Re: Hayato Tani talks Takeshi's Castle on BBC World Service Note the use of the UK game names by the presenter. It's still nice to hear Tani still having affection for the show. It does sound like they had made a good choice with him, hearing him talk about how he didn't consider TV as too different from film and stage. He basically thinks 'hey, acting is acting', so he was able to just roll with it.
Re: Hayato Tani talks Takeshi's Castle on BBC World Service Great interview!
Yeah one of the harder things in remakes seems to be finding competitors as crazy as the ones in Japan Indonesia had that pretty right the first time, but turned it into a girl-group talk-show
I couldn't tell if it was Tani or the translator just saying this as an excerpt, but I beg to differ that the challenges got increasingly bizzare! I think the later games were less weird and appeared more substantial. The "wackiest" challenges usually featured near the beginning of the show's run (Uphill Garden being a prime example).
And interesting to hear that people got mad Guessing that was a small amount anyway!
Re: Hayato Tani talks Takeshi's Castle on BBC World Service You're right, I remember several instances where a player appeared agitated upon losing a game, but never thought it was a common occurrence. To be fair though, I guess the General never said it was!