Vorderman’s Big Brain Game, Sky One

by | Dec 22, 2005 | All, Reviews

Did we like it?

People whose lives are only enlightened when the new edition of Puzzler magazine comes out may have loved this. We found it a bore.

What was good about it?

• Presenter Carol Vorderman did an okay job within the confines of the ponderous format. She may be of the same ilk as Nitwit Natasha Kaplinksy, but she’s a lot less irritating and a lot more attractive.

• Darren Gough and Lisa Rogers were a good team, along with super-intelligent ordinary person Clark.

• The round on creativity (featuring codes set for applicants to become MI6 agents) threw up some really good brainteasers.

What was bad about it?

• Linking a TV show to “the national craze” of Sudoku is never really going to work. This one certainly didn’t.

• Danny Wallace (why is this man so overexposed? he must be cheap, we guess), Josie D’Arby and their none-to-bright punter were lousy.

• The opening round of stupid maths questions and the Krypton Factorish laserfield navigation games were dull to watch.

• The memory round (a sort of hi-tech version of The Generation Game’s conveyor belt) may have been okay but we couldn’t be bothered to play along.

• The pleas for viewers to text in their answers.

• The impossible-to-read captions containing the questions.

Luke Knowles

Luke Knowles


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