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Game Show Genres
Trivia/Quiz Game Shows:
• Tipping Point
• Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
• Wheel Of Fortune
Game Show Genres
Panel Game Shows:
• Would I Lie To You?
• What’s My Line?
Game Shows Based On Board and Card Games:
• Family Game Night
• Monopoly Millionaires’ Club
Musical Game Shows:
• Don’t Forget The Lyrics
Activity – Orientated/Stunt Shows:
Style – British television trivia/quiz show. It is set in a dark lit studio which
creates an intense atmosphere. It is quite a serious game based on general
knowledge. There is usually a panel of 4 contestants, 1 chaser and the
Contestants – Members of the public or celebrities in special shows.
Chasers – Mark Labbett, Shaun Wallace, Anne Hegerty, Paul Sinha, Jenny Ryan.
Schedule – Weekdays at 5pm on ITV.
Audience – 4-5 million viewers at home, as well as 300 in-studio audience
members for only celebrity specials.
Presenter – Bradley Walsh (an English actor, comedian, television presenter
and former professional footballer)
Structure – Running time is 60 minutes (including adverts).
The ChaseGameplay and Rules:
Contestants have 1 minute to build up as much cash as they can by answering quick-fire questions. Each question is worth £1000.
The Chaser's Offers:
The amount the contestant wins goes onto the board, three steps ahead of the Chaser. Contestants then have the chance to
change their starting position - if they want a bigger head start on the Chaser, they can start one step closer to home, but the
Chaser will offer them a lesser amount of money. This could even mean a minus amount! Or, if they are feeling brave, they can
start a step closer to the Chaser for which they will be offered a higher amount!
Decision made, every correct answer to multiple choice questions moves the contestant and their money one step closer to
home however, get a question wrong and they stay where they are. The Chaser answers the same questions and tries to close
the gap between them. Make it home safely and they go through to the Final Chase along with the money they have built up, but
get caught and they go out with nothing.
The Final Chase:
Surviving contestants work as a team to answer as many questions as they can in 2 minutes. For every contestant through to The
Final Chase, they get an extra step head start on the Chaser. They then get one step for every correct answer and must then
watch nervously as the Chaser is given two minutes to try and catch them. If the Chaser gets a question wrong and the team can
get it right, they push the Chaser back one step. If the Chaser fails to catch the team, they win and split the cash pot equally
between them; if they are caught they go home with nothing.