They Think It's All Over (1995– )

TV Series  -  Comedy | Game-Show | Sport
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 166 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 65 titles
created 26 Mar 2011
 
a list of 272 titles
created 16 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 21 titles
created 13 Feb 2012
 
a list of 299 titles
created 11 Mar 2012
 
a list of 981 titles
created 24 Sep 2012
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: They Think It's All Over (1995– )

They Think It's All Over (1995– ) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of They Think It's All Over.

Season:

20 | 18 | 17 | 16 | 15 | 13 | 12 | 10 | 4 | 3 | See more »

Year:

2006 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

British sketch comedy starring the likes of Rowan Atkinson and Mel Smith.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith
That Mitchell and Webb Look (TV Series 2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, James Bachman
Peep Show (TV Series 2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.

Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Olivia Colman
QI (TV Series 2003)
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

A comedy panel game in which being Quite Interesting is more important than being right. Stephen Fry is joined each week by four comedians to share anecdotes and trivia, and maybe answer some questions as well.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Alan Davies, Bill Bailey
I'm Alan Partridge (1997–2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Alan Partridge a failed television presenter whose previous exploits had featured in the chat-show parody Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, and who is now presenting a programed on local radio in Norwich.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Phil Cornwell, Simon Greenall
The Smiths (TV Series 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Lee Mack, Catherine Tate
Never Mind the Buzzcocks (TV Series 1996)
Comedy | Game-Show | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A comedy trivia quiz based around pop music, originally hosted by Mark Lamarr up to October 2006, currently hosted by Simon Amstell. Team captains Phil Jupitus and Bill Bailey (who replaced... See full summary »

Stars: Phill Jupitus, Mark Lamarr, Bill Bailey
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Nick Hancock ...
 Himself - Host / ... (19 episodes, 1995-2004)
Rory McGrath ...
 Regular Panelist / ... (19 episodes, 1995-2006)
David Gower ...
 Team Captain / ... (16 episodes, 1995-2001)
...
 Team Captain / ... (16 episodes, 1995-2003)
Lee Hurst ...
 Regular Panelist / ... (14 episodes, 1995-2004)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

quiz show | non fiction


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 September 1995 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[After being bitten on his finger by a ferret during "Feel the Sportsman" round]
Jonathan Ross: I was 6 inches away from being Jewish.
See more »

Connections

Featured in It's Your New Year's Eve Party (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I Think Its All Over...
20 June 2006 | by (Birmingham) – See all my reviews

***Tip: Have It Read To You, Heres How*** 1) Copy And Paste This To Notepad (NOT WORD) 2) Go To. START>ALL PROGRAMS>ACCESSORIES>ACCESSABILTY>NARRATOR Its hard to believe that this used to be up there with 'Have I Got News For You' and 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks', its also hard to remember when it was for that matter. The first line of Nick Hancock, David Gower, Lee Hurst, Gary Linker and Rory McGraph was great, it had a real feeling of camaraderie amongst them, each we you would see then rip into Lee for being bold, David for his age, Nick for being fat, Rory's sex life and Gary's walkers adverts. When you heard the audience laughter it sounded and was so real, even the panel would be in hysterics. So successful was the show it went on to release Video Specials which were (and still are) very funny.

What I liked was how pointless the quiz was and how effortless the humor came from the guys, for example when Lee (Hurst not Mack) was telling a story about how he was abducted by aliens for his hair.

Lee: "Back then I had a full head of hair, you see???" David Gower interrupts "Up on till then it was believable" and everyone even Lee laughed. Sadly those days are gone and are not going to be seen again outside of UK:Golds repeats of the classics.

It really all started to go bad after Hurst left, when this happened Gower (a man short) would have two guests rather that the usual one. This was still funny and you could see the show surviving. However after one series of this they decided to pick a new regular in the form of 'BBC Break Glass In Case A Carmera Is On And No-Ones Talking B.S. At It Stooge' Jonathan Ross, who every week would take 5 minutes to do a scripted gag, hog the show, interrupt the other teams questions and therefore interrupt the flow of the game, the others would struggle to get in a word or gag.

At this point the show was still watchable, mainly to a lot of editing of Ross I'd imagine, and you could see that the remaining four still have there silly school by charm.

The final blow was when Gower and Liniker left and were replaced with two dull characters Phil Tuffnal (nice guy but not funny) and David Seaman (boring and seemed to think that the quiz was serious).

This change also made Ross feel more superior as he was no longer the new boy and started going on with longer more point less scripted gags and 1970's sexual innuendos. Rory didn't come out to well either as it show that he really wasn't funny after all!!! Some how he managed to fool me but after the others left and people stopped taking the mickey out of him, you realized that he only has about three jokes. If when blindfolded he feels a slim pole i.e. A Microphone, well then you'd hear "Ahh, its Victoria Beckham" or when he gets a golfer you'd hear the Ironing Joke. Funny the 1st time but after about the 10th you kind of know whats coming.

Because of the poor rating the show was getting TTIAO changed the captains once again with Boris Johnson and Ian Wright, which was about as bad as the first change as Boris is nice but boring and Ian Wright thinks the quiz is for real and will stop any comedy if he feels it will cost his team a point, particularly at the end with the Guess Who round, All I seem to hear is "Come On, Come On".

Nick Hancock Left too and was replaced with Lee Mack as host, Which is the only person who can still raise a laugh from the audience with his auto-cue read comments, even if they seem to be humoring the panels which is a lot more that I at home am prepared to do. Also, not one to stay were the T.V. ratings ain't J. Ross also left after he was one of the panelist who turned the ship to the ice burg, and was replace with Sean Lock who is funny, but just not on this show.

Which is were we are now, a show that once manages to raise real rib crackers even to a non-sport fan like me to a show that is less funny that Question Of Sport, and i'm not kidding. At least when you watch QOS you can see the audience laughter and know that its not over dubbed.

In conclusion They Think Its All Over has already earned its place in T.V. Gold land and really was without doubt a program that you could and would stay in and watch rather that go down the bar and drink. Its a shame that I can't watch it now even if i'm home with no plans and nothing else is on.


3 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
TTIAO - Time to end. Johnny-1810
Has this show ended? paulofthebakers
anyone know where i can get all past episodes slimjim2001_uk
...It is now! Johnny-1810
BBC 1 show 13th Feb phillipgowens
Discuss They Think It's All Over (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?