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28 JANUARY 2015
JAMES BOND CONTEST IN THE FANATICS ON SKY ONE

By: FSWL team
Published:
2015-01-27
The Fanatics is a new UK series on Sky One where experts in various fields compete in the country's toughest tv quiz to date. (FSWL founder Anders Frejdh won the Swedish version of The Fanatics in 2013, Fantasterna on TV4, as one of five contestants in the James Bond topic.)

In the 8 episode series, produced by Victory Television for Sky 1, the specialists will shine in diverse areas within their special subjects. Over a series of rounds three contestants will have to demonstrate incredible powers of recall, observation, dexterity and an unprecedented level of knowledge of their chosen subject. The show is hosted by Baz Ashmawy of 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy fame.

Baz Ashmawy comments: "I'm very excited to have worked on The Fanatics. I loved the vision that Sky and the production team at Victory had for the show. It's a quirky fun show with wonderfully warm, interesting and slightly obsessive contestants. Had lots of fun making it!"

In addition to the honour, the winners receives great prizes. For more, read the press release.

Broadcast schedule (each episode is available to watch online):
• Episode 1, January 7, 2015: A Doctor Who devotee, a boxing aficionado and a London Underground expert battle it out this week.
• Episode 2, January 14, 2015: A Eurovision enthusiast, a mega Sherlock fan and a hopeful hooked on fishing battle it out this week.
• Episode 3, January 21, 2015: A footie fan, a comic book superhero junkie and a contestant with an in-depth knowledge of space flights battle it out this week.
Episode 4, January 28, 2015: A Formula 1 fiend, a Beatles buff and a hopeful with a soft spot for James Bond (FSWL reader Jason Mortlock) battle it out this week.
• Episode 5, February 4, 2015: A Game of Thrones buff, a Liverpool FC fan and a hopeful mad about rollercoasters battle it out this week.
• Episode 6, February 11, 2015: N/A
• Episode 7, February 18, 2015: N/A
• Episode 8, February 25, 2015: N/A

About Sky One:
Sky One is available to view on cable and satellite. The channel is part of BSkyB which is owned by News Corporation. The channel was launched in 1982 when it was originally known as the Sky Channel. The channel's name was changed to Sky One in 1989.

The majority of the shows shown on the channel are American. Current American shows to air on the channel include Lost, Las Vegas, Deadwood and The Simpsons. Series that are made in the United Kingdom that air on the channel include the popular football drama series Dream Team and the reality series Cirque de Celebrite.

Photo above:
Baz Ashmawy, the host for the UK version of The Fanatics, with James Bond contestant Jason Mortlock. © 2015 Radio Times All rights reserved.

Visit the official website for The Fanatics on Sky One for more info:
www.sky.com/tv/show/the-fanatics
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