BBC1 orders Bandicoot’s strategy gameshow






British pubcaster BBC1 has commissioned a strategy gameshow from Argonon Group-owned multi-genre prodco Bandicoot.

Hosted by English journalist and television presenter Dan Walker (pictured), Chase the Case features five players, each given a case containing a secret amount of cash. The contestants answer questions to win visits to a soundproof vault where they learn more about about what’s in their opponents’ cases.

Never allowed to see the contents within their own case, the 20 x 45-minute series will see players attempting to steal the other’s case in head-to-head challenges. The challenger that crosses the finish line first will open their case and take home the cash prize.

Bandicoot’s Daniel Nettleton and Derek McLean serve as executive producers on the series, which was commissioned by Jo Street, BBC commissioning editor of entertainment and daytime.

The commission marks the first between the recently launched production studio and the BBC.

“The format encapsulates all the drama and tension of a smart strategy quiz show with flashes of reality TV when we get to know our players and their game-plan better in the ‘sound proof vault,” added McLean and Nettleton in a joint statement. “The show will be high on drama and brinksmanship, with a nail-biting race to get your case across the finish line in every show.”