You Have Been Watching

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For the Australian television series, see You Have Been Watching (Australia).
You Have Been Watching
You Have Been Watching logo 2009.jpg
Genre Comedy
Format Panel game
Presented by Charlie Brooker
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 16 (List of episodes)
Production
Location(s) Riverside Studios (2009)[1]
BBC Television Centre (2010)
Running time 35-40 minutes
Production company(s) Zeppotron[2]
Distributor Endemol UK
Broadcast
Original channel Channel 4
E4 (4 August 2010)
Original run 7 July 2009 (2009-07-07) – 4 August 2010 (2010-08-04)

You Have Been Watching is a British comedy panel game presented by Charlie Brooker, produced by Zeppotron for Channel 4 and filmed at BBC Television Centre (pilot and series 2) and Riverside Studios (series 1) in London. It first aired on 7 July 2009, for a weekly eight-episode run.[3][4][5] Each week Brooker is accompanied by a panel of three guests. The focus of the quiz is television - before recording, guest panellists watch selected episodes of various television shows. They may then be asked to suggest hypothetical improvements to the format, critically assess it, or to answer quiz questions on the content.[6]

A second series of the show began on 15 April 2010. Its final episode, a crime special, was postponed until August due to the Cumbria shootings having taken place that week.[7][8][9]

The series had a website, "YHBW! TV Club", providing the show with an interactive element. A topic of next week's show is revealed at the end of each episode so that viewers may watch and submit their own comments.[10]

An Australian version of the show written and hosted by comedian Peter Berner, premiered on The Comedy Channel on 17 February 2011.[11]

Transmissions[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 7 July 2009 25 August 2009 8
2 15 April 2010 4 August 2010 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sro audiences". Sro audiences. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  2. ^ "Zeppotron web site". Zeppotron. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  3. ^ "sro audiences". sro audiences. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  4. ^ "You Have Been Watching!". endemoluk.com. 2009-04-23. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  5. ^ "You Have Been Watching! - Panel Show - British Comedy Guide". comedy.org.uk. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  6. ^ Logged in as click here to log out (2009-04-25). "Charlie Brooker to host You Have Been Watching!, a Channel 4 show about TV | Media | guardian.co.uk". Guardian. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  7. ^ "Second Series to air". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  8. ^ Wolf, Ian. "You Have Been Watching! postponed". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  9. ^ The Crime Special at the British Comedy Guide.
  10. ^ Next-time:. "You Have Been Watching!". Channel 4. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  11. ^ Jevon Saba (2010-12-14). "British hit You Have Been Watching! heads Down Under". tv.com. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 

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