The trivia game has inspired a brand new BBC One game show called The Link, which debuts this week (BBC1, 1.25pm-2.15pm, Monday-Friday).
Bucking the trend of TV quizzes spinning off into board games, the team behind Linkee has turned a successful board game into a new show hosted by Mark Williams (Fast Show, Harry Potter).
The BBC has commissioned 25 episodes of the show, developed by Tuvalu Entertainment and STV Productions in collaboration with Team Linkee, after it was first mentioned in the Dragons’ Den last Summer. The first episode aired on Monday at 1.25pm.
Dean Tempest from Linkee said: “Hitting the small screen is the next big step in Linkee’s life. Last year we sold over 50,000 boxes and were John Lewis’ bestselling game. We’ve since licensed Linkee to games distributor, John Adams, under the well-known ‘Ideal’ games brand and we’ve brought to market a popular free mobile app version which has gained more than 600 5-star reviews since Christmas. An update with 60 new questions and an international version is also out this month.”
Linkee’s Ben Drummond added: “The really exciting thing about the TV show is that Warner Bros has secured the global distribution rights, so if it’s a hit in the UK, there’s a great chance it will start popping up in other countries around the world. Fingers crossed the nation likes it.”
The show will be on BBC One every weekday for five weeks. The Link is produced by STV Productions.
A brand new version of Linkee is now out with all-new questions, over 100 of which have been written by Linkee fans.
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