Bullseye Classic TV Show
Darts quiz show hosted by funnyman Jim Bowen. Contestants test their darts skills and general knowledge and battle it out to get to Bully's Prize Board.
Bullseye Fan Tributes67 colin flowerday from holt norfolk: BULLSEYE sunday are not the same as JIM BOWEN said YOU CANT BEAT ABIT OF BULLY and SUNDAYS are not the same without the show i love it. First created by ATV MIDLANDS in 1980 it was a show you would never miss always come home to watch JIM BOWEN and TONY GREEN and BULLY i miss it so come on ITV stop making your nasty cheap rubbish and revive a legend or you will be getting your BFH then ATV who created will make it and do a better job than you as BULLSEYE FANS ARE DEMANDING ABIT OF BULLY.
66 Mike Bridgman from Keynsham: I was on the very series of Bullseye, answering the questions. We failed miserably in the dress rehearsal, but won on the show. My mate was quite drunk, but still managed to hit the bullseye in a throw off to get to the prizeboard. We won about £60 in cash, a teasmaid, 2 gold plated watches, a fridge freezer and a carriage clock. I reckon we must have been the first contestants to say ...we've had a lovely day Jim, and we would like to give someone else a chance at the star prize. Unfortunately they lost and then......out came the speedboat!!
65 lisa chambers from harlow, essex: me and my husband have always loved a bit of bully and now so do our 2 little girls aged 5 and 7. They love "old" bully (jim bowen) and not as keen on "new" bully (dave spikey). They're in training on my bullseye dartboard incase jim & bulky ever make a comeback. Also, when people won, did they share the prizes or get one each? (its tuesday, my turn with the hostess trolley, lol.)
64 Jasin from Scunthorpe: Early mornings are lazy morning with this electronic teasmaid
63 Ian Rothwell from Lancashire: C'mon everyone, wrack your brains for those classic prize phrases, I remember "No need to grumble when those clouds rumble....you've won yourself a tumble -drier" Anyone remember others?
62 jessica from bristol: hi people i like bully because it was great to watch when theres nothing on
61 Sophie Laura Crane from Shrewsbury, Shropshire: I Love Bullseye And I Also Love the Scorer Tony Green, My Favourite Memory Of Bullseye was When Tony Always Came On In The Opening In The 92-93 Season
60 Daz: Bullseye was super, smashing, great. The format was a bit weird and some of the contestants were strange but Jim Bowen always made it entertaining.
I always play the Bullseye quiz machine in the pub and win a quid!!!
59 john boy from burnley: Bullseye was one of my all time favorite shows when I was a kid, Ive really enjoyed all those repeats on Challenge although I wish they repeat the First ever series made by ATV in late 1981. Please ITV bring bully back, Sundays have never been the same since you took Bully off so for pittys sake please give into us Bullseye fans instead of fans of Crappy Emmerdale and Corrie. Can't beat a bit of Bully Bye!
58 max from Gillingham'Dorset: I like bullseye because they tell you the score when they have thrown a dart at the board so i hope it comes back on local tv on sky ftn
57 Steven Evans from Sidcup Kent: Its a bullseye!
Yep a pretty good old fashion catchphrase from the 80's and one still to use today in 2005!
Jim Bowen is still young looking as the famous 80's programme is rerun on Challenge tv!
A fab programme and one which will never go out of fashion!
Check out the classic game show prizes and cringe!
You can see how technology has changed by the car prizes,hi fi's tv's etc.
So come on you cant still beat a bit of bully!
56 PAUL from Ipswich: Sundays aren't the same without a bit of Bully. It reminds me of tea round my Nan's! Whenever I hear the music at the end of the show,it reminds me of how I used to think I've got school tomorrow. (I left school in 1986!)
55 Darren from Scotland: Have a look at what you could have won!
And more often than not its a caravan! Or then again I remember watching it once where the couple were from Birmingham and they won a speedboat!!! lol! Class!
What else was great was the corny music that was going while they were playing or the drum roll at the big gamble. Bring it back!!!!
54 Bri S from Hull: Super, smashing great! What a programme. The highlight of Sunday TV. They should bring it back.
53 Tim from Chelmsford: Stay out of the black and into the red there's nothing in this game for two in a bed!!!! Jim's a legend bring back bully!!!
52 Barry 'Bully' Quested from Chafford Hundred: Just every thing about the show "Bring back Bully"!! Any updates would be great .
51 Steve Robinson from Bingley: How tight to the losers was Bullseye, most people say hard luck, not "LOOK AT WHAT YOU COULD HAVE WON!!!!" Thats rubbing it in that is....!!!! "look at what you could have won" - You can just see Jim saying "Thats it lads, take it back, they've lost it, they've blown it now, take it back they are rubbish"...!! HAHAHAHAHA BRING BACK BULLY..! (p.s. dont forget your B.F.H...!!!!)
50 gaz from york: I was offered a Bullseye Bully and wondered how much one is worth now a day. Does anyone know?
49 Phil from Strathaven: Hey Bullseye fans, just remembering the funniest things that used to happen during the Questions part."Places please Jim" JB : "Oh thats gone into Spelling, Not to worry, for 10 pounds can you spell 'Perambulator'?" " er em P. E. R........... A...M ..er ..WUUUUUUUUUUU!"
I Loved it when Bully trots onto the screen. It had me in knots!!!!!!!
48 Rich Parsons from Stafford: Bully was awesome. A lot of these misguided failures on the box today could learn much from Bully and how it was so sucessful! Tiny budget, dated set design and poor prizes but it was the people who made it a must for Sundays!! It should have been held in a pub or a town hall with a bingo going on! The best bits were when a top world darts player came on expected to do well for charity...then they threw a nightmare and went off with £30 to the gasps /shock of the audience who thought they were invincible! Pure class! Bring it back? Very much so please!
47 Barry from Toonsville UK: Yeah ya can't beat a bit of bully, Jim Bowen what a guy!!!
Hero & legend in his own life time Tony Green you beauty!!!
46 BWTV from Toon Town: Me & Dawn have always been die hard fans of the show and encouraged both our sons to take up darts. Jim is 14 years old now and Bowen is now 17 and is teaching his girlfriend to play. Thank you Bullseye for making us Toontown fans very happy.
45 Mark from Skipton: I love the show I have recorded every episode. I have Jim's autograph which I paid £750 quid for on e-bay and have a collection of five Bendy Bullys. Think the show was great, there should be a public outcry to bring it back my whole family, all 33 of us used to watch the show on sunday afternoons it was great, a real family feel good factor :-)
44 Peter Kay from Bolton: Used to watch the show every Sunday while mi mam used to do mi hair with the nit comb !!!!
43 Nigel from N.Ireland: Just a quick word to say that could you please tell me who composed the theme to bullseye.
42 Richard from London: Jim is a true legend and a travesty he is still not on our TV. I have named my gold fish Jim n Tony after the greatest comic paternship since Cannon and Ball. Can we not see a few more episodes of younger Jim back in 1982? Will there ever be another bully’s treasure chest? One of the greatest twists since Luke Skywalker found out Darth Vader was his father.
Big up to Tony who was a fashion icon is his day. I will always remember `take your time` nice and steady` and `watch your lights` as some of Tony greatest lines.
41 Lizzie 'Wife Swap' Bardsley from Milnrow, Rochdale: Hi,
I was on the show with Graham Lord who has also posted a message below.
Me & Graham were married for 3 years during Jim's heydey and I often think Jim kept us together! That was all we had in common.
I'm now re-married and you may have saw me on TV last week on 'Wife Swap' with my new husband. One of my lads is called 'Jim' after you know who!
40 Dave from London: Once I saw this clip where jim fell on his arse infront of a live TV audience, I nearly pissed myself laughing!!! hahahahahahah
39 lisa worthington from burnley lancs: met jim bowen in 1993 on an hen party to minehead my friends and i where all dressed up as old ladies jim got us all up on the stage he was great bring back bullseye pleeease
38 lisa worthington from Burnley lancs: when i was young we all used to watch bullseye after tea on sundays one particular sunday a gentleman from burnley was on i think he was called don my dad thought he was best mates with him we still laugh about it now because he didnt even know him.
37 Graham Lord from Rochdale: Just came accross you site by accident, and it brought back some very fond memories indeed. I appeared on the show in 1991 but unfortunately my partner's arrows missed the target on more than one occassion - we didn't progress from round one but had a great day. Thanks for the memories.
36 Pete Tong from London: Jim is not only essential but upfront and exclusive ... he got power. My sunday evenings have never been the same since, after a busy weekend on the road bullseye was perfect to unwind and relax to.
35 Keith 'CornHole' Griffiths from Merseyside: I just lurrrrrve Jim. I have his 'Live In The West End' album on heavy rotation. He is one of the only true entertainers left. Long live the king! Long live Jim!
34 Michael O'Mara from Oldham: Hi, great site. Essential for all things 'Jim'. Good luck to all involved and of course to Jim! From his #1 fan Michael!
33 Dave 'Redsoul' Wareing from Rochdale, Lancs: I was on the waiting list to sit in the audience from 1990 onwards - sadly the show finished in 1993 before I got the opportunity to the great man in action. Respect to Jim and all the bully massive. Peace Out.
32 Chris from St Helens: one phrase says it all
31 Dan Butler from Shrewsbury: What can I say about the show.Super Smashing Great
30 jamie from shrewsbury: ahh those were the days sitting at home with me mun n dad eating my ham sandwiches settling down for "a bit of bully"
"sundays just arent the same"
29 Craig Shields from Sunderland: i just loved bullseye, "lets see what you would have won, oh it was a speedboat, that would have been a lot of good in wolverhampton!! pure genius!!!
28 emma holland from horncastle: I love jim! He is my all time hero. And Tony, the way he tried to put the contestants off was pure tightness!
27 Gemma Sweeney from Sheffield: Iiiiiiin One! :) My dear old Dad got onto Bullseye (sometime around 1993, I think) and lost the main prize by 1 point, Doh!!
26 James Holland from horncastle: Jim was like a father to me, Bring back bullseye, i need some guidance through life, and some of tonys words of wisdom "take youre time" and jim's "look what you could have won" Pure Genius!
25 Darren from Huddersfield: I hate to be unkind, but I do remember the one show where 2 folk gambled at the end, 1 was in a wheelchair (again no offense meant) but she messed up as she hit the board once out of 3.
Also the shadows on the prize photos were very interesting and understated.
24 Martin Wall from Kingston upon Hull: Who can forget the time the couple won a lot of cash, and decided not to gamble and to put it towards a holiday to Australia. The second couple did'nt gamble but the third did. They won with a ease the star prize of - A Trip to Australia. Priceless!
23 Stu from Chorley: Great, super, smashing show. However I'd like to see first series rerun which was made by ATV before they changed to Central as only the latter programmes appear to be shown!
22 Finan Mcguigan from Wigan: Tony Green, oh my word what a legend, his commentating on the Darts is amazing - "its there" - what a catchphrase and his advice too the worst Dart players ever seen is brilliant considering the tat prizes they can win. 'Ave a bit of Bully"!
21 Kevin Spiess from Banbury: one of the prize links...
you do this one.....know you do it your self....with this cordless drill!!!!
top quality show
20 Robert McMath from Wigan: I think Jim Bowen was one of the best presenters from my home town. I like those phrases which are so painful and pitty 'Look at what you've could have won'
19 Gav from Sevenoaks: I absolutely love bully! It is by far the best produced quiz show in british TV history and is also the only programme in which the contestants try and win prizes which they are never likely to use e.g. a teasmaid
18 Dave Gilmore from ashton under lyne: What a programme ! Jimand "young" Tony were an irresistible team. Favourite line :
Jim was presenting Bully's prize board when he described 1 of the prizes thus:
"Be the master of the faster pasta with this spaghetti making machine"
17 Paul Macdonald from Hoddesdon: I remember thinking Bullseye was fab when I was young - and I still love it today - "you can't beat a bit of Bully"
16 Stu from Stockport: "Keep out of the black and in the red, there's nothing in this game for two in a bed.". Great Smashing, Super!
15 Andy Gilbert from Worcestershire: Why did winners of the final round challenge of "101 or more for tonight's star prize" always win a speedboat when they came from Wolverhampton etc?!
14 Sty from Buckley: Me mate Snocker Won a holiday to the Carribean. Still got his bully on his fireplace!
13 Nik from Suffolk: Why did it take Jim two minutes to count the money out during the commercial break?
12 mark from cornwall: places please jim
11 craig from west london: oooh tony take it away - one of the best on TV bring it back- lets see what you would have won should be in the dictionary
10 Craig Reilly from London: I think this was the best show ever made and would love to hear any more news that you have on the show,and whether it could make a long awaited comeback.
Fantastic "lets look what you could have won?"
9 Mark Robinson from Sheffield: I saw Jim the other week in his chauffer driven Jaq on the M1, number plate of J 80 WEN.
8 Robert from Co.Durham: Bullseye is a national treasure and should be brought back to prime time terestial tv. After all, you can't beat a bit of bully
Especially the chessey prizes.
7 James Stephenson from Sussex: PLEASE PLEASE put Bullseye back on TV. Darts is a brilliant game (sport) played and loved all over the country. I think to bring it back to TV, we will need a new image (get rid of the FAT BEER SWIGGING image) Maybe get Graham Norton to host it with Freddie Williams doing the scoring? or funnyman/commentator Sid Waddell. Maybe Ian Wright would be a good presenter? Im not knocking Jim Bowen, i just think it would be good for a fresh clean image for a brilliant game. DONT GET RID OF BULLY THOUGH. - u cant beat a bit of BULLY....James 21yrs old.
6 David Topping from Manchester: Super smashin great!! Where else could a couple from Rochdale win a speedboat and matching his and her water ski's? You just cant beat a bit of bully. It cheers me up no end!
5 Richard from Croydon: Bullseye was a classy show. Jim and Tony could show today’s comics a thing about comic timing; Sundays are not the same without Tony’s slacks and pringle jumpers. I regret not being old enough to go on the show and win a caravan or lazy suzie.
4 Craig Tranter from Manchester: Cos Jim Bowen was probaly the only person to make me laugh on a Sunday when Bullseye was on.
3 Debi Stubbs from Baldock: This show had a lot of laughs and some awful prizes. The best part of the show was when the couple lost and Jim Bowen always said look at what you could have won, really rubbing the salt in the wounds. Almost certainly every week when the contestants won the prize was a speedboat, and you could almost read their minds "what am i going to do with that" but they kept smiling. And last but no means least, the consolation prize Bully, i'd love one of those. Sunday's will never be the same again without a bit of Bully.
2 Edward Debaes from West Sussex: It's one of my regrets in life that me and a friend didn't get to appear on Bullseye. The final six darts must be the most nerve racking experience for any amateur dart player. Looking back on it now it is so funny to see the prizes of record players, top loading vcrs and hostess trolleys. But best of all was the speedboats. Did anyone ever win one of these?
1 Daniel Brash from Leeds: Because you can't beat a bit of bully!
Genre: Game Show
Hosted by Jim Bowen
Announcer and scorer Tony Green
Darts professionals including Eric Bristow, Jocky Wilson and Bobby George.
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