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TV3 quiz show looking for people

November 2, 2013 in Culture, Quiz Show

No, that headline doesn’t mean TV3 are launching a new show in which they hunt down missing persons.

Here’s a press release which came my way yesterday:

Would you like to witness the newest and most exhilarating quiz show on TV?

TV3’s brand new game show ‘The Lie’ is looking for audience members.

It’s the general knowledge game with no questions. All you have to do is spot ‘The Lie’!

‘The Lie’ is a brand new, exciting game show that gives contestants the chance to win big money; all they have to do is survive a nail-biting series of rounds, risking an increasing amount of cash on their ability to spot the lie.
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Celebrity Mastermind

June 22, 2012 in Mastermind, Quiz Show

Celebrity Mastermind hit our screens last Sunday.  The show is hosted by Nora Owen and takes place in the Royal Irish Academy, a fact that the programme’s producers are keen to publicise (although I’m not sure why).

If you didn’t catch the first episode, you can now watch it on TV3′s 3player at the following link: www.tv3.ie/3player/show/424/49802/1/Celebrity-Mastermind

The first episode featured the ‘Memory Man’ himself, Jimmy Magee, Miss Ireland Holly Carpenter, all-round media dude Anton Savage and Louis Copeland, “the nation’s best-known tailor”.  I won’t tell you who won, you’ll have to watch for yourself.

The series continues for the next four weeks, on Sunday evenings at 8.30pm.

What’s your specialist subject?

August 23, 2011 in Mastermind, Quiz Show

Buried deep within the press release announcing TV3′s new Autumn/Winter schedule is the news that Ireland’s third television channel is bringing us a local version of famous British uber-quiz Mastermind.

Ok, I admit it.  It’s not exactly hidden.  It’s just that it took me four days to become aware of the news.

Further details on the show are thin on the ground at the moment.  All we do know is that former Fine Gael TD, Minister for Justice and answer to a famous quiz question, Nora Owen, will take on the role of being Ireland’s John Humphrys.

So little else turns up when one enters “Mastermind Ireland” into google that I must believe (hope) that the show’s production is still some weeks away.  There’s no sign of any contestants being recruiting just yet.  Whenever any further info comes to light, I’ll be sure to get it up onto this site.

I’m quite excited about this.  It’ll be great to have a serious, weekly quiz on our TV screens.  Heck, maybe it’ll leap into popular culture and become one of those shows discussed the morning after at water coolers and 11am breaks? For this week, at least, we can dream…

PS I’ve been reminded that I actually discussed this very idea on national radio once. :-) Check out the post ‘Trivia with Tubridy‘.