Wogan for the Noel slot? Deal!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 by · Comments Off 

This just in: Terry Wogan’s Total Recall! Read more

New Deal

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Deal or No Deal? is back on C4 from 14 August, and – according to the press release – it’s to have a new look. Can anyone enlighten me what change this will entail? Is the crazy chair to become even crazier? Read more

Dealing at 500

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 by · Comments Off 

It’s been a while since I watched, I’ll admit, but this press release still gave me a warm glow… Read more

“Big cheers for the first blue”

Monday, January 8, 2007 by · Comments Off 

For the very interested, here is a full game report for yesterday’s jackpot episode of Deal or no Deal?: Read more

“I’ve got no brief for this moment”

Sunday, January 7, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Someone has finally won £250,000 on Deal or No Deal?. Read more

Sunday trading: The mailbag, part deux!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 by · Comments Off 

And still the comments cascade in. This time from non-OTT affliated correspondents… Read more

Sunday trading: The mailbag!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 by · Comments Off 

So, the mail floods in, in response to my “how will Noel celebrate dealing on the Sabbath?” bit of nonsense. Read more

Sunday trading

Monday, May 22, 2006 by · Comments Off 

A curious thing about the Channel 4 press office is that, long before they update their website, they put out advanced scheduling info via their “tape list” email. This is a weekly update they send out to the media, detailing what preview programmes they have available on DVD (but – you know – we still call it a “tape list”). Each show is accompanied by a TX date, making it an invaluable first port-of-call to find out what C4′s doing, when. Read more

Deal or No Deal?

Saturday, March 18, 2006 by · Comments Off 

In a turn of phrase that wouldn’t be out of place tumbling from the lips of its loquacious host, the Saturday night incarnation of this show has turned out to be something of a curate’s egg. Read more

“Did I just say break?”

Monday, January 2, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Statistics from every edition of Deal or No Deal can be picked over here, along with as-it-happened commentaries and endless mathematical calculations predicting the Banker’s offers. Read more

“You played the dream game!”

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 by · Comments Off 

Sorry to keep banging on about it, but Deal or no Deal continues to delight and confound in equal measure. Read more

Please, please don’t make this a red number

Wednesday, December 7, 2005 by · Comments Off 

Deal or no Deal has indeed been recommissioned, but for what sounds like an entire year’s worth of episodes. Read more

Who the hell is Timothy Busfield?

Monday, December 5, 2005 by · Comments Off 

Interesting postscript on international DOND mania here. Richard Branson? Hmm, apart from the one-time media ubiquity, hugely overpowering obsession with air transport and the beard, I can’t see it … Read more

“The amazing success of this programme”

Sunday, December 4, 2005 by · Comments Off 

Deal or no Deal again.

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No questions, except one…

Friday, December 2, 2005 by · Comments Off 

… namely, will Deal or No Deal be recommissioned for another series? During a webchat for, Noel Edmonds advises “do look out for an announcement very soon.” Read more

Deal Or No Deal?

Monday, November 7, 2005 by · Comments Off 

Who’s the best when it comes to handling a telephone on television? Read more