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 celebrity as to his or her motivation in acquiring the latest celebrity fashion accessory and in a Mr and Mrs type round asks the celebrity questions about the adopted child’s habits and likes and dislikes.  What’s their favourite food?  What’s their favourite colour?  The child (in filmed inserts edited amusingly) gives responses.  These responses involve the child saying rude words, and making faces.  The child then does a Grossman in showing the studio audience around their adoptive parents’ home.  Like all children he or she knows where to find anything which potentially embarrasses the parents much to the amusement of the audience of OAPs bused in from Brampton or Whitehaven.

In the final round (gleefully ripped off the Krypton Factor or Buzzcocks (depending on your age))  the celebrity is invited to identify the child from a line up of similar looking children.  

The pilot is never broadcast as initial guest celebrity Madonna fails to be embarrassed by the appearance of her book in the “showing round the house” round and when she fails to identify the child in the ID parade. 

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I watch the telly and read when not doing law stuff and plugging my decade and a half old unwatched Edinburgh fringe show.
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2 Responses to Fake gameshow

  1. pigeonhed says:

    You swine!
    That reminds me of an earlier programme called ‘Whose Baby?’ (I think) presented by Bernie Winters and the vastly more talented Schnorbitz. It worked along the What’s My Line? format as I recall.

    • Re: You swine!
      I remember that vaguely now you mention it. In my mind I associate it with Mollie Sugden not Bernie Winters. Subconscious plagiarism, I’m afraid.
      I agree about the relative merits of Schnorbitz and Bernie. Mike WInters muts have been truly awful to be outshone by both Bernie and the dog.

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