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Old 01-07-2013, 19:47
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Just back from today's recording, had a good time! I was a bit worried about getting in as I wasn't in the priority queue and it seemed to go on for miles! Luckily I made it in! Bradley was lovely, on great form, and the warm-up guy was pretty funny!

The chaser today was Paul Sinha, and the contestants were Dr Hilary Jones, Jon Culshaw, Tina Malone and Charlotte Jackson the sports presenter. Recording took just over three hours.
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Old 01-07-2013, 20:19
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Just started watching todays and thought it was familiar..
Wonder if its repeats all week.
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Old 01-07-2013, 20:28
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Just back from today's recording, had a good time! I was a bit worried about getting in as I wasn't in the priority queue and it seemed to go on for miles! Luckily I made it in! Bradley was lovely, on great form, and the warm-up guy was pretty funny!

The chaser today was Paul Sinha, and the contestants were Dr Hilary Jones, Jon Culshaw, Tina Malone and Charlotte Jackson the sports presenter. Recording took just over three hours.
Thanks, Lou. Paul was on duty yesterday too.
They must do them in batches. Makes sense.
Hope you enjoyed it.
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Old 01-07-2013, 20:32
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Amazed at Welshman Mark not knowing where Llanfair PG was...and justifying his choice of Pembroke by saying he thought Llanfair was in North Wales, Clwyd !!! Pembroke is nowhere near Clwyd.
Mark is not and never will be a Welshman

However, beyond belief he wasn't able to locate LPG as being in North Wales and then justified his wrong answer with some very odd logic.

The contestant answered Hindu for the Henglish question but BW said "yes Hindi correct"!!. A novel concept - the contestant gives the wrong answer but the quizmaster gives the correct one for them
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Old 01-07-2013, 20:59
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...It completely caught me off guard that today's is a repeat. It's not even a school holiday this time...!
As far as I am aware, a new gameshow will be taking it's slot during the summer - they probably aren't ready to broadcast it yet so they'll show repeats for the next few weeks.
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Old 01-07-2013, 22:27
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Repeat not indicated in the Radio Times. Maybe it was a late change to the schedule when itv realised that Andy Murray was going to be on at the same time.

edit: repeat not even indicated on the RT web-site.
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Old 01-07-2013, 23:46
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One of the contestants actually had the amount they won on the cashbuild, and which they chose to go with against the chaser upped to a huge amount after they felt that they could go for the high amount offered and Bradley had to check with the chaser that it was ok.
Eh? So are you saying someone just happened to go for the higher offer? Why would BW have to check anything with the chaser since they made the offer?
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Old 01-07-2013, 23:48
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With the enhanced difficulty of the questions these days, no Chaser can ever hope to match or better the performance Mark just gave there. Not even Mark himself.
What do you mean enhanced difficulty? We constantly get accusations here that the Chaser's questions are too easy!
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Old 02-07-2013, 00:13
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The contestant answered Hindu for the Henglish question but BW said "yes Hindi correct"!!. A novel concept - the contestant gives the wrong answer but the quizmaster gives the correct one for them
Perhaps because the term "Hindu" is under the umbrella of "Hindi"
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Old 02-07-2013, 00:41
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I went to both recordings today. The contestants in the evening were Keith Chegwin, Kim Woodburn, Natasha Hamilton and Alistair Stewart. Anne was the chaser.

The contestants for the evening show were definitely a much more entertaining team (although Jon Culshaw was great in the afternoon). Kim's chase and her banter with Bradley was really funny. But then the afternoon recording had some amazing moments from Paul (my favourite chaser) and there was a very funny question too.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:58
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This promo video for the US series http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsEv0...ature=youtu.be
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:20
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The Chase is rigged
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:23
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Another thing I remembered about yesterday - Paul Sinha said the f-word, but I think that will be edited out!
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:26
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The Chase is rigged
Well, don't stop there. Tell us how it's rigged and how you know.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:47
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Perhaps because the term "Hindu" is under the umbrella of "Hindi"
The question asked for the name of a language, not an "umbrella" term answer. I'd be interested to know where I can find out more about the language of Hindu.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:50
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What do you mean enhanced difficulty? We constantly get accusations here that the Chaser's questions are too easy!
Like heck they are.

But yeah, there is a definite difficulty jump in the Final Chase questions - this is apparent in the fact that a score of 20+ in Series 6 has become far less common, and the Chasers are losing to lower scores more often.

Compared to Series 5...

Scores over 20 - 47 times!
Chaser loses with 16 or under - 11 times

Series 6 (with an added 30 episodes so far)

Scores over 20 - 30 times
Chaser loses with a score of 16 or under - 24 times

Even the Chasers themselves have pointed that out. :S
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:55
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The question asked for the name of a language, not an "umbrella" term answer. I'd be interested to know where I can find out more about the language of Hindu.
Hinduism is the religion.
Hindi is the language.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindi
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:58
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Is Mark not on UK version no more then as he does the US one?
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:27
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Repeat not indicated in the Radio Times. Maybe it was a late change to the schedule when itv realised that Andy Murray was going to be on at the same time.

edit: repeat not even indicated on the RT web-site.
I noticed that as well last night - usually the Radio Times is up to speed when it comes to repeats. May have been a last minute change perhaps?
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:36
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I noticed that as well last night - usually the Radio Times is up to speed when it comes to repeats. May have been a last minute change perhaps?
I have just tweeted @ITVChase to ask them - perhaps they know.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:01
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Hinduism is the religion.
Hindi is the language.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindi
Which I believe confirms my thoughts, thanks for that VQ.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:15
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Is Mark not on UK version no more then as he does the US one?
Only 8 (I think) episodes have been made of the US version, all of these were recorded within a single week in
LA so there’s no reason for him to make any fewer appearances on the UK version… for now at least.
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Old 02-07-2013, 13:02
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Only 8 (I think) episodes have been made of the US version, all of these were recorded within a single week in
LA so there’s no reason for him to make any fewer appearances on the UK version… for now at least.
Good for Mark to get that gig as well over there, but curious that there seemed to be no quiz champion of USA origin worthy of the role even for these piloted episodes.
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Old 02-07-2013, 13:04
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Only 8 (I think) episodes have been made of the US version, all of these were recorded within a single week in
LA so there’s no reason for him to make any fewer appearances on the UK version… for now at least.
After all, there's enough of him to go round.
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Old 02-07-2013, 13:07
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Good for Mark to get that gig as well over there, but curious that there seemed to be no quiz champion of USA origin worthy of the role even for these piloted episodes.
I think the Americans were probably more interested in having a villain character as the chaser rather than someone really intelligent (not that Mark isn’t!!!). But he’s got it all, intelligent, character, and he’s British, which to the Americans will make him appear even more intelligent and villain’ish’.
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