Two families go head to head to answer everday questions .
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During the early years of the show, the electronic scoreboard was referred to as Mr Babbage - this was an homage to English inventor and mathematician Charles Babbage (1791-1871), who came up with the concept of a programmable computer. See more »

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[a contestant has suggested paint as a unit of liquid measurement]
Andy Collins: Don't worry, we'll get you back before Matron knows you're gone.
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A Fun Game Show
11 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Family Fortunes was a great game show in which two families play against each other, guessing the results of a survey of 100 people. The family with the most points at the end of the game goes on to play "Big Money" in which two family members have to try and guess the top answer for 5 surveys, if they get all top answers between them, they could win a big prize such as a car or holiday, otherwise they could get a large sum of money if they got over 200 points.

Many of the surveys were very funny and received many strange (but very funny) answers from the contestants.

The only real bad thing about Family Fortunes was its set, some of the earlier series were really dull sets with horrible brown walls, newer series with Les Dennis weren't that bad though, but it's only with the latest series with Vernon Kay does the set really look bright and cheerful.


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