The Birthday Cake Game (R4 Tue 18.30)

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Nick Odell

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Sep 1, 2021, 4:44:10 PM9/1/21
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No.

No.

No.

Behind the noise of chatty panelists, do I hear the sound of a barrel
being vigorously scraped down to its bottom? I can not believe that
someone listened to the pitch for a programme based entirely on
guessing the age of a bunch of celebs and then agreed to commission it
- for six episodes in - as it ominously declares - Series One.

No.

(I listened so you don't have to but if you want to:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000z5jj )


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Nick Odell

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Sep 4, 2021, 4:15:44 PM9/4/21
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Peter

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Sep 22, 2021, 9:17:06 AM9/22/21
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I had not heard the first few broadcasts, but I have heard about three
episodes since you posted and I agree with your negative appraisal. I
believe (or have believed) that the details of panel games is not
important: what makes a programme is the contestants and chairman(*).
But I'm not sure a new batch would improve it. That I haven't heard of
the contestants or many of the people discussed probably limits my
enjoyment.

(* According to an authoritative dictionary, a chairman is a _person_
who chairs a meeting, a company, etc. There is, therefore, no need for
silly terms such as 'chair', 'chairperson',...)

--
The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here
Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg

Andy Burns

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Sep 22, 2021, 9:33:35 AM9/22/21
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Nick Odell wrote:

> I can not believe that
> someone listened to the pitch for a programme based entirely on
> guessing the age of a bunch of celebs

Oh, so *that* was what I bumped into the other day ...
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