1 9 8 8 – 1 9 9 0 (UK)
28 x 30 minute episodes
This children’s show from Yorkshire Television presented by Simon O’Brien (late of Brookside), purported to let selected candidates loose on their dream job for a day.
Up for grabs was the chance of working for a national newspaper or an airline, designing a poster or working in a recording studio for the day. But it turned out to be an uneasy mix of a foray into one of those worlds, preceded by a quiz show.
Three children were chosen from a shrieking audience to answer a series of questions with the prize being the job for a day.
It probably convinced the kids watching that there was some point in studying for their GCSEs after all in the hope of a really exciting career like investment banking.
Bruno Brookes replaced O’Brien for the final series.