Gadget Man

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Gadget Man
Title card for the TV series, Gadget Man.png
GenreSpecial Interest
Presented byStephen Fry (2012)
Richard Ayoade (2013-15)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series4
No. of episodes25 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time30 minutes (inc. adverts)
60 minutes (specials; inc. adverts)
Production company(s)North One Television
DistributorAll3Media
Release
Original networkChannel 4
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release19 November 2012 (2012-11-19) – 22 June 2015 (2015-06-22)
Chronology
Related showsTravel Man
External links
Website

Gadget Man (previously Stephen Fry: Gadget Man[1]) was a British television series, which began airing on 19 November 2012 on Channel 4 and was presented by Richard Ayoade, who took over from the previous host, Stephen Fry, from the second series.[2] Each episode presented a variety of innovative products related to the episode's theme. The series was filmed in and around The Lime House, a 1930s art deco converted water tower in Norton, Kent.[3]

The fourth series of Gadget Man began airing on 1 June 2015.

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired
Series premiere Series finale
1 6 19 November 2012 (2012-11-19) 24 December 2012 (2012-12-24)
2 6 2 September 2013 (2013-09-02) 7 October 2013 (2013-10-07)
3 9 25 August 2014 (2014-08-25) 22 December 2014 (2014-12-22)
4 4 1 June 2015 (2015-06-01) 22 June 2015 (2015-06-22)

Series 1 (2012)[edit]

No. in series Title Original air date Special guest(s) Viewers (millions)
1 Super Commuter 19 November 2012 (2012-11-19) Jonathan Ross 2.03[4]
2 Tasty Tech 26 November 2012 (2012-11-26) Derren Brown, Carol Vorderman and Jo Brand 1.3[5]
3 Work Made Easy 3 December 2012 (2012-12-03) Alan Sugar 1.1[6]
4 Fun and Games 10 December 2012 (2012-12-10) Jeremy Clarkson 1.21[7]
5 Body Beautiful 17 December 2012 (2012-12-17) Amy Childs and Kelly Holmes 1.05[8]
6 Christmas Special 24 December 2012 (2012-12-24) N/A

Series 2 (2013)[edit]

No. in series Title Original air date Special guest(s) Viewers (millions)
1 (7) The Great Outdoors 2 September 2013 (2013-09-02) Stephen Mangan and Benedict Allen 1.47[9]
2 (8) Rise and Shine 9 September 2013 (2013-09-09) Sara Cox and John Humphrys 1.38[10]
3 (9) Child's Play 16 September 2013 (2013-09-16) Hugh Dennis and Denise van Outen 1.02[11]
4 (10) Summer Holiday 23 September 2013 (2013-09-23) Noel Fielding 0.959[12]
5 (11) Home Improvement 30 September 2013 (2013-09-30) Andy Kane, Charlie Luxton and Anna Ryder Richardson 1.05[13]
6 (12) Smaller is Better 7 October 2013 (2013-10-07) Galton Blackiston, Jimmy Carr and Alex James 1.11[14]

Series 3 (2014)[edit]

No. in series Title Original air date Special guest(s) Viewers (millions)
1 (13) Weather 25 August 2014 (2014-08-25) Marcus Brigstocke and Tim Vine 0.995[15]
2 (14) Public Transport 1 September 2014 (2014-09-01) Adam Buxton and Russell Howard 1.06[16]
3 (15) The Staycation 8 September 2014 (2014-09-08) Phill Jupitus 0.903[17]
4 (16) Shopping 15 September 2014 (2014-09-15) Jimmy Doherty and Alison Steadman 1.10[18]
5 (17) Self-Improvement 22 September 2014 (2014-09-22) Eamonn Holmes, Richard E. Grant and Dominic O'Brien 1.25[19]
6 (18) Staying In 29 September 2014 (2014-09-29) Seann Walsh and David Mitchell 1.04[20]
7 (19) Cooking and Dining Out 6 October 2014 (2014-10-06) Adrian Edmondson, Charlie Harry Francis and Dr Rachel Edwards-Stuart 1.03[21]
8 (20) Property 13 October 2014 (2014-10-13) Naomi Cleaver, Claudia Winkleman and Rupert Des Forges 0.910[22]
9 (21) Guide to Christmas 22 December 2014 (2014-12-22) Adam Hills, Jessica Hynes, Stephen Merchant, Jonathan Ross, Reece Shearsmith and Robert Webb 1.00[23]

Series 4 (2015)[edit]

No. in series Title Original air date Special guest(s) Viewers (millions)
1 (22) The Weekend 1 June 2015 Steve Jones, Al Murray and Sara Pascoe TBA
2 (23) 9 to 5 8 June 2015 Dara Ó Briain and Grace Dent TBA
3 (24) Date Night 15 June 2015 Katherine Ryan, Tom Rosenthal and Sanjeev Bhaskar TBA
4 (25) Health and Safety 22 June 2015 Keith Allen and Bill Bailey TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stephen Fry: Gadget Man", Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 23 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Richard Ayoade replaces Stephen Fry on Channel 4's Gadget Man", Digital Spy, 1 May 2013. Retrieved on 23 August 2014.
  3. ^ On the market: 1930s grade II-listed The Lime Works six-bedroom house in Norton, Kent (updated), Wowhaus, 28 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Stephen Fry 'Gadget Man' thrashes 'Gadget Show' in ratings", Digital Spy, 20 November 2012. Retrieved on 30 August 2014.
  5. ^ "BBC Four's 'Only Connect' rockets to new all-time high of 1.1m", Digital Spy, 28 November 2012. Retrieved on 30 August 2014.
  6. ^ "ITV's Royal Variety Performance enthralls 8.2m, peaks with over 9m", Digital Spy, 5 December 2012. Retrieved on 30 August 2014.
  7. ^ "BBC Two gets five-star service from 'Inside Claridge's' series", Digital Spy, 11 December 2012. Retrieved on 30 August 2014.
  8. ^ "ITV's 'Poison Tree' drama overtaken by BBC Two's 'Inside Claridge's'", Digital Spy, 18 December 2012. Retrieved on 30 August 2014.
  9. ^ "'Doc Martin' returns with over 7.5 million viewers on ITV", Digital Spy, 3 September 2013. Retrieved on 30 August 2014.
  10. ^ "'Blackout' thrills 1.5 million on Channel 4", Digital Spy, 10 September 2013. Retrieved on 30 August 2014.
  11. ^ "'Doc Martin' tops a quiet Monday evening on ITV", Digital Spy, 17 September 2013. Retrieved on 30 August 2014.
  12. ^ "'Doc Martin' rises to top Monday ratings for ITV", Digital Spy, 24 September 2013. Retrieved on 30 August 2014.
  13. ^ "'Doc Martin' rises again to top Monday ratings", Digital Spy, 1 October 2013. Retrieved on 30 August 2014.
  14. ^ "'Sex Box' attracts over 900,000 viewers on Channel 4", Digital Spy, 8 October 2013. Retrieved on 30 August 2014.
  15. ^ "New Tricks rises slightly to win Monday ratings with 5.8m", Digital Spy, 26 August 2014. Retrieved on 27 August 2014.
  16. ^ "New Tricks tops Monday night ratings with 5.2m on BBC One", Digital Spy, 2 September 2014. Retrieved on 2 September 2014.
  17. ^ "England's Euro 2016 qualifier win over Switzerland tops Monday with 5.4m", Digital Spy, 9 September 2014. Retrieved on 9 September 2014.
  18. ^ "Cilla begins with 6.1 million on ITV, E4's Glue attracts 482,000", Digital Spy, 16 September 2014. Retrieved on 16 September 2014.
  19. ^ "ITV's Cilla drops 300k but still tops Monday ratings with 5.7m", Digital Spy, 23 September 2014. Retrieved on 23 September 2014.
  20. ^ "ITV's Cilla concludes with over 6 million on Monday", Digital Spy, 30 September 2014. Retrieved on 30 September 2014.
  21. ^ "Grantchester premieres to more than 5 million viewers on ITV", Digital Spy, 7 October 2014. Retrieved on 7 October 2014.
  22. ^ "Gotham debuts with 1.7m, Made in Chelsea returns with 549k", Digital Spy, 14 October 2014. Retrieved on 16 October 2014.
  23. ^ "The Wrong Mans Christmas special attracts nearly 2 million", Digital Spy, 23 December 2014. Retrieved on 27 December 2014.

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