Category Archives: fake game show

Miscellany – who comes here, why, and what I have in common with John Redwood

I signed up for one of those things that lets you know where your visitors are coming from and what they’re looking at – out of curiosity, seeing how my workpages were hit by the most bizarre references. Things I … Continue reading

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Fake game shows

Celebrickie Channel 5 – 2009 Hot on the heels of Celebair – teaching celebs to be air hostesses (ITV2 – coming soon folks!) – Channel 5 promoted Celebrickie, where a celebrity learned to be a bricklayer, while labouring on a … Continue reading

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Big Brother 2008 in brief

It was bright day in June and the clocks struck thirteen – marking the start of the Big Brother season.   I didn’t watch it but I guess that there are at least two students, at least one person with breast … Continue reading

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Fake television

My regular reader may be wondering what has happened to the semi-regular series of pun-based fake television programmes. As a result of the screen-writers strike in the US I am currently in negotiations to determine if I can use my … Continue reading

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Bye bye Dodi or Di bye bye

Missed it the first time round?  Still not convinced that she’s really dead?  Somehow managed to avoid Sir Reginald Dwight and his dirge?  Well, set the Sky Plus box because BBC Parliament is the station for you.  OTT note that … Continue reading

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Hang on a minute

Attention Messrs blue_condition  and judge_death   A journo on The Guardian has started proposing fake TV schedules and programmes including Lars von Trier’s Five Obstructions does Eastenders; Martin Amis’ Loans, Jeanette Winterson and Lionel Shriver’s What not to Wear (which I … Continue reading

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Fake real fake gameshows : an occasional series #1

How can I keep up with creating fake gameshows when even the real gameshows turn out to be fake? Example 1: that Dutch one: Can I borrow your organ? or whatever it was called. I’m now waiting for revelations that … Continue reading

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Fake game show

Roadkill Donors Channel 4/Endemol (Roadkill Donors’ little Roadkill on E4 immediately after) Three prospective recipients of a kidney transplant (and other organ replacements) are placed by the roadside at the Isle of Man TT races in mobile paramedic units.  Justin … Continue reading

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Fake ITV1 summer schedule

An audience with the Pope After the successful revival of the format in recent years with Lionel “Hello” Ritchie and Take That the original “audience with” format of a witty raconteur regaling the star-studded audience with amusing anecdotes in response … Continue reading

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Fake ITV1 shows

Greatest Brittons 2007  Sponsored by Ryvita Philip Schofield presents this tour around the home and family of his This Morning co-presenter Fern.  The ITV1 audience thrill to spend time in the presence of her close family including father, actor Tony … Continue reading

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Real fake television shows: Greatest Britons 2007

Occasionally television surprises me.  That’s generally a good thing.  I like television to challenge.  That’s what it’s for: the real national theatre, there to expand the mind, to challenge prejudices, as well as to entertain.  Sometimes though television surprises me in … Continue reading

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Fake game show

After the unmerited success of The Underdog Show where “celebrities” (like heroff the news, that bloke that sings; him that had a chat show and used to present whatdoyoucallit on Channel 4; heroff Press Gang; and heroff the news that … Continue reading

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Real fake game shows

The BBC reports that Endemol is setting up real fake game shows (or virtual game shows).  So, if you can’t get on Deal or no deal or Big Brother in the real world, why not humiliate your on-line presence.

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Fake gameshow

Murder (ITV 1 – unbroadcast pilot) It’s girls against boys as Sir Trevor MacDonald and Kate Thornton host the game show where two gender-based teams of celebrities, captained by Rose West and Dennis Nilsen from their current residences, compete to … Continue reading

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Spare some change, mister? (2007) ITV1 After the success of ITV1’s first begging show, Fortune: Million Pound Giveaway, programme executives decided to take the next step.  Hosted by Jeremy Kyle the disenfranchised, the dispossessed, the homeless, the jobless, and other … Continue reading

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Fake gameshows

ITV1 response to The Verdict String him up (forthcoming, 2007) To demystify the jury process ITV1 have bought the rights to the forthcoming trial of Chris Langham and any subsequent UK based action against Paul Gadd.  The trial will be … Continue reading

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Fake game shows

The Secret Milliner Sarah Smith goes undercover in the new More 4 gameshow. Unknown to her loyal viewers on More 4, who catch Sarah saying good night just before The Daily Show starts, Sarah has many hidden talents – including … Continue reading

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Fake gameshows

The XY Factor ITV 1, 2007 Kate Thornton hosts this special gender realignment based edition of The X factor where the judges, Simon Callow, Louis Walsh, and Sharon Osbourne, determine which of the singing stars in front of them are … Continue reading

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Fake gameshow

Whose baby? (version 1) – unbroadcast pilot – Five Life A celebrity who has recently adopted a child from a less developed nation is invited onto the Derek Batey hosted show.  Batey is a late replacement for Michael Barrymore.  Batey quizzes the … Continue reading

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Fake gameshows

Bye bye Dodi, oh Di bye bye. The Daily Express controversially sponsored the 2006 ITV1 gameshow which was axed after one pilot episode.  Devised, named and hosted by Paul Burrell the show appeared to be nothing more than a cheap attempt by … Continue reading

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