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4 September 1998 (UK) See more »
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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16 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Chris Tarrant ... Himself - Host (59 episodes, 1998-2014)

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
Steven Knight (4 episodes, 1998-2010)
Ed Payne (2 episodes, 1998)

David Briggs (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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Additional Details

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60 min (including commercials)
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The hit show was originally going to be called "Cash Mountain".See more »
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Version of "Vil du bli millionær?" (2000)See more »


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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Used To Be Essential Viewing, 9 December 2002
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

When WWTBAM was first broadcast in Britian it was the main talking point in the country . What a brilliant but simple idea for a TV quiz , answer 15 consecutive multiple choice questions with the difficulty in questions going up alongside the money . The nation started copying Chris Tarrant`s catchphrases: " Phone a friend , 50-50 " etc and what a quiz master Tarrant was as he continually put the contestants off :

Nervous contestant : I think it`s B Chris . I`ll play . B

Tarrant : You sure ? You`ll lose 15, 000 pound if you`re wrong . You`ve still got two lifelines left . 15,000 pound . You`ll loose that . Two lifelines you can use them if you want

Then the nervous contestant would waste his last two life lines

Tarrant : Final answer ? The correct answer is B . So you were right all along

Cut to nervous contestant who`s just realised Tarrant has cost him his last two lifelines .

Yeah this was a great show as was its format of being on 8 consecutive nights then off air for about 6 weeks then on for another 8 consecutive nights but then ITV decided to put on 3 times a week from late Summer to late Spring WWTBAM never seemed to off the screens which meant a lot of people including myself became very fed up with it . The producers vainly tried to spice it up with charity editions and couples editions before switching to showing only one episode a week , but too late they`d milked the idea for what it was worth and that`s what killed the show along with Tarrant spending too much time talking to the contestants and it`s only a matter of time before it`s cancelled for good


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