one man and his dog
Following the axing of One Man and His Dog from BBC 2, the show secured the rights to the radio format. The teams in turn get to herd their sheep.
one song to the tune of another
In this game the panellists have to sing one song to the tune of another. I know this sounds complicated but it is far simpler than it sounds if you follow the explanations.
There are a number of similar sounding games frequently confused with One Song to the Tune of Another. They are:
one thong to the tune of another
A similar but unsuccessful version following Chris Eubank and Roy Hattersley nearly drowning after three verses of Sing a Song of Sixpence.
one song to the tune of the same song
Played by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
one tune to the song of another
Involves the teams singing a selection of numbers while accompanist Colin Sell sucks on a menthol decongestant tablet.
The Chairman provides the teams with a brief résumé of a book title and from that information they have to write what they think are the opening lines. Points are awarded for technical accuracy, literary impression, and spilling.
Long before the age of e-mail and texting there existed many ingenious forms of communication. In the 20th century the Aldus Lamp was developed to flash Morse Code instructions between ships, with the result that one foggy night in December a British destroyer found itself taking orders from the Bismarck’s Christmas disco lights and set off to attack the YMCA.
Our knowledge of history is enriched by the private correspondence between the good and the great. One recalls the famous letter from Napoleon to Josephine on the eve of the battle of Leipzig. As he desired to enjoy her in her natural state Napoleon implored Josephine not to wash until he got home - something he lived to regret when he returned from prison 17 years later.
The teams delve in search of overlooked correspondence, and share the contents of any letters or cards which had been delivered might have changed the course of history.