It’s Easter Weekend!

By | April 1, 2021

Do you know how hard it is to keep finding relevant egg-based things for this every year? Do you ever think about that? No I don’t think you do. One of these days I’ll just link to a random episode of Eggheads and be done with it.

So here’s an episode of CBBC’s Why Did The Chicken? Happy Easter!

The Void

By | March 29, 2021

Voids are normally completely empty spaces, but good luck to ITV in redefining the English language as this void is a 520,000 litre pool of water in “one of the biggest bespoke water tanks ever constructed for a gameshow”. Look here’s the press release. Ashley Banjo (who has completely blocked hosting Can’t Touch This out of his mind apparently, and who can blame him) and Fleur East will be hosting.

This “physical gameshow with a difference” (difference to be determined) sounds a bit like The Cube meets Ninja Warrior over a water tank. And this sounds like Very Much The Sort Of Thing We Like!

However we must point out that we’ve got our “null and Void” and “A Void” gags ready prepared if it doesn’t land. FEAR ME, Gameface.

Incidentally apols for the Bar being down for most of the day (especially if you wanted to talk about the incredible episode of Belgian Mole that went out last night), it was the hosting end.

Bother’s Bar Plays Badly: Codenames Online

By | March 28, 2021

We’re back with more hot consumer advice, only this time the game is free and surprisingly fully featured. Eight of us have a go at Codenames Online (, the word association game that swept the world. Can the spymasters get their team to contact the agents in the field just with some well chosen clues? Yes! And yet also no!

In the first game I’m playing a spymaster and you get a kind of director’s commentary of what I’m doing, which is usually willing my team to pick the correct words and ignore the wrong ones.

It’s the C21 International Format Awards Shortlists!

By | March 26, 2021

Do you remember when they awarded Format of the Year to Bother’s Bar and general audience non-favourite Take On The Twisters? Good times. Let’s relive that classic moment when that was revealed back in 2013:

For some reason they take it more seriously now and put quite good shows on the shortlists. Gods of the Game! Taskmaster! De Mol! Rolling In It! Don’t.

Find out what wins on April 13th.

De Verraders

By | March 25, 2021

This is mainly a reminder to me to check it out, but I’m informed Dutch Celebrity Werewolf is a big hit.

Has anyone looked at it yet?