Bits (TV series)

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Presented byAleks Krotoski
Emily Newton Dunn
Emily Booth
Claudia Trimde
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series5
No. of episodes60
Running time25 minutes
Production company(s)Ideal World
Original networkChannel 4
Picture format4:3
Original release4 June 1999 (1999-06-04) – 6 April 2001 (2001-04-06)
Related showsThumb Bandits

Bits is a British entertainment television series that aired on Channel 4 from 4 June 1999 to 6 April 2001, with both late night and edited morning versions of the show.

Five series were produced and uniquely at the time for a show about computer games, had an all female presentation team.

There were also a number of special episodes, notably a three-parter in early 2000 titled the Bits 'Super Console Tour' which primarily featured the girls challenging various "pro" gamers in 1v1 battles around the UK in each episode (London, Blackpool, and one other location), as well as their usual sketches and short reviews/newsclips. The games chosen were usually new releases on various consoles, one of which was FantaVision on the newly launched PlayStation 2, at which Emily Booth was defeated by Alek Hayes, who was employed at the time at BarrysWorld.


Series Start date End date Episodes
1 4 June 1999 20 August 1999 12
2 27 August 1999 12 November 1999 12
3 11 April 2000 30 June 2000 12
4 2 October 2000 18 December 2000 12
5 20 January 2001 6 April 2001 12

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