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Big Box Little Box

Series 1-Episode 1
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Series 1-Episode 1

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Review

Watching people test the latest gadgets and gizmos to see whether they live up to the hype or are just a waste of space may be useful but, frankly, could be a bit dull. However, the five families here are Gogglebox-funny.

 

Retirees Ford and Jane are reminiscent of Leon and June. They find the bluetooth glove technically challenging, constantly bellowing, “I can’t hear you!” into their thumb. Joan, on the other hand, thinks the food that heats itself up in the can would be OK “if I was at Glastonbury and Beyoncé was Beyoncing…” while the Nottingham housemates drink gin to keep themselves hydrated as they sit in the pop-up sauna, drive the electric car as if they were on a go-cart track and use the teppanyaki grill to fry eggs.

 

It’s hardly a Which-style evaluation of the products but it will make you laugh out loud.  

Summary

Tom Baker narrates the consumer show that sees members of five households across the length and breadth of Britain take delivery of a batch of the latest gadgets and gizmos, from a home sauna to the newest spray-tanning technology. From the comfort of their own homes, the ordinary members of the public are given the opportunity to provide viewers with their own completely unvarnished judgement on whether the newest products on the block are completely indispensable - or just utterly useless.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Tom Baker
Executive Producer Mirella Breda
Series Producer Lucy Shepherd

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