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Offline bhvictory

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2 for the price of 1!
« on: May 16, 2006, 09:53:00 AM »
News concerning the UK TPiR.  From next Monday (22 May) ITV1 will be screening 2 episodes back-to-back between 5pm and 6pm (according to TV listings magazines), which I think is great as it will be more like it used to be here in the UK when the show was 1hr.  It's proving a UK success all over again!

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Re: 2 for the price of 1!
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2006, 12:13:14 PM »
Great way to kill a hour on Bank Holiday.

How long till its made an hour im wondering, it seems like funniest home videos at 5:30pm isnt going to last forever.

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Re: 2 for the price of 1!
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2006, 11:08:15 AM »
It's on an hour all next week, but I can't say whether it will be a permanent thing or not.

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Re: 2 for the price of 1!
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2006, 11:45:11 AM »
If it is permmant id rather them pool their resources and tape it as an hour US format.

Easily done and cost exactly the same to tape but showcases are always won.

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Re: 2 for the price of 1!
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2006, 03:57:33 PM »
There going to have to get rid of the single showcase and have a two player showcase

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Re: 2 for the price of 1!
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2006, 05:35:09 AM »
The US 1hr format, which is, of course, how the UK version began 22 years ago.  And what's more, there's no IBA this time, so there's a very good chance of this happening.

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Re: 2 for the price of 1!
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2006, 10:25:29 AM »
Bloody schedulers.  They scrapped the double bill of TPiR and decided to stick on one of their occasional Coronation Street specials instead.

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Re: 2 for the price of 1!
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2006, 08:48:44 AM »
It's billed as 1hr again in next weeks TV magazines.  Let's hope they keep their promise this time.

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Re: 2 for the price of 1!
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2006, 01:06:13 PM »
Yep it was beeing taped for an hr I belive last week I read about it on digitalspy.

Wonder how the showcase will work.

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Re: 2 for the price of 1!
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2006, 05:15:39 AM »
Well at this early stage I'm guessing it will be either the showcase from the Crowther era or be like the last one used in Australia.

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Re: 2 for the price of 1!
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2006, 07:21:12 AM »
The Crowther showcase just wont go down well today.

We will see.

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Re: 2 for the price of 1!
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2006, 07:25:50 AM »
It look like next week it's back to 30min with 2 separate shows a day.

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Re: 2 for the price of 1!
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2006, 03:29:27 PM »
So how did the showcase format work in the hour episodes?

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Re: 2 for the price of 1!
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2006, 03:49:13 PM »
2 person spin off after the 2nd showcase showdown, only one spin lead to the British style showcase

About 10,000 extra in value during the hour long test.

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Re: 2 for the price of 1!
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2006, 10:20:28 AM »
Also rather unusual, after the 1st Showcase Showdown they got rid of the 3 players in contestants row from the 1st half of the show and got 4 new players.