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Do you miss Winning Streak ?

  • 05-09-2022 11:13am
    Registered Users Posts: 78 ✭✭Master Anorak

    It's hard to believe that's it's almost 3 years off air but there is still a big void in the RTE 1 Saturday evening schedule, elderly people really looked forward to it


  • Never even knew it was gone. Do they still sell the scratch cards?

  • Registered Users Posts: 78 ✭✭Master Anorak

    No, it went off air in February 2020 due to covid but considering that all restrictions were lifted last February, if it was ever going to return, it would be back by now

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,339 ✭✭✭The One Doctor

    I preferred Winning Strip.

  • Registered Users Posts: 28,980 ✭✭✭✭freshpopcorn

    No, apparently it may return in the future in a new format.

    Basically you get your three stars, if you get picked, you'll go to the National Lottery Head Quarters and you play a few games. It won't be on TV.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,526 ✭✭✭✭Strumms

    Wiki say that it may return in late ‘23

    possibly there would be issues with funding the show when covid was gripping the country.

    probably a significant cost of putting it on, camera operators, grips, riggers, directors, producers, production staff…

    also the manufacturing of all the tickets takes significant time im reading…

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,579 ✭✭✭Greyfox

    Winning streak was always just mediocre chewing gum tv anyway although in fairness it was still better than most of the other crap on rte.

  • Registered Users Posts: 541 ✭✭✭cavellaria

    Do you really want that running on the final replay of your life as you die?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,895 ✭✭✭Ubbquittious

    C'mup here Biddy, give it a good spin now as hard as you can!




    Well done! Well done! Welldonewelldonewelldone!

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,435 ✭✭✭maninasia

    Private company going cheap and using covid as an excuse to reduce their offering.

  • Registered Users Posts: 235 ✭✭thedart

    They had the show down to a fine art, Marty for the old wine drinking Shiela’s.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,919 ✭✭✭✭gmisk

    If they do bring it back would they maybe change it to actually require a brain cell to play?

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,526 ✭✭✭✭Strumms

    Friday night chewing gum tv, light entertainment, people playing games of chance, with the possibility of leaving with a nice few bob or prizes or holidays…no harm in it and it could be a reasonable watch if nothing else on…

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,043 ✭✭✭AllForIt

    No, I don't think so. It's lottery gamble so intelligence is specifically excluded from the chances of winning. It's meant to be 'dumb'.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,948 ✭✭✭Quantum Erasure

    Remember the Million Euro Challenge, with Nicky Byrne?

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,294 ✭✭✭Hangdogroad

    And that other clown, cant think of his name, famous for being married to someone famous. There was some cockup and he just stood there like a rabbit caught in headlights.

  • Registered Users Posts: 52,332 ✭✭✭✭ButtersSuki

    I'd occasionally watch it for sh*ts and giggles. They stopped doing it recent years but they used to do a video of the contestants in the week before they went on air walking the local town etc. talking to people wishing them luck etc. - it was more often than not unintentional comedy gold.

    On very rare occasions you'd get a guest who was there for the craic to take the p* Ciaran below.

    My all time favourite scene from it however was one time Marty was asking an auld dear to pick a number between 1 and 5 in the section to decide who got to spin the wheel,. And she said "6".......which reminded me of this:

    Yes, my salary is enormous, but it doesn't affect my soul.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,626 ✭✭✭Deebles McBeebles

    More Sinead Kennedy please. In fact, get rid of Marty. Get rid of Tubs too, give the girl the LLS. I might actually watch it then.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,463 ✭✭✭hoodie6029

    I miss supporting the oldest guy on it who clearly has no clue what is going on. Usually wins all the best prizes, cars, holidays and gets to spin the wheel to the irritation of the other contestants.

    He is surrounded by family at the end. You can see him looking around a and nearly see him thinking ‘Who are all these people?’

    Finding out that the drum to pick next weeks players is all staged was greatly disappointing to me. Apparently they used to get about 15 post bags of entries every week. Accountants would pick some envelopes randomly to choose the players and the producer would just tell Marty in his ear piece who was next.