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Seasons:
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Release Date:
4 September 1998 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
The original British version of the quiz show that's become a worldwide hit. Host Chris Tarrant asks hopeful contestants a series of questions... See more »
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Awards:
16 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Good Game Show but showing its age See more (11 total) »

Cast

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Chris Tarrant ... Himself - Host (58 episodes, 1998-2014)
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Series Directed by
Ian Hamilton (1 episode, 2010)

Jonathan Bullen (unknown episodes)
Paul Kirrage (unknown episodes)
Claire Michel (unknown episodes)
Patricia Mordecai (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
David Briggs (unknown episodes)
Steven Knight (unknown episodes)
Mike Whitehill (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Rod Taylor .... executive producer (1 episode, 2003)
David Briggs .... producer (1 episode, 2010)

Bethan Davies .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Colman Hutchinson .... producer (unknown episodes)
Melinda Rogers .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Keith Strachan (unknown episodes)
Matthew Strachan (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Richard Stanley (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sarah Ashmore .... makeup supervisor (76 episodes, 2000-2013)
 
Series Production Management
Chris Burke .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Suzanna Shaw .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Sound Department
Chris Thorpe .... sound supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Simon Lyon .... vision supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Toby Bradshaw .... electrician (2 episodes, 2000)

Duncan Cross .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Lisle Middleditch .... camera supervisor (unknown episodes)
Mark Ninnim .... light operator: Vari*Lite (unknown episodes)
Brian Pearce .... lighting designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Richard Elson .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Nigel Gourley .... video-tape editor (unknown episodes)
Steve Murray .... video-tape editor (unknown episodes)
Roz Storey .... vision mixer (unknown episodes)
Perry Widdowson .... editor: video (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Tony Nicholson .... programme associate (43 episodes, 2007-2014)
Lauren Marks .... production staff (8 episodes, 2008-2009)
Simon Antoniw .... production assistant / production secretary (3 episodes, 2011-2012)

Mike Barfield .... program associate (unknown episodes)
Andy Cadman .... production team (unknown episodes)
Susie Charrington .... floor assistant (unknown episodes)
Phil Davies .... floor manager (unknown episodes)
Yvette Dore .... publicist (unknown episodes)
Michele Egerton .... contestant coordinator (unknown episodes)
Michael Faulkner .... question writer (unknown episodes)
John Gittoes .... production team (unknown episodes)
Sarah Gregson .... production team (unknown episodes)
Nicholas Hopkins .... production team (unknown episodes)
Sharon Montgomery .... contestant coordinator (unknown episodes)
Ali Ratcliffe .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Jane Rudland .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Steve Springford .... production executive (unknown episodes)
 

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60 min (including commercials)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Good Game Show but showing its age, 16 January 2008
Author: Izak86 from United Kingdom

'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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