Category: Panel Shows

  • Whose Line Is It Anywhere?
    Whose Line Is It Anywhere?

    In 1988 Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson created the improv game show Whose Line Is It Anyway? It was a Hat Trick production for Channel Four, and aired for eleven years. But it originally began life as a Radio 4 show. Towards the end of its UK run, the show crossed the Atlantic, taking with…

  • Bobbing For Lies And Overseas Variations
    Bobbing For Lies And Overseas Variations

    Probably the best thing about Would I Lie To You? is Bob Mortimer. A close second is how well wound up he gets David Mitchell. But I didn’t just bring you here to tell you what you already know. No. We’re here to look at some of the international versions of the show. The New…

  • Bit Of Shooting Stars
    Bit Of Shooting Stars

    The more I think about it, the more annoyed I am that there’s still not been a full release of Shooting Stars. I say this every time I mention the show, and every time I want it more. For example, I had forgotten that Angelos and George were on the show together. These challenges were…

  • Shaun Micallef’s Organ
    Shaun Micallef’s Organ

    Marvel won’t you, at Shaun Micallef’s massive, magnificent, and totally not imaginary organ. And here’s Shaun’s reaction to watching The Matrix Reloaded.

  • Telly Addicted
    Telly Addicted

    I suggested on various platforms last week that Telly Addicts should be bought back, but wondered who might be the new host? Back in the day Noel was cuddly enough for the show, and I’m not sure he’s the best fit for it now. And the show does need a cosy presenter not a slick…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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