Playing for Time

Playing for Time

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Rob Beckett is joined by four celebrity guests as they travel back in time through the decades. Challenged to complete a level of an iconic game in each year, can he and his guests make it back to their normal lives?

Original Air Date: 30/03/2018

Rob is thrown back in time with I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2016 Winner and Gogglebox star, Scarlett Moffatt in this episode of Rob Beckett's Playing For Time in association with GAME. They play their way through the original Pac-Man and jump onto the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) to race their way through the legendary Super Mario Kart. Playing as some of our favourite gaming characters including Lara Croft in Tomb Raider and the loveable Joel from The Last Of Us. Rob & Scarlett are in for a reminiscent adventure.

There are some exciting games to be released this year they won’t want to miss out on; including Shadow of the Tomb Raider, God of War & Smash Bros!

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Original Air Date: 06/04/2018

Join Rob Beckett and BAFTA/EMMY winning actor and writer, Asim Chaudhry, in this episode of Rob Beckett's Playing For Time in association with GAME. Join them as they revive their teenage careers in Paper Boy, hop in the driver’s seat of a yellow taxi in Crazy Taxi and live the dangerous life of an army cadet in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The duo must pop on their headsets to perform a potentially life-saving operation in Surgeon Simulator on the PlayStation Virtual Reality. Can they make it back to 2018?

With Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Detective Pikachu, Skull and Bones and many more exciting titles being released this year, you can try a new career for yourself!

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Original Air Date: 13/04/2018

Prepare for a workout as Rob Beckett travels back in time with popular comedian, Josh Widdicombe, in this episode of Rob Beckett's Playing For Time in association with GAME. Challenged to beat the levels of popular gaming titles throughout the decades such as California Games, NBA Jam, Wii Sports and Rocket League, the duo will attempt to return to their normal lives. Tune in for this episode of Playing for Time to join the Rob and Josh’s gaming quest through the eras as they play some of our favourite video games.

After all, they wouldn’t want to miss out on the games that will be released this year including ONRUSH, Mario Tennis Aces & Smash Bros.!

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Original Air Date: 20/04/2018

Combining gaming and animals makes for a spectacular experience. Rob Beckett and television presenter and mathematician, Rachel Riley, discover some of the best animal video games in this episode of Rob Beckett's Playing for Time. Kerry Godliman guides them through the decades as Rob and Rachel help Frogger cross the road to make it to safety and set off on an adventure with our favourite devious bandicoot in Crash Bandicoot. Experience what it’s like to live as man’s best friend Dog’s Life, and defeat enemies whilst collecting rings in Sonic Mania.

Get ready for an animal craze in the world of gaming with Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze & BIOMUTANT all set to be released for 2018!

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