The quest for the coveted Big Brass Mug has gone global with the first format version of Hard Quiz to air in The Netherlands this weekend, when public broadcaster BNNVARA premiere their first episode of “Hard Spel” on Saturday July 4 on NPO 1.
Produced by Dutch production company, SkyHighTV, the new name translates as Hard Play.
Hosted by Richard Groenendijk, this Dutch language version will follow the same format as Australia’s Hard Quiz.
Australian host and the original custodian of the Big Brass Mug, Tom Gleeson said, “We’ve sold Hard Quiz to the country that gave us Big Brother and The Voice.”
Hard Quiz returns to the ABC on Wednesday June 15 at 8pm.
Hard Quiz is produced by Thinkative Television for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Format sales were handled by Hat Trick International for Guesswork Distribution.