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DavidWhitfield Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Even beyond ITV in primetime at least I can only think is Davina with Million Pound Drop and Victoria Coren Mitchell with Only Connect in recent years, though both originate over a decade ago.


Seven years ago, there was a short-lived series called Five Minutes To A Fortune , which, like The Million Pound Drop , was hosted by Davina McCall. It aired on weekdays at 5pm on Channel 4 for 25 episodes and then was never seen again.

More here: http://www.ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Five_Minutes_to_a_Fortune
Guess who's big in the back time!
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Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
Jonwo posted:

I think Brian Conley wouldn't draw in a crowd, a fair number of shows he's presented has flopped in recent years.

To be fair to Brian Conley, I don’t think it’s fair to point to those flops as being his fault. I would say in most cases the formats were either a bit weak or didn’t really suit him. ‘Let me entertain you’ was good but lost something when it went down to 30 minutes.

In fairness until he got the Chase I’d say Bradley wasn’t exactly a hot property as a presenter, but since being paired up with the right format he’s now a natural treasure.

It’s funny talking of Bradley and Brian, I always thought Brian was a quite a bit older than Bradley given that whilst they were both around in the 1990s Brian seemed more established with his own self titled show, but it turns out that Bradley is actually a year older.

I would argue his similarity to Bradley, probably makes it less likely he’d get a big presenting gig now. As people would think just think the broadcaster ‘couldn’t afford Bradley Walsh’ whereas in the late 90s it was probably the other way round.

That said Brian is now looking more like Martin Kemp than Bradley, so maybe that will help him with a point of difference.
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Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
Jonwo posted:

I think Brian Conley wouldn't draw in a crowd, a fair number of shows he's presented has flopped in recent years.

To be fair to Brian Conley, I don’t think it’s fair to point to those flops as being his fault. I would say in most cases the formats were either a bit weak or didn’t really suit him. ‘Let me entertain you’ was good but lost something when it went down to 30 minutes.

In fairness until he got the Chase I’d say Bradley wasn’t exactly a hot property as a presenter, but since being paired up with the right format he’s now a national treasure.

It’s funny talking of Bradley and Brian, I always thought Brian was a quite a bit older than Bradley given that whilst they were both around in the 1990s Brian seemed more established with his own self titled show, but it turns out that Bradley is actually a year older.

I would argue his similarity to Bradley, probably makes it less likely he’d get a big presenting gig now. As people would think just think the broadcaster just ‘couldn’t afford Bradley Walsh’ whereas in the late 90s it was probably the other way round.

That said Brian is now looking more like Martin Kemp than Bradley, so maybe that will help give him with a point of difference.
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all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Brian is a bit wackier than Bradley I’d say. I thought he was a bit cringe on The Chase so would need to wind it in a little to present something similar. I do think he’s great though - saw him on stage in Barnum a few years back and he was fantastic. Obviously a nice bloke.
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Jonwo
Forgot about The Vault. Even beyond ITV in primetime at least I can only think is Davina with Million Pound Drop and Victoria Coren Mitchell with Only Connect in recent years, though both originate over a decade ago.


Thinking beyond primetime ITV, Sandi Toksvig did 15-to-1 and 1001 Things You Should Know on Channel 4, and Fiona Bruce did Hive Minds on BBC Four. The Weakest Link ended in 2012, so ended a while after things like The Vault.

EDIT: And let's not forget Letterbox with Mel Giedroyc on BBC Two, the modern classic.

The Boss presented by Susan Calman is another one.

With Cat Deeley now based in the UK, I wonder if she'd be up for fronting some entertainment formats?
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Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
Well we know she can do quiz shows.
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RDJ Central (West) Midlands Today
Jonwo posted:

With Cat Deeley now based in the UK, I wonder if she'd be up for fronting some entertainment formats?


There was talk of the Stars In Your Eyes reboot at the beginning of the year as the X Factor replacement, which for obvious reasons was put on hold.

But that would likely be one Cat might be up for doing, given she did this herself for a few years at the end of its run.
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robharrison London South East Today
I take it this version was an original composition?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0ycHHcC0xI


That's yet another reworking and rearranging of the 1993 version.


I'm a bit confused, arn't they using the original 'Bob Monkhouse' 1980's music as used here?
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Even beyond ITV in primetime at least I can only think is Davina with Million Pound Drop and Victoria Coren Mitchell with Only Connect in recent years, though both originate over a decade ago.


Seven years ago, there was a short-lived series called Five Minutes To A Fortune , which, like The Million Pound Drop , was hosted by Davina McCall. It aired on weekdays at 5pm on Channel 4 for 25 episodes and then was never seen again.

More here: http://www.ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Five_Minutes_to_a_Fortune

Was a fairly decent show if I remember correctly.
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Meridian AM Meridian (South) South Today
Why has nobody thought of bringing back Wheel of Fortune yet?



I take it this version was an original composition?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0ycHHcC0xI


That's yet another reworking and rearranging of the 1993 version.


I'm a bit confused, arn't they using the original 'Bob Monkhouse' 1980's music as used here?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj0TmvRCiao


No, it is identical to this (just with less saxophone and more synth):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLMXXvI4gGk&ab_channel=f1fantic1
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Johnr
Five Minutes To A Fortune also had an EPIC theme tune! (Although weirdly from what I remember no audience or even canned audience)...Channel 4 killed it by deciding to chuck it out at 5pm head to head with the usual suspects which was never going to work



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Inspector Sands
Why has nobody thought of bringing back Wheel of Fortune yet?




That's yet another reworking and rearranging of the 1993 version.


I'm a bit confused, arn't they using the original 'Bob Monkhouse' 1980's music as used here?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj0TmvRCiao


No, it is identical to this (just with less saxophone and more synth):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLMXXvI4gGk&ab_channel=f1fantic1

The music on that trail is the Bob Monkhouse theme though
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