Produced by UK production company Remedy Productions, the 30-minute family entertainment show debuts on BBC One in a Saturday access primetime slot on March 31.
A new hybrid format that combines a hidden camera prank show with a playalong game, Ready or Not offers a hilarious, fast-paced twist to the traditional gameshow concept. Instead of inviting contestants to a studio, the show goes out to them, ambushing unsuspecting members of the public as they go about their daily business – absolutely anytime and anywhere!
Fronted by a whole team of hosts on location around the country, every episode is comprised of comedy game segments, each beginning with a surprise moment, where an unsuspecting member of the public suddenly becomes part of the show. They then must answer quiz questions for the chance to win cash… right there and then!
You never know when and where one of the hosts will appear – they might pop through the middle of a couple’s table in a crowded restaurant, host an entire gameshow in a car park lift or make visitors take part in crazy challenges though the audio guide in a public art gallery. Unsuspecting contestants might even find themselves chatting to Crumpet the talking dog who is always ready to strike up a conversation with startled shoppers before hitting them with a series of tricky questions.
In every game contestants can win cash or a selection of prizes. And at the end of the show, one contestant will play in the big money game for the top prize of £1000.
Other launches from Argonon International at MIPTV include two new series from French production company Med&Co.
In Home Alone (S1: 4×60’ S2: 4×60’), produced for public broadcaster France 4, a group of children aged 8 to 12 years share a house without any help or supervision for four days… or so they think! Their parents will actually be keeping a watchful eye from next door, seeing exactly how their children are coping with their new-found independence.
In Star Babysitter (1×90’) a reality format produced for French kid’s network Gulli, parents get the chance to do something amazing for their children – by enlisting one of their children’s favourite celebrities to become their babysitter for the day. However, there is a catch – the babysitter’s mission is to stay undercover! If the babysitter manages to not get recognized, then the family will win a grand prize.