Good News Week‘s Claire Hooper this week takes a determined approach to solving the mystery of the ABC’s Sleuth 101.
As host Cal Wilson told TV Tonight, she was intent on solving the crime “Delete Cache.”
“She was great, picking up on lots of clues whereas other people missed everything –and some still got it right and some were hideously wrong,” said Wilson.
“It was really interesting from my point of view having read the scripts to see what clues people picked up and what people left.
“The thing that is so great is that they all have a very different approach. They all attack it in a very different way.”
The cross between a mystery and an improvisation show offers no pre-show assistance to the celebrity detectives.
“They see the footage for the first time when the audience sees the footage. So they’re going in blind,” says Wilson.
“And the recording doesn’t run much longer than what you see on screen. It’s almost ‘as it happens.'”
This week’s victim is Rush star Samuel Johnson with other cast members including Tommy Dassalo, Emily Taheny, Katrina Milosevic and Nazeem Hussain.
Yet to appear as Detectives are Adam Richard, Colin Lane, Hamish Blake, Julia Morris, and Peter Rowsthorn.
Wilson says she would like to see how a non-comedian tackles the job of solving a crime.
“Hopefully if we get another series there’s room to do that, although a politician would probably end up convincing you that the wrong person had done it.”
Sleuth 101 airs 8pm Fridays on ABC1.