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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 

The original British version of the quiz show that's become a worldwide hit. Host asks hopeful contestants a series of questions, each more difficult than the last. As the questions get ... See full summary »

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Chris Tarrant Chris Tarrant ...  Himself - Host / ... 60 episodes, 1998-2014
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The original British version of the quiz show that's become a worldwide hit. Host asks hopeful contestants a series of questions, each more difficult than the last. As the questions get harder, the prize money increases, until at last the lucky (or smart) contestant reaches the million-pound prize. Written by Stewart Murdock

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4 September 1998 (UK) See more »

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The first UK winner of the jackpot was Judith Keppel in 2000. She correctly identified Henry II as the English husband of Eleanor of Aquitaine, and subsequently became a regular on Eggheads (2003). See more »

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Referenced in Elvira's Movie Macabre: The Brain That Wouldn't Die (2010) See more »

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Ruined by its very annoying presenter
25 April 2017 | by DavidYZSee all my reviews

This is a good idea for a quiz show format, but it was a big mistake having Chris Tarrant as its presenter. He's at his worst here: very annoying and smug. He wastes a lot of time asking the contestants irrelevant things about their personal lives. When the actual quiz questions start, the first few are ridiculously easy. After those pointless starter questions, Tarrant often takes a ridiculously long time between the contestant giving his/her answer and revealing the answer.

Another problem is the lifelines. 50:50 just reduces the risk of being knocked out from 3 in 4 to 1 in 2. Ask the audience is only useful early on, because most of them have a severe lack of general knowledge. It's common for the majority of the audience to choose the wrong answer during that lifeline.


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