Japan's outrageous 'Human Tetris' show to be remade for the BBC

Arifa Akbar
Sunday 23 October 2011 02:13

A cult Japanese series in which Spandex-clad contestants in hard hats try to hurl themselves though a series of holes in a wall is being adapted for the BBC.

Human Tetris, which is one section of the hit Japanese show Tunnels no minnasan no okage deshita, has been described as "deeply compelling rubbish". The BBC said a production company, Talkback Thames, has bought the rights and was creating a series based on the original. It will be aired on BBC1 this year.

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