BBC Time Shift - Eyes Down: The Story of Bingo (2013)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2728 Kbps | 58 min 42 s | 1.17 GiB
Audio: English AAC 126 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: EnglishGenre: Documentary
It is one of Britain's most popular leisure pursuits, but high street bingo came about almost by accident as the result of a loophole in an obscure piece of gambling legislation. Almost overnight, in January 1961 what had been a quiet parlour game or occasional seaside flutter was turned into a brash multimillion-pound business. As Timeshift affectionately recalls in this documentary, soon nearly a quarter of the population were playing and becoming fluent in the rhyming slang of 'bingo lingo' - from 'Legs Eleven' to 'Clickety Click, Sixty Six'.