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The original British version of the quiz show that's become a worldwide hit. Host Chris Tarrant 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 Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Was the object of a fraud attempt by Charles Ingram, his wife Diana Ingram, and former college lecturer Tecwen Whittock. After the trial the episode was shown as Who Wants to Steal a Million? (2003), and a documentary Millionaire: A Major Fraud (2003) was made. See more »

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Good Game Show but showing its age
16 January 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' was totally revolutionary when it first aired in September 1998. The opportunity for someone to become a millionaire by just answering 15 questions was really exciting.

The show originally aired for roughly 10 consecutive nights but later changed to a Saturday night slot.

For the first few years, it was fresh and good to watch, answering the questions along with the contestants was also quite a challenge but as time went on, the show lost some of its character. Underneath the exterior that promotes the chance to win a £million, is basically a bong-standard quiz show. The idea for the show is great but it could seriously do with a complete overall to last another ten years.

Other quiz shows such as 'Blockbusters' and 'Weakest Link' are more competitive and are more exciting to watch.


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