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Neil Jones4,875 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Any further news on the new/old shows that are going to be shown on Challenge? Nothing on their Facebook page yet. I assume they would more than likely launch with a brand new retro look so viewers would forget about The Chase/Pointless era which has been prevalent for the last 4 or so years.


I would be very surprised if Pointless and The Chase actually disappeared from the channel or even be pruned back in the near future regardless of whether they rebrand or not. The last "retro" look they had didn't last too long.
kernow1,118 posts since 18 Jan 2006
Any further news on the new/old shows that are going to be shown on Challenge? Nothing on their Facebook page yet. I assume they would more than likely launch with a brand new retro look so viewers would forget about The Chase/Pointless era which has been prevalent for the last 4 or so years.


I would be very surprised if Pointless and The Chase actually disappeared from the channel or even be pruned back in the near future regardless of whether they rebrand or not. The last "retro" look they had didn't last too long.

They definitely won't be getting rid of The Chase any time soon, as it's one of their highest rated programmes.


In the most recent BARB viewing figures, an episode of the Celebrity Chase was their top rated programme, with 7 other episodes appearing in the top 15, so over half of their top rated programmes that week were The Chase.

Pointless doesn't appear at all though (in that week at least, and didn't see it in any of the other weeks I looked at). 5 of the other programmes that week were Millionaire, and the other 2 were Bullseye.
harshy5,923 posts since 24 Mar 2001
Trivial Pursuit, A word in your ear, Treasure Hunt, Interceptor, Win Lose or Draw, Bobs Full House, Connections, Sporting Triangles, Telly Addicts, Countdown right from the pilot episode Calendar Countdown Smile
Neil Jones4,875 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Trivial Pursuit, A word in your ear, Treasure Hunt, Interceptor, Win Lose or Draw, Bobs Full House, Connections, Sporting Triangles, Telly Addicts, Countdown right from the pilot episode Calendar Countdown Smile


Telly Addicts ain't gonna happen, its too expensive to clear apparently.
Sporting Triangles was like the poor man's equivalent to Question of Sport should it meet with Ludo.
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Xilla206 posts since 29 Nov 2003
A Word in Your Ear would be nice to see again, there's next to nothing about it on YouTube. I doubt Challenge would pick it up though.

IIRC they aired Countdown once after years of trying to secure the rights, but the ratings weren't the best.

Did Challenge ever air the Bruce Forsyth episodes of the Generation Game? I only recall seeing the Grayson ones.
kernow1,118 posts since 18 Jan 2006
Have they ever shown A League of their Own. Produced by (or at least for) Sky and with a dozen or series under their belt. Would be decent New to Freeview content.


Don't think they have.

Also don't think they've ever shown the Sky 1 version of Gladiators, but have shown the original LWT series on a regular basis.