I love Bother’s Bar. It’s fantastic to read someone actually discussing gameshows PROPERLY, rather than just dismissing a wonderful genre of programme as tat. And it’s extremely amusing, without resorting to “the kind of puerile humour that blights Ganymede and Titan”. Sob. It still hurts, Rick. IT STILL HURTS.
Big Hairy Willies.
Anyway, posted recently on Bother’s Bar was a clip of Heaven and Hell: Live! – a pilot Channel 4 broadcast in 1997 featuring Katie Puckrick (cor) and Malcolm Jeffries, and hosted by… Craig Charles. It’s one of those virtual reality games that TV companies were obsessed with in the 90s, when the technology couldn’t really do it properly – but seem reluctant to try again now, even though technology has progressed to the point where it’s actually sensible to do it. (Presumably, the idea that you might as well just play a computer game if you want that kind of thing is a factor – but I think presenter/contestant banter could make it worthwhile. But I digress.)
For more information on the show see the UKGameshows entry – but here’s that clip:
Great fun – but I suspect it’s probably more fun to watch now than it was in 1997…