Category Archives: Fun Thing Found on Youtube

New thrills

By | August 13, 2013

So a few new things that have come to light in the last few days. First of all, TV’s David J Bodycombe has a new blog about techniques used to win games called Playcheatwin. The first post is about how to win at Rock Paper Scissors, take a look. Secondly I discovered Cory Anotado’s Game… Read More »


By | May 16, 2013

[Just a reminder that we’ve got a Eurovision post for the semi-finals all set-up already, so it may be an idea to take your Euro-chat there.] Tonight! As well as the Eurovision semi, it’s The Christie Factor raising money for Christie Hospital, a quiz written and presented by none other than Gordon Burns. You can… Read More »

Fun thing I learnt this evening

By | March 21, 2013

The original theme of Catchword with Paul Coia was Orient Express by Jean Michele Jarre. This remains the second best use of Jarre in gameshows after Vic and Bob used Oxygene Pt IV on Families At War. They used something different in later years. In other news, there’s a new reality game called Whodunnit? starting on ABC… Read More »

From the electronic period, when it still had discernable melodies

By | March 18, 2013

So! I’ve accidentally come across a guy on Youtube who has been making covers of mid-2000s pieces of music from Fort Boyard. Some created from scratch, some recreated from samples. Here’s his version of “Toile d’aragnee” (The Spider’s Web): And for reference, here’s how it sounds in real life, with Team Miss France from 2008:… Read More »


By | September 13, 2012

I’ve basically fallen in love with Italian show Avanti un Altro! (which you can watch ungeoblocked here). I am hoping to find a way to capture the video stream so I can do a proper feature on it at the weekend. The format on paper is nothing much – person at front of queue tries… Read More »