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Beat The Internet With John Robins

Beat The Internet With John Robins

  • TV comedy
  • Dave
  • 2018 - 2019
  • 20 episodes (1 series)

Comedy game show hosted by John Robins about the weird and wonderful results returned by search engines. Also features Sunil Patel.

Press clippings

Radio X DJ and standup John Robins hosts this new gameshow, in which the questions are drawn from internet search engines. Judging by this opening double bill, it's part Only Connect and part Family Fortunes, albeit with a heavy dose of millennial irony courtesy of Robins' deliberately stilted Tim & Eric-style delivery. Good fun.

Gwilym Mumford, The Guardian, 15th November 2018

Behind-the-scenes on Beat The Internet

A confession: I have spent much of the last year unsure what the hell was going on. So, if you're wondering exactly how Vice Studios made a quiz show - it is not necessarily they type of content we are most known for - well, I'm not exactly sure I know either. And I was there for all of it.

Dan Louw, Broadcast, 15th November 2018

Beat The Internet With John Robins review

Dave's new gameshow Beat The Internet With John Robins is a very cheap production, which tries to make a virtue of its parsimony by wrapping it in a postmodern irony. It only partially succeeds.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 15th November 2018

Vice's studio arm is the extremely unlikely producer of this Dave gameshow, hosted by stand-up and former Mr Sara Pascoe, John Robins. It's an offbeat affair on a pleasingly shonky set, with Robins quizzing contestants on subjects drawn from algorithms and search engines. Assisting him in the Richard Osman role of fact-master is the decidedly deadpan Sunil Patel.

The Guardian, 9th November 2018

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