Category Archives: Show Discussion

Show Discussion: First and Last

By | January 4, 2020

Saturday, 8:15pm,BBC1 Here’s a format that’s been knocking around for absolute donkeys years, originally piloted with Justin Lee Collins about a decade ago for Channel 4 (IIRC), an unsuccessful run in Italy, another pilot with Lee Mack and finally, FINALLY the BBC have decided the time is right for First and Last with Jason Manford… Read More »

Show Discussion: Quizmaster

By | December 29, 2019

Sunday, 6pm,ITV Jeremy Vine hosts as fifteen of the most successful TV quizzers in the country battle it out to see who is the quizziest of them all in a format which isn’t just 15-to-1 but does feature our contestants being whittled down to one winner across 90 minutes. Quizmaster, a 90-minute peak time special,… Read More »

Show Discussion: Boyard Land

By | December 21, 2019

Saturday, 8pm (GMT) / 9PM (CET)France 2 …and hopefully Youtube. It’s not every day you get an entertainment show that lasts thirty years. Even fewer that after thirty years get their own spin-off series (A Question of Sport: Super Saturday?). But here we are, and it looks like it’s got a budget to boot. Willy… Read More »

Show Discussion: The Switch

By | November 24, 2019

Weekdays, 3pm,ITV “It’s easy to get rich if you survive The Switch!” Thank goodness the words “rich” and “switch” rhyme, because “it’s easy to become moderately well off if you survive Whooping Cough” probably wouldn’t sell in quite the same way. Comic and actor Sanjeev Bhaskar hosts four contestants trying to win a large amount… Read More »

Show Discussion: Cash Trapped S3+

By | November 10, 2019

Weekdays, 5pm,ITV Well this is a brave move – taking off popular established quiz The Chase during what is probably peak advertising season and replacing it with a successful Summer alternative – but an alternative nonetheless. It’s been a while since the previous series of Britain’s Favourite Tactical Quiz (TM), hosted and invented by Bradley… Read More »

Show Discussion: Killer Camp

By | October 27, 2019

Starting Sunday and then daily until October 31st,9pm,ITV2 Well this sounds like Very Much The Sort Of Thing We Like, a comedy reality whodunnit inspired by slasher flicks of the 80s, and made by loads of people who worked on Bother’s Bar horror favourite Release the Hounds. Contestants turn up at an American-style Summer Camp… Read More »