Nintendo gets UK TV show in “Britain’s Best Brain”

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 2 July 2009 10:14 GMT


Nintendo’s announced “Britain’s Best Brain”, a Five TV programme in the format of the endless, suicide-inducing talent shows vomited all over recent annual schedules.

Contestants will take part in national heats, competing on Wii and DS games including Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old is your Brain?, Wii Fit and Big Brain Academy.

There’s a list of regionals after the break. If you’re interested, look at this.

Coincidentally, MCV reckons Nintendo’s coughed up £2 million for this.


-Brains of Britain invited to audition for Five’s exciting new TV series in nationwide tour-

Are you a whizz at quizzes, nuts about numbers and have a mind boggling memory? Then you could be in with the chance of starring in Five’s new prime-time TV show, Britain’s Best Brain powered by Nintendo.

Nintendo and Five are launching a nationwide quest to find the best brains in Britain, putting prospective contestants through a series of challenges in a nationwide road show which will visit major cities across the UK, during July and August:



CastleCourt Shopping Centre, Belfast

4th & 5th July

Metro Centre, Newcastle

11th & 12th July

Braehead Shopping Centre, Glasgow

18th & 19th July

Arndale Centre, Manchester

25th & 26th July

Westfield’s Shopping Centre, London

1st & 2nd August

Queen Street, Cardiff

8th & 9th August

The Bullring, Birmingham

15th & 16th August

The challenges are designed to stretch and test your mental and physical limits on popular games on the Nintendo Wii and DS, including Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old is your Brain?, Wii Fit and Big Brain Academy.

So, if you think you’re excellent at problem solving, have an outstanding memory, or perfect co-ordination, head to your nearest road show to see if you can make it to the audition booth and be in with the chance of appearing on Britain’s Best Brain.

Prospective contestants can also apply to be part of the show by visiting .

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