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== Inventor ==
== Inventor ==
Based on the Dutch lottery format één tegen honderd.
Based on the Dutch lottery format ''Eenenheren versenagerht Einhunderwoortentortengen'' (read: ''Een Tegen 100'').
==See also==
==See also==

Revision as of 20:29, 3 September 2006



Dermot O'Leary


Initial for BBC One, 2006


The BBC go into default mode and hire Dermot O'Leary for this new lotto quizzer.

Based on a successful, if complicated, Dutch lottery format, the aim of the game is for one contestant to answer questions against 100 others and eventually try to eliminate them all.

The player has a choice of two topics and are asked a three-way multiple choice question on their chosen category. The "100" are given six seconds to answer via pressing a keypad. The "1" can then give their answer in their own time, Millionaire-style. If the 1 is correct, they stay in the game. If they are wrong, they leave with nothing. If any of the 100 get a question wrong they are eliminated, and for each elimination the 1 receives £1,000. However, to get their hands on the money they must eliminate all 100 opponents.

Here's where it gets complicated. After the first question they are given three "dodges" (lifelines *cough*). These allow the 1 avoid answering a question - however, wrong answers from the 100 are still eliminated but the 1 doesn't earn any money for this. To cap it all, the 1's current money is halved.

To further the Beano theme further, a "bonus dodge" topic may come up later in the game (presumably if the producer likes a contestant enough). This is a question of unknown topic whereby getting it right wins the 1 another dodge. Also available is one "double", a joker the 1 can play before a question where each elimination of the 100 is worth £2000 a head.

£50,000 is added to the final total to anyone who can complete a game. Therefore, *technically* the top prize does match the pre-show rumoured £250,000 but that would involve the 1 playing their double on the first question and all 100 audience members getting the question wrong. Frankly, it's not gonna happen and it's just not as good a prize as Deal or No Deal's. That a lottery show on prime-time BBC can't compete with Channel 4 daytime is a sad state of affairs.

When the 1 player has failed or completed their run, the next 1 is selected from those in the 100 who remained in the game (if applicable).


Based on the Dutch lottery format Eenenheren versenagerht Einhunderwoortentortengen (read: Een Tegen 100).

See also

National Lottery shows


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