Category: Quiz Shows

  • The Quiz Show Scandal
    The Quiz Show Scandal

    I re-watched the movie Quiz Show last night, and did a little research afterwards. The show featured in the film, Twenty-One, was not the only show involved in the rigging scandal of the 1950s. So I thought it might be interesting to have a look at some of the quiz shows that ultimately got cancelled…

  • 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…

  • The Paul Daniels Quiz Show
    The Paul Daniels Quiz Show

    Paul Daniels was undoubtedly an excellent magician, who received recognition from the Magic Castle, and who made some truly good TV shows (that Halloween special). In his later years, he made some nice cosy YouTube videos looking through his extensive collection of tricks and effects. He was less good as a quiz show host, though…

  • What’s The Opposite Of Ice Cream?
    What’s The Opposite Of Ice Cream?

    Time again to work out the opposite of things. This week on setisoppO, we ponder on cable cars (and blow our own tiny minds), on the QI elves, and on ice cream. Within, we discuss this. I’d forgotten about the bike reference at the end. We also discuss this. Nice bit of continuity at the…

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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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