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Poll of the Year 2020

Poll of the Year 2020 - Results Sunday!
It's been a challenging year for all, especially for TV production. And you've told us who coped with it best in our annual Poll of the Year!


Impact of Covid-19

Impact of Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has turned everything upside down, and the world of game shows is no exception, so we now have a dedicated page to keep tabs on the shows affected. Do give us a shout if you know of something we've missed.

Greatest Game Shows

The 100 Most Popular Game Shows
One question you almost certainly haven't been asking yourself is "What are the 100 most popular articles on this site?". Well, tough, because we have and you can see the result of our Greatest Game Shows - it lists stalwarts like The Crystal Maze and Interceptor to surprises such as Kate Thornton's Dishes. Who knew?

We Need Answers

While UKGameshows.com is (even if we say so ourselves) the most comprehensive guide to the genre anywhere on - or off - the web, with over 2100 programmes already in our database it is inevitable that even we're stumped sometimes. So we're asking for your help. A number of our "most wanted" shows are now listed here and a team of volunteers is standing by, waiting to add your contributions to our compendium of game show knowledge. Go on, help us out. It's what Mumsy would want.

In the pipeline

New Shows

Mastermind series 48: BBC2, 23 August
The Cube series 11: ITV, 28 August
The Birthday Cake Game: Radio 4, 31 August
A Question of Sport series 51: BBC1, 3 September
Unbeatable resumes: BBC1, 6 September
The Great House Giveaway series 2, Channel 4, 6 September
Pointless new episodes: BBC1, 6 September
Just a Minute series 87: Radio 4, 6 September
Landmark (2): Sky Arts, 6 September
Ready to Mingle: ITV2, 6 September
QI series S: BBC2, 9 September
Saturday Night Line Up: ITV, 11 September
Beat the Chasers series 4: ITV, 12 September
Family Fortunes series 35: ITV, 12 September
Take a Hike: BBC2, 13 September

 

Featured Show

The Great Pottery Throw Down

Game show news

Mock the Week
2 August No More Mocking This Week, Next Week, The Week After or Any Week
The BBC has announced that it is to axe Mock the Week after 17 years. The twenty-first and final series will run for eight episodes in the autumn.

Big Brother
1 August Big Brother will get back to you next year
Big Brother will be back on our screens, this time on ITV2 for a six week series in 2023. The show was a linchpin for Channel 4 at the start of the century, and last came to the public eye in 2018 on Channel 5.

Bernard Cribbins
28 July Bernard Cribbins
The death has been announced of Bernard Cribbins, aged 93. A noted actor, comic and entertainer for over 60 years, his contributions to the world of game shows included hosting the improvisation game Star Turn and being a team captain on The Comedy Quiz.

Eurovision Song Contest
25 July UK to host Eurovision 2023
The European Broadcasting Union has announced that the United Kingdom will host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, after deciding that 2022's winning country, Ukraine, will not do so for safety reasons. This will be the ninth time the UK has hosted the contest, and the first time it has done so since 1998.

Countdown
22 July Des Chiffres et Des Lettres et Les Dennis
It has been confirmed that Les Dennis will deputise for Colin Murray for eight episodes of Countdown, following Murray testing positive for COVID-19. You can read more about how COVID-19 has affected game shows over the last two and a half years here. (Update 26 July: Murray has tweeted to say that we can also expect Jenny Eclair to host some episodes.)

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Shooting Stars
The 2010 Series
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Generally reckoned to be back on form, here's the entire 2010 series of Vic & Bob's celebrity showbiz quiz.

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