We’re thrilled to announce that our brand new game show Catchpoint (a co-production with 12 Yard) is coming to the BBC. Check out the full press release below.
Catchpoint, hosted by TV favourite Paddy McGuinness, is a co-production from Possessed and 12 Yard and is the very first physical game show where contestants can get their hands on the answer using both their brains and balls. Brains are required to answer the various questions asked and then players will need to think fast as they try to catch balls of various sizes which will be dropped from the studio ceiling.
The premise of the game is simple, don’t drop the ball! In the studio, ten large rectangular LED screens are positioned along the back wall of the Catch Zone. These screens will display the answers to each question that the players will face. Suspended above the Catch Zone are ten trapdoors – each containing a ball. Only the trapdoor that is located directly above the correct answer screen will open and send a ball plummeting to earth.
All the players must do is stand in front of the screen that they think is displaying the correct answer, press the button to release the ball and then catch the ball when it drops from the correct answer trapdoor. If you’re standing in the right place it should be a piece of cake but get it wrong and you’re going to have to rely on fast moves and quick reflexes not to drop that ball!
With a variety of rounds, all leading up to an exciting finale where a cash prize is at stake, Catchpoint is a family-friendly game show combining physical fun with a new and exciting question mechanic in the ultimate battle of brains and balls.
Paddy McGuinness says: “I’m thrilled to be hosting Catchpoint. It’s always exciting being part of a new show, especially one that involves so many fun elements. I can’t wait to get started!!! Now where did I put those cricket gloves?”
Catchpoint (6×30′) is a Possessed and 12 Yard co-production for BBC One. The Executive Producers are Glenn Hugill for Possessed and Andy Culpin for 12 Yard. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Kalpna Knight-Patel.