3-2-1 was a gameshow hosted by former Butlins redcoat Ted Rogers and featured an anthropomorphised trash can called Dusty Bin. It was based on an equally naff Spanish gameshow called Un, dos, tres... respondea otra vez, and managed to give viewers a treble wammy by blending gameshow with quiz show with variety show. In this way it pulled in the same fans as The Generation Game, for example.
The contestants had to decipher meaningless riddles to win a prize or a new bin (the 'booby' prize). Each show had a theme on which all the questions and quizzes followed, such as Swing 60s. Even Dusty would get in on the act and don a theme-inspired costume for that show - like mod wear, for example. Brilliant!
Unfortunately, despite attracting 12.5million viewers during its Christmas special airing in 1988, there was no 11th series, sadly, commissioned by Yorkshire Television for ITV.