Merrick Watts unearths ABC’s archive with new show Tractor Monkeys

Merrick Watts is set to host a new panel quiz show based around ABC archive footage.

Titled Tractor Monkeys, production will begin mid next month on the eight-part series, to screen in 2013 on ABC1.

The teams will be led by comedian Dave O’Neil and Katie ‘Monty’ Dimond who was Watt’s co-host on Nova last year.

According to the press release, teams will “battle their way through quick fire rounds of questions and games inspired by ABC TV’s eclectic archive vault.”

Watts said of the show: “I’m genuinely excited to be hosting this show for the ABC. Aunty’s film vaults are an endless source of comedy gold that I can’t wait to unlock.”

Jennifer Collins, ABC TV’s head of entertainment said: “With Merrick at the wheel, Tractor Monkeys promises a fast and chaotic ride through the bizarre, wonderful and at times disturbing trends, fads and social phenomena that have shaped us all.”



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