That Puppet Game Show. Copyright: BBC
That Puppet Game Show

That Puppet Game Show

  • TV variety / sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2013 - 2014
  • 8 episodes (1 series)

Family friendly entertainment series featuring puppets from The Jim Henson Company. Part game-show, part sitcom, wholly madcap.

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Series 1, Episode 4 - Jake's Dark Secret

That Puppet Game Show. Image shows from L to R: Shane Richie, Claudia Winkleman. Copyright: BBC
One of the experts has gone missing, as celebrity guests Claudia Winkleman and Shane Richie take on sunbathing hotdogs and cheeky Essex birds in the fantastic world of the Jim Henson Company.

Preview clips


Shane won, 10 points to 5, in aid of the Noah's Ark Children's Hospice.

Broadcast details

Saturday 31st August 2013
40 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 1st September 2013 11:40pm BBC1
Monday 2nd September 2013 12:25am BBC1 Scot

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Claudia Winkleman Guest
Shane Richie Guest
Writing team
George Jeffrie Lead Writer
Bert Tyler-Moore Lead Writer
Toby Davies Writer
Tom Leopold Writer (Additional Material)
Daniel Peak Writer (Additional Material)
Andrew Dawson (as Dawson Bros.) Writer (Additional Material)
Steve Dawson (as Dawson Bros.) Writer (Additional Material)
Tim Inman (as Dawson Bros.) Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Richard Valentine Director
Jamie Ormerod Series Producer
Derek McLean Executive Producer
Brian Henson Executive Producer
Martin Baker (as Martin G Baker) Executive Producer
Nick Peto Editor
Ian Moffat Editor
Sarah Milton Production Designer
Paul Farrer Composer
Brian Henson Puppeteer
Dave Chapman Puppeteer
Louise Gold Puppeteer
Nigel Plaskitt Puppeteer
Colleen Smith Puppeteer
Victor Yerrid Puppeteer


Winkleman's winges

The irreplaceable Claudia helps Amber at the hairstyle podium.

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Featuring: Shane Richie & Claudia Winkleman.

Shane's Cockney rhyming

Ian gets advice from Shane on how to Cockney rhyme his words.

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Featuring: Shane Richie.

Styling Claudia

Dougie's recollection of Claudia in the 80s.

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Featuring: Claudia Winkleman.

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