Beat the Boss


Beat the Boss

Infobox Television
show_name = Beat the Boss


caption = "Beat the Boss" Title Card
genre = Business
Gameshow
creator =
director = Natalie Moody
presenter = #Saira Khan
theme_music_composer =
composer =
country = UK
language = English
num_seasons = 3
num_episodes = 31
list_episodes =
executive_producer = Gillian Scothern
producer = Natalie Moody Moray London
editor = Mike Holliday
Michelle Turkington
camera = Ian Nelson
Paul Caddis
Richard Lloyd
runtime = 28 minutes
network = BBC One
first_aired = May 22 2006
last_aired = present
website = http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/beattheboss/
imdb_id =
tv_com_id =

"Beat the Boss" is a BBC TV programme in the UK, presented by Saira Khan.Two teams, one kids team named "The Bright Sparks", and one adult team named "The Big Shots", have to create a product that will appeal to the kid's market. At the end of each episode, a panel of kids vote for their favourite product and the team with the most votes wins a limousine ride home while the losers take the bus.

Comic Relief does Beat the Boss

A special version of Beat the Boss was shown before Red Nose Day 2007. It involved The Bright Sparks and a celebrity team of The Big Shots comprising of Joe Pasquale, Duncan Bannatyne and Chantelle Preston. The teams had to design a suit for Lenny Henry to wear on the night. Viewers were asked to phone in and vote for their favourite.During Red Nose Day 2007, Saira Khan and the two teams were on the stage, and Saira Khan announced that the winners were "The Bright Sparks", Lenny Henry came from backstage wearing the designed suit.

eries 1

Fruit Drink

#Aired: Monday 22nd May 2006
#Filmed: 2005

Portable pooch pack

#Aired: Monday 29th May 2006
#Filmed: 2005

Staring:George GambalNina FranklinSam Smith

Ultimate Lesiure Inflatable

#Aired: Monday 5th June 2006
#Filmed: 2005

Dream Sleepover Kit

#Aired: Monday 12th June 2006
#Filmed: 2005

Practical Joke Product

#Aired: Monday 19th June 2006
#Filmed: 2005

eries 2

Board Game

#Aired: Monday 21st May 2007
#Filmed: 2006

Ice cream

#Aired: Monday 28th May 2007
#Filmed: 2006

Cycling Product

#Aired: Monday 4th June 2007
#Filmed: 2006

Hair Styling Product

#Aired: Monday 11th June 2007
#Filmed: 2006

Football Training kit

#Aired: Monday 18th June 2007
#Filmed: 2006

Chill out chair

#Aired: Monday 10th September 2007
#Filmed: 2007

Breakfast Ceral

#Aired: Monday 17th September 2007
#Filmed: 2007

Pet product

#Aired: Monday 24th September 2007
#Filmed: 2007

Outdoor Game

#Aired: Monday 1st October 2007
#Filmed: 2007

wimming product

#Aired: Monday 8th October 2007
#Filmed: 2007

eries 3

Reptiles

#Aired: Monday 20th May 2008
#Filmed: 2007
*Brief: Create a new product for the pet reptile market
*Bright Sparks product: An Australian-themed reptile house called "Dragon's Lair"
*Big Shots product: A reptile house with a desert environment
*Winner: The Bright Sparks

Toy rocket

#Aired: Monday 27th May 2008
#Filmed: 2007
*Brief: Design a new toy rocket
*Bright Sparks product: A water-powered rocket
*Big Shots product: A Concorde-shaped rocket with a camera attachment
*Winner: The Bright Sparks

Bed

#Aired: Monday 2nd June 2008
#Filmed: 2007
*Brief: Design a new bed for kids
*Bright Sparks product: A football-themed bed
*Big Shots product: A four-poster bed with lighting
*Winner: The Big Shots

Hand Luggage

#Aired: Monday 9th June 2008
#Filmed: 2007
*Brief: Design a new item of hand luggage for kids
*Bright Sparks product: A rucksack with musical extras, called "Music Magic"
*Big Shots product: A globe-themed bag, called "Globag"
*Winner: The Bright Sparks

Tent

#Aired: Monday 16th June 2008
#Filmed: 2007
*Brief: Design a new outdoors product for kids
*Bright Sparks product: A four-armed tent, "Smiley Podz"
*Big Shots product: A tent with different areas for different activities, called "Octo Pad"
*Winner: The Bright Sparks

Birthday Cake

#Aired: Monday 23rd June 2008
#Filmed: 2008
*Brief: Design a birthday cake
*Bright Sparks product: A star-shaped cake surrounded with cupcakes, called "Shout Out Cake Kit"
*Big Shots product: A jungle-themed cake, called "The Amazing Exploding Chocolate Lake Cake"
*Winner: The Big Shots

Series 4

Series 4 was partly filmed in America, with one of the briefs being to design a sauce (or a number of sauces) for Heinz. It was filmed during the Summer of 2008 and shall be aired in the early months of 2009, most likely January.

Other versions

In September 2008, an Irish version of the show in Irish language started on BBC Northern Ireland. Hosted by Céara Ní Choinn, it is titled Gaisce Gnó (Be the Business). In this version, the Big Shots appear to come more from the visual media world than from big business. The first episode's challenge was to create a board game.


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