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    Room 101

    Room 101

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    BBC
    If you had the chance to banish some of your worst nightmares to the depth of Room 101 what would they be and why? Frank Skinner presents this comical chat show asking guests to nominate their pet hates, he then chooses one to banish. Originally hosted by Nick Hancock then Paul Merson; they presented the show with a different format whereby one guest was on the show talking about a number of items they want to put in Room 101 and Hancock/Merson would decide if the item should go in. Under Skinner's reign three guests compete to get their items banished with Skinner deciding which goes in.moreless
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    University Challenge

    University Challenge

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    BBC
    Long-running quiz show based on the US format "College Bowl". Two teams of four students representing institutions of higher education, answer questions of a generally more difficult standard than most quiz shows. The original ITV incarnation started on a winner-stays-on system with teams retiring after three victories and the top-scorers returning for a knock-out phase at the end of the series, later changing to the straight knock-out system carried through to the BBC revival.moreless
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    A Question of Sport

    A Question of Sport

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    Welcome to the A Question of Sport guide at TV.com. Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell are the current team captains and every week two sports celebrities join each team. They are quizzed on all types of sports and their players. Sue Barker is the current presenter of the programme.moreless
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    Big Break

    Big Break

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    BBC (ended 2002)
    Big Break is a British game show based around the game of snooker, it is presented by comedian Jim Davidson and former snooker player John Virgo. There are three contestants participating, each joined by a professional snooker player chosen at random. The contestant would answer the questions and the pro player would take care of the elements occurring on the snooker table.
    The following are the rounds in Big Break:

    Red Hot
    Each contestant starts with ten seconds on their clock, they are then given three questions, for each one they get right ten seconds is added to their clock. The snooker player then has to pot as many of the 10 red balls in the time won by the contestants. The lowest scoring team is eliminated.

    Virgo's Trick Shot
    The contestant eliminated in Red Hot is given the chance to win a consolation prize, they have to recreate a trick shot performed by John Virgo.

    Pocket Money
    The snooker player would play by traditional snooker rules for ninety seconds. For every ball they potted it would be worth money for their contestant, the values in pounds were ten times the points in snooker (so the reds are worth £10, the yellow is £20 and so on). If the player missed a ball the contestant would have to answer a question before play is resumed, the category of the question is determined by which ball is missed. The lowest scoring team is eliminated.

    Categories:
    • Red (Pot Luck)
    • Yellow (Past)
    • Green (Music)
    • Brown (Places)
    • Blue (People)
    • Pink (Sports)
    • Black (Screen)

    Make or Break?
    In the final it is down to the snooker player to eliminate all the balls from the table, playing by traditional snooker rules. For each colour they eliminate a prize is won for the contestant. To make things easier, the contestant is given the chance to eliminate up to five reds from the table by answering five questions, this will allow the player to reach the colours more quickly and win more prizes. There are ninety seconds for the contestant to answer the five questions and the player to eliminate the balls.moreless
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    That's Showbusiness

    That's Showbusiness

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    BBC (ended 1996)
    Mike Smith presents the Radio to TV, Quiz show with Team Captains Gloria Hunniford and Kenny Everett.