Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 

Britain's Brightest


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 20-01-2013, 12:50
Straitjacket
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 27
Were you on the show last night?
Sorry, I thought it was obvious from my post I'm David Straitjacket, the escapologist from the memory segment.
Straitjacket is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 20-01-2013, 13:04
BirthdayGirl
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 28,964
Sorry, I thought it was obvious from my post I'm David Straitjacket, the escapologist from the memory segment.
Sorry

It was too early when I posted my original post and didnt realise.

Just watched it back on Catch Up tv. I kept thinking you were going to dislocate your arms by the way you were twisting and turning them
BirthdayGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-01-2013, 13:13
Straitjacket
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 27
Sorry

It was too early when I posted my original post and didnt realise.

Just watched it back on Catch Up tv. I kept thinking you were going to dislocate your arms by the way you were twisting and turning them
Nothing to apologise for! It was only a short segment and you weren't expected to remember everything, that's the contestants job. I have dislocated my shoulder doing that escape a few times in the past but on this one I was fine. It was tough for both myself and the quick change guys though. We had gotten warmed up and ready to go, then we ended up waiting behind the set for about an hour as the previous segment was over-running, we had hoped for a 5 minute warning so we could warm up again but that didn't come so we had to run on cold. Not ideal for any very physical task like that.

I did end up pulling a muscle in my back because of it, and Clare Balding was nice enough to come straight out and check on me, but I was totally fine. It just needed a little ice and a days rest.
Straitjacket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-01-2013, 13:17
BirthdayGirl
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 28,964
Nothing to apologise for! It was only a short segment and you weren't expected to remember everything, that's the contestants job. I have dislocated my shoulder doing that escape a few times in the past but on this one I was fine. It was tough for both myself and the quick change guys though. We had gotten warmed up and ready to go, then we ended up waiting behind the set for about an hour as the previous segment was over-running, we had hoped for a 5 minute warning so we could warm up again but that didn't come so we had to run on cold. Not ideal for any very physical task like that.

I did end up pulling a muscle in my back because of it, and Clare Balding was nice enough to come straight out and check on me, but I was totally fine. It just needed a little ice and a days rest.
I'd still be sitting in the jacket if I had it on

The couple's act is really good. Seen them before and it always amazes me when they do their costume changes.
BirthdayGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-01-2013, 01:18
Telly_Fan
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 802
That's easy to say when you've seen the first two shows, but when we were recording it, they didn't show us anything that went on in the previous show recording, and when each contestant takes their turn, the other three are locked away backstage with headphones, so you have no idea what constitutes a good score.
I understand that, but it's obvious that they're expecting people to go over the time, and Clare even says its not as easy as it sounds. I am pretty good at counting seconds so would certainly have a good chance of getting 10 points and am 99% sure I'd have got -1 at worst for that bit. I also think that even while counting the seconds I ought to spot at least one word, maybe even two. You can never know how the other contestants would do of course but if you don't count the seconds you're basically just guessing the time which can easily lead to disaster (as has proved to be the case several times). If you know you can count seconds accurately that has to be the better tactic, surely?

Thanks for the insight into what you actually see during the spelling round by the way - I did wonder.
Telly_Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-01-2013, 02:31
Sammy2
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,997
Lol at the girl buzzing in as soon as that maths tie breaker question was asked and then thinking about it for about 10s, it would have been very unfair if she had then got it right

Not keen on the 10 point bonus in the chair game as it adds variance and makes trying to find words even less important

Good show though. I fancy myself as a maths guy but I was a bit all over the place trying to divide 23770 by 2 and what not

edit: about Sam working out the 'Open the Laptop' clue, he was just smart about it. He knew it was probably an instruction, so 'the' in the middle was likely. Also he knew there had to be a vowel after the 'p' in the first word which helped and the rest kind of fell into place
Sammy2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2013, 18:27
bargepole
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Buckinghamshire
Posts: 318
Heat 4, with the last 6 of the 24 contestants, is on at 6:45 tonight, and features a Hull University student who can solve a Rubik's Cube in under 7 seconds.

As they don't explain it very well on the show, the scoring system is as follows:

Head-to-heads: 3 rounds, with the winner of each round getting 2 points. If any round is tied, the points roll over to the next round, so each match will finish 6-0 or 4-2.

Round 1: Points are 12-7-4-2-1-0
(lowest scorer eliminated at the end)

Round 2: 12-7-4-2-0, another elimination

Round 3 (Stop the Clock): 12-7-4-0
Leading player through to final, 2nd/3rd place do the fight for survival for a semi-final place.
bargepole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2013, 18:51
mrbernay
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 84,217
Is anybody watching tonight?
mrbernay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2013, 19:12
guernseysnail
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Guess...
Posts: 18,206
I can't do any of these number ones...
guernseysnail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2013, 19:13
mrbernay
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 84,217
I can't do any of these number ones...
Hi gs
mrbernay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2013, 19:14
jda135
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 807
Is anybody watching tonight?
I am. The 'erupting volcano' game is back I see.
jda135 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2013, 19:15
guernseysnail
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Guess...
Posts: 18,206
Hi mrb...

I'm here but have my new little grandson tonight so I'm a bit distracted!
guernseysnail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2013, 19:16
mrbernay
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 84,217
Hi mrb...

I'm here but have my new little grandson tonight so I'm a bit distracted!
Granny time
mrbernay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2013, 19:18
mrbernay
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 84,217
What IS a street scientist? Sounds like a posh term for a street cleaner
mrbernay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2013, 19:20
mrbernay
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 84,217
OMG - I got that 10/7 bus/London right!!!
mrbernay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2013, 19:21
guernseysnail
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Guess...
Posts: 18,206
OMG - I got that 10/7 bus/London right!!!
me too, but it was a bit of guesswok too!
guernseysnail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2013, 19:21
mrbernay
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 84,217
The bizarre rebus game...
mrbernay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2013, 19:22
mrbernay
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 84,217
me too, but it was a bit of guesswok too!
Now, now, don't underestimate your powers
mrbernay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2013, 19:25
owllover
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 6,077
OMG - I got that 10/7 bus/London right!!!
Me too!!
owllover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2013, 19:36
guernseysnail
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Guess...
Posts: 18,206
The little boy from Diversity is now quite tall!
guernseysnail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2013, 19:38
mrbernay
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 84,217
I think the winner of the first show got through on a doddle. I remember being amongst those really criticising this show, but since the second show it has got "100 times" more complicated...
mrbernay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2013, 19:38
mrbernay
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 84,217
The little boy from Diversity is now quite tall!
I always think it's a girl....
mrbernay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2013, 19:44
mrbernay
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 84,217
Ooh last week one got bang on the 21 secs
mrbernay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2013, 19:45
F1Ken
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Of What??
Posts: 3,942
I always think it's a girl....
That's sums "it" up really doesn't it!

Ken
F1Ken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-01-2013, 19:55
guernseysnail
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Guess...
Posts: 18,206
Do they give the answers?
guernseysnail is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 22:39.