The Generation Game. Image shows from L to R: Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins. Copyright: BBC.

The Generation Game (2018)

BBC One comedy game show. 2 episodes (1 series) in 2018. Stars Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins and Mike Winsor.

Press Clippings

BBC to give Mel and Sue's Generation Game another shot

The BBC are set to give revived classic The Generation Game another shot after it was previously panned by critics.

Charlotte Dean, Daily Mail, 13th July 2018

Does The Generation Game deserve a proper series?

The show shouldn't be berated just for being silly - but after mixed reviews, should it get more episodes?

Frances Taylor, Radio Times, 8th April 2018

£1.5million spent on un-broadcast Generation Game eps

BBC bosses have spent up to £1.5million on two episodes of a new version of The Generation Game that will never be seen.

The Daily Express, 8th April 2018

Jim Davidson on Mel & Sue hosting The Generation Game

I think you must look at why the BBC pick these two ladies to do a show that was so obviously beyond them. The BBC like to tick boxes.

Jim Davidson, 4th April 2018

The Generation Game review

I probably have seen a worse television programme than The Generation Game but I have to be honest, nothing immediately springs to mind.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 2nd April 2018

The Generation Game review

Unfortunately, the laughing soon stopped.

Shouting At The Telly, 2nd April 2018

The Generation Game attracts 5.2 million viewers

It looked like the knives were truly out for Mel and Sue ahead of their first episode of the rebooted version of The Generation Game, but they still managed to pull in a respectable amount of viewers.

Daniel Welsh, The Huffington Post, 2nd April 2018

The Generation Game review

The new run of The Generation Game has been cut from four to two episodes amid rumours that the shows were "not good enough". Amazing. So what we saw was the cream? The mind boggles. It opened with a gag about second cousins twice removed that was so weak even the tumbleweed looked embarrassed.

Carol Midgley, The Times, 2nd April 2018

The Generation Game review

This Easter Sunday resurrection of a BBC classic recaptures the original spirit of show - but has its time passed?

Sam Wollaston, The Guardian, 2nd April 2018

The new Generation Game is a woeful flop

We can only hope Brucie and Larry were not looking down from Variety Heaven. Mel and Sue turned their flagship into an embarrassing travesty.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 2nd April 2018