By Andy Merrett
Feb 9, 2011
Gory Game Shows coming to Children’s BBC
From the makers of BAFTA winning Horrible Histories comes a new children’s quiz show with a delightfully disgusting twist.
Each episode of Gory Game Shows sees young competitors answer questions on topics such as the Gorgeous Georgians and Vicious Vikings.
The winners of the quiz round will then progress to a physical game relating to a specific era – such as Henry VIII’s pie-eating game – in the hope of winning Year Spheres. They’ll also get a revolting prize such as an Egyptian Mummy’s head, Georgian Navy maggoty biscuit or the cut-off ear of a Tudor thief.
Gory Game Shows will be presented by Dave Lamb (of Come Dine With Me) and Horrible Histories’ Rattus Rattus.
Featuring a host of familiar faces, some of the Horrible Histories cast will pose questions as some of the popular historical stars from the series including a Roman, Victorian, Viking, Henry VIII and an Egyptian.
Performing these character the top comedy talent line-up includes Simon Farnaby, Jim Howick, Martha Howe-Douglas, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond. The author of the Horrible Histories books, Terry Deary, will also be asking questions in historical guise.
The series will transmit on CBBC later in the year.