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Poll of the Year 2022

Poll of the Year 2022 - The Results!
Thanks for all your votes in this year's poll, we've counted them all, read through your comments and have put them up for your reading pleasure. See you next 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 - now updated for 2022 and ranging from stalwarts like The Crystal Maze and Interceptor to, er, Man O Man. Who knew?


While 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

Eat the Town: BBC Scotland, 2 February
Four in a Bed new episodes: Channel 4, 6 February
Come Dine with Me new episodes: Channel 4, 6 February
Pen/Campwyr: S4C, 8 February
Antiques Road Trip series 26: BBC1, 13 February
Britain's Best Young Artist series 2: CBBC, 13 February
The Piano: Channel 4, 15 February
Go Hard or Go Home: BBC3, 19 February
The Challenge: Channel 5, 20 February
Cheat: Netflix, 1 March


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Kit Hesketh-Harvey
2 February Kit Hesketh-Harvey
The death has been announced of Kit Hesketh-Harvey, aged 65. He was half of the cabaret duo "Kit and the Widow" alongside pianist Richard Sisson; they jointly hosted the one series wonder The Entertainment Game. Kit also made many appearances on the comedy panel game Just a Minute.

Deal or No Deal
19 January Let's Make a Deal
A piece in The Mirror has reported that ITV is planning a 20 episode revival of Deal or No Deal with Stephen Mulhern as host after a positive reception for the two pilots he hosted back in December. We'll report more when we have confirmation on it.

17 January Pop Goes the Master
Ken Bruce has announced that he will be leaving his mid-morning show on BBC Radio 2 at the end of March after 31 years. He will be moving to Greatest Hits Radio to replace Mark Goodier at the start of April and will be taking his long-running Popmaster quiz with him.

11 January Colin Murray to be permanent Countdown host
Colin Murray has been announced as permanent host of Countdown after being a stand-in for Nick Hewer during the pandemic and since June 2022 a temporary replacement for Anne Robinson who quit the show suddenly after a year.

The Apprentice
4 January You're hired for a couple more series
With the seventeenth series premiering tomorrow on BBC One, it was announced that The Apprentice has been renewed for an eighteenth and nineteenth series in 2024 and 2025.

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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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