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JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Ghost posted:
Can anyone upload a clip of the current Saturday Stacks on Challenge?


What's the magic word?

Akinbola’s the word (at least I think it is, as the post they made about The Wiggles seems Akinbola-ish to me).


At least he's not posting his gameshow suggestions 😱
ET
ethanh05 Wales Wales Today
Ghost posted:

What's the magic word?

Akinbola’s the word (at least I think it is, as the post they made about The Wiggles seems Akinbola-ish to me).


At least he's not posting his gameshow suggestions 😱

Both experimental and excremental.
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BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Who is this Angela on Wheel of Fortune? Don't remember her at all.
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JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
She was the assisant on the first series. It's been repeated enough on Challenge over the last few years, I'm suprised you haven't seen any of the episodes before.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
No - thought Carol Smilie was the original so was wondering if she was a maternity replacement or something.

Seems STV didn't look too far for their celebs in this special.
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JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
If they're showing the Hogmanay special again, it was only shown in Scotland so they probably didn't have any need to look far.
IN
Interceptor
It's been a while - but I think there was one other random Scotland-only episode in the first series, notable for having far lower prizes (speedboat instead of a car for example).
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Yes, think that was on today as well.
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IN
Interceptor
Looking over the Challenge content on Now TV - Hole in the Wall drops off at the end of September, The Crystal Maze drops off a month later... looks like that'll leave only Ninja Warrior.

The only content going on currently is Pointless but it seems to be on a catch-up basis rather than a whole run at once.

I'll miss The Crystal Maze, if Britbox manage to pick it up that'd me a major feather in their cap for me.
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JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
It's been a while - but I think there was one other random Scotland-only episode in the first series, notable for having far lower prizes (speedboat instead of a car for example).

I thought only Bullseye offered a speedboat?

DE88 posted:
I still say Challenge will be closed by the end of 2021.

There are just too many things to suggest that it doesn't have a lot of time left. And that includes Sky seeming unwilling to negotiate the rights to more episodes of shows that aren't The Chase, Bullseye and Family Fortunes (much as I like these three).

Sky Arts going onto Freeview is another red flag. What will it replace? Not Pick, that's for sure. And Blaze is co-owned, so not that either. Challenge looks like a sacrificial lamb.
KE
kernow
It's been a while - but I think there was one other random Scotland-only episode in the first series, notable for having far lower prizes (speedboat instead of a car for example).


There was a Christmas soap stars special, which was originally shown around a week before the Hogmanay special.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3612210/fullcredits
KE
kernow
Looking over the Challenge content on Now TV - Hole in the Wall drops off at the end of September, The Crystal Maze drops off a month later... looks like that'll leave only Ninja Warrior.

The only content going on currently is Pointless but it seems to be on a catch-up basis rather than a whole run at once.

I'll miss The Crystal Maze, if Britbox manage to pick it up that'd me a major feather in their cap for me.


The only "new" content on Sky catch-up at the moment is Pointless, and it's been like that for a while.

Before that, I think the only other "new" content they've had recently was Strike it Lucky and All Star Family Fortunes, both of which finished in May.

The Box Sets content sounds the same as Now TV, with Hole in the Wall expiring in September, and Crystal Maze ending in October, which will also just leave Ninja Warrior.
Last edited by kernow on 2 August 2020 1:47pm

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