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Insert Name Here. Image shows from L to R: Josh Widdicombe, Sue Perkins, Richard Osman. Copyright: 12 Yard Productions.

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Panel show about names, hosted by Sue Perkins with team captains Richard Osman and Josh Widdicombe

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Sarc

  • Tuesday 5th January 2016, 5:27pm
  • England
  • 423 posts

What did everyone think?
I went into it not expecting much but really enjoyed it.
It seemed polished yet there was a hint that it could all fall apart at any minute which I loved.

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 5th January 2016, 7:12pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,087 posts

Yes I quite enjoyed it. Not dynamically original. Is this another one of Richard Osman's concepts?

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Sarc

  • Tuesday 5th January 2016, 7:22pm
  • England
  • 423 posts

Don't think so, it's done by 12 Yard productions and Black Dog Television so unless Black Dog is anything to do with him it's not no as I know 12 Yard is nothing to do with him.
I agree about it not being particularly original but comedy panel shows when done well can be absolutely fantastic, it was the first episode so it's possible it could go the other way but as first episodes go I was laughing pretty much constantly.

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Haywired

  • Tuesday 5th January 2016, 8:46pm
  • Chichester, England
  • 25 posts

Yeah, I thought it was good fun.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 5th January 2016, 9:00pm
  • England
  • 15,550 posts

Watched about 15 minutes hoping it would improve from its messy start, but it didn't so I gave up on it.

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Woozie

  • Tuesday 5th January 2016, 9:20pm [Edited]
  • Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
  • 536 posts

It's a bit sporadic but I enjoyed it for the most part.
Sue Perkins is a great host except when she delivers the pre-prepared jokes, seems too forced. Have I Got News For You has the same feel but it's always been very self-aware of the fact.

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Agnostik

  • Wednesday 6th January 2016, 9:06pm
  • St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
  • 181 posts

It needs time to settle and some polish, but it's promising so far. The atmosphere was good, and that can make or break a panel show (and it's precisely why Was It Something I Said? was more or less a failure).

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Aaron

  • Thursday 7th January 2016, 4:15pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,271 posts

I enjoyed it. The name premise allows for them to branch off into a nice mix of facts and quizzes, not un-like QI.

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Ian Wolf

  • Thursday 7th January 2016, 6:59pm
  • Stockton-on-Tees, England
  • 2,837 posts

Yes I noticed the QI similarities too.

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Nogget

  • Saturday 9th January 2016, 7:28am
  • England
  • 6,615 posts

Aside from the content, most of the cast were either already over-exposed, or well on their way to it. I'd like to see some new faces.

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Sixty3closure

  • Sunday 10th January 2016, 1:40am [Edited]
  • W1A, Scotland
  • 92 posts

It felt like it would sit better on Radio 4. There was very little visual comedy and I was struggling to work out what the structure was and when it is quite 'loose' I think TV isn't the format.

Also many of the guests were a bit too familiar and the one I enjoyed most was the historian who kept actually answering the questions.

I'd put it in the watch it if it's on category.

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Chappers

  • Sunday 10th January 2016, 8:34pm [Edited]
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,087 posts
Quote: Sixty3closure @ 10th January 2016, 1:40 AM GMT

I'd put it in the watch it if it's on category.

Better than watching it if it's not on.

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TheBlueNun

  • Tuesday 19th January 2016, 7:50am
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 2,536 posts

Despite getting somewhat tired of the slew of panel shows on the teevee I really enjoyed this one. Superkins (qv) is a warm and engaging host. The section concerning the late snooker champion, Bill Wurberneck's (sp!) excessive thirst was especially amusing and necessitated a rewind so that Mr TBN could enjoy it too :)

Yeah, I'd still date Richard Osman. Although, saying that, he does exceed the 6ft 4in preferred maximum height as far as I'm concerned.

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Woozie

  • Tuesday 19th January 2016, 12:44pm
  • Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
  • 536 posts

It was good to see Jennifer Saunders on a panel show. I've only ever seen her host Have I Got News For You. She was very keen to get involved.

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Aaron

  • Tuesday 19th January 2016, 1:48pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,271 posts

I'm loving the historian guests. Intelligent, witty, amusing, and all-round great value.