On a recommendation from contributor Mike Doran, we close "Different, Yet The Same Week" with the BBC version of Blankety Blank, which launched in 1979, right around this time of year, in fact, and outlasted its Australian & American forebears, as the first series ended in 1990.
Again, the series is modeled after the 1973-82 Match Game, but with the format tweaked ever so slightly. You'll see what I mean. Now, let's meet host Terry Wogan and the panel.....
Wogan lasted six "series", and was succeeded by Les Dawson. A subsequent revival helmed by Lily Savage bowed in 1997, but didn't have the staying power. They are, however, attempting another relaunch, perhaps emboldened by the return of Match to American screens last summer, as a Christmas special aired last month. Wogan, however, is no longer with us.