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Interceptor

(December 2001)

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AL
alanagr
I've never seen X-FIRE so I don't know.

To find out all the information you need on Interceptor take a look at Interceptor's Lair
HA
harshy Founding member
I've seen Interceptor, what a brilliant show!Smile , why did the show only get one series?

One question is the Interceptor helicopter, the same as the Treasure Hunt helicopter, only I am sure I saw a white T on the Interceptor helicopter!
AL
alanagr
Glad you enjoyed Interceptor Harshy. Why did it only get the one series? As far as I know ITV said they 'couldn't afford the air time' to show it. Whatever the reason for it being pulled off, it's a shame as so many people loved the show.

The helicopters used in Treasure Hunt and Interceptor are all owned and piloted by Castle Air Charters in Cornwall - see their website at Castle Air.

The Jetranger used to ferry the contestants to their start positions (G-BHXU) is the same as the one used by Anneka in Treasure Hunt. The Interceptor's helicopter (G-MEAN) was never used in Treasure Hunt. The communications helicopter in TH was a green Agusta (G-SPEY).

Why don't you get yourself over to the Interceptor website, get yourself registered and take part in the discussions. Treasure Hunt is discussed there too. Smile
KA
Katherine Founding member
Can someone please explain just what Interceptor is? Is it like Treasure Hunt meets Crystal Maze?

What are the rules and what is the end objective of the game? Is it something I'd enjoy? I've seen a few trailers for it, but I'm not too sure what it's all about.
SP
spotlight
Interceptor is great, but Annabel Croft is the worst presenter ever, she is thick, very thick, and can hardly string together a sentence, let alone a conversation!
AL
alanagr
OK Katherine, here goes. Interceptor was essentially an adult version of hide-and-seek. The host was Annabel Croft. Two contestants, a male and a female, would meet the host before donning their backpack. One backpack contained £1,000 in prize money, the other was weighted to feel the same but contained nothing. These backpacks had 5 infra-red sensors on the back of them. The contestants were blindfolded and carried by helicopter to be placed approx. 7 miles apart. Once the 40 minute countdown clock had started the contestants could take off their blindfolds and describe to Annabel where they were. Annabel had to pinpoint their locations on her map. Her map would then reveal the position of the 2 keys which the contestants would have to get. The idea was that having got the keys the players would try to meet up again before the time was up, swap keys and open the packs to see if they had won the money. I say 'if' because there was a possibility that their packs had become locked. A man called 'The Interceptor' was the baddie in the game. He had a helicopter and knew the start positions of both contestants. Once the clock had started he was allowed to start moving towards the contestant of his choice. The Interceptor was played by Scottish actor and stuntman Sean O'Kane. On his arm would be a 'zapper' - an infra-red device that could lock the backpack if its beam hit one of the aforementioned sensors. Neither the Interceptor nor the contestants knew which of the backpacks contained the money, and no-one knew whether the Interceptor had really managed to zap the backpacks or not. There were 3 possible endings. Sometimes the contestants would run out of time before they met up, sometimes they'd get together but the pack containing the money was locked, and sometimes they even won the money! What made the show the classic it was had to be Sean O'Kane's hilarious dialogue between himself and his pilot Mikie. Take a look at a website dedicated to the show and you'll get all the info you need.  Interceptor's Lair
KA
Katherine Founding member
That sounds well wicked!!

I'll watch next time it's on!
CR
The Crowdman
I watched 'Ceptor last Sunday (couldn't watch Sat 'cos brother was watching Sky One) and... yeah, good show! Quality action, not as similar to XFIRE as I had thought, but still a quality programme... I do like Challenge, gameshows are cool and all I need is for Challenge to get Keynotes, Busman's Holiday, Sporting Triangles, Blockbusters and Supermarket Sweep and I'll be set for life! But yeah, 'Ceptor rules... and don't forget it's on weekdays too during the Xmas/New Year fortnight (except xmas day, boxing day & n.y.'s day)
HA
harshy Founding member
I'll get myself registered on to the site, as soon as I can get my uni work done!Smile

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