Blockbusters. Dara O Briain. Copyright: Thames


  • TV comedy
  • Comedy Central
  • 2019
  • 20 episodes (2 series)

Dara O Briain hosts a comedic reboot of the classic game show Blockbusters.

Press clippings

Sixty Seconds with Dara O Briain

The comedian, 47, talks hosting Blockbusters, rescuing a lost parrot and being picked on by Ann Widdecombe.

Metro, 25th March 2019

Dara O Briain praises polite Blockbusters generation

Blockbusters host Dara O Briain has praised the new generation of contestants on the trivia game show insisting they have all been very polite to him and absolutely "delightful" on set.

Female First, 25th March 2019

Every version of Blockbusters there's ever been

As a new version of Blockbusters hosted by Dara O Briain arrives, we revisit the gameshow's previous incarnations...

Louisa Mellor, Den Of Geek, 22nd March 2019

The once futuristic and now pleasingly retro student quiz returns for another (gold) run, this time with Dara O Briain in charge. As you might expect, the humour has been cranked up - fuzzy mascots get an intro alongside their matriculated owners - but otherwise it's still the same snappy battle of buzzers and wits.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 21st March 2019

Blockbusters review

Given that the channel are certainly putting considerable effort into the show, I can see it certainly being more successful than its past revivals, although deep down it will be hard to match Holness's original.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 21st March 2019

Will the Blockbusters reboot be a success?

This latest iteration of Blockbusters plays it admirably straight, although O'Briain is far wittier and more down with the kids than Holness.

Gerard Gilbert, i Newspaper, 15th March 2019

Comedy Central to reboot Blockbusters with Dara O Briain

Dara O Briain will host a comedy reboot of the cult quiz gameshow format Blockbusters, on Comedy Central.

British Comedy Guide, 3rd December 2018

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