the 2000th show and possibly the most reckless £50k win in the history of the show :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:45 pm    Author: psychokiller    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...
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Around 10 years ago today the show started recording games in the post-Northern Rock and recession climate. Scores of contestants sh*tting themselves so much that they accepted first offers to avoid having to turn off the leccy.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:51 am    Author: JamesJMH91    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...

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A year ago, the curtains were about to fall on the Dream Factory for good :( A wheelchair-bound Shazi played the second-last studio game ever, after just 11 shows on the wings and scored a £10k OPW - The last EVER spanking in the dream factory!

The final studio shows that aired in November/December 2016 had been in the can for well over a year because of the show taking many breaks due to horse-racing telecasts and being off screen for months on end during the middle part of the year


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:45 pm    Author: psychokiller    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...
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Random assorted 11 years ago memories (whatever I can remember), December 2006:

This very day, 12th, was the cornerstone game played by Donna. Lied about her profession, unless glamour models did supervise construction sites in the era before the big recession, accepted an offer in the £20,000s under the possible influence of her boyfriend in the audience, only to then sob her way to a 'dream' finish and the jackpot in the box. Support from audience members had been popularised by Okiem and his brother earlier in the year, but this was the beginning of the slow dismembering of that trope.

On the 8th, Lynsey accepted a marriage proposal from her boyfriend in the audience. Memorable at the time, it became dulled by several other ring dwellers using the platform of a popular game show to propose.

On the 3rd, after a protracted period of time, the £250,000 appeared on the table but was undersold by a distraught Ingerlise. £15,000, I think. However, not long before this game somebody had leaked the £250k win that would occur just on the other side of the new year, so the waiting game of ''who will be the first?'' had already been given a date in stone.

The least gutting underselling of the £250k occurred on the 17th, when the all but forgotten Claudine scooped up £107,031.

On the 20th, Sue had a very poor trainwreck. At this point in time, there was still some prestige and exclusivity in winning 1p, the total number of club members still stood in single figures. Faced with £5 or 1p, she was willing to win 1p just to be remembered. Nope, not even that. Five squid.

Christmas shows. On the 25th, in the early afternoon, Rachel played. Noel clearly fancied her. I don't remember anything else. Apart from her gap teeth. Loved those.

But in the evening, a £500,000 show, Wrighty played. He did quite well out of it, despite finding it a stressful experience. £32,000.

26th, Jenny played the early afternoon show. The 1p was replaced with ''PEANUTS'', which I think was unique to this game. It's slipped into the ether, though, it's not surfaced on YouTube. Sod knows what else happened.

The evening show was played by Alex Turner lookalike Danny, who looked and sounded like his balls had only just dropped. He won an extra £10k in a bonus box at the end of the game and I also remember a montage of DOND clips being played with the (inferior) Gary Jules version of Mad World as the soundtrack. This is another 'golden era' moment that has evaded YouTube and I only recently binned the tape that contained this episode. Sorry!

Final show of the year on the 31st, Alfie played all suited and booted. He'd been a winger for a while, the whole of December, and was probably a given choice to see out the year. He won about £20,000 but his box contained the jackpot, much to his chagrin. A peculiar thing I recall thinking at the time - because Alfie had done nearly 30 shows without having had £250k in his box, I deemed it basically impossible that he'd finally have it for his own show. Hmm, yeah. Don't think too much into that.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:34 am    Author: JamesJMH91    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...

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This time last year, we were two shows into DoND's farewell tour. The Dream Factory was long gone, and DoND spent the final kernels of it's lifetime on the road. This day it was Karen, who was the longest-running player on the wings from the final studio show and i think she dealt at £8k or thereabouts and undersold a £20k box??

11 years ago, Simon had a pretty average and unmemorable game compared to the previous day's melodrama. His game struggled to really get going as he's offers peaked around the £9k mark and he dealt at a fairly average offer of £5,990 on a £250/£20k final 2 and had £250 on sitting just a couple of feet in front of him

12 years ago, Rob practically decimated his board in the early rounds, yet out of nowhere recovered to a £10k win by opening his box!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:57 pm    Author: psychokiller    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...
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Random assorted December 2007 memories, 10 years ago:

Pre-fame Olly Murs playing as a civilian and leaving with £10. Was controversially (?) allowed to play as a celebrity during one such special edition in 2012 and won 50p.

The curiously named Orry swapping £100,000 away to win £1.

That's all I can remember, this was the last month where I paid any sort of attention to the show until around April 2012.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:42 am    Author: JamesJMH91    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...

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On this day one year ago. After 11 years and a little under 2 months on the air, it was DoND's final curtain call and the show went out with a bang as Scottish Vicki became the show's 9th and final quarter-millionaire - Probably the most hard-earned £250k win ever in a game that was totally free of ANY gimmicks, forcing offers or box 23! :D :smt023

It's interesting how the first and last £250k finishes in live play during DoND's 11 year run were both £750/£250k endings!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:14 am    Author: JamesJMH91    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...

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12 years ago on Boxing Day, having just watched her game on YouTube, Angela had a very interesting game which, unusually for a 2005 game, had surprisingly generous early offers, and fairly crap late game offers until she got a generous £21,000 on a £750/£50k finish, which she dealt and only had £750 in box :D But it was a TPW rather than an OPW, as the offer she dealt at could've been slightly bettered by her third offer, which was £22,700

She got a very generous opening offer for those days, as she had a red-heavy opening round (good reds too - £10k, £15k, £20k and £75k) and still got offered £7,500, then turned down offers of £15k and £22,700 with the remaining 4 of the power 5 in play, but after losing the £250k in the very next box followed by 2 blues, her offers fell to a punishing £9,500, and then despite having an all-blue round and having THREE of the power 5 at 5-box, her 5-box offer was a derisory £18,200 :? But thankfully, she declined it and recieved a VERY generous 2-box offer which she dealt and almost - but not quite - got the max out of her game :smt023


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:17 am    Author: daniel123    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...
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Twelve years ago, Nick became the first player to win 1p. He played his game in good humour, and took the ignominy very well. A rumour persisted that he had sold his 1p cheque on eBay after his show aired, and I believe this was true; how much it earned him I've forgotten, unfortunately.

Long before talk of a phone box or a barge, the 1p Club at this time had only one registered member, Nick, and he would remain alone until Trevor joined him in the most devastating of circumstances two months later.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:07 am    Author: JamesJMH91    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...

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No way has it been a WHOLE DECADE since Farmer Clive!!! :shock:

A legendary character who played during the 'Beginning of the end of DoND as we knew it' era of season 3. After the heyday of DoND's first 2 seasons, the show was starting to change dramatically around this time, and sadly not for the better. With some dark days ahead for the show (and the forum for that matter, no need to elaborate), the bad run had already began with Helen B's ludicrous post-game handouts from the banker, £1k Michael of horrible deal infamy, Judy's forcing 5-box offer, Mario's dramatic crash from a promising 5-box, that week when everyone dealt at £16,500 (except for Artak who swapped £50k away and won £750), and December 2007 was the beginning of the melodramatic sob-story era, but far worse was still to come between here and November 2008 :(

2008 was arguably the worst year in the history of DoND. January and February 2008 were pretty middle of the road, but i feel the misery really started around Easter and after that, things just kept getting worse and worse. £100k Betty's game was the oasis in the middle of the desert, and things didn't really show any sign of improving until very late in the year


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:43 am    Author: JamesJMH91    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...

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Around this time 3 years ago (Late 2014/Early 2015) was the beginning of the end for DoND. The weekend shows had already been (seemingly) scrapped for good in October 2014 and the show took a break over Christmas and new year.

Shortly after, the first signs of DoND being on it's way out began to show as the show started being on less and less from here with the show taking breaks due to horse-racing telecasts on an almost weekly basis and then suddenly being off screen for months on end during the middle of the year


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:59 am    Author: JamesJMH91    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...

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10 years ago was the game of Semi, whose real name was Steve. By this point, they'd started giving contestants gimmicky nicknames to use on the show, often to try and avoid name duplications

This was the second time the Banker's Gamble was used and Semi accepted the gamble this time around, as it was a piss-easy gamble handing back £14k on a £10k/£20k having dealt a round earlier and then swapping to win £20,000! After the unsuccessful trial of the Banker's Gamble in Phyllis' game a few months earlier, its successful second trial in Semi's game marked the beginning of gimmicks and artificial stuff regularly being used in people's game

The other memorable moments from this show were

*Bing's unusual box opening, where she opened her box REEEEEEALLLLY slowly in the fifth round.....and revealed the £250k :shock: Bing broke down in tears moments later :cry:. Of course, after her stint in the dream factory, Bing would reappear several years later in the one-off live specials in 2011, almost unrecognisable compared to her first appearance, as she'd lost a lot of weight between her 2 DoND appearance - Go girl! :D :smt023

*Semi forgetting to switch his phone off as it beeped halfway through the show. So what better way for Mr E to deal with the problem by dumping it in a full mug of water? :shock: :lol:

*The newbie was Joy. A lovely old soul who wasn't as strong as she used to be, and had to take a two week break during her run because of her health. She was struggling in her life on the outside and sadly, her game of Deal Or No Deal couldn't help her. Lovely lady, bless her :(


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:57 am    Author: JamesJMH91    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...

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12 years ago was the infamous John who was offered the eighter at the start and then crash dramatically after a reckless gamble at 5-box

5 years ago, Ryan dealt at £26k on a 5-box board that warranted a lot more

9 years ago, the forum's own David (H2005) had already made his wing debut but was replaced for this show due to personal reasons and returned in a different position the next day. Jimmy was the player of the day and had given a lot of advice on the wings. His game looked like a trainwreck at one point but he recovered to a £75k finish and dealt at £25,000. The banker unfortunately got away with it when Jimmy had £75k on the table

7 years ago yesterday, Vicki gambled for the £35k at 2-box and became the 35th member of the 1p club


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:18 am    Author: psychokiller    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...
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Noel's a consummate professional from all accounts, but he let the mask slip when John G no dealt the £25k, right after spilling syrup about how much the money would help his family. Noel looks positively ''what the F--- are you doing you IDIOT'' for a brief but brazen second.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:59 am    Author: JamesJMH91    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...

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11 years ago, Scottish Bob went from being pretty much silent on the wings to being an utterly crazy character in his game! :shock: :lol: :-D Some people on here were somewhat irritated by Bob's antics (i thought he was funny though) and he had a pretty average game where he dealt at his lowest offer of £5,000 but missed out on offers of £12k and £21k, but spared an outright loss to the banker when £5 was revealed in his box

9 years ago, David returned from his one show absence, now standing in the 'Lucy' position on the east wing next to Doreen and Julie had a great game where she dealt at £42,000 but could've had £72,000 if she went another round. She only had £1,000 in her box and i remember when Noel did the buildup to her box opening, he said something "has the chance of a lifetime slipped through your fingers?" and then, upon opening the box, Mr E himself got slippery fingers as he struggled to open the box! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:47 pm    Author: daniel123    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...
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psychokiller wrote:
Noel's a consummate professional from all accounts, but he let the mask slip when John G no dealt the £25k, right after spilling syrup about how much the money would help his family. Noel looks positively ''what the F--- are you doing you IDIOT'' for a brief but brazen second.


I actually thought Noel kept that mask off until the show finished - he was completely fake in what little emotion he tried to convey, and very brash with John when it all went downhill. He seemed genuinely disgusted. 'Ring ring, thanks the offer is ninety quid do you want Barry Sheene's box 7 I just want you to *beep* off mate bye'

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:38 am    Author: JamesJMH91    Post subject: Re: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Since...

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daniel123 wrote:
psychokiller wrote:
Noel's a consummate professional from all accounts, but he let the mask slip when John G no dealt the £25k, right after spilling syrup about how much the money would help his family. Noel looks positively ''what the F--- are you doing you IDIOT'' for a brief but brazen second.


I actually thought Noel kept that mask off until the show finished - he was completely fake in what little emotion he tried to convey, and very brash with John when it all went downhill. He seemed genuinely disgusted. 'Ring ring, thanks the offer is ninety quid do you want Barry Sheene's box 7 I just want you to *beep* off mate bye'


Ah, sounds like psychokiller has injected a bit of him into you Dan! :-D :smt023


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