Gotchas

The Gotchas were one of the most popular features of Noel's House Party and its predecessor The Noel Edmonds Saturday Roadshow. Here is an incomplete list of Gotcha victims. Where no name is listed, then either no Gotcha was shown that week, or the recipient's name didn't appear in Radio Times. If you can fill in any of the gaps, please get in touch!


The Noel Edmonds Saturday Roadshow

Series 1
03/09/88 Gloria Hunniford



10/09/88
17/09/88
24/09/88
01/10/88
08/10/88
15/10/88
22/10/88
29/10/88
05/11/88
12/11/88
19/11/88
26/11/88
03/12/88
10/12/88
17/12/88 Noel Edmonds


Series 2
02/09/89
09/09/89 No Gotcha
16/09/89 No Gotcha
23/09/89 Gary Wilmot
30/09/89 No Gotcha
07/10/89 No Gotcha
14/10/89 No Gotcha
21/10/89 Mike Neville
28/10/89 see note below
04/11/89 see note below
11/11/89 Simon Parkin
18/11/89 No Gotcha
25/11/89 Peter Snow
02/12/89
09/12/89 Linda Lusardi
16/12/89 Claire Rayner

There was a show from this series that featured a Gotcha for Keith Chegwin, but there is not enough information either on the show itself or in Radio Times to be able to definitively date it. By process of elimination, I think it must be either 28/10/89 or 04/11/89.


Series 3
01/09/90 Bruno Brookes
08/09/90 No Gotcha
15/09/90 Rob Curling
22/09/90 No Gotcha
29/09/90 No Gotcha
06/10/90 John Kettley
13/10/90 No Gotcha
20/10/90 No Gotcha
27/10/90 Maggie Philbin
03/11/90
10/11/90
17/11/90
24/11/90 Eamonn Holmes
01/12/90 Emlyn Hughes
08/12/90 Phillip Schofield



15/12/90 John Leslie



Noel's House Party

Series 1
23/11/91 Henry Cooper
30/11/91 Jean Boht
07/12/91 Alan Freeman
14/12/91 Sophie Lawrence
21/12/91 Andi Peters
04/01/92 Jim Bowen
11/01/92 Judi Spiers
18/01/92 Nicholas Parsons
25/01/92 Eric Knowles
01/02/92 Dennis Taylor
08/02/92 Henry Sandon
15/02/92 Tessa Sanderson and Bobby Davro
22/02/92 Timmy Mallett



29/02/92 Tom O'Connor
07/03/92 Duncan Goodhew
14/03/92 Ulrika Jonsson and Max Boyce
21/03/92 Dave Lee Travis
28/03/92 Howard Stableford


Series 2
24/10/92 Wayne Sleep
31/10/92 John Virgo
07/11/92 Frank Carson
14/11/92 Valerie Singleton
21/11/92 Garth Crooks
28/11/92 Gary Lineker
05/12/92 Cheryl Baker
12/12/92 Lizzie Webb
19/12/92 Anne Diamond and Nick Owen
26/12/92 Tony Blackburn
02/01/93 Willie Carson
09/01/93 Gary Davies
16/01/93 Yvette Fielding
23/01/93 Will Carling
30/01/93 Shaw Taylor
06/02/93 Peter Hudson and David Halls
13/02/93 Caron Keating
20/02/93 Francis Wilson
27/02/93 Anthea Turner
06/03/93 show cancelled due to bomb scare - was due to be Kriss Akabussi
13/03/93 Eddie Large





Series 3
23/10/93 Lorraine Kelly
30/10/93 David Gower
06/11/93 Carol Smillie
13/11/93 Sally Gunnell
20/11/93 Brian Conley
27/11/93 Kriss Akabussi (postponed from 06/03/93)
04/12/93 Rosemarie Ford
11/12/93 Su Pollard
18/12/93 Steve Backley
01/01/94 Jonathon Morris
08/01/94 Angela Rippon
15/01/94 Emma Forbes



22/01/94 Bob Holness
29/01/94 Adam Woodyatt
05/02/94 Derek Thompson
12/02/94 Bob Carolgees
19/02/94 Willie Thorne
26/02/94 Fiona Armstrong
05/03/94 Sue Barker
12/03/94 John McCririck
19/03/94 Jon Pertwee



26/03/94 Lionel Blair





Series 4
22/10/94 Allan Lamb
29/10/94 Andy Crane
05/11/94 Lesley Garrett
12/11/94 Paul McKenna
26/11/94 Martyn Lewis
03/12/94 Leslie Ash
10/12/94 English Premier League team
17/12/94 Barbara Windsor
31/12/94 Dennis Quilley
07/01/95 John Regis
14/01/95 Carol Vorderman
21/01/95 Shane Richie
28/01/95 Jilly Goolden
04/02/95 Judith Chalmers
11/02/95 Mike Atherton
18/02/95 Jill Dando
25/02/95 Barry McGuigan
04/03/95 Annabel Giles
11/03/95 Derek Jameson (Part 1)
18/03/95 Derek Jameson (Part 2)
25/03/95 Richard Branson


Series 5
21/10/95 Sean Blowers
28/10/95 Keith Barron
04/11/95 John Stapleton
11/11/95 Ian Wright
18/11/95 Gary Rhodes
25/11/95 Edward Woodward
02/12/95 Kathy Staff
09/12/95 Juliet Morris
16/12/95 Torvill and Dean
06/01/96 Dale Winton
13/01/96 Patsy Palmer
20/01/96 Sandra Dickinson
27/01/96 Sandra Dickinson
03/02/96 Paul Nicholas
10/02/96 Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball
17/02/96 Brian Blessed
24/02/96 Les Dennis
02/03/96 Vicki Michelle
09/03/96 Jeremy Clarkson, Russ Williams and Jono Coleman
16/03/96 Esther Rantzen
23/03/96 Susan George
30/03/96 Joan Collins


Series 6
19/10/96 Craig McLachlan
26/10/96 Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi
02/11/96 John Inman
09/11/96 Martine McCutcheon
16/11/96 Ian St John
23/11/96 Garry Bushell
30/11/96 Boyzone
07/12/96 Jenny Hull
14/12/96 Uri Geller
04/01/97 Keith Floyd
11/01/97 Corbin Bernsen
18/01/97 Rosemary Conley
25/01/97 Dr Mark Porter
01/02/97 Victor Obugu
08/02/97 Bee Gees
15/02/97 Ross Kelly
22/02/97 Nigel Havers
01/03/97 Gary Wilmot
08/03/97 Paul Young
15/03/97 Joan Rivers (Noel's New York House Party)
22/03/97 Gordon Burns
29/03/97 Vanessa Feltz


Series 7
18/10/97 Tiff Needell
25/10/97 Bradley Walsh
01/11/97
08/11/97 John Francome
15/11/97 Louise Nurding
22/11/97
29/11/97 Joe Pasquale
06/12/97 Michaela Strachan
13/12/97 June Whitfield
20/12/97
10/01/98 Noel's Greatest Gotchas
17/01/98 Tim Vincent



24/01/98 Samantha Janus
31/01/98
07/02/98 Wendy Richard
14/02/98
21/02/98
28/02/98
07/03/98 Malandra Burrows
14/03/98 911 (band)
21/03/98 John Barnes


Series 8
17/10/98 Alan Titchmarsh



24/10/98
31/10/98 Trevor McDonald
07/11/98 Richard Whiteley



14/11/98
21/11/98 Mike Reid
28/11/98 Frankie Dettori
05/12/98 Fred Talbot
12/12/98
19/12/98 Phil Middlemiss
02/01/99 Kevin Woodford



09/01/99 Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
16/01/99 Lisa Riley
23/01/99 Steven Pinder
30/01/99 David Seaman
06/02/99
13/02/99 Meat Loaf
20/02/99
27/02/99 Ally McCoist
06/03/99 Ron Atkinson
13/03/99 Gotcha Special
20/03/99 No Gotcha

Please note that I do not have any of these Gotchas recorded, however many of course can be viewed on a certain popular video sharing website.


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