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Fifteen to One
Member Name: kirstieksf
Fifteen to One
Date: 15/08/00, updated on 28/11/00 (83 review reads)
Advantages: Intelligent questions, more 'serious' than many quiz shows
'Fifteen to One' is a half hour quiz show presented by William G Stewart, which is currently screened from 4 to 4:30pm Monday to Friday on Channel Four.
The basic idea is that fifteen contestants of various ages and circumstances begin the show with three lives each. Each one is asked a question on a general knowledge topic, and if they get it right they stay in the game, but if they are wrong or don't answer they lose a life. Eventually only three contestants remain, and they are asked more general knowledge questions, but at this stage the game changes slightly. When they get a question right, they can either choose to answer another question themselves, or to nominate one of the other two players to answer a question, and hope they get it wrong, thereby eliminating themselves.
At the end of the game, the player who is left either goes onto the leader board for the current series, or get's invited back to take part again in the next series.
I'm not generally a fan of television quizzes, with a few notable exceptions, because I find many of them to be presented by aging comedians who have lost much of their appeal (assuming they ever had any). However, 'Fifteen to One' is an intelligent show, with well thought out questions, that are not ridiculously easy, nor impossible for the average person to answer.
I'm always surprised by how many questions I am able to answer correctly, and it really shows you how many things you know, but didn't realise you knew!
I'd definitely recommend 'Fifteen to One' if you like quiz shows, and it's a good general knowledge quiz for all ages.