Channel 4 Commissions ‘Rob Beckett’s Playing for Time’ Time Travel Video Game Series!
Channel 4 has commisioned a brand new comedy entertainment series called ‘Rob Beckett’s Playing for Time‘ it has been announced today.
The series sees comedian Rob Beckett and a host of celebrity guests including Josh Widdicombe, Rachel Riley, Asim Chaudhry and Scarlett Moffat “travel back in time” to the 1980’s. As with all time travel adventures, Rob and his guest’s aim is to return to the present day but, to do so, they will have to complete a level of an iconic game in each decade so they can make it back to 2018.
“If you think being paid to play classic computer games sounds like the best job in the world…that’s because it absolutely 100% is,” enthused Beckett. “I had so much fun playing with old friends like Sonic, Mario and Lara Croft.”
Over the course of each episode, Rob and his guest will be led through the eras by the comedian Kerry Godliman who will play the important role of time lord of the space-time continuum. They will stop off in the 1980’s, the 1990’s and the noughties where they’ll dress in the fashions from that era – such as the New Romantics through to grunge in the 90’s – all whilst sharing stories and reminiscing about the movies, music and crazes from each decade and hopefully returning to the present day.
Specialist gaming retailer GAME Retail is partnering on the series and will be bringing the show to life and celebrating the series with a full channel content and retail activation plan including key gaming influencers from their Player One Talent programme.
“The show showcases the entertainment of gaming, highlighting the social fun of playing together with friends,” adds Natalie Amosu, Chief Marketing Officer, GAME Retail. “As a business built by Gamers for Gamers, this is our DNA. Community is the heart of everything we do at Game, so naturally, we jumped at the opportunity to work with Rob and Channel 4 on a show that celebrates this.”
We’re all for more shows which celebrate classic gaming, and throw in a time travel twist, and we’re sold! No news on when ‘Rob Beckett’s Playing for Time‘ will air on Channel 4, but we will keep you posted.