Three… two… one…*whistle*

By | July 27, 2020

Something quite fun came up in my Twitter feed which I’m currently working my way through, Gladpod – The Gladiators Podcast, hosted by a This Morning staffer David and the people’s favourite Jet, uncovering the stories of the original show and chats with the Glads, contestants and various associated people. This week a chat with the man who would have been Shark, and why it didn’t happen.

There are ten episodes to listen to currently.

RIP Regis

By | July 25, 2020

Not that important to a UK audience, nonetheless a US broadcasting legend, and famously crowned the world’s first Millionaire. Who’d be the nearest UK cultural equivalent – someone like Terry Wogan?

Flex Your Plex

By | July 23, 2020

When just quoting a Tweet will do rather than writing a whole story:

Short version in case WordPress decides not to bother linking: you can watch Game Show Central (basically an online channel dedicated to Game Show Network originals) for free on Plex, but only on the phone app not Smart TV app for now.

Runarahhhnd, nahhh

By | July 22, 2020

Some things of interest that have popped up in various feeds recently:

  • Talking Pictures TV are going to start showing Runaround with Mike Reid, Saturday this weekend at 7:40am and Saturday and Sundays at 9am from 8th August. This ought to be a great deal of fun, albeit largely for the tour de force hosting. You can find Talking Pictures on Virgin 445, Freesat 306, Freeview 81 and 328 on Sky Digital.
  • Likely of interest, the BBC have put up the first episode of documentary series Games Brittania (originally shown in 2009) on iPlayer. Don’t know if they’re going to show the rest of it, but I don’t think I watched it at the time so it’s nice to have another chance. It’s only available for the next four weeks, so get a move on.

Brig’s Miscellany

By | July 21, 2020
  • Wie is De Mol All Stars set to begin September 5th. This was promised as a twenty year bonus celebration, a bit of surprise they aren’t holding this back until next year since you’d assume COVID would make a new series in January quite difficult. But! WIDM September-November and then WIDM January-March feels a bit quick, I wonder if the’ll hold off WIDM ’21 until next Autumn going forward.
  • Weren’t we meant to be getting those unaired ten episodes of Cash Trapped in July? Those poor contestants have been in their boxes for months.

Would you like to take part in a show called “Wilderness (working title)”?

By | July 18, 2020

Worker Bee, a subsidary of Endemol which was recently bought up by Banijay is looking for contestants for Surviv Wilderness (Working Title).

Or you can apply on eTribez. “We would like to remind anyone applying that we are unable to reveal…” it’s Survivor “at this time. It will be disclosed only to successful applicants.”

Admittedly it might not be so caveat emptor – that’s quite a stingy top prize. But we know there have been rumblings for a while, and there was a contestant call out for a similar show before COVID happened that sounded exactly like it, so.