Preview – Rob Beckett’s Playing for Time

Rob Beckett's Playing for Time
Rob Beckett's Playing for Time: - (Rob Beckett). Picture Publicist: Charlie Fearn. Photographer: Mark Allan.

The south London comic presents this new comedy about video games.

Well, it’s partly about video games. For some reason Beckett has added some kind of sci-fi plot to this show, in which he and a guest (tonight it’s Scarlett Moffatt) travel back in time, and have to return to the present by playing a different video game from the 1980s, 90s and 00s, dealing with the fashions of each era.

With this time travel element, you feel that Playing for Time may be too gimmicky in comparison to Dave’s Go 8 Bit.

Rob Beckett’s Playing for Time is on Channel 4 at 23.15.

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