Speaking the Lingo

By | August 13, 2020

Broadcast reporting that ITV have commissioned words meets Mastermind meets bingo format Lingo, with Adil Ray to host. Congrats to Buzzerblog for spotting the contestant call out a few days ago and suggesting correctly it “sounded like Lingo“.

My main concern is that an hour of it feels like it might be a bit much. Still, though.

It’s not the first time the format has been tried in the UK, it’s fair to suggest it’s had much more success internationally.

Game of War

By | August 12, 2020

Thanks to the ever joyous Neil Miles Youtube channel, an episode of Game of War has surfaced, from 1997 back when Channel 4 was interesting. It’s a fairly dry re-enactment of famous battles done as a professionally run tabletop wargame – like a proto-Time Commanders, if you like, but with little of the spectacle. Angela Rippon hosts and provides news reports.

Show Discussion: Rolling In It

By | August 7, 2020

Saturdays, 6:25pm,

Here we are then, Stephen Mulhern (almost wrote Merchant then, must be the heat) brand new (filmed a year ago) arcade machine quiz where three celeb/civilian pairs of contestants answer multiple choice questions and roll giant coins down a giant coin rolling machine in the hope of avoiding the bankrupts and going home with thousands and thousands of pounds.

We were at the pilot August 2018 and the game needed a fair amount of tightening up, but from a production value standpoint felt pretty much ready to go.

Watched it? Let us know what you thought in the comments.

Hosts That Get Rather Friendly With The Contestants

By | August 5, 2020

Sure, why not.

Can I request a new post on the Bar?!

A random thought popped into my head with the news that Tipping Point is resuming in a socially distanced manner

‘Hosts that get rather friendly with contestants’

Bens hugs on Tipping Point and Les ‘put your arm around me’ Dennis are the starters for 10

John R, in a comment

The correct answer is Richard Dawson on Family Feud.