Two families go head to head to answer everday questions .
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Runners-up would receive a framed photograph of both teams and the host. See more »

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Max Bygraves: Living or dead, name a famous Irishman.
[Bob buzzes in]
Max Bygraves: Yes?
Bob Johnson: Disraeli.
Max Bygraves: Disraeli? Is he Irish?
Bob Johnson: [Almost laughing] No.
[audience laughter]
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18 June 2008 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

A solid structure. 2 families, each containing five contestants guess the most popular items in a list for a question such as "Something you might find in the garden". There are Single/Double Money rounds, then the winning team goes on to play Big Money, with the captain and a selected teammate attempting to guess all the top answers from 5 questions.

Family Fortunes has always been good for a laugh in my eyes. It always keeps you entertained, with it's lively atmosphere, colourful studio and family anecdotes. Not forgetting, of course, the ridiculous answers they give for some questions! (e.g. Name something that comes in pairs... "Rabbits") The Les Dennis episodes were top class, he was its best presenter by a mile. Andy Collins couldn't hold a candle to him, though. It's newest incarnation, featuring Vernon Kay, isn't too bad so far, but they should make a version with normal contestants soon rather than celebrity editions, which actually weren't too bad. Long may this show appear on our screens, I say.


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