The Generation Game with Mel and Sue returns TONIGHT on BBC One

The Generation Game is coming back to our screens tonight with Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins running proceedings.


Mel & Sue will be back with the second half of their new two-part series from this evening, the BBC has confirmed.

The air date for The Generation Game’s 2018 reboot has now been announced as Sundays at 8PM on BBC One.

This classic show will combine elements everyone knows and loves from the original series, whilst being brought up to date with a hilarious selection of brand new games and challenges for families of all ages to play in studio and enjoy watching at home.

Pairs of family members across generations will battle it out in a series of fun performance and task based games with the ultimate goal of facing the legendary conveyor belt, and taking home an array of fabulous prizes.

All the family pairs will start the show in the studio audience and only find out which game they’re playing when Mel and Sue get them from their seats.


There’s no time for rehearsals in this gameshow, so anything could happen on the night.

Mel and Sue are joined by a panel of star judges, there to score the family pairs after each game and ultimately decide which pair faces the conveyor belt.

Furthermore, special celebrity guests will be getting involved in the action along the way.

In tonight’s episode, four family pairs from different generations battle it out in games including cake decorating, balloon modelling, a vanishing box magic trick, and dancing the Argentine Tango with Latin legends, Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace.

Mel and Sue are also joined by celebrity panellists, comedian Roisin Conaty and presenter Melvin Odoom, plus special appearances from Basil Brush and surprise guests!

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins said: “It’s a cuddly toy, it’s a toaster, it’s a circular power saw, no it’s MEL AND SUE DOING THE GENERATION GAME! We can’t believe it, we are so excited!”

Charlotte Moore, Director of Content, added: “The Generation Game is an iconic BBC One show, so to be able to bring it back for today’s audience with Mel and Sue overseeing things is a wonderful moment for the channel.”


Kate Phillips, Controller Entertainment Commissioning, said: “We’re so thrilled to be bringing back this much loved show to BBC One. With the marvellous Mel and Sue at the helm, it promises to be a real treat for all generations.”

Guy Freeman, Editor, Special Events and Formats BBC Studios, commented: “When asked, this is the TV show that viewers most wanted to see back on their screens and so we are thrilled to be able to make that happen with Mel and Sue, who I know will have just as much fun hosting it as contestants will playing it.”