Bother’s Bar Plays Badly: Every Second Counts

By | July 20, 2019

That’s right! Join me and SIX other people as we negotiate Every Second Counts on the Spectrum.

12 thoughts on “Bother’s Bar Plays Badly: Every Second Counts

  1. Mark Leete

    Wayhey – that’s my watching for tonight – nice one Brig and thanks for the Up!

  2. David B

    The programming of the end game really is boneheaded. As well as taking an age to display Correct or Incorrect without stopping the clock, the game takes no account of the fact that there’s only 9 questions per round (instead of 12 on the TV show, I believe) and only four rounds instead of six. Even with lightning quick reactions, I reckon it would be impossible to win the final UNLESS a single-player game allows you to answer all 9 questions in each round.

    Programming done by the same guy that did Jet Set Willy II, so there’s form.

  3. Chris M. Dickson

    If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to watch to the very end for a Briggy Bonus – what looks like a throwaway gag, but which I’m sure was probably the most difficult part to make work technically. I loved the authenticity.

    It inspired the question: what other shows did the same thing a few seconds before the very end of the closing credits? Les Dennis Family Fortunes immediately springs to mind, but there may be others. M’learned colleague suggests it was apparently relatively frequent in the late ’70s and early ’80s and that at least some series of 3-2-1 may have used the technique.

    1. David B

      In golden-era Give Us a Clue, the host says goodbye and then *every guest* can wave to the camera if they remember. See 23’20” here:

      Of course, it’s a thing that Wouldn’t Happen Nowadays due to squeezed/standardized credits.

  4. Alex

    In other news, Richard Osman’s House of Games has been filming series 3 throughout 2019, as well some champion shows, where the best players compete against each other. The normal House of Games should pretty much have an identical format to the previous two series, with some inevitable new games, obviously. As for House of Games Champions, all I know is that the set and prizes are both a very vibrant gold colour. Interesting

  5. Des Elmes

    After mulling it over for some time, I’ve decided that I’d quite like to become an editor on UKGS. I’m not quite sure how one signs up, however…

    1. Thomas Sales

      Go to the main page and click ‘Join Us’ and follow the instructions. There’s already a user called ‘Delmes’ though – perhaps you have an account you’ve forgotten about?

      1. Des Elmes

        Gosh, can’t say I recall making a previous attempt to sign up…

        If ‘Delmes’ *is* in fact me, then it’s almost certainly me from a *long* time ago, when I was that bit more naive and careless – and that bit more forgetful too.

        I’d prefer to create a new account from scratch anyway.

        Thanks, Thomas. 🙂


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