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As Seen on TV was a comedy panel game about the world of television.

BroadcastEdit

17 July – 3 September 2009

PackagerEdit

Shine TV

HostEdit

Steve Jones

Team CaptainsEdit

Fern Britton
Jason Manford

GameplayEdit

Two teams, each consisting of one of the team captains and two guests, competed in five rounds.

Round 1: What's On TV?Edit

The teams were shown six programmes, whose titles served as categories. Each category contained one question worth one point, and each player chose one each. The programmes/categories used in this round included the following:

  • Big Break – The team was asked which member of the other had done something when they were much younger, or, which celebrity made their big break on a specific soap, and had to guess the correct one..
  • Extras– This category contained a question about someone appearing as a television show extra.
  • Futurama – The team was shown a picture of someone as they might look in the future, and had to guess who it was..
  • Location, Location, Location – The team was shown a picture of a famous programme setting, minus its characters, and had to identify the place and show.
  • M*A*S*H – A television clip was shown with the music from another one in the background, and the team had to identify both programmes.
  • One Foot in the Grave – The team had to guess how a character from a show died..
  • Songs of Praise – The team was shown a church congregation sing a television theme tune, and had to guess which show it came from.
  • Surprise, Surprise – The team was shown a clip of a television programme, which was then paused before something surprising happens. The team then had to guess what happens next.
  • The Apprentice – Using pictures from an "apprentice cameraman", the team had to work out where the cameraman was.
  • The Clangers – The teams were shown a clip of a famous television gaffe, with some words bleeped out, and had to guess the words.
  • Top of the Pops – Resident Beatboxer "Beardyman" would perform a television theme tune in his own style, and the team had to guess which tune it was.
  • What Not to Wear – A clip was shown of Steve dressing up as a popular character from a programme, and the team had to guess who the character was.
  • Who Do You Think You Are? – The team was shown a picture with the heads of characters from another show superimposed on the original picture, and had to identify both shows.
  • The X Factor – The team was shown 3 characters from TV shows, who had relationships with the same person, and had to work out who that person was.

Round 2: TV YearsEdit

Each team was shown clips of programmes which all started in the same year. They were then asked two questions about certain parts of the clips, and earned a further point for guessing the correct year.

Round 3: Thingy Off the TellyEdit

Each team attempted to guess a person who had been on television from a particular programme, hence why they're called the "Thingy Off The Telly". They could ask as many Yes/No questions as they wanted until Steve passed it over to the other team.

Round 4Edit

This round featured one of two games, depending on the episode. They were:

  • TV Gold – The team was shown a clip from a programme and had to answer 3 related questions about the show.
  • TV Lists – The studio audience was asked which of nine people or things from a certain category they liked the best. The team then had to work out the audience top three, then the audience top one.

Round 5: Name That ShowEdit

The teams were shown pictures of programmes and had to buzz in when they could identify them. They scored two points for a correct answer, but one point was deducted for an incorrect answer.


At the end of the show, the team with the highest score was the winner.

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