That frankly aren’t really worth their own show discussion posts.
- Test Drive (BBC Scotland) – Wrestler/comic Grado commentates and officiates as three pairs drive to a destination in Scotland being asked questions along the way by their Sat Nav. Right answers mean the direct route, wrong answers lead to a three mile diversion. During the drive each team faces a “pit stop”, 10 quickfire questions, each one knocking a mile off the total (the winners, you see, are determined on mileage rather than time. Effectively the game boils down to -3pts for a wrong answer on the road, +1pt for each Pit Stop question answered correctly. Prize is £500.). Meanwhile Grado makes brief visits to local places. All in all it’s pleasant but not very compelling, like a combination of The Getaway Car and Antiques Road Trip, minus both The Stig and antiques. I had no idea who Grado was, until Wrestling Twitter went OMG when I mentioned it, presumably he’s Scotland’s answer to The Rock. Made by Bandicoot, of Chase the Case fame.
- The Hangover Games (E4) – young adults get drunk under the pretense of a show called Britain’s Best Night Out, except the next morning they discover they’re there for The Hangover Games, which is basically a combination of mildly humiliating dares (can you drink this yard of blended kebab? Who can deal with having their hair shaved off?) and questions based on what happened the previous night (can you remember the name of the girl you snogged, that sort of thing). Top prize £1,000 (between six). Hosted by Matt Richardson (the one who isn’t Matt Edmondson) and Pointless Friend Ken Cheung, who doesn’t really add anything. I will politely suggest I’m out of E4’s demographic these days and that in rehashing the milder bits of The Word from 25 years ago describes itself as “fresh”.
- Project Z (CITV) – starts 5pm on CITV today. English version of S4C’s Prosiect Z, kids try to escape their school which has been overrun by zombies by solving puzzles. I Survived The Zombie Apocalypse in miniature, and hopefully the 30 minute running time means it can make the most of the premise rather than being surprisingly boring.