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Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit

Dave panel show about computer games. 26 episodes (3 series), 2016 - 2018. Stars Dara O Briain, Steve McNeil, Sam Pamphilon and Ellie Gibson.

Series 2, Episode 9 is repeated on Sunday at 1:05am.

Press Clippings

Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit: series cancelled

Sad news for fans of Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit as Dave have now confirmed that the comedy game show will not be returning for a fourth series...

Patrick Sproull, Cult Box, 28th September 2018

Comedy fans invited to play WiFi Wars online before Go 8 Bit

WiFi Wars, the interactive computer game comedy show, is to stream live on the internet each week before Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit premieres on television.

British Comedy Guide, 2nd March 2018

Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit: series 3, episode 2 review

This week Josh Widdicombe and The Sky at Night's Maggie Aderin-Pocock join the regulars for some fun and games - which are reportedly edited for our benefit.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 19th February 2018

Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit: series 3, episode 1 review

The video game comedy returns Romans, worm-like humans, and some accidental racism.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 12th February 2018

It is tough to predict what will work on TV. Exhibit A: the third series of this show, in which minor celebs play old-school video games against each other. Catnip for the hidden hordes of the callus-thumbed, but a little more trying for the casual. Tonight: Gregg Wallace (strategy) v Jodie Kidd (reflexes).

John Robinson, The Guardian, 12th February 2018

There has long been a fairly glaring gap in the TV market for a show exploring gaming. This cheerful gameshow does the job reasonably well as guests waggle their joysticks at each other, offering a competitive spectacle but also practical game reviews into the bargain. This week's episode is notable for featuring a game called Goat Simulator. Surely a prospect to pique the curiosity of even the most luddite of viewers?

Phil Harrison, The Guardian, 22nd May 2017

Richard Osman and Sara Pascoe are the celeb joystick-wagglers launching the second series of Dave's arcade thunderdome. This anarchic gameshow has finally cracked how to turn video gaming into a spectator sport by booking enthusiastic guests, adding studio audience interactivity and, crucially, putting game-literate wits O Briain and Ellie Gibson in charge. A new reviews-focused companion show, Go 8 Bit: DLC, follows straight after.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 15th May 2017

Preview - Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit

Dave's video game comedy returns for a second series - and it's even managed to spawn a spin-off.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 15th May 2017

Steve McNeil interview

Dara O Briain's Go 8-Bit returns to our screens next week - and Steve McNeil has been telling us more about it...

Den Of Geek, 12th May 2017

Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit spin-off to be launched

Channel Dave is launching a companion show to computer games comedy format Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit. The new format, Go 8 Bit DLC, will feature lively debates about the history of video games.

British Comedy Guide, 7th April 2017