Get Your Nobbly Nuts Out

By | August 27, 2019

For no other reason other than a Twitter conversation, a compilation of bits from The Big Breakfast‘s Get Your Nobbly Nuts Out. Very much the The Golden Shot of the mid-90s. Or the One Lump or Two of the mid-90s.

Game Night 15a Saturday from 9pm

By | August 26, 2019

Guess who’s back, back again, Game Night’s back, tell a friend.

We think, fingers crossed, we’ve sorted the tech issues so we can proudly announce Bother’s Bar Game Night 15a coming this Saturday from 9pm. I hope you can make it!

For reference, here is a guide to the sound set-up that eluded us all last time (more for my reference, but perhaps you’ll find it useful).

Pointless is 10 today!

By | August 24, 2019

Normally this sort of thing warrants some sort of special episode, or some media blitz, or anything. Instead we only knew when Richard Osman sent out this rather cryptic tweet:

Congratulations to Rose d’Or winner and Bother’s Bar favourite Pointless, which to this day has basically flopped in very country outside of the UK. Who can say why that is? We’ve pointed out in the past that it’s probably the most quintessentially British quiz show of the past twenty years.

Why not relive what we first thought of Pointless immediately after episode one by scrolling down to August 24th 2009 in The Cellar? Unfortunately the reader comments are lost to time. There was also a review of a Series 1 recording July 31st by Mart S of still occasional posting fame.

We now read there’s a Switch adaptation coming in November. If that’s true look out for a Bother’s Bar Plays Badly in due course!

Tom Scott’s Game Garage Series 2

By | August 22, 2019

This has taken me by surprise, although I knew they were coming out around this sort of time. Anyway, Tom and David are back to try out three new formats, the first one is Personal Best.

I wasn’t at the testing this time round so these are basically a mystery to me (although I’ve heard rough ideas, one of which is quite exciting because it’s an idea that’s been going round my head for a while. Try and guess which one it is!). New eps on Thursdays.

Series one is discussed here.

Talking Points

By | August 22, 2019

It’s the Edinburgh TV Festival! Where the good and the great in the world of TV meet up to discuss how brilliant they all are.

In lieu of literally anything worthwhile, here are some talking points. If you click the tweets you should be able to see the responses:

And here’s one I like to call “The Rising Value of Stirling”, a variant of which I’ve called my Fantasy Football team this year: