The Boss

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Calman beginning a number of shows by saying "nice guys finish last". No they don't. People who are in the boss's office in the first round and whose opponent is better than them at puzzles finish last.
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Calman beginning a number of shows in the first series by saying "nice guys finish last". No they don't. People who are in the boss's office in the first round and whose opponent is better than them at puzzles finish last.
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Another of Calman's habits was preceding how much the team had won in a particular round by saying, for instance, "you were playing for £30 per question so if you'd have had a perfect round you would've added £390 into the prize pot". If it'd been a perfect round, they would've been playing for a multiple of £100 per question…
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Current revision as of 16:04, 27 July 2020

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Host

Susan Calman

Broadcast

BBC Studios for BBC One, 24 April to 13 October 2017 (45 episodes in 2 series)

Synopsis

Workforce-based quiz show. A boss is chosen amongst five players (in the first series, most correct buzzer questions after two minutes gets to pick, while in the second series a boss is chosen at random) and answers five questions to determine the value of each question. Contestants faced two minutes of multiple-choice quickfire questions, then decide whether or not to challenge to become the boss. If they don't the boss picks two workforce members to visit the boss's office. The two people in the office face puzzles to determine who leaves the show; first to two correct answers (series 1) or three correct answers (series 2) survives. Repeat until two remain.

In Round 4, the two players provide halves of solutions to two-answer questions for fifths of the prize fund. They then decide whether to split the fund equally or challenge for the whole pot, in which case one more puzzle is asked.

Key moments

Calman beginning a number of shows in the first series by saying "nice guys finish last". No they don't. People who are in the boss's office in the first round and whose opponent is better than them at puzzles finish last.

Another of Calman's habits was preceding how much the team had won in a particular round by saying, for instance, "you were playing for £30 per question so if you'd have had a perfect round you would've added £390 into the prize pot". If it'd been a perfect round, they would've been playing for a multiple of £100 per question…

Title music

Marc Sylvan

Inventors

The credits say "developed by Kieron Collins, Gareth JM Edwards, Ross Haymes, Damon Pattison". Collins and Edwards are also credited as Executive Producers.

Web links

Official site

See also

Weaver's Week review

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