Comedians may be huge in the world of travel but they are also huge at being casted as the hosts of gameshows. So welcome to a feature that is going to look at these shows in depth.
Whether they have been going for years, a week or got cancelled we have got them all. Welcome to the world of game shows. This week we look at a show that was about reading and failed terribly – The Book Quiz
Channel – BBC Four
First Aired – 17th July 2007
Hosted by Comedians – David Baddiel
Series – 2
Summary Of Show – A quiz show based all around the world of books.
About the Show
This is a show that was all about books that sadly did play well with critics with one calling it ‘poor’ and another saying that it was a game show that was designed for and by people who ‘do not read books.’
The show was made up of a number of different rounds – one of them was guessing which book started with the opening line that was read aloud. For every correct answer a team would get 2 points. There was an extra point for anyone that could guess a connection between all the books in that round.
There was another round where people had to guess which book titles were false and made up for the sake of the show. There was another round where people would talk about a book and then the panellists have to guess which book it is.
The second series came back with a completely different format and was presented by Kirsty Wark instead. It again didn’t do very well as it did not go past two seasons.