Treasure of a Mindlord

By | January 18, 2021

Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s Poll of the Year, the live reveal was marvellous, and you can watch it all back with the live chat on Youtube.

I also need to update dates on Upcoming Things:

  • Sunday January 24th – Bother’s Bar’s Award Winning Game Night – I’m now interested in taking panellists, so if you want to be one get in touch.
  • Saturday January 30th – Royal Flush is doing an entire twelve hour marathon stream for charity. Details.
  • Saturday Feb 6th – The next Schlag den Star Watchalong!
  • Sunday Feb 21st – They said it wouldn’t happen. But they were wrong.

Two really exciting things came up yesterday pre-results show. The first is ten minutes of 1986 TSW adventure game Treasures of the Mindlord, a show I hadn’t seen since I was about five and really it’s way ahead of its time, like a proto Timebusters. Amazing theme, sounds Ed Welch-ish but don’t know. The only thing I could remember about it from my childhood was the bit with the computer representation of the contestant in the chair doing the quiz bit whilst getting attacked by martian molecules or whatever. Great stuff.

Finally, a pilot of Stars In Their Eyes with Chris Tarrant, this portends to be the sixth one so obviously I’d be fascinated to find out what the others were like. I had seen a clip of the contestant picking their clothes out previously, but this is the first time the entire episode has been viewable I gather.

Poll of the Year 2020 – The Afterparty!

By | January 16, 2021

Sunday, 9pm,
Here and on Youtube

You voted in your hundreds (singular) and now it’s time to reveal the results of what everyone in TV is calling “the most important poll other than the TV Quick Awards” (*).

And here are the results! The full report is on ukgameshows.com and you should read that first, all the numbers will go under a cut.

(*) Well they’re not saying it, but they ARE thinking it.

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Upcoming Bother’s Bar Excitement

By | January 11, 2021

Nobody’s going out, so here’s a line-up of some stuff coming up over the next month!

  • Sunday 17th January 9pm – Poll Of The Year Results! Join us LIVE for our annual star-studded event! Find out what YOU voted for, what were the best and worst formats of the last year?
  • Sunday 24th January 9pm – Bother’s Bar’s Award Winning Game Night! A change of day to avoid clashes with more popular Game Nights, we’ll play your favourite games and find out for the first time which Arbitrary Final gets a second go around.
  • Saturday 30th January – Schlag den Star! It’s our next Watchalong!
  • Sunday 7th February – A LIVE mystery event! What’s fourth in the sequence? Pencil it in your diary, you’ll find out soon enough!

VOTING OVER

By | January 10, 2021

Thanks for all of your Poll of the Year votes! Look out for the STAR-STUDDED live reveal and write-up soon. I can say that numbers were well up on last year so I will look forward to collating everything in the next few days.

Thanks also to everybody who voted in the Bother’s Bar Game Night Awards as well, you’ll be seeing what’s going on with that soon. I can’t believe How Much Is The Thing? only got a single vote though.

Show Discussion: Paul Sinha’s TV Showdown

By | January 9, 2021

Saturdays, 10pm,
ITV

To be honest I’m not expecting much lively discussion for this, it’s basically a panel show by the looks of things albeit one where it might get competitive.

It does mark though, I believe, the first time Paul has fronted his own TV show and it feels surprising that it’s taken someone this long with a stand-up comedy background as well as a considerable quiz following to be given a format – although we can’t rule out the possibility that he might have turned things down behind the scenes. At least he gets a third coloured suit to be on TV with now.

The press release promises a “quiz with a difference” and if that difference is anything other than “it’s Telly Addicts… but with celebrities!” we’ll be surprised and shocked. We bloody loved Telly Addicts back in the day though, so that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Let us know what you think in the comments.