I can barely see it working on Channel 4, let alone any BBC channel. It really does have that quirky style that I can only ever see on Dave. I guess that's a testament to UKTV's ability to build on the brand.
Who's to say the format wouldn't get a few tweaks. New titles and music etc. And on the BBC without adverts, that could increase the time on each task.
Can't imagine the music would change, that theme tune by the Horne Section is pretty well known by now I'd say, just as Dru Masters' incidental music is a recognisable part of the show. It's a bit like when Bake Off moved to Channel 4, having the familiar music helped a lot of people feel comfortable that it was still the same programme.
Oh, I stand corrected. Maybe the second was Fountain just before it closed,
It was indeed, my partner was in the audience (and apparently it went on for hours and they got home at 4am). Then it moved to Pinewood, it was when I was in the audience last year, and I think it's still there. Though the set is obviously still modelled on the Clapham Grand.
I went to one of the episodes of the first series at the Clapham Grand (the one where Josh Widdecombe revealed his tattoo) and then went to a non-broadcast 'taster' episode for the series 2 and 3 contestants to get used to the format of the studio shows (using up a few tasks that weren't being used for the series, they always do a few more than they need) and that was at Fountain. I remember being amazed at how well they'd recreated the theatre in the studio and wondering about why it must've been easier or cheaper to do that than just remain in Clapham.
Last edited by Blake Connolly on 8 November 2019 9:58am
Steve Williams gave kudos