Bother’s Bar Plays Badly: Papa’s Quiz on Steam

By | March 21, 2021

We’re back with more HOT consumer advice for you, the viewer. Released in December last year, Papa’s Quiz is a party game quiz you play on your phones Jackbox style with more than a hint of Buzz! about it, but what it lacks in that game’s slickness makes up for with quirky charm, category jostling and dance moves (probably could do with more to be honest). £9.29 pro-o-o-bably a bit high given you can get actual Jackbox for less with a sale, but there are less entertaining things you can spend your money on.

Guess who’s just recorded and uploaded and realised he wasn’t capturing everyone else’s chat. The game speaks for itself well enough though.

Are you free on Wednesday afternoon, close to London and want to take part in a quiz run through?

By | March 19, 2021

FOTB Paul writes:

“The makers of The Big Narstie Show, Steph’s Packed Lunch, and Mel Giedroyc’s Unforgivable urgently need pairs of contestants (who live together or are part of the same bubble) to take part in a run-through of an exciting new quiz format NEXT WEDNESDAY (24th March) from 2pm until 6pm.

This is a fun and light-hearted show (think Catchphrase, Family Fortunes or Supermarket Sweep). You don’t need amazing general knowledge, just big energy and a willingness to join in.

The run-through won’t be recorded, but it should be an entertaining afternoon. Participants will be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses within London, and paid a small fee for their time, with a further cash prize for the winners.

If you’re interested, or have any questions, then please feel free to drop me a line on paul.brassey@expectationtv.com

Show Discussion: Taskmaster S11

By | March 18, 2021

Thursdays, 9pm,
Channel 4

And so our second series of lockdown Taskmaster airs on Channel 4, who are this series’ gladiators?

  • Charlotte Ritchie!
  • Jamali Maddix!
  • Mike Wozniak!
  • Sarah Kendall!
  • Lee Mack!

So there we are.

It’s The RTS Awards: The Results

By | March 17, 2021

Or at least the ones most relevant:

  • The Masked Singer won Best Entertainment, “which judges described as “a smartly produced, joyful, silly, escapist family watch…and just what we all need right now.”” It is unknown which judges thought Billie Piper was one of the contestants.
  • The Ranganation won best Comedy Entertainment, which is relevant for Trousers or No Trousers. “Judges praised the “genuinely funny, laugh-out loud event – the perfect showcase for the huge talent of its star.” I wonder if they’ll bother going back to the in-person format of the first series after restrictions as the current method seems to work quite well for them.
  • Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back won Formatted Popular Factual, which isn’t really relevant to our tastes but I wanted to big it up because it is good. Also it sounds like Joe Lycett’s Get Your Own Back, which I think we’d all watch.
  • Channel of the Year is BBC1 for it’s brave scheduling of Gordon Ramsay’s Bank Balance, probably.

Look forward to all of these shows – and more! – adding a RTS Award Winner badge to their title sequences and break bumpers in due course.

Eggheads IS BACK

By | March 12, 2021

On Channel 5! Hands up if you predicted this and don’t work for 12 Yard or Channel 5. I wonder if they’ll be less waffle when four minutes is shaved off for ads.

There’s an argument that if it does the same sorts of numbers it did on BBC2 then it’d be a very smart pick-up for them, but that’s a very big ‘if’.