From the supermarket to the seaside, from Loch Ness to Liverpool, Remedy Productions’ new comedy entertainment show Ready or Not for BBC One will be pouncing on the public all across the country to test their knowledge and nerves. It’s time for the unsuspecting people of Britain to win big whether they’re Ready or Not!
The 6 x 30’ series is a twist on the traditional gameshow, as each week a roving team of hosts heads out to shops, restaurants, high streets and iconic landmarks across the nation – ready to surprise members of the public in a series of hilarious quiz ‘hits’.
Often filmed using hidden cameras, the Ready or Not hosts will surprise unsuspecting members of the public – anywhere. The hosts might pop their head out of the middle of a restaurant table with a sports quiz for two diners; or challenge a rider at the top of London’s Orbit slide to give a list of geography answers before they hit the bottom; or turn a shopping centre lift into a glamorous mini gameshow set. There’s even Crumpet, the talking dog, ready to strike up a conversation with startled shoppers before hitting them with a series of tricky questions.
In every game contestants could win cash or prizes on the spot. And at the end of the show, one lucky contestant will play in the big money game for the top prize of £1000.
Commissioned for BBC One by Kate Phillips, Controller, Entertainment, the commissioning editor is Kalpna Patel-Knight. The executive producers are Jim Regan (Head of Remedy Scotland) and Matt Tiffin (Head of Entertainment), the series producer is Stuart Harrison and the series director is Paul Young.
Kalpna Patel-Knight, Commissioner, Entertainment at the BBC says: “I am really excited to be taking the gameshow out of the studio and onto the streets of Britain with a fresh new cast.”
Matt Tiffin, Head of Entertainment, Remedy Productions, says: “We’re over the moon to be making such a warm, joyful show for the BBC. I can’t wait to get the whole of the UK quizzing… when they least expect it!”
Jim Regan, Head of Remedy Scotland, says: “There’s never been a better time to produce entertainment in Scotland and it’s great to be at the heart of that with a fantastic family format like Ready or Not.”