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Title: 2 for the price of 1!
Post by: bhvictory 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!
Title: Re: 2 for the price of 1!
Post by: Patchy 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.
Title: Re: 2 for the price of 1!
Post by: bhvictory 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.
Title: Re: 2 for the price of 1!
Post by: Patchy 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.
Title: Re: 2 for the price of 1!
Post by: kinyo 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
Title: Re: 2 for the price of 1!
Post by: bhvictory 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.
Title: Re: 2 for the price of 1!
Post by: bhvictory 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.
Title: Re: 2 for the price of 1!
Post by: bhvictory 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.
Title: Re: 2 for the price of 1!
Post by: Patchy 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.
Title: Re: 2 for the price of 1!
Post by: bhvictory 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.
Title: Re: 2 for the price of 1!
Post by: Patchy on July 01, 2006, 07:21:12 AM
The Crowther showcase just wont go down well today.

We will see.
Title: Re: 2 for the price of 1!
Post by: bhvictory on July 11, 2006, 07:25:50 AM
It look like next week it's back to 30min with 2 separate shows a day.
Title: Re: 2 for the price of 1!
Post by: pricefan18 on July 11, 2006, 03:29:27 PM
So how did the showcase format work in the hour episodes?
Title: Re: 2 for the price of 1!
Post by: Patchy 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.
Title: Re: 2 for the price of 1!
Post by: bhvictory 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.
Title: Re: 2 for the price of 1!
Post by: bhvictory on October 10, 2006, 07:11:50 AM
TPiR - Back on TV on 16 October 2006 ! ! !
Title: Re: 2 for the price of 1!
Post by: Patchy on October 10, 2006, 09:06:25 AM
At 2pm which probably means reruns sadly.
Title: Re: 2 for the price of 1!
Post by: bhvictory on October 11, 2006, 08:28:52 AM
It says "NEW" in the TV Times listing, but in the past they have been known to say "NEW" for a series of repeat screenings, with Catchphrase repeats a couple of years ago as I remember.