British Radio Presenter and
Television Gameshow Host
Robert Robinson was a distinguished British television and radio presenter best known for hosting “Call My Bluff.” His eloquent and erudite style of presentation made him an iconic figure in the world of quiz shows. Through “Call My Bluff” and other programs, Robinson left an indelible mark on the landscape of British television and quiz shows.
Robert Robinson was born on December 19, 1927, in Liverpool, England. He received his education at the prestigious Oxford University, where he nurtured his intellectual prowess and communication skills. His academic background would later become an asset in his broadcasting career, particularly in the realm of quiz shows.
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“Call My Bluff”
Robinson’s most renowned contribution to the world of quiz shows is his role as the host of “Call My Bluff.” This panel game show originally aired in 1965 and continued captivating audiences until 1988. The show was based on word definitions and the art of bluffing.
In “Call My Bluff,” two teams, each consisting of a captain and two celebrity guests, were presented with an obscure word.
The team providing the definition was required to speak the truth, while the opposing team fabricated false definitions, attempting to deceive their opponents. It was the role of the competing team to discern the authentic definition from the bluffs.
Robinson’s sophisticated and intellectual demeanor was perfectly suited to the show’s theme. He moderated the proceedings with a blend of wit, charm, and wisdom. His ability to maintain the balance between intellectual challenge and entertainment was a key element in the show’s success. “Call My Bluff” became a beloved program, capturing the essence of linguistic curiosity and friendly competition.