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.