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Old 25-01-2012, 18:17
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Dave broadcast a pilot of this last year
http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1480077

They must have liked it as it's got its own series
http://www.comedy.co.uk/news/story/0...rongs_big_ask/
Story Update. 30th June. Dave TV did indeed order a full series. Channel boss Steve North said: "Commissioning a winning comedy format is hard to do straight off the bat, but this new series really hits the mark because it sits so comfortably alongside our big banker titles like QI while also reinforcing Dave as a home of new comedy content."


http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/tv/ale...trong_big_ask/
Episode 1 - Scheduled: Mon 6th February 2012 @ 9pm on Dave
Alexander Armstrong hosts a panel show in which panellists devise - and answer - the questions. Graham Norton, Sandi Toksvig and Marcus Brigstocke are the guests this week.
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Old 06-02-2012, 20:41
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Old 06-02-2012, 21:01
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Hi there. Thought I'd give this a try. Sounds a bit QI-ish which I love
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Old 06-02-2012, 21:04
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Questions based on categories, three panellists duelling it out to come up with the best question... it's like a mirror of Room 101, really! 'Cept with better guests. And a better host, actually, though I do like Frank Skinner.

...promising enough! Not sure about the bloke with the laptop. Nor writing on iPads - that's excruciatingly contemporary. But I'm liking it. Needs tweaking, but pleasant.
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Old 06-02-2012, 21:09
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Questions based on categories, three panellists duelling it out to come up with the best question... it's like a mirror of Room 101, really! 'Cept with better guests. And a better host, actually, though I do like Frank Skinner.

...promising enough! Not sure about the bloke with the laptop. Nor writing on iPads - that's excruciatingly modern. But I'm liking it.
Dave Lamb is the voiceover for Come Dine With Me isn't he?
He's funny on that, but it doesn't sound like him on this.
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Old 06-02-2012, 21:11
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Love that image - slide down a swan's neck'
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Old 06-02-2012, 21:14
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Dave Lamb is the voiceover for Come Dine With Me isn't he?
He's funny on that, but it doesn't sound like him on this.
Yes! You're right! Knew I recognised the name. I'll have to keep an ear out.

...What's happened to him, incidentally? He's not been on-screen in a while. Not entirely sure I "get" what he's up to. But the show's been gently funny, so far. Which is good!
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Old 06-02-2012, 21:16
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Yes! You're right! Knew I recognised the name. I'll have to keep an ear out.

...What's happened to him, incidentally? He's not been on-screen in a while. Not entirely sure I "get" what he's up to. But the show's been gently funny, so far. Which is good!
I think he's the fact checker. (Just sits there googling until he's needed).
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Old 06-02-2012, 21:36
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Not award winning but considering the current quality of tv, it's not a bad way to spend 40 minutes. I think it will be even better once it's had chance to settle into the format a bit.

I do think Dave Lamb wasn't needed at all. I think it's just necessary to have a person on a laptop in the background (cf pointless, springwatch unsprung, ask Rhod Gilbert)
Actually, it's not so different from Gilbert's show although I prefer the more subdued style of AA's Big Ask
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Old 07-02-2012, 15:15
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It is similar to Ask Rhod Gilbert. A little more comfortable with the format with the guest in arm chairs.
Not as good as the NI show Great Unanswered Questions. In that show the guest and a regular expert sat in a sofa and a geek with a laptop as next to them in an arm chair.

Again, similar type of format.
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Old 18-02-2012, 10:51
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I'm quite enjoying this series I guessed Rufus' answer to the question this week about Kim Jong-il because the golfing boast (claiming to score 11 holes in 1 or something like that) was a fact that came up when he died.
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Old 18-02-2012, 17:26
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Yes. I knew that also. It's been mentioned on another show before. Probably HIGNFY.
Jimmy Carr was class. He has a quip for every topic and keeps shows like this running along.

I also knew the answer to Bridgstock's question about the Armagnac and Ortolan
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Old 18-02-2012, 17:32
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I should of guessed Andi Osho's answer (about why Americans rewrote the Bible in the 1930's) because of prohibition..
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Old 18-02-2012, 18:04
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It's a good show. I did feel a bit sorry for Rufus Hound when he said Pulp Fiction rather than Kill Bill, um, I mean Reservoir Dogs was the film with the famous ear removal scene, and everyone started taking the piss out of him .
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Old 26-02-2013, 22:14
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Series 2 starts tonight.

Tuesdays 10pm
or on +1 if you're 15 minutes late
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Old 27-02-2013, 14:15
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I enjoyed it -it was better than I hoped (dreaded?) it would be.

I'm getting a bit sick of Jo Brand tho' -she was on 3 separate programmes last night. Not that separate really -one after the other.

Mock the Week, QI and the Big Ask.
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Old 27-02-2013, 18:03
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The idea behind the show is not bad-but the unnecessary swearing put me off.
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Old 27-02-2013, 18:04
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I thought it was good. It didn't miss having Dave Lamb on the show.

There were some good anecdotes and questions. It seemed more relaxed that last series in that regard.
I even thought Jo Brand was funny in parts, although she did go back to her husband jokes.
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Old 27-02-2013, 18:14
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I hadn't noticed that Dave Lamb wasn't on -that shows how much he contributed to it doesn't it?
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Old 28-02-2013, 01:21
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Dave broadcast a pilot of this last year
http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1480077

They must have liked it as it's got its own series
http://www.comedy.co.uk/news/story/0...rongs_big_ask/
If only someone had pointed out to them, in between the pilot and filming of the full series, that 'ask' is not a noun. Grr.
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Old 28-02-2013, 01:24
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I preferred the pilot/1st season where they had the guy who would confirm the answers to Xander I think (Dave Lamb I think it was) and make sure what the teams said was correct. Last weeks ep was OK, but there should have been more questions and Tim Vine trying to shoehorn his puns in was annoying.
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Old 28-02-2013, 08:04
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I thought it was good. It didn't miss having Dave Lamb on the show.

There were some good anecdotes and questions. It seemed more relaxed that last series in that regard.
I even thought Jo Brand was funny in parts, although she did go back to her husband jokes.
Jo Brand really gets on my nerves with her husband stuff. That and going on about eating is her act!

Did anyone see the promo that Alexander did for the show. It was a p*** take of Brad Pitt's Chanel ad!
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Old 28-02-2013, 13:18
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I preferred the pilot/1st season where they had the guy who would confirm the answers to Xander I think (Dave Lamb I think it was) and make sure what the teams said was correct. Last weeks ep was OK, but there should have been more questions and Tim Vine trying to shoehorn his puns in was annoying.
That's what he does though. As with Jo Brand doing her usually shtick that's his act.
But then again I like Tim Vine but Brand not so much.
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Old 28-02-2013, 13:49
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Jo Brand really gets on my nerves with her husband stuff. That and going on about eating is her act!

Did anyone see the promo that Alexander did for the show. It was a p*** take of Brad Pitt's Chanel ad!
The ad is the reason I've watched it
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Old 28-02-2013, 19:12
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I preferred the pilot/1st season where they had the guy who would confirm the answers to Xander I think (Dave Lamb I think it was) and make sure what the teams said was correct. Last weeks ep was OK, but there should have been more questions and Tim Vine trying to shoehorn his puns in was annoying.
I thought Tim Vine was the saving grace. He refuses point blank to descend into smut when it's just not appropriate. He stuck to his principles.

AA was embarrassing launching into a series of forced expletive tirades, like some kind of David Brent middle manager with his "team" on a dreadful corporate "It IS big and it IS clever" bonding weekend
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