Produced by Remedy Productions, part of the Argonon group of indies, the original Ready Or Not takes quiz questions to the streets of the UK, surprising people on the street, in the lift at the supermarket or even in a restaurant, among other scenarios, with the chance to win prizes. Sometimes quizmaster duties are filled by the distinctive Question Mark (centre above), sometimes even by a talking dog.

Ready Or Not debuted in March on BBC One, in the difficult-to-fill family teatime 6pm slot.

“It was still in production when I heard about it,” Caroline Spencer, director of development at FremantleMedia Australia (left above), said. “I wanted something cost effective with a gameshow element that you could take out to the country.”

She added: “It feels like anything can happen, so authentic and ‘unproduced’.”

“Australia is a very important marketplace for us. We really needed to know we had a production company we could trust and Fremantle are excellent at this type of show,” said Cecilie Olsen, Argonon International’s senior vice-president of sales and acquisitions (above right).

This article was written by Isobel Lee for MIPTV News magazine, and edited by Kristine Clifford. Read the full version here! 

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Kristine Clifford is a New Yorker studying journalism in Wales. Her editorial experience includes contributions to the official publications of MIPCOM, Cannes Film Festival and now, MIPBlog!

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