Vowel, consonant, vowel

Contestants on Countdown

Countdown is a show in which contestants choose vowels and consonants and get given random letters, from which they make anagrams. Nice simple formula. I think it was the first 'proper' programme to appear on Channel 4 in the mid-80s, and it's still going. Go figure.

Hosted by the charming Carol Vorderman (she's really clever, she is) and Richard Whitely (he's...er...Richard Whitely).