Weaver's Week Archive

Since 2001, Iain Weaver has given us a take on the week's game show programmes and related news. This is an archive page of very old columns; the recent editions are listed elsewhere.


2016 archive

Date Topics
1st January 2017 The Week of the Year 2016
18th December 2016 The Crystal Maze Live
11th December 2016 Tenable
4th December 2016 The X Factor (2016)
27th November 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016
20th November 2016 Sorry, I Didn't Know; Fferm Ffactor; The Apprentice
13th November 2016 The Life and Career of Bruce Forsyth (part two)
6th November 2016 The Life and Career of Bruce Forsyth (part one)
30th October 2016 Meet the Parents
23rd October 2016 Go 8 Bit
16th October 2016 My Kitchen Rules
9th October 2016 Go For It
2nd October 2016 Top Class
25th September 2016 Debatable
18th September 2016 "Breadxit means breadxit, and they're going to make a success of it"
11th September 2016 500 Questions
4th September 2016 Taking The Next Step
28th August 2016 Alphabetical, Spotless
21st August 2016 American shows and fast quizzes
14th August 2016 Cash Trapped
7th August 2016 Master of Photography
31st July 2016 Baking in the Dark
24th July 2016 The Question Jury
17th July 2016 It's Not Me, It's You
10th July 2016 Did Angus Deayton cause Brexit? (Spoiler: No.)
3rd July 2016 Britain's Most Spectacular Backyard Builds
26th June 2016 UK's Best Part Time Band, Countdown finals
19th June 2016 Game On
12th June 2016 Eurovision questions, and the world's best quizzer
5th June 2016 Reg Grundy
29th May 2016 The Code
22nd May 2016 Eurovision Song Contest final
15th May 2016 Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals
8th May 2016 Drive
1st May 2016 Bang on the Money
24th April 2016 Six cookery shows
17th April 2016 Think Tank
10th April 2016 Can't Touch This
3rd April 2016 Mastermind final
27th March 2016 Paul Daniels
20th March 2016 Pocket Money Pitch, Airmageddon
13th March 2016 Got What It Takes?
6th March 2016 Masterpiece, Bad Language
28th February 2016 Eurovision You Decide
21st February 2016 The Getaway Car, Eurovision voting changes
14th February 2016 Insert Name Here, BBC3 remembered
7th February 2016 Terry Wogan - an appreciation
31st January 2016 Lip Sync Battle UK
24th January 2016 Only Connect final, Countdown Championship of Champions
17th January 2016 For What It's Worth
10th January 2016 Race to Escape

2015 archive

Date Topics
3rd January 2016 The Week of the Year 2015
20th December 2015 Television's Toughest Quiz
13th December 2015 Humble Pie, Money Pit
6th December 2015 Bring the Noise, Welsh shows
29th November 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
22nd November 2015 Pick Me!, children's television
15th November 2015 Eternal Glory
8th November 2015 US shows: Best Time Ever, Hellevator
1st November 2015 Deal or No Deal at 10
25th October 2015 Blink, The Ten Million Club
18th October 2015 The Totally Senseless Gameshow, Funz and Gamez
11th October 2015 Hive Minds final, Almost Impossible Gameshow, MIPCOM
4th October 2015 Y Gemau Gwyllt, Rhestr, BBC at Eurovision
27th September 2015 One Hundred and Eighty
20th September 2015 6 Degrees of Separation; Now Play This
13th September 2015 Taskmaster
6th September 2015 5 Star Family Reunion
30th August 2015 Freeze Out and Rebound
23rd August 2015 Flockstars and BBQ Champ
16th August 2015 Guess This House and Hello Campers
9th August 2015 Cilla Black
2nd August 2015 Hive Minds
26th July 2015 King of the Nerds
19th July 2015 Big Brother and Love Island
12th July 2015 Cult television
5th July 2015 Prized Apart
28th June 2015 The Box; crowdfunding events
21st June 2015 Benchmark
14th June 2015 Beat the Brain, Countdown finals
7th June 2015 "Bad Show", by Woffinden and Plaskett
31st May 2015 Eurovision Song Contest final
24th May 2015 Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals
17th May 2015 From the sky: Relatively Clever, Wild Things
10th May 2015 ITV Super Saturdays: Ninja Warrior UK, Play to the Whistle
3rd May 2015 Decimate
26th April 2015 Brain of Britain final, The Edge
19th April 2015 University Challenge final, The Quizeum
12th April 2015 I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse
5th April 2015 Only Connect final, and series 10 best questions
29th March 2015 Mastermind final; Bear Grylls Mission Survive
22nd March 2015 The Big Painting Challenge
15th March 2015 1000 Heartbeats
8th March 2015 Let's Play Darts for Comic Relief
1st March 2015 Reality Bites
22nd February 2015 Shipping Wars
15th February 2015 Celwydd Noeth
8th February 2015 Get Your Act Together
1st February 2015 Harry Hill's Stars in Their Eyes
25th January 2015 The Fanatics
18th January 2015 Frank Sinatra Our Way
11th January 2015 Win Your Wish List

2014 archive

Date Topics
4th January 2015 The Week of the Year
21st December 2014 The first half of the 2010s
14th December 2014 Parlour games: "country" on Pointless, University Challenge
7th December 2014 It's Academic
30th November 2014 The Great Interior Design Challenge
23rd November 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
16th November 2014 Strictly Come Dancing and tie-breaks
9th November 2014 Keep It In the Family
2nd November 2014 Pyramid, Munud i Fynd
26th October 2014 Sam and Mark's Sport Showdown
19th October 2014 Which game shows have had the most contestants, worldwide, ever?
12th October 2014 Bad Bridesmaid, Hip Hop Mastermind
5th October 2014 Who's Doing the Dishes?
28th September 2014 Celebrity Squares (2014)
21st September 2014 Tumble, and a celebration of Pointless
14th September 2014 Two Tribes
7th September 2014 Gift Wrapped, Win It Cook It
31st August 2014 21, 31 Questions, Ice cream, and more
24th August 2014 Appalong: The Singer Takes It All, First Person
17th August 2014 Big Brother 15
10th August 2014 Mike Smith
3rd August 2014 Channel 4's Daytime Tat - Ultimate Dealer, French Collection
27th July 2014 Stand By Your Man
20th July 2014 University Challenge: Class of 2014
13th July 2014 Only Connect series 9
6th July 2014 3-2-1 78-81
29th June 2014 Countdown series 70
22nd June 2014 Ctrl Freaks
15th June 2014 Draw It!
8th June 2014 The Link
1st June 2014 Ejector Seat
25th May 2014 "Our Mum ought to be on your show, because she knows everything!" - Daphne Fowler
18th May 2014 Eurovision Song Contest final
11th May 2014 Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals
4th May 2014 Amazing Greys, The Guess List
27th April 2014 The 2014 Mastermind final
20rd April 2014 Fifteen-to-One revived
13th April 2014 University Challenge Final 2014
6th April 2014 Catchphrase
30th March 2014 Timeline
23rd March 2014 Battle of the Generations: Hair, OFCOM v Big Brother
16th March 2014 Revenge of the Egghead
9th March 2014 Top and Superstar Dogs
2nd March 2014 Ludus, The Dog Ate My Homework
23rd February 2014 The Taste
16th February 2014 The Jump
9th February 2014 23¾ Years of KYTV (part two)
2nd February 2014 23¾ Years of KYTV (part one)
26th January 2014 Reflex
19th January 2014 Britain's Best Bakery
12th January 2014 Seven Teatime Friends: The Chase, Pointless, Tipping Point

2013 archive

Date Topics
29th December 2013 The Week of the Year
22nd December 2013 Countdown finals, Travis Penery
15th December 2013 Celebrity Squares
8th December 2013 Show Me the Telly
1st December 2013 Sweat the Small Stuff
24th November 2013 Fferm Ffactor
17th November 2013 Pressure Pad
10th November 2013 Prize Island
3rd November 2013 Release the Hounds
27th October 2013 Who Wanted to be a Millionaire?
20th October 2013 Was It Something I Said?
13th October 2013 International Week - Irish Apprentice & Bake Off, MIPCOM
6th October 2013 Roland's Rat Race
29th September 2013 Fifteen-to-One 2013
22nd September 2013 Stepping Out
15th September 2013 Big Star's Little Star
8th September 2013 Supermarket Sweep 1993
1st September 2013 That Puppet Game Show
25th August 2013 Big Brother 2013
18th August 2013 Break the Safe
11th August 2013 Only Connect 7 final, I Love My Country
4th August 2013 Take On the Twisters
28th July 2013 Blue Peter You Decide
21st July 2013 Your Face Sounds Familiar
14th July 2013 The Million Pound Drapp
7th July 2013 Whodunnit
30th June 2013 Countdown finals week, series 68
23rd June 2013 Why does no-one watch Channel 4 daytimes?
16th June 2013 Britain's Got Talent (and a strong throwing arm)
9th June 2013 The DASH puzzle hunt, part 2
2nd June 2013 The DASH puzzle hunt, part 1
26th May 2013 Eurovision Song Contest - final and voting
19th May 2013 Eurovision Song Contest - semi-finals
12th May 2013 DIY Media 3: Knightmare
5th May 2013 The 2013 University Challenge final
28th April 2013 The Price is Right 1984
21st April 2013 Côr Cymru
14th April 2013 Food Glorious Food
7th April 2013 The 2013 Mastermind final
31st March 2013 Beat the Pack
24th March 2013 My Little Princess
17th March 2013 The Common Denominator
10th March 2013 Can i Gymru 2013
3rd March 2013 The Greatest Countdown Player Ever
24th Febuary 2013 Semi-finals week
17th February 2013 Staraoke
10th February 2013 Cheggers Plays Pop
3rd February 2013 Britain's Brightest
27th January 2013 Splash!
20th January 2013 Face the Clock
13th January 2013 Fake Reaction, Only Connect championship of champions

2012 archive

Date Topics
6th January 2013 The Week of the Year
23rd December 2012 Countdown and Only Connect finals
16th December 2012 Bob's Full House
9th December 2012 S4C shows: Y Lifft, Jacpot
2nd December 2012 1001 Things You Should Know
25th November 2012 DIY Media 2: The Line Up
18th November 2012 DIY Media 1: Twenty One Questions Wrong
11th November 2012 Jewish Mum of the Year
4th November 2012 The Indoor League
28th October 2012 Topical quizzes
21st October 2012 Baggage
14th October 2012 Comedy World Cup
7th October 2012 Top Dog Model
30th September 2012 One Man and His Dog
23rd September 2012 Jacques Antoine
16th September 2012 Secret Interview
9th September 2012 Red or Black 2.0
2nd September 2012 Channel 4 comedies - Lucky Sexy Winners, 8 out of 10 Cats Countdown
26th August 2012 Don't Blow the Inheritance
19th August 2012 Big Brother 13
12th August 2012 First Class, Four Square
5th August 2012 The Krypton Factor (1980s versions)
29th July 2012 The Krypton Factor (overseas 90s versions)
22nd July 2012 Tipping Point, Superstar
15th July 2012 Kitchen Wars, Let's Get Gold
8th July 2012 "Is there a picture round?"
1st July 2012 Countdown's 66th finals week
24th June 2012 The Exclusives, Aibisidh, A Short History of Everything Else
17th June 2012 Love Shaft, Britain Unzipped, Scream Extreme
10th June 2012 Backdate and Today's the Day
3rd June 2012 Eurovision Song Contest final
27th May 2012 Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals
20th May 2012 The Voice UK
13th May 2012 Mastermind final
6th May 2012 "I can't see what I've got to do!" - Total Blackout from Norway
29th April 2012 School of Hard Sums
22nd April 2012 Wordaholics, Just a Minute
15th April 2012 Breakaway
8th April 2012 The Weakest Link says "Goodbye"
1st April 2012 Forthcoming Attractions
25th March 2012 University Challenge final
18th March 2012 The Mad Bad Ad Show
11th March 2012 Fixtures of broadcasting - Countdown, Brain of Britain
4th March 2012 The $64,000 Question
26th February 2012 Jedward's Big Adventure
19th February 2012 Fort Boyard: Ultimate Challenge
12th February 2012 A Question of Taste
5th February 2012 The Exit List
29th January 2012 Celebrity Big Brother for 2012
22nd January 2012 The Bank Job
15th January 2012 Bob Holness; Raise the Roof
8th January 2012 The Only Connect Championship of Champions of Champions

2011 archive

Date Topics
1st January 2012 The Week of the Year 2011
18th December 2011 Countdown finals; Wall Night
11th December 2011 Only Connect 5 final; History Repeats Itself; Dilemma
4th December 2011 Sorority Girls - a non-review
27th November 2011 The X Factor
20th November 2011 Strictly Come Dancing
13th November 2011 Booing Big Brother
6th November 2011 2.8 Hours Later
30th October 2011 Deal or No Deal Live
23rd October 2011 High Stakes
16th October 2011 Impossible?
9th October 2011 The Beat Goes On
2nd October 2011 Holding Out for a Hero
25th September 2011 Minute to Win It
18th September 2011 Red or Black
11th September 2011 Celebrity Big Brother 2011
4th September 2011 Epic Win
28th August 2011 The Radio Shadow
21st August 2011 Robert Robinson
14th August 2011 Pop Up Pop Quiz, Camp Orange
7th August 2011 Born to Shine, Show Me the Funny
31st July 2011 Improvisation My Dear Mark Watson, Silent Library
24th July 2011 Quiz Trippers, Spam and Beans
17th July 2011 The Marriage Ref, Krypton Factor 1995
10th July 2011 Copycats
3rd July 2011 Gory Games, Splatalot
26th June 2011 Compete for the Meat, Big Ask
19th June 2011 Four Rooms, Style the Nation
12th June 2011 So You Think Britain's Got Talent
5th June 2011 Countdown's finals week
29th May 2011 Don't Scare the Hare, Sing If You Can
22nd May 2011 Blue is not your colour - Eurovision review
15th May 2011 Scott and Sara's Eurovision
8th May 2011 Three from Radio Four
1st May 2011 A Brief History of Voting in British Game Shows
24th April 2011 Fighting Talk and Around the Horn
17th April 2011 Mastermind final, Gleusta
10th April 2011 University Challenge final, A Table
3rd April 2011 Them Next Door
27th March 2011 Great British Hairdresser
20th March 2011 Glee Club and Comic Relief
13th March 2011 Trade Your Way to the USA
6th March 2011 Push the Button 2.0 Live
27th February 2011 Secret Fortune
20th February 2011 A Farmer's Life for Me
13th February 2011 Tool Academy
6th February 2011 Perfection
30th January 2011 Michel Roux's Service
23rd January 2011 The Magicians; OC/UC challenge match
16th January 2011 Fool Us; Only Connect Championship of Champions
9th January 2011 Famous and Fearless

2010 archive

Date Topics
2nd January 2011 The Week of the Year 2010
19th December 2010 Countdown finals week for series 63
12th December 2010 Drop Zone
5th December 2010 10 Jonathan, Voodoo Hussy
28th November 2010 Meet the Parents; The Love Bus
21st November 2010 Men's Television — Beer & Pizza Club, Mark Watson Kicks Off
14th November 2010 Celebrity Juice
7th November 2010 Fee Fi Fo Yum
31st October 2010 Ramsay's Best Restaurant
24th October 2010 Moments of Genius
17th October 2010 The King is Dead
10th October 2010 Secret Dealers
3rd October 2010 71 Degrees North
26th September 2010 Glyph or No Glyph
19th September 2010 Quiz me well
12th September 2010 A Big Brother scrapbook
5th September 2010 Yet more cookery - Dinner Date, Great British Bake Off
29th August 2010 The Boss is Coming to Dinner, New New Millionaire
22nd August 2010 ...and don't stop believing
15th August 2010 ITV's summer Saturdays - Odd One In, Magic Numbers
8th August 2010 Mastermind Championship of Champions
1st August 2010 Escape in Time
25th July 2010 101 Ways to Leave a Gameshow
18th July 2010 A Game Show Marathon - includes Antiques Master
11th July 2010 Cooking up something - Family Food Fight, Celebrity Pressure Cooker
4th July 2010 Umpires, Rollercoasters, and deities
27th June 2010 The Million Pound Drop
20th June 2010 The 62nd Countdown finals week
13th June 2010 Mission 2110
6th June 2010 Eurovision Song Contest final
30th May 2010 Mastermind final, Eurovision semi-finals
23rd May 2010 The Adventure Game 1986 part two
16th May 2010 The Adventure Game series 4
9th May 2010 Gameshow General Election exit poll
2nd May 2010 The Whole 19 Yards
25th April 2010 The Door
18th April 2010 The Third Only Connect final; also Four Weddings
11th April 2010 The University Challenge final
4th April 2010 Dating in the Dark
28th March 2010 Push-button shows
21st March 2010 Your Country Needs Help
14th March 2010 Minor British Institutions - Countdown, Raven
7th March 2010 Come ITV With Me - Dining Stars, May the Best House Win
28th February 2010 The Boys in The Bubble
21st February 2010 Popstar to Operastar
14th February 2010 Relic: Guardians of the Museum
7th February 2010 Augmented Reality Technology Rules! - Bamzooki
31st January 2010 What do children know?
24th January 2010 So You Think You Can Dance
17th January 2010 Take Me Out
10th January 2010 Tossers' Challenge - Heads or Tails

2009 archive

Date Topics
3rd January 2010 The Week of the Year 2009
20th December 2009 It's Countdown finals week again!
13th December 2009 Weaver's Decade VI - Is that your identity? Was that your interaction?
6th December 2009 We Need Answers, not Argumentals
29th November 2009 Weaver's Decade V - Well done, young warrior
22nd November 2009 Keep Your Nevars Close
15th November 2009 Weaver's Decade IV - Singing for survival
8th November 2009 Britain's Best Brain
1st November 2009 Weaver's Decade III - Big Brother house, this is Davina.
25th October 2009 Design for Life
18th October 2009 Weaver's Decade II - who should be voted off the team?
11th October 2009 Clever v Stupid, Big Food Fight
4th October 2009 Weaver's Decade I - but we don't want to give you that!
27th September 2009 CBBC's Game Show Zone
20th September 2009 Pointless
13th September 2009 Cubed
6th September 2009 It's the Only Connect final!
30th August 2009 The Drogna Game
23rd August 2009 The Adventure Game 3
16th August 2009 Knowalotts
9th August 2009 Tellyheads: You Have Been Watching, As Seen on TV
2nd August 2009 Guess or estimate
26th July 2009 University Challenges - Accumulate!
19th July 2009 Fused
12th July 2009 Chasers
5th July 2009 That's Totally Saturday!
28th June 2009 Obituaries - Patrick Dowling and Steve Race
21st June 2009 Finals for Countdown and Mastermind
14th June 2009 Scotland's Quality Shows
7th June 2009 Hannah-oke
31st May 2009 The Despicable Factor - Divided
24th May 2009 Eurovision final
17th May 2009 Eurovision semi-final
10th May 2009 Speak! - The Speaker
3rd May 2009 Tonight's the Night, The Generation Game '73
26th April 2009 Wordplay
19th April 2009 Ego week - Clement Freud, Chris Moyles' Quiz
12th April 2009 A Question of Genius
5th April 2009 Raven: The Dragon's Eye
29th March 2009 The inevitable Jade Goody obituary
22nd March 2009 Pretty in Pink - Paris Hilton
15th March 2009 Seeing red - The Colour of Money
8th March 2009 Colour us flabbergasted
1st March 2009 That University Challenge Final in Full
22nd February 2009 Controlling any crisis
15th February 2009 Superheroes, Who Wants to be one
8th February 2009 Like, totally Wipeout
1st February 2009 Your Country Needs Something - Eurovision, Countdown, University Challenge
25th January 2009 Blast and Botheration Lab
18th January 2009 Jeff Chiffres et Rachel Lettres - the new Countdown team
11th January 2009 The Krypton Factor

2008 archive

Date Topics
28th December 2008 The Week of the Year
21st December 2008 The Last Millionaire
14th December 2008 Carol Singers - Countdown series final
7th December 2008 Raven once more - series 8 reviewed
30th November 2008 Election fever
23rd November 2008 Bachelorette - Spin Star
16th November 2008 The Eggheads crack'd: are you one?
9th November 2008 A little more stay-in-the-fight - Going for Gold in English and French
2nd November 2008 Don't Panic - Panic Attack
26th October 2008 Britain's Got the Pop Factor
19th October 2008 Natural Born Sellers
12th October 2008 SM:TV 2008 - Hot Rods, Scene Stealers
5th October 2008 Silhouette of Passage - Hole in the Wall
28th September 2008 The What, Why, How, and Who In the World Quiz
21st September 2008 The OC - Only Connect
14th September 2008 What are you like, eh?
7th September 2008 Recalling Wogan, Perfectly
31st August 2008 Conductor School - Maestro
24th August 2008 Sports desk
17th August 2008 Choiring the Pitch - Last Choir Standing
10th August 2008 Jam Spoons for All - Battle of the Brains
3rd August 2008 Superstars V; also Countdown and fines for the BBC
27th July 2008 This Time Tomorrow
20th July 2008 Who Dares Sings!
13th July 2008 How Television Changed Britain: Intelligence
6th July 2008 Dragons, dragons everywhere - Adventure Game 1981
29th June 2008 It's a yellow one, sir, surely you can see that! - Adventure Game 1981
22nd June 2008 Countdown series 58 finals
15th June 2008 Challenge daytimes - Crosswords, Wipeout
8th June 2008 It's Not What You Know
1st June 2008 Eurovision Song Contest post mortem
25th May 2008 Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Finals
18th May 2008 Young Musicians of the Year
11th May 2008 Beat the Star, Fleece the Public - ITV's fines
4th May 2008 Mournington Crescent - Humphrey Lyttelton, Banter
27th April 2008 All right, other half? - The Kids are All Right, Mr and Mrs
20th April 2008 Mark Speight, Come Dine with Me
13th April 2008 Words and Music - Book Quiz, Counterpoint
6th April 2008 Radio Activity - The Garden Quiz, ...Spanish Inquisition
30th March 2008 Mastermind final, Eurovision voting
23rd March 2008 Lightly foxed - Basil's Game Show, Stake Out
16th March 2008 Zed 53 - Bingolotto
9th March 2008 Finding champions - University Challenge, Eurovision Your Decision
2nd March 2008 Brain power
24th February 2008 Warriors, ready! - Raven
17th February 2008 Ding Dong
10th February 2008 ITV's weekends - Duel, Thank God You're Here
3rd February 2008 There goes our man from the council - Jeremy Beadle
27th January 2008 How We Used To Quiz - Spelling Bee 1938
20th January 2008 Stars In Their Eyes Academy
13th January 2008 Finger of suspicion

2007 archive

Date Topics
30th December 2007 The Week of the Year
23rd December 2007 A big finals week - Countdown, Junior Mastermind
16th December 2007 Big Brother Book
9th December 2007 On the conveyor belt - The Generation Game Now and Then
2nd December 2007 Not By Strength, By Guile - Who Dares Wins
25th November 2007 Les Pretend - The Great Pretender, Codex
18th November 2007 Performance - Classical Star, E4 School
11th November 2007 4OD - Big Fat Anniversary Quiz, Don't Call Me Stupid
4th November 2007 Saboteur Watch - Trapped, Dirty Rotten Cheater UK
28th October 2007 Dining Out - also Alan Coren
21st October 2007 Jiggy Pokey - Premium rate scandal continues, Mastermind analysis
14th October 2007 Paul Coia's Pleasure - Countdown 1982, Ofcom childrens enquiry
7th October 2007 Elven - The World's Greatest Elvis, also Ned Sherrin and Ronnie Hazlehurst
30th September 2007 Escape for Some - Premium rate scandal, Escape From Scorpion Island
23rd September 2007 Who are ya? - Identity, BBC fakery scandal
16th September 2007 Changes in the air - Millionaire, Brain of Britain, Deal or No Deal
9th September 2007 The Eurovision Song And Dance Contest, Without The Singing
2nd September 2007 Beat the Temple - Raven, also Test the Nation
26th August 2007 Is it all fitting together, in a stupid fashion? - The Adventure Game continued
19th August 2007 You are in a twisty maze of television studios, all different - The Adventure Game
12th August 2007 Wage seekers - Win My Wage, premium rate scandal rumbles on
5th August 2007 Slightly booked - The Book Quiz
29th July 2007 Challenge, lyrically - Sing It Back
22nd July 2007 Sorcery Today - The Sorceror's Apprentice
15th July 2007 Fine, then - ICSTIS and OFCOM reports on fakery scandals
8th July 2007 Feedback - Tycoon, Golden Balls
1st July 2007 Reasons to be grumpy - Brainteaser, People's Quiz, Britain's Got Talent
24th June 2007 Starter for Seven - Countdown finals
17th June 2007 Going Wild - People's Quiz Wildcard, Payday
10th June 2007 Naive? Nincompoop? Numpty? - Big Brother naughtiness
3rd June 2007 Repeat After Three - For the Rest of Your Life, That's the Question
27th May 2007 Think Big - Big Brother, Eurovision voting
20th May 2007 Flying the flag (upside down)
13th May 2007 Peer amid song contests
6th May 2007 Quiz Populi
29th April 2007 Four Against One Hundred
22nd April 2007 Headliners
15th April 2007 A brief history of 0898
8th April 2007 We Blame Julia Bradbury
1st April 2007 Five, Ten
25th March 2007 Raising the Standard
18th March 2007 Here's one we made up earlier
11th March 2007 On the wreck of SS Premium Rate
4th March 2007 Checking it out
25th February 2007 Fame but no fortune
18th February 2007 Stranger and Stranger - also Junior Mastermind final
11th February 2007 Sought high and low
4th February 2007 Count Des
28th January 2007 Bread and Circuses
21st January 2007 A clash between pseudo-celebrity and real celebrity
14th January 2007 He educated us all - Magnus Magnusson
7th January 2007 View From Afar - some European shows

2006 archive

Date Topics
31st December 2006 The Week of the Year 2006
24th December 2006 They think it's all over - Countdown
17th December 2006 Dying off
10th December 2006 Learning the hard way
3rd December 2006 X Marks the Code
26th November 2006 That's Numberplace! - Sudo-Q
19th November 2006 Star of Fortune - Mastermind Final, All-Star Family Fortunes
12th November 2006 Eight-one - Unanimous
5th November 2006 Charlie Five - In The Grid
29th October 2006 Take It or Not
22nd October 2006 Tooning In
15th October 2006 Those New Lottery Shows - Everyone's a Winner and 1 vs 100
8th October 2006 Desperately Seeking Talent
1st October 2006 Bad News and Treasure Maps
24th September 2006 Is this entertainment?
17th September 2006 Alaunus Held Hostage
10th September 2006 Five Years On
3rd September 2006 Fore!
27th August 2006 Big Brother 7
20th August 2006 Marlow and Maria
13th August 2006 Reviews in Brief
6th August 2006 Fort Boyard
30th July 2006 Sports Relief
23rd July 2006 ITV In Crisis, part two - Love Island
16th July 2006 ITV In Crisis, part one - Poker Face
9th July 2006 Full stop, question mark
2nd July 2006 Boss-beaters
25th June 2006 Scrambled X
18th June 2006 Winningest
11th June 2006 More long words
4th June 2006 Schulze-Condorcet, and other big words
28th May 2006 Eurovision Countdown
21st May 2006 "We are the winners. Of University Challenge" - also Eurovision semi
14th May 2006 The Price is Right?
7th May 2006 The category's still there - Bullseye, Sitcom Showdown
30th Apr 2006 Stat and More Stat
23rd Apr 2006 School Daze (2) - That'll Test 'Em, Top of the Form
16th Apr 2006 School Daze (1) - School's Out
9th Apr 2006 History Today - Classic Comeback
2nd Apr 2006 Front Page News - Countdown, Mastermind
26th Mar 2006 Ready... - The Games, Eurovision draw
19th Mar 2006 The West Lothian Question - Just the Two of Us
12th Mar 2006 Teenage Kicks - A Song for Europe
5th Mar 2006 The worst week of the Week
26th Feb 2006 Countdown, Deal, Poll
19th Feb 2006 Geekdom's only skin deep - Beauty and the Geek
12th Feb 2006 Iced Tea - Dancing on Ice
5th Feb 2006 Great shows
29th Jan 2006 Great hosts
22nd Jan 2006 Whose house is it? - Finders Keepers, Big Brother
15th Jan 2006 Do we have to spell it out? - Hard Spell, Spelling Bee
8th Jan 2006 The year ahead

2005 archive

Date Topics
30th Dec 2005 Weaver's Year 2005
18th Dec 2005 Wealthwatch - Golden Lot, Millionaire Manor
11th Dec 2005 Question or number - Sudo-Q, Junior Eurovision
4th Dec 2005 Factor X
27th Nov 2005 Strictly Weekly
20th Nov 2005 Channel Four, Daily - Countdown and Deal or No Deal
13th Nov 2005 The Mastermind Champion
6th Nov 2005 The end of the marathon
30th Oct 2005 Congratulations - Eurovision 50
23rd Oct 2005 Glycosaminoglycan - it's Star Spell week
16th Oct 2005 And now the questions go up - Sale of the Century
9th Oct 2005 Hard Hat Area - The Golden Shot
2nd Oct 2005 Pick Your Own
25th Sep 2005 Old Friends Return - University Challenge, The Price is Right
18th Sep 2005 Driving Up That Hill
11th Sep 2005 Greatest Games - ITV's history, part three
4th Sep 2005 Would Like To Find - ITV's history, part two
28th Aug 2005 The Prize is Right - ITV's history, part one
21st Aug 2005 The Annual Big Brother Review
14th Aug 2005 Ride and win - Cash Cab, Raven
7th Aug 2005 Watching Watching the Detectives
31st Jul 2005 Poker Nights
24th Jul 2005 Wizard Spelling - the Spelling Bee, Harry Potter quiz
17th Jul 2005 As easy as 1-2-3 - Sudoku Live
10th Jul 2005 Countdown's Finals Week
3rd Jul 2005 Richard Whiteley - a national treasure
25th Jun 2005 It's for yoo-hoo - The Big Call
18th Jun 2005 Mock the Cats - also a Countdown Final Preview
11th Jun 2005 The game show review review - Our Survey Said, Back in the Day
4th Jun 2005 Europe Votes
29th May 2005 One amazing evening
22nd May 2005 The Awakening - Junior Mastermind, Eurovision semi
15th May 2005 The University Challenge Final
8th May 2005 People are coming, everyone's trying - Going For Gold remembered
1st May 2005 They came, they had a go
24th Apr 2005 It's All Oxford - and Splash Camp
17th Apr 2005 Here's one we asked earlier - Perseverance
10th Apr 2005 Growing Old Disgracefully (part three) - Ask The Family
3rd Apr 2005 Growing Old Disgracefully (part two) - Double Your Money
27th Mar 2005 Growing Old Disgracefully (part one) - Old Shows Reborn
20th Mar 2005 The University Challenge Meta-Review
13th Mar 2005 Something To Sing About - A Song for Europe, and Celeb Fame Academy
6th Mar 2005 A new broom - The Apprentice
27th Feb 2005 Park -v- Kielty Redux
20th Feb 2005 Weaver's Week - Gold!
13th Feb 2005 The Sunday Paper Review
6th Feb 2005 Geronimo!
30th Jan 2005 A short half hour
23rd Jan 2005 Big Bother
16th Jan 2005 Such Is Politics: Vote for Me
9th Jan 2005 A new year miscellany

2004 archive

Date Topics
28th Dec 2004 Weaver's Year 2004
18th Dec 2004 Tension mounts: Countdown's finals week
11th Dec 2004 Spellcasting: Hard Spell and the Mastermind final
4th Dec 2004 Scrap for All: Scrapheap Challenge, and a preview of the Countdown finals
27th Nov 2004 Nine Live: Four hours of quiz tv
20th Nov 2004 It Could Be Bunnies: Play the Game
13th Nov 2004 Ten Years of the National Lottery
6th Nov 2004 Begging the Question: Beg, Steal, and Borrow; and Paxman gets annoyed.
30th Oct 2004 Look who's back!: An old friend returns, and we test our spelling
23rd Oct 2004 OFCOM Rules OK: The Big Brother ruling
16th Oct 2004 Spies Like Us: Spy
9th Oct 2004 Let the Scrapping -- begin! Scrapheap Challenge and Jungle Run
2nd Oct 2004 Playing Catchup: Countdown, and an unhappy winner
25th Sep 2004 Scares on Thursday: Scary Sleepover, Mad Mad House
18th Sep 2004 Crisis? What Crisis?: UC returns
11th Sep 2004 Bognor? Bust?: Bognor or Bust, Crisis Command
4th Sep 2004 Summer Review: International King of Sports
28th Aug 2004 Ye Weyvere's Weeke: Bullseye, Catchphrase retrospective
21st Aug 2004 Games Without Front Ears: House of Games
14th Aug 2004 Let the Challenge - Begin!: Raven II
7th Aug 2004 Big sigh of relief: Big Brother 5 summary
31st Jul 2004 In the box: Dean from Big Brother's book
24th Jul 2004 Good enough?: Simply the Best
17th Jul 2004 Saturday Night Passport: Passport to Paradise
10th Jul 2004 More preserve, sir?: Head Jam
3rd Jul 2004 Results week: BB5 comments
26th Jun 2004 Countdown Finals
19th Jun 2004 Ask me another: The Interrogators
12th Jun 2004 Cramming it in: The Cram
5th Jun 2004 Kat's in the kitchen: More BB5
29th May 2004 Voting procedures: Eurovision breakdown
22nd May 2004 Euro Vision
15th May 2004 A thousand times worse than Jemini: Quarantine
8th May 2004 Looking back with Weaver's Week: Crisis Command, BBC 2 at 40
1st May 2004 Four!: Blank Screen, Win Lose or Draw Late, Totally Top Trumps
24th Apr 2004 Playing games: The Games return
17th Apr 2004 University Challenge grand final
10th Apr 2004 Smart enough?: Come and Have a Go...
3rd Apr 2004 Universities Challenged: UC special
27th Mar 2004 Saturday Night In: Ant and Dec
20th Mar 2004 Still prejudiced?: Without Prejudice?
13th Mar 2004 Don't forget to miss it: Memory Bank
6th Mar 2004 Another song for Eurosong: Making Your Mind Up
28th Feb 2004 The annual UC stats pack
21st Feb 2004 Seventeen: 24 Hour Quiz
14th Feb 2004 The Six o'Clock Blues: Traitor, Genies en herbe
7th Feb 2004 Borg, ready: Beat the Cyborgs
31st Jan 2004 Didn't They Do Well?
24th Jan 2004 Stronger: Hercules
17th Jan 2004 Beat the Nation
10th Jan 2004 Stay up late with Weaver's Week: Shattered
3rd Jan 2004 Bob Monkhouse tribute

2003 archive

Date Topics
27th Dec 2003 Weaver's Year
20th Dec 2003 Weaver's Finals Week: Countdown
13th Dec 2003 Fifteen to One remembered
6th Dec 2003 University Challenged: UC, Eurovision
29th Nov 2003 A painful read: Distraction, Junior Eurovision
22nd Nov 2003 Eggheads, 19 Keys
15th Nov 2003 All around the planet: Wright Around the World
8th Nov 2003 Catchup already: Mastermind, UC
1st Nov 2003 Thirty: Weaver's favourite gameshows
25th Oct 2003 Revival week: Superstars, Fort Boyard
18th Oct 2003 He is: I'm the Answer
11th Oct 2003 Amazing talent contest shock: Fame Academy
4th Oct 2003 In command of time: Time Commanders
27th Sept 2003 Judgement Square
20th Sept 2003 The Games
13th Sept 2003 Familiar Faces
6th Sept 2003 Journey into Space
30th Aug 2003 Gobbet of the Week
23rd Aug 2003 The FA:Q
16th Aug 2003 Diluting the brand
9th Aug 2003 On target
2nd Aug 2003 Smartass Popularity Survey
26th Jul 2003 Big Brother's Finished
19th Jul 2003 A very hot week
12th Jul 2003 The return of Mastermind
5th Jul 2003 ITV's good night: Judgement Day
28th Jun 2003 Transcontinental adventures
21st Jun 2003 Going down with the ship
14th Jun 2003 We have brains
7th Jun 2003 Big Brother, Little Score
31st May 2003 This Song, That Brother
24th May 2003 Playing catch up
17th May 2003 The Countdown To Big Brother 4
10th May 2003 Talking with sausages
3rd May 2003 Returning links
26th Apr 2003 Dirty Rotten Cheaters
19th Apr 2003 Murder, Treasure Hunt (guest reviewer: Nick Gates)
12th Apr 2003 UC: Professionals (guest reviewer: Nick Gates)
5th Apr 2003 One challenge ends, another begins: The Murder Game
29th Mar 2003 A General Viewer writes...
22nd Mar 2003 Weaver's Miscellany - HS, B&G, Nicked, Eurovision
15th Mar 2003 Continuing topics
8th Mar 2003 Boys and Girls
1st Mar 2003 Are you sitting comfortably?
22nd Feb 2003 Trading futures
15th Feb 2003 All University Challenge statistics
8th Feb 2003 More for the children
1st Feb 2003 XX
25th Jan 2003 Champion Countdown
18th Jan 2003 Here comes the sun
11th Jan 2003 No prejudice
4th Jan 2003 Raving about old shows

2002 archive

Date Topics
28th Dec 2002 End of the year review
21st Dec 2002 Start the clock on finals week
14th Dec 2002 Brainy Daly
7th Dec 2002 Curious
30th Nov 2002 Celeb BB finishes
23rd Nov 2002 Celeb BB 2
16th Nov 2002 Fame, Star and One
9th Nov 2002 Staying in perspective
2nd Nov 2002 Channel 4's 20th birthday special
26th Oct 2002 Making use of old rubbish
19th Oct 2002 Book reviews
12th Oct 2002 Fame Academy
5th Oct 2002 Live fear
28th Sept 2002 Kids' stuff
21st Sept 2002 Cards, Fortune, Choice
14th Sept 2002 The Shallow Issue - Your Face, Judgemental
7th Sept 2002 The Chair, UC, Celeb Torture II
31st Aug 2002 I'm a Non-Entity, Keep Me on Screen!
24th Aug 2002 Lawsuit hunters, at the ready!
17th Aug 2002 Liar, Combat Cars
10th Aug 2002 Brain change
3rd Aug 2002 Under arrest
27th Jul 2002 The end of BB3
20th Jul 2002 Dropping a brick
13th Jul 2002 Chickens, frogs, robots
6th Jul 2002 Pulling the strings
29th Jun 2002 Countdown to zero
22nd Jun 2002 Choose at random
15th Jun 2002 Up and over
8th Jun 2002 TV's Mr Annoying
1st Jun 2002 Dance on!
25th May 2002 Light my fire
18th May 2002 Always on time
11th May 2002 Love 'n hugs (not)
4th May 2002 Golden eye
27th Apr 2002 Laundering the cash
20th Apr 2002 Standing on a log
13th Apr 2002 The taxman cometh
6th Apr 2002 Vote Robinson
30th Mar 2002 Together again
23rd Mar 2002 Boat Races and German Shows
16th Mar 2002 The challenge to survive...
9th Mar 2002 Five sale, Rose d'Or
2nd Mar 2002 Returning friends
23rd Feb 2002 A class act...?
16th Feb 2002 The final of one...
9th Feb 2002 No day like today
2nd Feb 2002 Fun QFs, Eden
26th Jan 2002 Britain's Brainiest, That Row In Full, UC last 8
19th Jan 2002 UC, Pop Idol, DiM
12th Jan 2002 What's ahead
5th Jan 2002 Interceptor

2001 archive

Date Topics
31st Dec 2001 Weaver's Year 2001
24th Dec 2001 Christmas game show guide
17th Dec 2001 You Say We Pay, Make My Day
10th Dec 2001 Stake Out, Jet Set Departure Lounge
3rd Dec 2001 Shafted Shafted, Millionaire Interactive
26th Nov 2001 WWTBAM meets Nicked!
19th Nov 2001 Mastermind, Hot Property
12th Nov 2001 Shafted!
5th Nov 2001 No Win No Fee, Nicked!
29th Oct 2001 Televised Democracy
22nd Oct 2001 Under Crossfire
15th Oct 2001 The Race begins
8th Oct 2001 Get Lost
1st Oct 2001 Some polite disagreements
25th Sep 2001 Ahem...
18th Sep 2001 Big Game hunting
11th Sep 2001 UC, foreigners and real-life
4th Sep 2001 Countdown goes Mental
28th Aug 2001 Charmless pt. 2, Weakest Link one year on
21st Aug 2001 Reality, Charming, Weak
14th Aug 2001 Countdown rumours, Heat is On, King of the Castle
7th Aug 2001 After the storm
31st Jul 2001 TPV, UC, Survivor, BB
24th Jul 2001 The week before the storm
17th Jul 2001 Forging through
10th Jul 2001 Back in the loop
3rd Jul 2001 American vacation
19th Jun 2001 BB and Survivor update
12th Jun 2001 Flags on the beach: Survivor flops, BB
5th Jun 2001 Big Brother vs Survivor, ticket call, what's new?
29th May 2001 It's all go! BB2, Survivor, Number One
22nd May 2001 Greed, Survivor
15th May 2001 Coming attractions
8th May 2001 Ted Rogers, Big Brother 2, Greed
1st May 2001 Familiar formats
24th Apr 2001 Coming and over there
17th Apr 2001 Dog Eat Dog, Channel hopping
10th Apr 2001 Irene Thomas, Weakest Merchandise, Gopherman
3rd Apr 2001 Twister, University Challenge
27th Mar 2001 University Challenge semis, Chained
13th Mar 2001 UC, Touch the Truck, Celeb Big Brother
6th Mar 2001 Hull, Wales, Truck, Mole
27th Feb 2001 The Mole gives a winner
20th Feb 2001 UC Quarter Finals, Mole
13th Feb 2001 Strong Link, UC, Mole
6th Feb 2001 Mole, UC, The Weakest Link: US
30th Jan 2001 The usual suspects plus Jet Set
23rd Jan 2001 Scheduling, UC, The Mole 2
16th Jan 2001 Weakest Link, The Mole
9th Jan 2001 It's Not the Answer, Millionaire Couples

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