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Wordplay on FIVE

Post by Mike Brailsford » Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:25 pm

Anyone seen this new quiz on FIVE with Jenny Powell ?

Would be good for past/future Countdown contestants. I have been chosen to appear as a contestant in a month's time.

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Post by Craig Beevers » Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:36 pm

Yep saw the first show, figure a few Scrabblers will be on it too.

The final prize is pitiful though. They had all this bit with cheques and a safe that resembled a goldfish bowl and it's £500 if you win. I know it carries over if they don't win but even still - the godawful phone-in competitions they insist on dedicating half of each game show to have bigger prizes.

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Post by Joseph Bolas » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:07 pm

I've been watching this show since Tuesday and it seems a simple game to pick up. I have sent off an application form, so will keep my fingers crossed :).

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Post by Adam Dexter » Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:59 pm

I'll give it a bash. Anyone know where the studios are? Londinium I presume...
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Post by Kirk Bevins » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:16 pm

Adam Dexter wrote:I'll give it a bash. Anyone know where the studios are? Londinium I presume...
Does anyone know if FIVE have a watch again feature online or does anyone know where I could see a clip of this show as I'm at work when it's on. Many thanks.

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Post by Jason Larsen » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:01 pm

From what I understand, it has nothing to do with our Wordplay, but rather the Going for Gold round.

Now that I think about it, did the Going for Gold producers run out of ideas when they came up with the Wordplay round?

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Re: Wordplay on FIVE

Post by Joseph Bolas » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:04 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:Does anyone know if FIVE have a watch again feature online or does anyone know where I could see a clip of this show as I'm at work when it's on. Many thanks.
Nope, FIVE don't have a watch online feature Kirk. You could pull a sickie :P then you can watch it :lol:

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Post by Gary Male » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:33 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Adam Dexter wrote:I'll give it a bash. Anyone know where the studios are? Londinium I presume...
Does anyone know if FIVE have a watch again feature online or does anyone know where I could see a clip of this show as I'm at work when it's on. Many thanks.
http://demand.five.tv/

No Wordplay though, probably due to the excessive amount of editing required to hack out the phone in competition stuff.

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Re: Wordplay on FIVE

Post by Joseph Bolas » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:08 pm

Craig Beevers wrote:Yep saw the first show, figure a few Scrabblers will be on it too.

The final prize is pitiful though. They had all this bit with cheques and a safe that resembled a goldfish bowl and it's £500 if you win. I know it carries over if they don't win but even still - the godawful phone-in competitions they insist on dedicating half of each game show to have bigger prizes.
Also there are 4 contestants to begin with and eventually 3 will lose. In Wordplay Plus at 2:50 pm, the 3 people who were on before and lost get to play one round again and the winner gets to come back for a second shot.

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Re: Wordplay on FIVE

Post by Jojo Apollo » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:27 pm

Countdown great Graham Nash was on the show yesterday, seems Jenny Falconer is the new host.

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Re: Wordplay on FIVE

Post by Chris Davies » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:04 pm

Jojo Apollo wrote:Countdown great Graham Nash was on the show yesterday, seems Jenny Falconer is the new host.
Thanks for that, I caught some of this show by chance yesterday and I was wondering whether it actually was him or not.

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Re: Wordplay on FIVE

Post by Jon Stitcher » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:56 pm

I'll be applying for this fairly soon, looks pretty simple really, hard to win the jackpot though as the AKA and the common word can be pretty tricky and you only have 90 seconds at the end

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Post by Derek Hazell » Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:15 am

How many of the intellectuals on these forums will be going on Five's new show, Britain’s Best Brain then?
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Post by Sue Sanders » Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:54 pm

Derek Hazell wrote:How many of the intellectuals on these forums will be going on Five's new show, Britain’s Best Brain then?
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Re: Wordplay on FIVE

Post by Sue Sanders » Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:56 pm

Joseph Bolas wrote:
Kirk Bevins wrote:Does anyone know if FIVE have a watch again feature online or does anyone know where I could see a clip of this show as I'm at work when it's on. Many thanks.
Nope, FIVE don't have a watch online feature Kirk. You could pull a sickie :P then you can watch it :lol:
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Post by Jon Corby » Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:58 pm

Sue Sanders wrote:
Derek Hazell wrote:How many of the intellectuals on these forums will be going on Five's new show, Britain’s Best Brain then?
I won £5,000 on 'Perfect Recall' - Can I have a promotion please??
Is there anyway I can watch this episode Sue? I only ever saw one of these (when Dan Peake was on) and it looked quite good, so watching you on there would be the perfect excuse to see another.

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Re: Wordplay on FIVE

Post by Sue Sanders » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:52 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Sue Sanders wrote:
Derek Hazell wrote:How many of the intellectuals on these forums will be going on Five's new show, Britain’s Best Brain then?
I won £5,000 on 'Perfect Recall' - Can I have a promotion please??
Is there anyway I can watch this episode Sue? I only ever saw one of these (when Dan Peake was on) and it looked quite good, so watching you on there would be the perfect excuse to see another.
Word on the street is that channel4ondemand will be adding old shows to its archives soon but I've just checked...not on there yet. My show aired on Tues Feb 3rd.

Hey, re:the Rob Thomas' 'I'm Leaving' thread...Charlie called you a cunt, you suggested 'smashing'. Can I volunteer the happy medium of 'Jon Corby - he's a smashing cunt'.....?
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Re: Wordplay on FIVE

Post by Michael Wallace » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:54 pm

Or alternatively, a cunt smasher?

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Post by Sue Sanders » Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:21 pm

Michael Wallace wrote:Or alternatively, a cunt smasher?
Rob leaves and 'cunt' goes into overdrive. Actually, that doesn't seem to read very well. Can we start using it as a verb? 'Rob had a point. The cunting was getting out of hand'
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Post by kevin manthorpe » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:23 pm

Michael Wallace wrote:Or alternatively, a cunt smasher?
That would be wishful thinking from what I've heard! (insert yr own sarcastic font)
Sue Sanders wrote: My show aired on Tues Feb 3rd.
Let us know when it's available to watch! Did you have to restrain your sense of humour? Or Jeff?
Bet you weren't wearing the leathers... :( .... though some more recent entrants would look good in them!

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Re: Wordplay on FIVE

Post by JackHurst » Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:57 pm

What happened to Brainteaser? Was is permanently canned? If so, when?

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Post by Charlie Reams » Fri Jul 10, 2009 9:52 pm

JackHurst wrote:What happened to Brainteaser? Was is permanently canned? If so, when?
I think it got killed during Antanddecgate, when questions were raised about the validity of its phone-ins.

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Re: Wordplay on FIVE

Post by Sue Sanders » Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:42 am

Sue Sanders wrote: My show aired on Tues Feb 3rd.
Let us know when it's available to watch! Did you have to restrain your sense of humour? Or Jeff?
Bet you weren't wearing the leathers... :( .... though some more recent entrants would look good in them![/quote]

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Re: Wordplay on FIVE

Post by Derek Hazell » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:57 pm

Derek Hazell wrote:How many of the intellectuals on these forums will be going on Five's new show, Britain’s Best Brain then?
None of them.

Well, not in the first week anyway.
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Re: Wordplay on FIVE

Post by Kirk Bevins » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:02 pm

Derek Hazell wrote:
Derek Hazell wrote:How many of the intellectuals on these forums will be going on Five's new show, Britain’s Best Brain then?
None of them.

Well, not in the first week anyway.
How does one apply? I can't find it on that link.

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Re: Wordplay on FIVE

Post by Derek Hazell » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:17 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Derek Hazell wrote:
Derek Hazell wrote:How many of the intellectuals on these forums will be going on Five's new show, Britain’s Best Brain then?
None of them.

Well, not in the first week anyway.
How does one apply? I can't find it on that link.
You've left it too late now. They've already filmed the first series. You'll have to hope there is a second one.

The show has that playalongathomeability (apart from a couple of physical rounds), so is good for us viewers to test our brain power and memory skills too.
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Re: Wordplay on FIVE

Post by Derek Hazell » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:12 am

Sadly, according to Metro, although I can't find anything online, Britain's Best Brain has been axed after just the one series.
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