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It's Only A Game Show

It's Only A Game Show

By It's Only A Game Show
The podcast where we delve into the weird, wonderful and sometimes truly awful world of game shows.

Each episode one of the 4 co-hosts (Bev Dobson, Mark Dobson, Mark Roberts and Matt Warrilow) will put forward a different show to talk about. We'll then cover everything to do with it - theme tunes, hosts, contestants, trivia, controversies - and ultimately, was it actually any good.
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Ep. 9 - Naked Jungle (Coordinated Puberty, Gold! & Richard Madeley's Socks)
The gang are back for a lockdown one-off special! And we are back with a bang as we cover the infamous gameshow for naturists, 'Naked Jungle'. We dive deep into the show itself, covering everything from the theme tune, the controversy it caused and a whole bunch of surprising facts about host, Keith Chegwin, that will knock your cheggers off. Plus we play another round of Bev's Quiz Quiz, hear what Richard Madeley may look like in just his socks, and find out that Mark really does lack any knowledge of the female anatomy. This is the episode of 'Naked Jungle' we watched for this show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VsuKBeJvfI Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to our YouTube channel Email us Artwork by Ian Jones
01:30:31
February 13, 2021
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT...
We have a very special announcement.  As we’re in lockdown (in the UK anyway), and before series two comes along later in the year, we thought it’d be the perfect time to record a lockdown special of It’s Only A Game Show! What show will we be covering? Well, The Radio Times named it ‘the worst TV show of all time’. It’s the game show...for naturists. And the one where you get to see Chegger’s cheggers. That’s right, we’ll be discussing the infamous ‘Naked Jungle!’, hosted by the late, great Keith Chegwin. This special one-off episode will be out on Saturday 13 February and will be all across your favourite podcast platforms. But that’s not all - we’d love for you guys to get involved in this special episode. We want you to watch it and let us know what you thought via the comments section on our social media pages. Did you like it? Dislike it? What was your favourite bit? What were your favourite bits (ooh eer)? And how much do you hate us for making you watch what is apparently the worst TV show ever made? We’d love to hear from you, and we’ll include some of the best comments in the episode. You can find the video and get involved by visiting our social media pages: Facebook Instagram  Twitter YouTube channel  You can also send us your thoughts by Email  Or alternatively, you can find the full episode of 'Naked Jungle' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VsuKBeJvfI&feature=youtu.be  Be sure to head to our socials, watch the episode and tell us what you thought about it. We’d love to get you involved in this one-off special. Artwork by Ian Jones
03:01
January 23, 2021
Ep. 8 - Strike It Lucky (Sentient Bacteria, Top, Medium or Bottom & Jerk Chicken)
Alright!! This episode we strike it lucky with an unintentionally short clip from Barrymore’s classic game show. We look at Barrymore’s rise and fall as well as looking at the theme tune, contestants, and we finally crown the winner of Bev’s Quiz Quiz. This is the episode of 'Strike It Lucky' we watched for this show https://youtu.be/r37I4teFQnM Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to our YouTube channel Email us Artwork by Ian Jones
01:16:43
October 4, 2020
Ep. 7 - Going For Gold (Rubbing Cats On Your Face, I'm Hans Zimmer & Tinnitus)
The heat is on, the time is right. It's time for the gang to chat about the daytime favourite, 'Going For Gold'! We dive deep into the show itself, covering everything from the theme tune, the hosts and other things you probably didn't know. Plus we play another round of Bev's Quiz Quiz, hear Matt's questionable tactic to calling in sick and Mark pronounce another word incorrectly, with some interesting results. This is the episode of 'Going For Gold' we watched for this show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igMccww4g1I& Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to our YouTube channel Email us Artwork by Ian Jones
01:10:09
August 28, 2020
Ep. 6 - The Crystal Maze (Mark’s Competition, Tripping B*lls & We Physically Can’t Do Riddles)
WILL YOU START THE FANS PLEASE! That's right, this time the gang chat about the a-maze-ing show that is 'The Crystal Maze'. We dive deep into the show itself, covering everything from the theme tune, the hosts and other things you probably didn't know. Plus we play another round of Bev's Quiz Quiz, hear about Mark's 'interesting' idea for a listener contest and what happens when you take class A's and get yourself stuck in a maze. This is the episode of 'The Crystal Maze' we watched for this show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnD0aPh9Qcg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2u1kycurcOAiHrgsiE3s7SPN3bNwU7aHCIoubKWu3jM_q81v80F3po6JY&autoplay=1&mute=0 Why do we keep on mentioning 'I physically can't do riddles!'? Well, you should probably watch this clip to find out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFhv7VdbrnQ Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to our YouTube channel Email us Artwork by Ian Jones
01:17:13
August 14, 2020
Ep. 5 - Pointless (Xander's Kitchen, She-Ra! & Arizona...Georgia...West Virginia...)
This time the gang chat about the daytime beauty that is 'Pointless'. We dive deep into the show itself, covering everything from the theme tune, the hosts, how it's changed over the years and other things you probably didn't know about the show. Plus we play another round of Bev's Quiz Quiz, hear more 'uncanny' impressions of game show hosts and learn Mark may have a slightly unhealthy infatuation with Alexander Armstrong... This is the episode of 'The Generation Game' we watched for this show: https://youtu.be/lCizi0MpBLk Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to our YouTube channel Email us Artwork by Ian Jones
01:14:33
July 31, 2020
Ep. 4 - The Generation Game (Snog Marry Avoid?, Time Travelling For Bomber Jackets & Binoculars)
It's nice to see you, to see you...nice! That's right, this time we're covering the Saturday night, feel-good BBC staple that was 'The Generation Game'. We chat about the theme tunes (all 5 of them...), the hosts (all 3 of them...) and other things you probably didn't know about the show. Plus we play another round of Bev's Quiz Quiz, find out which one of us would actually snog Jim Davidson and learn there may be more than one way to say the word 'binoculars' (there really isn't, but one of the gang is convinced there is...). Look at us, not shoehorning too many Brucey catchphrases in here. Didn't we do well?! Oh, for fu... This is the episode of 'The Generation Game' we watched for this show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiIo8r8Ant Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to our YouTube channel Email us Artwork by Ian Jones
01:12:24
July 17, 2020
Ep. 3 (Part 2) - Blankety Blank ('I Don't Want To Wait', Working At The Job Centre & #BeMoreMelville)
This time the gang get into the blanking classic that is 'Blankety Blank'. But with so much to cover, we've decided to make it a two-parter! In this second part, we go into more detail about the episode of 'Blankety Blank' we watched, whether we rank it Top, Middle or Bottom and play another round of Bev's Quiz Quiz. Along the way we learn how to impersonate Sir Michael Caine properly, how to lead a better life (#BeMoreMelville) and that Matt might actually hate game shows... If you haven't already, be sure to listen to Part 1, which is available now. This is the episode of 'Blankety Blank' we watched for this show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1pGb5b-ecI And for those who want to dig a little deeper, we also watched this episode hosted by Les Dawson (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM-gJcnJgjY&t=882s) and these two clips from when Lily Savage was the host (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HERQLsfGEe4 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvocjD67DVE) Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to our YouTube channel Email us Artwork by Ian Jones
51:16
July 4, 2020
Ep. 3 (Part 1) - Blankety Blank ('I Don't Want To Wait', Working At The Job Centre & #BeMoreMelville)
This time the gang get into the blanking classic that is 'Blankety Blank'. But with so much to cover, we've decided to make it a two-parter! In this first part, we learn a lot about the classic theme tune (and a fair bit on Eurovision too), as well as the holy trinity of hosts that was Sir Terry Wogan, Les Dawson & Lily Savage. Along the way we also hear about why Dobson dislikes North Wales so much, the surprising show Les Dawson may have starred in and grave diggers doing the 'YMCA'. This is the episode of 'Blankety Blank' we watched for this show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1pGb5b-ecI And for those who want to dig a little deeper, we also watched this episode hosted by Les Dawson (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM-gJcnJgjY&t=882s) and these two clips from when Lily Savage was the host (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HERQLsfGEe4 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvocjD67DVE) Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to our YouTube channel Email us Artwork by Ian Jones
42:40
July 3, 2020
Ep 2 - You Bet! (Paintballing With The Wanted, Milking Cows & Ring My Bell)
In this episode, we explore the sometimes exciting...sometimes mundane...sometimes baffling world of 'You Bet!'. We chat about the theme tune, the hosts (including one we didn't realise presented it) ,other things you probably didn't know about the show and whether it was actually any good. Plus we play another round of Bev's Quiz Quiz, hear what it's like to go paintballing with a boy band and talk about one of the most confusing bits of television ever made. This is the episode of You Bet! we watched for this show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6n2cZ3NUyA&feature=youtu.be Here are some of the other clips mentioned in this episode: A woman claims she can identify characters from The Bill by just seeing a small area of their face: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Oh9thHdxHo&feature=youtu.be A man who claims he can identify any song written by ABBA from one bar of sheet music played on the piano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=210hpFLgk5o&feature=youtu.be A man who claims he can name any Dr Who book from an enlarged image of part of the cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsMOzlP5ioA&feature=youtu.be When Alexander Armstrong & Ben Miller (and Tony Gardner) were on the show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT3mKiercf8&feature=youtu.be Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Email us Artwork by Ian Jones
01:09:10
June 18, 2020
Ep. 1 - Big Break (Mum's Horrible Stew, Predator & A Small Mouthed Scotsman)
Here it is, the very first episode of It's Only A Game Show, and what a way to start as we chat about the 90's Saturday night stalwart that was 'Big Break'. We discuss all things Jim and JV, facts you'd never know about 'Big Break' and whether the show was actually any good.  Plus we play Bev's Quiz Quiz, find out how not to make a cake and learn one of us may have lustful feelings for a certain Scottish snooker player. This is the episode of Big Break we watched for this show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXy7omRnzRY Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Email us Artwork by Ian Jones
01:29:42
May 29, 2020
It's Only A Game Show - Trailer
Welcome to It's Only A Game Show, a brand new podcast that delves into the weird, wonderful and sometimes truly awful world of game shows. Each episode the hosts (Bev Dobson, Mark Dobson, Mark Roberts & Matt Warrilow) will discuss a show they have been watching, covering the theme tune, hosts, contestants, trivia, and controversies - and any old nonsense that pops into their heads. So whether you're a game show nut, or just love a bit of nostalgia, then this is the podcast for you. Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Email us Artwork by Ian Jones
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May 29, 2020