Show and Telly
Twofour / Group M Entertainment for ITV1, 29 December 2011 and 22 December 2012 (2 specials)
In a one-off Christmas special, pairs of celebrities join Paddy McGuinness to answer questions about the television of 2011.
Beginning with a themed subject round, the pairs of contestants were shown clips from that year's television, and asked a question about events in that area. Further questions followed, including a mystery guest, and liberally peppered with clips. The lowest-scoring pair was eventually eliminated from contention, and the top two played the Planner.
Here, the pairs picked a show from a choice of five, and answered a question relating to it. The winning team were asked further questions by celebrities appearing on video clip, and were awarded £20,000 for charity.
Show and Telly was clearly pitched at a general audience, the subject matter was popular drama and entertainment, with Countdown probably the most obscure show mentioned. As a post-Christmas entertainment, it was more watchable than we expected it to be. It's disposable television, but cheap and cheerful enough to come back for another go in 2012; Denise Van Outen managed to appear there and on the Strictly Come Dancing final at the same time.
Developed by Johnny Coller and Matt Pritchard.
The contenders in 2011 were: Michelle Collins and Melanie Sykes from ITV soaps, Anton Du Beke and Russell Grant from that year's Strictly Come Dancing, and Chrissi Rock and Mark Wright of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!.