Hurrah! Taskmaster‘s back for an extended run with five brand new comics testing their problem solving, creativity and gamesmanship talents.
This series features old Bake Off host Mel Giedroyc, new Bake Off host Noel Fielding, Lolly Adefope, Hugh Dennis and Joe Lycett.
Note the new earlier start time (brave) which almost caught me out, although the first episode has been up on UKTV Play all week anyway. However I haven’t watched it yet because I tend to prefer communal broadcast.
This shouldn’t bother you however, if you delve into the comments you should be aware that there are likely to be spoilers.
Susan Calman is in charge as a team of strangers led by a contestant referred to as ‘the boss’ build up a pot of cash in rounds of questions. Can The Boss stay in power and who will walk away with the cash?
It sounds a bit Weakest Link and a bit Greed. It’s got spinning podiums a bit like The Voice. It’s on for the next four weeks. Let us know what you think in the comments.
Sunday nights are now “people in silly costumes doing physical tasks” nights with this at 7pm followed by the brilliant Wild Things at 8pm on Sky One.
Big Heads sees Jason Manford alongside Jenny Powell and Kriss Akabusi invite
six eight people to don gigantic celebrity heads and battle each other over comedy physical games for prizes. Intriguingly it sounds as though the series has been set up as a tournament, with each episode’s winner going through to the final at the end of the series, in a way we’ve probably not seen since The Krypton Factor or something. It’s a fun idea anyway.
The question is does this have anything extra other than what it looks like on the surface? Wild Things has immense creativity with its games and feel and its comedy works on several levels. Total Wipeout brought proper physicality to the table. Meanwhile other recent physical shows have flopped rather – Can’t Touch This was a bit dull, Intervilles is not really a thing in France any more (there is a Chinese backed international version which I presume is The Biggest Gameshow In The World that’s watched by a few hundred thousand on Gulli) and is probably closest to what I suspect this is going to be. The people behind this are the same people behind Release the Hounds, which is a Bother’s Bar favourite, so we’ll see.
That’s right! It’s time to get your brains in gear Russian style for more lateral thinking trivia fun with the third episode of What? Where? When? Who will win the battle of wits this evening?
Missed previous episodes? I’ve set up a Youtube playlist.
If you’ve got an idea for a question you’d like to pose to the panel, send them to David at email@example.com. Remember to give the answer as well!
We’ve been so excited to bring you VIDEO CONTENT recently (and in fact we are recording more eps of What? Where? When? very soon – like and subscribe the BothersBar Youtube channel to be the first to see them!) but we mustn’t forget OLD media that your grandad watches that we’re set up to discuss. So here’s a list of when you can expect show discussion posts for shows starting soon to go up:
- Bigheads – Sunday afternoon
- The Boss – Monday morning
- Taskmaster Series 4 – Tuesday morning
- Babushka – the following Monday morning.
Also great news that Tenable is coming back with an extended 60 episode run. They are looking for contestants.