Pointless is 10 today!

By | August 24, 2019

Normally this sort of thing warrants some sort of special episode, or some media blitz, or anything. Instead we only knew when Richard Osman sent out this rather cryptic tweet:

Congratulations to Rose d’Or winner and Bother’s Bar favourite Pointless, which to this day has basically flopped in very country outside of the UK. Who can say why that is? We’ve pointed out in the past that it’s probably the most quintessentially British quiz show of the past twenty years.

Why not relive what we first thought of Pointless immediately after episode one by scrolling down to August 24th 2009 in The Cellar? Unfortunately the reader comments are lost to time. There was also a review of a Series 1 recording July 31st by Mart S of still occasional posting fame.

We now read there’s a Switch adaptation coming in November. If that’s true look out for a Bother’s Bar Plays Badly in due course!

Tom Scott’s Game Garage Series 2

By | August 22, 2019

This has taken me by surprise, although I knew they were coming out around this sort of time. Anyway, Tom and David are back to try out three new formats, the first one is Personal Best.

I wasn’t at the testing this time round so these are basically a mystery to me (although I’ve heard rough ideas, one of which is quite exciting because it’s an idea that’s been going round my head for a while. Try and guess which one it is!). New eps on Thursdays.

Series one is discussed here.

Talking Points

By | August 22, 2019

It’s the Edinburgh TV Festival! Where the good and the great in the world of TV meet up to discuss how brilliant they all are.

In lieu of literally anything worthwhile, here are some talking points. If you click the tweets you should be able to see the responses:

And here’s one I like to call “The Rising Value of Stirling”, a variant of which I’ve called my Fantasy Football team this year:

It’s Bother’s Bar Game Night 15!

By | August 16, 2019

Saturday 9pm-11:30pm,
Here and on Youtube


Sorry, we ran into technical issues too hard for us to get over this evening. I will sleep on it to try and work it out and try again in a week or two.

I’m on Fingers on Buzzers

By | August 16, 2019

Here’s some fun, I’m on Fingers on Buzzers this week talking to the lovely Lucy and Jenny about running the Bar and that. Also this week featuring Paul Ross!

You can listen to it here, or subscribe on your podcast provider of choice.

They’ve done some good stuff lately, have been enjoying their history of quiz and interviews with prominent behind the scenes staff.

If you’ve come here from the podcast, hello! You join us in a particularly dull period of the industry. Why not join us for Game Night live tomorrow from 9pm?