Category: Panel Shows

  • Taskmaster New Zealand
    Taskmaster New Zealand

    Continuing my fascination with overseas versions of UK formats, have a look at the New Zealand adaptation of Taskmaster. Jeremy Wells is the Taskmaster, with Paul Williams as his assistant.

  • WILTY New Zealand
    WILTY New Zealand

    It’s a constant fascination for me to watch familiar UK formats being played out in different countries. Here, for example, is the New Zealand version of Would I Lie To You?, which for some reason has desks that are rather reminiscent of Daleks.

  • Emma FLOTUS Thompson
    Emma FLOTUS Thompson

    This is worth a watch, from the rug cutting onwards. Stick around to the end for the amazing set reveal too. Something been removed from around the 3’30” mark, in which they talked about a sketch it seems. And I don’t know, but the sketch she does mention is probably from Thompson. Here’s a bit…

  • Ronny Omelettes
    Ronny Omelettes

    Is Bob Mortimer the Cockroach King?

  • Julia Morris On Room 101 (Australia)
    Julia Morris On Room 101 (Australia)

    I love it when several of my interests collide. Here’s one of my most favourite comedians, Julia Morris, on the Australian version of Room 101. And it’s the best version of the format, one on one with the host. Room 101 ran on SBS in 2015 for ten episodes over the summer. As you can…

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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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