Keep It in the Family (British game show)

Keep It in the Family is a British game show that aired on ITV from 26 October 2014 to 19 December 2015 and was hosted by Bradley Walsh.

Keep It in the Family
GenreGame show
Presented byBradley Walsh
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series2[1]
No. of episodes13 (inc. 1 special)[1]
Production
Running time60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)ITV Studios and Over the Top Productions
DistributorITV Studios
Release
Original networkITV
Picture format16:9
Original release26 October 2014 (2014-10-26) 
19 December 2015 (2015-12-19)

Format

Two families of four participate in a series of rounds for the chance to win prizes, including a family holiday. The children take the lead in the show rather than the parents. The rounds feature family members nominated for routines, dressing up as TV characters and trying to guess phrases based on clues given by grandmothers.[2] Celebrities appear in the show and may be dropped down a trapdoor depending on the prizes chosen by the contestants; these celebrities include those known for The X Factor, Coronation Street, and Britain's Got Talent.

Transmissions

Series

SeriesStart dateEnd dateEpisodes
126 October 201430 November 20146
28 August 201519 September 20157

Special

DateEntitle
19 December 2015Christmas Special

Reception

Walsh described the show as "the most fun [he has] ever had on TV".[2] Christopher Stevens of Daily Mail gave the show 2 out of 5 stars, saying that the programme was "a disjointed mess" due to "Bradley, who is playing the part of spangly-suited gameshow host too hard."[3] The Guardian said that although the show "shouldn't work", it was well-suited to the presenter, calling Walsh "a virtuoso of amiable schtick".[4]

References

  1. "ITV Studios - Keep It in the Family". ITV Studios. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  2. Rodger, Jennifer (26 October 2014). "Bradley Walsh: Keep It In The Family is the most fun I've ever had on TV". Daily Mirror. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  3. Stevens, Christopher (3 November 2014). "Brucie's jokes, Paxo's sneer: can't quiz host Bradley just be himself? CHRISTOPHER STEVENS reviews last night's TV". Daily Mail. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  4. Heritage, Stuart (25 November 2014). "Bradley Walsh might be Britain's greatest gameshow host". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
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