Is your office a hive of extrovert creativity? Are you charming types
who would like to appear on TV with Tom O’Connor? Mesmerized, a new game
show, is filming its first series this summer and the organisers are
looking for 16 four-strong teams to take part.
Marketing and meeja types are being targeted because (honestly) research
shows that, along with hairdressers and hotel managers, they come over
well on TV. We know this because TV-Board Games, the people behind the
on-screen series and the related Mesmerized board game, have been
engaged in tireless research on the subject.
All teams will be sent the board game (write to TV-Board Games, 5 The
Avenue, Richmond, Surrey) so they can practice before they are
‘auditioned’. Successful foursomes will be hypnotised before the show so
that whenever they hear a key word they will speak or behave oddly.
Just how this oddness will work on screen remains to be seen. People
behaving oddly on game shows? It seems appropriate to adapt Dorothy
Parker’s line on hearing that President Coolidge had died: ‘How will we