We’re delighted that this truly unique and brilliantly hilarious format is launching in another two markets. Hypnosis is a fascinating process that when teamed with a gameshow creates an utterly entertaining experience for both the contestants and the audienceSumi Connock, Creative Director of Formats, BBC Worldwide
Date: 19.02.2018     Last updated: 19.06.2018 at 13.43
At its annual Showcase event in Liverpool BBC Worldwide announced today that the format license for You’re Back in the Room, a Tuesday’s Child title, has been sold to Poland and Portugal. The local versions of the hypnotic gameshow will be available to Polish and Portuguese audiences from Spring 2018.

In Poland the format is already in production by ATM Grupa for free to air channel TVN under the local title Hipnoza. It will consist of eight episodes and be hosted by one of the most popular TVN channel presenters, Filip Chajzer. The hypnotic twist will come from Artur Makieła, a hypnotist and a member of the British Association of Hypnotherapy. 

Ten episodes of the Portugese version of the show will be produced by Shine Iberia for commercial broadcaster SIC. The local version called DivertidaMente will be hosted by João Manzarra, one of the most well-known presenters in Portugal, having been the host of entertainment series such as: So You Think You Can Dance, X Factor and Anything Goes. José Tejada who is part of Keith Barry’s team in UK, AUS and US will be the hypnotist. 

You’re Back In The Room sees five complete strangers take on a series of seemingly simple tasks for cash prizes. The problem is that the contestants are hypnotised with specific triggers designed to completely interfere with the games, making them much harder, more frustrating and as a result, brilliantly entertaining.  

The show premiered in UK in 2015 with a peak audience of 5.2 million viewers, ranking within the UK’s top ten highest rated Entertainment shows of 2015 and the highest rated new Entertainment launch of 2015. It has since been licensed to Australia, French Canada, France, Slovakia, Slovenia, USA, Colombia, Netherlands and New Zeland. The latest sale makes Poland and Portugal 10th and 11th territory where the format will have its local version. 

Sumi Connock, Creative Director of Formats, BBC Worldwide said, “We’re delighted that this truly unique and brilliantly hilarious format is launching in another two markets. Hypnosis is a fascinating process that when teamed with a gameshow creates an utterly entertaining experience for both the contestants and the audience”.  

Hipnoza will premiere in Poland on Saturday 3rd of March in the prime time slot, DivertidaMente will go to air in Portugal in Spring. 

 

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For more information, please contact:

Aleksandra Biardzka

Communications Officer Poland

BBC Worldwide

aleksandra.biardzka@bbc.com