Gameshow Marathon 5 starts tonight

By | July 23, 2016

gsm5Starting tonight,
From Midday Eastern/5pm UK

Watch live and donate at

Here is the Watch Live link.

It’s that time of year again where some Friends of the Bar – Cory Anotado, Bob Hagh and Christian Carrion, alongside assorted special guests, stay and play 24 different gameshow formats over 24 hours to raise money for Child’s Play.

The schedule is varied and interesting with plenty of UK shows in the mix (largely panel shows but there’s a version of Mastermind and Bob’s Full House is there towards the end). The highlight for me is probably going to be Schlag den Pacdude, 8pm Eastern/1am UK, a planned nine-game edition of Schlag den Raab. Which also works out well for me because I’m seeing The Pet Shop Boystonight, ahem.

They are hoping to raise $2,500 for the kids hospitals, if you watch you should donate, both things you will be able to do on their website.

[Yes I have literally just bumped last week’s post with some of the words changed, if you’re wondering.]

8 thoughts on “Gameshow Marathon 5 starts tonight

  1. Chris M. Dickson

    As a warm-up, here’s an episode of 19 Keys. Conceptually very good, practically pretty good, this short-lived show on Five was “so complicated that nobody ever had a clue what was going on” (not even close to being true – but thank you anyway, host Richard Bacon) and an episode on YouTube has four game space show hosts playing for charity. Enjoy it at or just skip to about 10:51 through for some silliness happening twice.

    1. Brig Bother Post author

      19 Keys very much the quintessential show I’d have applied for a second series of, I really liked it.

      1. John R

        Wonder if Challenge ever considered it – probably not due to it being a bit niche but it certainly wouldn’t have been the most expensive production to knock together! (plus Richard Bacon might even have been up for it!)

  2. David

    In the “who would have thunk it” file, a contestant from the very first season of US Big Brother just sold a cosmetic company she co-founded with her husband….for $1.2 Billon.

    Here’s an interesting moment she had when she was on the show (remember, the first season followed the original Big Brother rules, before they went to the “Survivor in a House” format)


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