TV Home Forum

Now Mastermind needs a new presenter

John Humphrys is off after 18 years

This site closed in March 2021 and is now a read-only archive
BR
Brekkie
Jonwo posted:
Clive mentioned in an interview earlier with Simon McCoy that doing 'The Papers' in the evening kind of got him noticed as having a more relaxed, laid back edge to his personality. He's also been a panellist on Would I Lie To You? in the past.


He was quite good on House of Games as well. I wonder if a lot of people who work in news want to break away from their image of being dour and serious. Peston did All Star Musicals the other day which was way out of his comfort zone but it was good to see him in a different light although he wasn't great TBH,

A lot of newsreaders seem to do a quiz show at some point in their career. I guess they tick the "authoritative" box more serious quizzes might be looking for.
JO
Joe
JAS84 posted:
A good choice, though I can't help but think that they're ticking a diversity checkbox. I would hope he was picked for his abilities and persona and not just because he happens to be a person of colour.

That you ‘can’t help but think’ he’s been chosen for anything other than merit says a lot about you.
NB
NicB1971
Clive Myrie is a great news presenter who is always calm and reassuring. Excellent choice. Thank goodness Mastermind has not been dumbed down - we could have had Gemma Collins presenting Laughing Laughing
NB
NicB1971
Jonwo posted:
Clive mentioned in an interview earlier with Simon McCoy that doing 'The Papers' in the evening kind of got him noticed as having a more relaxed, laid back edge to his personality. He's also been a panellist on Would I Lie To You? in the past.


He was quite good on House of Games as well. I wonder if a lot of people who work in news want to break away from their image of being dour and serious. Peston did All Star Musicals the other day which was way out of his comfort zone but it was good to see him in a different light although he wasn't great TBH,

A lot of newsreaders seem to do a quiz show at some point in their career. I guess they tick the "authoritative" box more serious quizzes might be looking for.


Quite a number of BBC newsreaders have done quizzes over the years: Angela Rippon did her fair share with "Masterteam"; "What's My Line" (originally alternating with Penelope Keith); "Matchpoint" and "Antiques Roadshow". Kenneth Kendall was great as the host of "Treasure Hunt" - he could always send himself up away from behind the news desk, alongside Richard Baker. Michael Aspel - "Give Us A Clue"; "Child's Play"; "Blockbusters" (bad choice!). Philip Hayton did "The Great British Quiz", taking over from Janice Long. Martyn Lewis presented the enjoyable "Today's The Day" - and had a Gotcha from Noel Edmonds.
DA
davidhorman
Quote:
and "Antiques Roadshow"


I must admit I'm not an avid fan but they must have toned the "quiz" element down a bit over the years...
SP
Steve in Pudsey
Angela Rippon is still voicing questions for The Wall. Plenty of others, Dermot Murnaghan and Jeremy Vine on Eggheads, Kirsty Young on The People Versus, argubly Bob Holness (ex LBC/IRN newsreader).

Gordon Burns, Richard Whiteley, Richard Madeley all did national quiz/game shows having presented regional news. You could argue for Chris Tarrant in that category, or even Fern Britton if you consider Ready Steady Cook to be a gameshow.
JO
Jonwo
Didn't Mary Nightingale present Britain's Best Dish or something on those lines and I believe she also did Wish You Were Here.

Fiona Bruce did a BBC Four quiz called Hive Minds which only lasted one series.
BA
Ballyboy
She most certainly did present Britain’s best dish
JL
JamesLaverty1925
Jonwo posted:
Didn't Mary Nightingale present Britain's Best Dish or something on those lines and I believe she also did Wish You Were Here.

Fiona Bruce did a BBC Four quiz called Hive Minds which only lasted one series.


Hive Minds was two series, she also did two series of Call My Bluff after Bob Holness retired
JO
Jonwo
I've not watched it myself but Jon Snow has a show called Very Hard Questions on More4.
JE
Jenny Founding member
Jonwo posted:
I've not watched it myself but Jon Snow has a show called Very Hard Questions on More4.


It's painfully slow and he's not a very good host.
SO
Soupnzi
Bit of a shame that TVFET (TV Forum Eternal Treasure) Alastair Stewart has never really been used on a quiz, apart from this one. Was it only aired in London?



Nick Ross also did The Syndicate. And Krishnan did a quite ropey one on C4 natch

Newer posts