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Square Eyes Founding member
I have to say the one thing I've always really disliked about this show is how 'Double Money' requires an explanation.
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Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
The purists head’s would have exploded if they’d done “Triple Money”
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Gary McEwan Central Reporting Scotland
I noticed as well that they are using the Family Feud times of 20/25 seconds for Big Money instead of the original 15/20 seconds.
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mccanmat London London
Penny Layden was the voiceover.

I think rebooted shows tend to move towards female announcers to give more of a change... think like Mel Sykes instead of Our Graham on Blind Date or Jenny McAlpine on supermarket Sweep instead of Bobby Bragg... obviously Stephen Rhodes couldnt have voiced over this version anyway. Steve Hamilton from WoF was another favourite voiceover of mine... suppose if they went male voice it would end up being Peter VERY LOUD DICKSON. Voiceover artists are not as a plenty on tv anymore...
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Jon Recently warned Central (West) Midlands Today
I think the reason for for the female voiceovers is more to do with balancing out the male hosts.

The Fifteen to One reboot is a good example, Jennie Bond originally did the celebrity version with Adam Hills and they used a male voice over on Sandi’s version.
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Juicy Joe Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
I feel it is good that they are using elements of the show from all eras. They are still implementing the original incorrect answer sfx from 1980, they've partly got the yellowy beige set from 1981 and the bluish set from 1994ish, a new version of the theme from 1990, sound effects & screen graphics from Vernon's series & the opening doors to walk through like Vernon's shows also.

Having said that, I thought Gino was slightly wooden & could have had more banter with the contestants, but I suppose covid-19 prevented any close up conversation & laughs. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt as he is likely to improve over a few shows.
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Score Granada North West Today
It was slow but at least every contestant got to have a go unlike the 45 minute version.

This was a rush commission wasn't it? To fill holes in a pandemic stricken schedule. I don't think the original plan for 2020 would have been to bring back Family Fortunes or The Cube. It was more a case that they are entertainment formats that could be better accommodated in the current circumstances.


I think this is almost certainly the case. The head of entertainment said a few months ago they’d be looking to the archives to fill slots in the Autumn and next year, which makes a lot of sense, but I doubt they’d normally have revivals of two gameshows (plus Alright on The Night) in one Autumn, in the same year as they’ve already done Epic Gameshow.

It’s not a bad strategy and whilst the format isn’t really for me I thought it was fine last night. You can tell it’s been rushed by the limited promotion, the actual trailer with content from the show was only on air for a few days before the launch.

Got 3.7m which given the limited promo seems decent enough.
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james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Why has nobody thought of bringing back Wheel of Fortune yet?
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Jonwo
Why has nobody thought of bringing back Wheel of Fortune yet?

Perhaps no one is interested. It’s a decent game show but not the most exciting. I assume Sony unlike Fremantle isn’t that bothered about trying to milk their game show catalogue.
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chinamug UTV Newsline
Why has nobody thought of bringing back Wheel of Fortune yet?


The wheel would have to be disinfected after every spin!
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Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Jonwo posted:
Why has nobody thought of bringing back Wheel of Fortune yet?

Perhaps no one is interested. It’s a decent game show but not the most exciting. I assume Sony unlike Fremantle isn’t that bothered about trying to milk their game show catalogue.

Part of the game play is similar to Rolling in it, in that its pure luck if you land on money or bankrupt or something else

The hangman style game is pretty basic though

Like said above, every spoke on the wheel would need wiping down these days!

On a separate note mentioned earlier, I wonder why winning cars is out of favour these days, as long as its a product placement from either the car brand or a dealer, it could surely work?
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Jon Recently warned Central (West) Midlands Today
They’ve been making sure to use protection in the Covid-19 era in the US.
https://www.vulture.com/amp/2020/09/wheel-of-fortune-season-38-covid-19-changes.html
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