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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?

Interceptor

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

Strictly Come Dancing series 19: BBC1, 18 September
The Great British Bake Off series 12: Channel 4, 21 September
Never Mind the Buzzcocks series 29: Sky Max, 21 September
Taskmaster series 12: Channel 4, 23 September
RuPaul's Drag Race series 3: BBC Three, 23 September and BBC1, 27 September
One Man and His Dog 2021: BBC One, 26 September
Karaoke Club: Drag Edition: 26 September
Winning Combination series 2: ITV, 27 September
Outsiders: Dave, 29 September
Undeniable: Comedy Central, 29 September
House of Games Night series 2: BBC1, 1 October
Blankety Blank series 18: BBC1, 2 October
Sorry, I Didn't Know series 2: ITV, 3 October
Eggheads series 22: Channel 5, 4 October

 

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Game show news

University Challenge
18 August New University Challenge host announced
Amol Rajan is to be the new host of University Challenge and will begin filming in January. The latest series, beginning this month, will be the last hosted by Jeremy Paxman who is standing down after 28 years.

Pop Idol
16 August Darius Danesh
Singer-songwriter Darius Danesh has died at the age of 41. He rose to fame performing Britney Spears' "...Baby One More Time" at the auditions on Popstars before finishing third in the first series of Pop Idol, and also won the first series of Popstar to Operastar. Also known as Darius Campbell, he went on to a successful career in musical theatre.

Duggie Brown
16 August Duggie Brown
The death has been announced of Duggie Brown, aged 82. He was best known as a comedian and actor, but also hosted Radio 2's Free Spin and was a regular on 3-2-1.

Jeremy Paxman
16 August And it's goodbye from me... goodbye!
Jeremy Paxman is to stand down as host of University Challenge after 28 years. Paxman will film his final episodes in the autumn for broadcast next year. His successor is expected to be announced later this week.

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.

Previous stories can be found in our News Archive. For more in-depth analysis, check out Weaver's Week, usually published every Sunday.

 

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