Outsiders

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== Host ==
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== Broadcast ==
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Renegade Pictures for Dave, 29 September 2021 to present
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== Synopsis ==
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A UKTV press release said,
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David Mitchell goes to the great outdoors, and invites six of his comedian friends along to spend time in the great outdoors. While there, David will set them challenges, where the "Outsiders" can win badges.
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''The contestants bond over a campfire.''
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Within five minutes, the teams are hard at work chopping down trees. Well, they're attempting to chop down trees. It looks easy when the professionals do it, but the comedians quickly find that it's not easy to be a lumberjack.
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''Insert axe-head C into tree-trunk R.''
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''Outsiders'' has a simple basic premise: can our teams can survive in a post-apocalyptic world, one where complex civilisation has entirely collapsed. The only thing that survives is a series of laminated instruction cards.
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The challenges are the heart of the show, and they are very variable. Sometimes, we're handling dummies who have parachuted down and been tangled in a tree. Sometimes, we're doing haircuts. Sometimes, we're making mottos for the camp. Sometimes, we're acting the goat.
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''A goat (left) and Lou Sanders.''
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We reach the final part of the episode, and David hasn't sat in judgement on anything; that all happpens in the closing minutes. Each team's performance in each challenge is assessed, and those who David thinks have done well are rewarded with his badges. Whichever team has the most badges at the end is the winner of the series.
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''Outsiders'' was a bit of a work-in-progress: some challenges made for very poor television (the motto challenge was duller than ditchwater). There wasn't quite enough material to fill the slot, so there were a lot of "coming up" segments - and many of those were filled with the big spoilers.
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But let's give credit where we can. Each challenge is gently entertaining, the setup is easy enough for the most casual viewer to understand, and the contestants make a good effort at each of the challenges. The atmosphere is relaxed, it's a friendly competition rather than a cut-throat one. It helps that the stakes are tremendously low, the teams are playing for badges and perhaps a little honour at the end of the series.
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''The teams' small rewards.''
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== Inventor ==
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Devised by Leon Wilde and David Mitchell
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== Title music ==
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: Three pairs of comedians prove they've got the mettle and skills to thrive in the great outdoors.
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Oli Julian, credited as "composer"
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: David Mitchell said,
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== Trivia ==
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:: "Civilisation is clearly crumbling so it's high time we worked out whether we can cope without it. And if you can think of a better way of doing that than making six comedians learn survival skills, then you weren't involved in the development process of this programme."
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Recorded at Cuffley Camp Outdoor Centre near Potters Bar.
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: The competing comedians will be Toussaint Douglass, Ed Gamble, Kerry Godliman, Jessica Knappett, Jamali Maddix and Lou Sanders.
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Chris Heatley is credited as "Bushcraft Consultant"
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Any resemblance to [[Taskmaster|any other show]] previously found on the Dave channel is something we've imagined.
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== See also ==
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[[Weaver's Week 2021-10-24|Weaver's Week review]], comparing ''Outsiders'' to another show.
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Current revision as of 10:24, 24 October 2021

Contents

Host

David Mitchell

Broadcast

That M&W Company / Renegade Pictures for Dave, 29 September 2021 to present

Synopsis

David Mitchell goes to the great outdoors, and invites six of his comedian friends along to spend time in the great outdoors. While there, David will set them challenges, where the "Outsiders" can win badges.

The contestants bond over a campfire.

Within five minutes, the teams are hard at work chopping down trees. Well, they're attempting to chop down trees. It looks easy when the professionals do it, but the comedians quickly find that it's not easy to be a lumberjack.

Insert axe-head C into tree-trunk R.

Outsiders has a simple basic premise: can our teams can survive in a post-apocalyptic world, one where complex civilisation has entirely collapsed. The only thing that survives is a series of laminated instruction cards.

The challenges are the heart of the show, and they are very variable. Sometimes, we're handling dummies who have parachuted down and been tangled in a tree. Sometimes, we're doing haircuts. Sometimes, we're making mottos for the camp. Sometimes, we're acting the goat.

A goat (left) and Lou Sanders.

We reach the final part of the episode, and David hasn't sat in judgement on anything; that all happpens in the closing minutes. Each team's performance in each challenge is assessed, and those who David thinks have done well are rewarded with his badges. Whichever team has the most badges at the end is the winner of the series.

Outsiders was a bit of a work-in-progress: some challenges made for very poor television (the motto challenge was duller than ditchwater). There wasn't quite enough material to fill the slot, so there were a lot of "coming up" segments - and many of those were filled with the big spoilers.

But let's give credit where we can. Each challenge is gently entertaining, the setup is easy enough for the most casual viewer to understand, and the contestants make a good effort at each of the challenges. The atmosphere is relaxed, it's a friendly competition rather than a cut-throat one. It helps that the stakes are tremendously low, the teams are playing for badges and perhaps a little honour at the end of the series.

The teams' small rewards.

Inventor

Devised by Leon Wilde and David Mitchell

Title music

Oli Julian, credited as "composer"

Trivia

Recorded at Cuffley Camp Outdoor Centre near Potters Bar.

Chris Heatley is credited as "Bushcraft Consultant"

See also

Weaver's Week review, comparing Outsiders to another show.

Pictures

David stands outside the team camp.

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