Monday to Thursday, 8pm, for two weeks,(Except for viewers in Wales in which case eps 1-4 are Tuesday-Friday 6:30pm),BBC2 Join Dara O’Briain and eight families across the two weeks as they battle it out to be called Britain’s Brightest Family win The Family Brain Games. Still don’t think the title shouts mass appeal. However it’s… Read More »
Of interest, Dick ‘n’ Dom’s new podcast Cash From Chaos, where they play games against members of the audience who are trying to win their money, has just landed. We’ll give it a listen in due course.
Saturday, 7:30pm,BBC1 Save for the short revival of Mike Read’s Pop Quiz on BBC4 the other Christmas, we’re really struggling to come up the last time there was a proper music quiz on the telly. There’s Beat Shazam which has been quietly getting on with it in the US of course (which is on its… Read More »
Wednesdays, 9pm,Dave and UKTV Play It’s back! Five more comics put their wits and skills to the test in trying to complete ridiculous tasks under the watchful gaze of Greg Davies and Alex Horne. Battling it out this series: Lou Sanders Iain Sterling Sian Gibson Paul Sinha Joe Thomas We don’t know if UKTV are… Read More »
It’s on Netflix right now! Seann Walsh, Lloyd Griffith and Desiree Birch challenge ten contestants to stay still under threat of painful punishment as things come whizzing close to their face. Whilst on a farm. It’s Silent Library meets Saw by the looks of things. They’ve certainly gone big on the lo-fi theming of the… Read More »
Saturday, 7:30,ITV So many question marks with this one. On the one hand it’s a vox-pop show, and these never ever ever ever (ever) do any kind of business. On the other hand, it’s based on an apparently popular segment on Saturday Night Takeaway, so it has brand recognition. On the one hand it has… Read More »