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Poll of the Year 2023

Poll of the Year 2023 - RESULTS ARE IN!
Thanks for all your votes! They've been counted and the write up is now available, with all your usual witty comments and acute observations.

Impact of COVID-19

Impact of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic 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?

The Krypton Factor

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.

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New Shows

Four in a Bed new episodes: Channel 4, 15 April
In for a Penny series 6: 20 April
In With a Shout series 2: 20 April
Britain's Got Talent series 17: 20 April
Love Triangle: E4, 23 April
The Piano series 2: Channel 4, 28 April


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28 March Gladiators: The Second Coming
A second series of Gladiators has been announced by the BBC ahead of the Grand Final this Saturday, after the first series received an average of a whopping 8.3 million viewers. The second series, like the first, will consist of 11 episodes.

The 1% Club
7 March The 1% Club's future 100% assured
It's only been three weeks since the third series began but The 1% Club has been commissioned for a further two series as well as Christmas specials. The second episode of the current series received 5.3 million viewers, making it ITV's second biggest entertainment series of 2024 so far, behind Saturday Night Takeaway.

Tony Green
4 March Tony Green
Tony Green has died at the age of 85. A veteran commentator and referee in the world of darts, he was best known as Jim Bowen's right hand man on Bullseye.

Steve Wright
13 February Steve Wright
Radio presenter Steve Wright has passed away at the age of 69. He was best known for presenting his afternoon radio show for over 40 years on first Radio 1, then Radio 2, with his latter tenure including daily feature The Big Quiz, which ran from 1999 to 2007.

Picture Slam
13 February Alan Slams more Pictures in his Carr
Picture Slam has been given an extended second series of 10 episodes. The BBC say the first series received an average of 3.3 million viewers during its run, making it the biggest entertainment launch on the Beeb last year.

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