Catriona Shearer brings a brand new quiz show to BBC Scotland. WonderBall is a game where excellent general knowledge, and a little bit of luck, could win one of the competing teams a £2,000 jackpot.
Presenter Catriona, who is familiar to viewers in Scotland as a newsreader, says: “I’m delighted to be hosting WonderBall. It’s a fantastic quiz that’s great fun to play. I’ve loved it every bit as much as the contestants! I’ve really enjoyed getting out from behind the newsdesk and having some fun with this show.’’
A Mighty Scotland series for BBC Scotland, WonderBall has a run of 30 episodes which will begin in March 2019.
Daytime show !mpossible is to follow fellow BBC One quiz Pointless with its own primetime celebrity spin-off.
The BBC has commissioned Mighty Productions to make a 6 x 45-minute run of !mpossible Celebrities, in which host Rick Edwards will task 18 celebrities with completing impossible tasks to be in with a chance of winning £10,000 for a charity of their choice.
The show will start filming later this year at BBC Pacific Quay, Glasgow, and will be produced from Mighty’s Glasgow base.
What to see Chris Packham foraging through some more animal poo? Well your luck is in as Mighty Productions is making a second series of Curious Creatures for BBC Two in 2018. Mighty has also had a fourth series of its daytime quiz !mpossible green lit.
Mighty Productions is making 8 x 15 minute Rage Room for Channel 4 digital platform All 4. The show will be hosted by Russell Kane. Each episode two people enter Kane’s Rage Room to pitch their own personal gripes…
Kate Humble is to front a new Question of Sport-style panel show all about wildlife. The BBC Two series, called Curious Creatures, will see two panels of celebrity nature lovers put their knowledge of the animal kingdom to the test. Kate will be joined on the show by her Springwatch co-star Chris Packham and Talk to the Animals presenter Lucy Cooke, who will captain the teams.
!mpossible, the Rick Edwards-fronted daytime quiz show, has been picked up for a second series. The show, which features a gigantic panel of contestants and a massive exclamation mark packed with £10,000 of prize money in pound coins, ran for 15 episodes in January and is set to return for a larger order in the spring.
Mighty Productions is making a 15 x 45 minute quiz show !mpossible for BBC one. Rick Edwards will host the stripped show which involves 30 contestants and is played around an iconic giant exlamation mark. The player with the most right answers will have a shot at triggering a cascade of pound coins worth £10,000.
BBC Worldwide has acquired a 25% stake in a start-up co-founded by one of the creators of The Weakest Link
The BBC commercial arm has partnered with Lynn Sutcliffe and gameshow inventor Hugh Rycroft. Mighty Productions will produce entertainment formats, including gameshows. Sutcliffe will be managing director of the firm, while Rycroft is the creative director.