IMDb > "Total Wipeout" (2008)

"Total Wipeout" (2008) More at IMDbPro »TV series 2008-


Overview

User Rating:
6.0/10   358 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 36% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Contact:
View company contact information for Total Wipeout on IMDbPro.
Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(56 articles)
User Reviews:
Total Wipeout (BBC1) - Review See more (3 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [2])

Richard Hammond ... Himself - Presenter (47 episodes, 2009-2011)

Amanda Byram ... Herself - Presenter (47 episodes, 2009-2011)

Series Directed by
Emma Taylor (33 episodes, 2009-2010)
Will Clough (32 episodes, 2009-2011)
Richard Valentine (31 episodes, 2009-2011)
Michael Matheson (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Writing credits
Andrew Dawson (42 episodes, 2009-2011)
Steve Dawson (42 episodes, 2009-2011)
Tim Inman (42 episodes, 2009-2011)
Richard Porter (9 episodes, 2009)
Christine Rose (3 episodes, 2009)
Aiden Spackman (3 episodes, 2009)

Series Produced by
Warwick Banks .... senior edit producer / producer (45 episodes, 2009-2011)
Andrew Norgate .... series producer / games series producer (45 episodes, 2009-2011)
Emma Taylor .... producer / series producer (45 episodes, 2009-2011)
Andy Rowe .... executive producer (44 episodes, 2009-2011)
Arfan Arif .... assistant producer (36 episodes, 2009-2011)
Cheryl Woodcock .... casting producer / edit producer / ... (33 episodes, 2009-2010)
Luisa De Rienzo .... assistant producer (24 episodes, 2010-2011)
Milly Fraser .... assistant producer (24 episodes, 2010-2011)
Michael Canning .... assistant producer (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Amy Hargreaves .... assistant producer (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Bianca Joseph .... assistant producer (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Rob Billington .... producer (12 episodes, 2011)
Nick Horsley .... edit producer / offline producer (11 episodes, 2009-2011)
Emma Phillips .... assistant producer (8 episodes, 2009)
Mike MacLaine .... edit producer (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sean Kneale .... edit producer (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Richard Mears .... edit producer (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Amanda Wood .... edit producer (3 episodes, 2010)
Keeley van Dyke .... edit producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Holly Adams .... celebrity producer (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ed De Burgh .... celebrity producer (2 episodes, 2010)
Katy Edwards .... celebrity assistant producer (2 episodes, 2010)
Oliver Nash .... edit producer (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Original Music by
Marc Sylvan (45 episodes, 2009-2011)
 
Series Film Editing by
Emlyn Pugh (9 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Production Design by
Patrick Watson (12 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Art Direction by
Brandi Creason (8 episodes, 2009)
Gemma Jones (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
 
Series Makeup Department
Pauline Simmons .... makeup artist (41 episodes, 2009-2011)
Hannah Wynne .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Production Management
Letizia Di Veroli .... unit manager (45 episodes, 2009-2011)
Petrina Good .... director of production (45 episodes, 2009-2011)
Michael Klokkos .... production manager / junior production manager (44 episodes, 2009-2011)
 
Series Art Department
Patrick Watson .... set designer (33 episodes, 2009-2010)
Robb Banks .... model maker (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
Adrian Gee .... art assistant (4 episodes, 2009-2011)
 
Series Sound Department
Mark Holland .... sound supervisor (33 episodes, 2009-2011)
Mark Ryder .... dubbing mixer (21 episodes, 2009-2010)
Tom Corbett .... dubbing mixer (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jamie Selway .... dubbing mixer (9 episodes, 2009-2010)
Ant Sprung .... sound supervisor (8 episodes, 2009)
Alastair McCleave .... sound editor (6 episodes, 2009)
Damian Reynolds .... dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 2009)
Paul Stanton .... sound supervisor (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Fuller .... camera operator (23 episodes, 2009-2011)
Nick Collier .... lighting director (19 episodes, 2009-2010)
Tom Kinane .... lighting director (18 episodes, 2009-2011)
Phil Piotrowsky .... location camera (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Paul McKeeman .... camera supervisor (9 episodes, 2009)
Cathy Becque .... camera operator (8 episodes, 2009)
Warren Hodge .... lighting director (3 episodes, 2011)
John Pomphrey .... lighting director (3 episodes, 2011)
Barry Stedman .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sharon Smith .... stylist (45 episodes, 2009-2011)
Annabel Kerman .... stylist (24 episodes, 2010-2011)
 
Series Editorial Department
Mirella Breda .... commissioning editor: BBC (36 episodes, 2009-2011)
Colin Peters .... colorist (26 episodes, 2009-2011)
Dave Fitzpatrick .... vision mixer (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
Steve Dix .... on-line editor (21 episodes, 2009-2011)
Barney Jordan .... on-line editor (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
Damon Tai .... on-line editor (17 episodes, 2009-2010)
Joss Holmes .... off-line editor (14 episodes, 2009-2011)
Mark Williams .... graphics editor / off-line editor (14 episodes, 2009-2011)
Perry Gibbs .... colorist / commissioning editor: BBC (12 episodes, 2009-2011)
Samuel Baxter .... off-line editor (9 episodes, 2009-2011)
Sonny Sheridan .... colorist (8 episodes, 2009-2011)
Mark Linsey .... commissioning editor: BBC (8 episodes, 2009)
Dan Shirley .... off-line editor (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
Del Shoebridge .... on-line editor (7 episodes, 2009-2010)
Chris Hooker .... off-line editor (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Duncan Stewart .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Michael Pearce .... off-line editor (4 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sam Ralli .... off-line editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Tim Ellison .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2009)
Matthew Jeffreys .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ian Birchall .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2011)
Nathan Lindley .... off-line editor (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Music Department
Jeff Edwards .... composer: additional music / composer: theme music / ... (9 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Other crew
Richard Osman .... script editor / program associate (45 episodes, 2009-2011)
Sandra Smith .... production executive (45 episodes, 2009-2011)
Fatima Lopez .... production coordinator (44 episodes, 2009-2011)
Jessica Andrews .... researcher (36 episodes, 2009-2011)
Liam Nugent .... junior researcher / production team (32 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kabir Jutla .... production secretary (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
Mariano Quijada Vacas .... junior researcher (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
Antoine Lyons .... junior researcher / production runner (24 episodes, 2010-2011)
Marinella Abbondati .... production coordinator (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
Tereza Zemanova .... production coordinator (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Helen Banoha .... researcher (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Luisa De Rienzo .... researcher (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sarah Phillips .... researcher (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Claire Wilks .... production runner (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Philippa Langdon .... senior production coordinator (12 episodes, 2010)
Siobhan Lyons .... researcher (12 episodes, 2010)
Chiara Rabbito .... researcher (12 episodes, 2010)
Claudine Smith .... researcher (12 episodes, 2010)
Sarah Carnie .... junior researcher (12 episodes, 2011)
Dwayne Eaton .... researcher (12 episodes, 2011)
Hannah Fuller .... production secretary (12 episodes, 2011)
Seena Gosrani .... production coordinator (12 episodes, 2011)
Corinna Henderson .... production runner (12 episodes, 2011)
Kele Smith .... production secretary (12 episodes, 2011)
Vivienne Vasquez .... production coordinator (12 episodes, 2011)
Nick Walker .... junior researcher (12 episodes, 2011)
Hannah Wheeler .... junior researcher (12 episodes, 2011)
Rene Cleall .... junior researcher (11 episodes, 2011)
Leah Caffrey .... researcher (8 episodes, 2009)
Rhianwen Davies .... production secretary (8 episodes, 2009)
Paula Haydock .... junior researcher (8 episodes, 2009)
Louise Johnson .... script supervisor (8 episodes, 2009)
Emily Palmer .... junior researcher (8 episodes, 2009)
Richard Scott .... production team (8 episodes, 2009)
Mark Stanworth .... researcher (8 episodes, 2009)
Rob Taylor .... production runner (8 episodes, 2010)
Isabel Mazzaglia .... production secretary (8 episodes, 2011)
Ros Phillips .... talent executive (6 episodes, 2009-2011)
Macarena Lopez-Serrot .... production secretary (6 episodes, 2011)
Jo Azzopardi .... production executive (4 episodes, 2009)
Lauren Garvey .... researcher (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Maisie Maguire .... researcher (2 episodes, 2011)
 

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
55 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Certification:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Goofs:
Errors in geography: In the Total Wipeout award episode at the end of the first series, an international award was given out. Twice in that section, awards were given out to Australian contestants but the graphics for each clip showed a New Zealand flag in the top right hand corner of the screen.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Gates: Episode #1.3" (2012)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Total Wipeout (BBC1) - Review, 24 September 2012
Author: Mouth Box (mail@mouthbox.co.uk) from United Kingdom

If you enjoy being repeatedly hit around the head with a frying pan, you will no doubt be delighted to hear that the BBC has purchased another series of Total Wipeout. If you haven't seen it yet, here's what happens: Lots of people fall into the water in Argentina.

Some of the people fall into the water right away. Some of them survive for a couple of seconds, then fall into the water. After each round a female presenter interviews all the people who have fallen into the water, and asks them how it felt to fall into the water.

"I see you fell into the water," she says, "How was it for you?" The contestants who fall into the water come from all walks of life. Most of them are reasonably fit, but quite a lot of them are fat and unhealthy, creating what TV producers like to call "jeopardy." The show is funny because the contestants fall into the water not once, but over and over again. Over and over again. And, of course, it's even more hilarious when the fat ones fall into the water, because the splash is bigger and their recovery time is slower.

Players are protected from serious head or spinal trauma by protective clothing, but here's the really clever bit – we all know, deep down, that it's only a matter of time before someone sustains a life-threatening injury. Throughout all of this excitement, a tiny man with huge eyes pretends to be in Argentina and reminds us how amusing it all is, via the medium of smug, throwaway one-liners.

There is something deeply annoying about Total Wipeout. If, like "It's a Knockout" it all took place in a British seaside town, and the presenter got thrown in the water himself from time to time, it would all feel less detached. Less clinical. But the bloke from Top Gear is so half-heartedly bolted onto the show that the whole thing comes off feeling cheap and nasty, particularly as the BBC have the nerve to put it on the telly in Primetime.

If it is absolutely necessary to show people repeatedly falling into the water on a Saturday night (and it looks like it is) then at least get someone witty to present it. Week after week ITV's "You've Been Framed" – a programme which should be awful - is rendered sublimely funny by the writing and presenting skills of Harry Hill.

I do not enjoy being repeatedly hit around the head with a frying pan, and subsequently I am not a fan of Total Wipeout. If I want to watch fat people struggling to swim I can visit Florida.

For more TV reviews visit mouthbox.co.uk

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (3 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for "Total Wipeout" (2008)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Boring commentary runyonave
great saturday night programme s-mallinson
Total Wipeout Facebook game. markutting88
HOW TO APPLY TO BE A CONTESTANT quickroutex
What did they change in week 3? claremccormack
What a load of rubbish itschristmas
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
"Just the Two of Us" "The Apprentice" "Come Dine with Me" "Masterchef Goes Large" "Shattered"
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Episode guide Company credits News articles
IMDb TV section IMDb Game-Show section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.

You may add a new episode for this TV series by clicking the 'add episode' button