'UN, DOS, TRES... ¡RESPONDA OTRA VEZ!'

The most legendary Game show in the history of Spanish television.

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  • Genre: Game Show, musical, variety show
  • Duration: 60-90’
  • Channel: TVE
  • Broadcasting dates: 1972-2004 (Ten Stages)
  • Installments: 411
  • Conductors: Kiko Ledgard, Mayra Gómez Kemp, Jordi Estadella, José María Bachs y Luis Larrodera.

This is undoubtedly Prointel’s most successful programme and the most legendary Game show in the history of Spanish television, which forms part of our collective memory. After its premiere in 1972, it achieved gathering more than 20 million Spaniards around the TV for over 30 years. Chicho Ibáñez Serrador devised a perfect formula that combined humour with a dose of culture, prizes, and a little frivolity in a country that timidly retaliated against censorship. After ten stages of audience success with over 400 programs, the final season aired in 2004.

'UN, DOS, TRES... ¡RESPONDA OTRA VEZ!'

The most legendary Game show in the history of Spanish television.

Watch video
  • Genre: Game Show, musical, variety show
  • Duration: 60-90’
  • Channel: TVE
  • Broadcasting dates: 1972-2004 (Ten Stages)
  • Installments: 411
  • Conductors: Kiko Ledgard, Mayra Gómez Kemp, Jordi Estadella, José María Bachs y Luis Larrodera.

This is undoubtedly Prointel’s most successful programme and the most legendary Game show in the history of Spanish television, which forms part of our collective memory. After its premiere in 1972, it achieved gathering more than 20 million Spaniards around the TV for over 30 years. Chicho Ibáñez Serrador devised a perfect formula that combined humour with a dose of culture, prizes, and a little frivolity in a country that timidly retaliated against censorship. After ten stages of audience success with over 400 programs, the final season aired in 2004.

Entertainment and spectacle essentially

Regarding logistics and magnitude, airing a weekly chapter of “Un, dos, tres…”, was tantamount to shooting a film for the big screen every week. With a perfectionist and pinpoint direction, Chicho made it all seem natural, unpredictable and real: pure showbiz, reflecting a country taken by the hand of “Un, dos, tres…”

Year Issue
1972

Entertainment and spectacle essentially

Regarding logistics and magnitude, airing a weekly chapter of “Un, dos, tres…”, was tantamount to shooting a film for the big screen every week. With a perfectionist and pinpoint direction, Chicho made it all seem natural, unpredictable and real: pure showbiz, reflecting a country taken by the hand of “Un, dos, tres…”

Year Issue
1972

Season 1: Kiko Ledgard: 1972 - 1973 (54 installments)
Season 2: Kiko Ledgard: 1976 - 1978 (83 installments)
Season 3: Mayra Gómez Kemp: 1982 - 1984 (81 installments)
Season 4: Mayra Gómez Kemp: 1984 - 1985 (26 installments)
Season 5: Mayra Gómez Kemp: 1985 - 1986 (26 installments)
Season 6: Mayra Gómez Kemp: 1987 - 1988 (35 installments)
Season 7: Jordi Estadella: 1991 - 1992 (31 installments)
Season 8: Jordi Estadella: 1992 - 1993 (38 installments)
Season 9: José María Bachs: 1993 - 1994 (18 installments)
Season 10: Luis Larrodera: 2004 - 2005 (19 installments)

Viewers have invited us into their homes for ten seasons

TELEVISION HISTORY

A format that crossed borders

Year Issue
1978

Over the years it received countless awards, and has been chosen by the public as the best program in the history of Spanish television. It also won third place in the world ranking of the ten most influential programmes in the world according to a jury of international television critics. It was the first Spanish format exported to other European countries (UK, Germany, Holland, Portugal and Belgium).

TELEVISION HISTORY

A format that crossed borders

Year Issue
1978

Over the years it received countless awards, and has been chosen by the public as the best program in the history of Spanish television. It also won third place in the world ranking of the ten most influential programmes in the world according to a jury of international television critics. It was the first Spanish format exported to other European countries (UK, Germany, Holland, Portugal and Belgium).

First Phase: Questions and Answers

Three pairs of contestants were presented by the secretaries indicating their relationship and origin with the famous phrase: "... and ... are friends and residents of ...". We moved on to the three rounds of questions in which each pair answered a total of three questions that were increasing in difficulty. These were multiple, open or closed answer questions, starting with an example question and response and each partner answering alternatively. They had 45 seconds to get the most correct answers. An incorrect or repeated answer meant the contestants’ time was stopped. Once time was up, the accounting hostess indicated the right answers and the economic value of each. At the end of this phase, the couple that had accumulated most money would be the winner and could return the next week. The others went to the elimination round.

Second phase: Elimination Round

The mechanics of the elimination round varied completely from programme to programme. All they had in common was that they were physical and skill tests, but those changed according to the theme of the programme. The elimination rounds were always fun and crazy: from breaking eggs on the head of the opponent, sliding down a slide with glasses filled with liquid, to playing Tenorio as firecrackers were thrown at them. The public voted which pair was the best and would go to the Auction.

Third phase: The Auction

This third and final part of the program was filled with show, humour, entertainment and suspense because here musical sketches and comic skits happened. Gifts concealed in items related to the programme’s theme passed the auction table brought by comedians or singers and dancers ... The mascot, Ruperta the pumpkin or later mascots in other seasons, should be carried in at least one of the gifts while the rest of the prizes could change from cars, apartments, travel or big quantities of money, but also hot water bottles, matches, etc. At the end of the auction, once the last prize was on the table, the presenter would start bidding for that prize offering to buy it from contestants for increasing amounts of money, generating lots of suspense and excitement among the viewers.

'Un, Dos, Tres… ¡A leer esta vez!', the return

In 2004, the popular Game show returned to TVE with a new title: Un, Dos, Tres… ¡A leer esta vez!, (One, two ,three...Read this time!) maintaining its essence, but aimed at promoting reading among young people, so that each program focused on a given title from the most famous in world literature. The presenter of this new phase was the zaragozano Luis Larrodera.

Year Issue
2004

'Un, Dos, Tres… ¡A leer esta vez!', the return

In 2004, the popular Game show returned to TVE with a new title: Un, Dos, Tres… ¡A leer esta vez!, (One, two ,three...Read this time!) maintaining its essence, but aimed at promoting reading among young people, so that each program focused on a given title from the most famous in world literature. The presenter of this new phase was the zaragozano Luis Larrodera.

Year Issue
2004

STARS

BASIC

THE SHOW

In addition to the musical sketches of the secretaries, invited artists of national and international fame performed on the show to present their hits. A large audience interacted with the program, suffering real wars between their seats, earning money with lucky answers or by taking part in costume according to the programme for yet another prize.

BASIC
THE TWO POLES
THE TWO POLES

THE NEGATIVE PART AND THE POSITIVE PART

The negative part was represented by characters who were against the squandering of money and prevented contestants from earning a lot of money. First they were the “Cicutas”, later the Tacañones (misers) who were also a caricature of the censorship of the day. In later seasons the Cicutas were the Hurtado sisters, also called las Tacañonas. The positive part was represented by hostesses or secretaries; usually six girls dressed up with big glasses and simple miniskirts.

THE BRAND

THE MASCOTS

The program almost always had a mascot, an animated doll that would in many cases contain grand prize of the programme and in others the worst nightmare of the contestants. Pumpkin "Ruperta" is the best known and iconic and was the object of massive merchandising at the time, and was even portrayed by Dalí. Later boot "Botilde" replaced "Ruperta" and also the "Boom and the Crack" followed, although the most emblematic was always "Ruperta"

THE BRAND
A PLATFORM OF...
A PLATFORM OF...

TALENT

'Un, dos, tres…' was the launching pad where the now famous could show their artistic talent. People such as Victoria Abril, Blanca Estrada, Ágata Lys, Silvia Marsó, Lydia Bosch, Mayte Navarrete, Miriam Díaz Aroca, Paula Vázquez…
It also opened the door to success for great comedians such as Bigote Arrocet, Antonio Ozores, Fedra Lorente “La Bombi”, Raúl Sender, Arévalo, Juan Tamariz (he was a Cicuta), el Dúo Sacapuntas, Beatriz Carvajal, Angel Garó, La Trinca and Tricicle. Also iconic comedians of the day: Gila, Martes y trece, Eugenio, Pajares, Tip y Coll, Cruz y Raya.
From the technical team: Scriptwriters who are now great film directors, producers, designers and filmmakers.

Generations of fans have given us their affection enjoying this new way of doing television

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Generations of fans have given us their affection enjoying this new way of doing television

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DOCUREALITIES

'Pure Adrenaline'

Toñejo Rodriguez, extreme motor sportsman, paraplegic and his assistant, Alyson Eckmann, travel the United States trying the different ways of wild and awesome driving.

‘Recording the World'

Chronicles the adventures of a TV crew in the process of shooting a documentary about endangered tribal music.

'Recording the World: Coocking with Julius'

The Adventures of Chef Julius Bienert along with the TV crew on a culinary journey through Asia that combines the magic of discovering world with the passion for adventure and pleasure of good food.

'Sky with Diamonds'

Is the initiatory journey of a musician in a slump, who is going through a personal and creative crisis, and embarks on the adventure of his life.

CONTESTS

'What´s for dinner?'

In this Cookery game show two teams, headed by a celebrity, compete to accumulate the right ingredients with which our Chef prepares an “unforgettable” dinner for them.

'Un, dos, tres... ¡Responda otra vez!'

This most successful programme and the most legendary game show in the history of Spanish television, which forms part of our collective memory.

'Waku, Waku'

Game show where four celebrity contestants must anticipate the surprising, unusual or funny behaviour of the most fascinating animals on the planet.

'Jimanji Kanana'

'Waku, Waku' returned to the small screen with the new title 'Jimanji Kanana'. It kept four celebrities competing for the grand cash prize that would help an animal rights association.

'Memory like an elephant'

This game show evaluates contestants’ memories through simple games that put their retentive visual, verbal and auditory memory to the test.

'El Semáforo'

It offered anonymous citizens the opportunity to perform their own show. The audience voted about the quality of the performance either with applause or by banging pots and pans together.

FICTION

'Stories to stay awake'

Fabled series of horror, thriller and science fiction stories that helped establish Narciso Ibañez Serrador’s reputation in television.

'The house that screamed'

The rigid discipline imposed at boarding school, at times close to sadistic, encourages a climate of distrust and tension that increases when some of the girls start mysteriously disappearing.

'The killer’s playground'

Tom and Evelyn, a couple of English tourists arrive at a Spanish coastal town for their honeymoon. Getting away from the hustle and bustle, the couple decide to rent a boat to visit a small peaceful island where Tom lived years before.

'Blame'

'La Culpa' tells a disturbing story, set in Spain in the 1970s, where a young nurse and her daughter move into a house in which they have company of a mysterious presence.

'Historia de la Frivolidad'

It is a special Programme produced by TVE in 1967 intended to participate in the most important international television festivals at the time.

DIVULGATION

'Hablemos de sexo'

From the hand of the then unknown Dr Elena Ochoa, this programme was a milestone in the history of Spanish television being the first programme daring to openly raise all matters relating to human sexuality.

'Luz Roja'

A journalistic and informative format presented by psychologist Elena Ochoa that examined the harshest problems plaguing our society.

VIDEOCLIPS

Rash 'Primavera en tus maletas'

The clip is produced by Prointel and co-starring the model, presenter and actress Adriana Abenia. Rash is the singer who stars in the pilot of the Prointel reality show 'Cielo con Diamantes' (Sky with Diamonds).

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