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DoND not Live

I am a bit sad that Deal or No Deal Live is no longer with us, of course nothing stays live forever, but this one never really fulfilled its potential. It’s been taken down now, although I wouldn’t be surprised if the format itself is resurrected someday.

Before leaving Endemol however I did take some footage of it running, which i’ve posted here for posterity..

The Million Pound Drop – Play-along game

The Million Pound Drop is one of those classic formats that only come around occasionally.  The show was invented by Remarkable TV’s MD David Flynn and it has a devilishly simple premise where contestants are given a million pounds in cash at the start of the show and simply asked to keep as much of […]

Million Pound Drop picks up New Media Age award

The very nice chaps at Channel 4 put the Million Pound Drop Play-along game up for three awards earlier this year and last Thursday it won the New Media Age award for Entertainment, meaning we have scored some kind of unholy awards trifecta in this area. To be honest I would have been happy with […]

BAFTA win for the Million Pound Drop Live

Last Sunday was my last night in the UK before setting off to my new home in Australia, so it’s hard to imagine a better send off than the one we had courtesy of BAFTA at the 2011 Television Craft awards. Channel 4 had put forward the Play-along game from the Million Pound Drop Live […]

Big Brother Auditions website

My last project for Endemol UK was putting together this application website for the 2011 series of Big Brother. Built in a few days following the announcement that BB was to find a new home on Channel 5 and timed to launch along with official announcements in the Northern & Shell the site provides an […]

Down Under

So some big personal news: after six years at Endemol Digital Media I’m leaving and moving on.. quite a long way as it goes, to Melbourne, Australia! It’s a move prompted by my Aussie partner’s wish to be closer to her family and to give our little girl the kind of outdoor life she would […]

I Can Cook game

This game was built to support our new cooking show for kids (age 3-6) I Can Cook. The idea was to design a game that could demonstrate to children some of the activities found within cooking and to give them a sense of the steps required to complete different recipes. We used real recipes found […]

Dreamarena 2

  18 months after its initial launch we decided to overhaul the design and scope of the Dreamarena portal site ( the walled garden content portal available only to Dreamcast owners – see Dreamarena ) The site had organically grown, in terms of content, but so had the pressure for real estate on the site’s […]

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