You’ve got to feel a little bit for the BBC here. Announced first last year as a Saturday night quiz where contestants have to identify pictures, it was apparently set to go out in the Spring where it was beaten to the punch by In With A Shout (a Saturday night quiz where contestants have to identify pictures), internationally John De Mol’s Talpa has had some success with The Floor (a primetime quiz where contestants have to identify pictures) and even the recent The Finish Line has a lengthy round where contestants have to identify pictures.
Basically having to identify pictures has become all the rage and now this looks a bit like a copycat despite probably being first off the block. In this show pairs of contestants have to identify pictures, and if they identify ALL the pictures that’s a PICTURE SLAM! and they win a large cash bonus. One team will try and identify all the pictures in the final for £10,000.
They’ve given it the pre-Strictly slot so you can’t say they’re not trying (and indeed other 7/10 banger shows such as Catchpoint and The Hit List have done pretty good business in that slot), although it’s interesting that they’re putting The Wheel after Strictly this year and not at half past six – that felt early then, this feels extremely early by comparison.
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