The last in the series of this mildly galling, cash-frittering gameshow finds former cricketer and Question Of Sport team captain Phil Tufnell and comedian Susan Calman being handed a case stuffed with two million krona and a pair of tickets to Reykjavik. That's about £10,000, which surely shouldn't be too hard to get rid of, right? There are trips up a glacier, a round of midnight golf and a consultation with a local elf service. As opposed to the National Elf Service, obviously.Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 10th June 2014
The mix of comedy celebrity challenge, game show and travelogue in 24 Hours To Go Broke makes for a pleasant, if undemanding, watch.Innes McQuillin, Giggle Beats, 21st May 2014
A blog from Richard Herring in which he discusses the reaction to the episode he appeared in.Richard Herring, 14th May 2014
This was all good fun, though it was hard at times to get a handle on the chronology.Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 14th May 2014
Two wealthy British comedians throwing money away in one of Europe's poorer cities sounds in poor taste and it is. But then, as David Baddiel was careful to point out, "Really, all TV shows that send anyone anywhere are doing exactly the same thing." That's true. His later claim that their activities were "taking the piss out of richness", however, seemed a stretch.Ellen E. Jones, The Independent, 14th May 2014
It's Brewster's Millions on a budget, as pairs of celebrities (in this case David Baddiel and Richard Herring) are challenged to splurge eight grand in 24 hours on "entertaining experiences". In this edition the boys give Armenia's capital Yerevan a cash injection. In a city where a coffee costs just 30p, their task might not be as easy as it sounds.
It's a slightly dubious premise (it seems they're allowed to give anyone arbitrary amounts to do anything), but it's a fun exercise in vicarious frittering - despite the odd excursion into vulgarity. "It's quick, how money corrupts people and turns them into champagne-swilling, tiramisu-eating idiots," Richard comments, while reclining on a bed of bank notes.Gary Rose, Radio Times, 13th May 2014
Basically a budget version of Brewster's Million compressed into an hour, this sees comedians sent to far-flung countries with a suitcase of cash and the task of spending it in 24 hours. First up are David Baddiel and Richard Herring, who head to Armenia, where getting rid of £8,000 proves quite a task. There's talk of "putting the money back into the economy", just so it doesn't appear too unseemly, though visiting the capital's priciest restaurants, casinos and hotels surely only expands such establishments' already lined pockets.Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 13th May 2014