Show Discussion: I Don’t Like Mondays

By | April 5, 2018

Fridays, 8pm,
Channel 4

Workers of the world unite! Alan Carr gives people the chance to win an entire year off work and a year’s salary (£8,000! Nice!) provided they’re willing to resign there and then. It’s never been done before, provided you conveniently forget 2000 to 1.

That’s the premise, but we’ve no idea of the format at time of writing. It looks like some sort of 1 vs 100 style wall behind Alan here, and we’ve seen a picture of what looks like Amanda Holden interviewing someone. If they’re just going to pick a winner based on that I’m not sure it will hold my attention, but we like Alan so who knows?

Interestingly a six episode commission but only three going out in this run. Never quite sure what to make of that.

Watched it? Let us know what you thought in the comments.

The Crystal Maze Series 1 Part 3 is finally happening

By | April 5, 2018

Sundays at 8pm from April 15th.

This feels like a much more appropriate slot for it than the Friday one to be honest, which never felt correct, but if it can’t make it here then God knows what they’re going to do with the second series 12 episodes.

Although it’s a pity everyone’s going to complain they have the same games as the previous 13 episodes.

La Carte Aux Tresors is BACK!

By | April 4, 2018

On France 3 from April 25th. Sounds like they’re returning to the original classic format as well, but now with Cyril Feraud as the host in a helicopter.

Official press shots and interview here (in French).

We wrote about the old show here.

There are worse ways to spend two hours.

Edit: The Button, Alex Horne’s Taskmaster with families format, starts Friday April 20th on BBC1 at 8:30pm. Format sounds intriguing, seems to have rollover contestants.

Show Discussion: The Generation Game

By | March 31, 2018

Sunday, 8pm,

Well you can’t accuse the BBC of not giving it a chance – it’s got a plum slot on Easter Sunday immediately after rural behemoth Countryfile, but stories of development problems have been abound – four shows shot, two shows actually going out. This is the BBC’s reward to Mel and Sue for not going to Channel 4, basically.

It’s a show that everybody says they wanted back, well here’s your reality. Only Ant and Dec have really mastered the everyman family audience variety show in our current era, but if you told me ten years ago Mel and Sue would have been presenting the biggest show on TV I’d have laughed in your face, so we’ll try not to pre-judge before it actually airs. It’s not as if trad. Gen Game challenges (cake decorating, pottery) haven’t been the subject of recent hits after all.

Show Discussion: Revolution

By | March 31, 2018

Sunday, 6:30pm,
Sky One

Steve-O and Maya Jama are in charge as various X-treme sports sorts (“inline skaters, BMX-ers and Skateboarders”) go head to head with edge-of-your-seat action promised.

It’s Junior Kickstart with neon, by the sounds of it.