One Question is the name of this new quiz show on Channel 4, presented by Claudia Winkleman, because that’s all you need to answer in order to win £100,000.
Sounds easy, but as the programme teases at the start, these include: What is happy? What is Thursday? What happened in 2010?
So, not “How daft is Claudia Winkleman’s fringe”?
20 options are presented before each pair of contestants, and I’ll just give a couple of potentials to give you a flavour, without stating which may or may not be right.
For example, for the question: What is a circle? Options include: A honeycomb cell made by bees in a hive, the logo of the fashion brand Chanel, and the 19th word in the nursery rhyme which begins Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star… and I had to look up the lyrics to the latter because I haven’t had to worry about those since I was about 3.
They’ll discount the potential answers one by one, but if they inadvertently discount the correct answer… they lose, and they even have to leave the studio without their BFH (bus fare home, for any fans of the original Bullseye).
Later in the game, if they manage to last long enough to fill the board, the contestants will be offered clues, which costs £10,000. I do hope that’s just taken off the prize pot, and they’re not expected to get out their cheque book…
If it’s the former, then it’ll be no skin off their noses if they take the option to remove two wrong answers, but it comes at a hefty price of £25,000.
Given that this new quiz runs for an hour, they have to fill time with inane chit chat about what their trivia strengths are. Plus, given that it’s 2022, the programme makers have ensured we get a diverse range of contestants, and first up, Janae has so many studs in her face, I hope no-one waves a magnet about in the studio…
One Question starts on Channel 4 tomorrow night at 8pm, and after broadcast, all episodes will be on All 4.
It’s unlikely to ever be released on Blu-ray or DVD. Oddly, no trailer is online.
Director: Richard Van’t Riet
Producer: John Ryan
Music: Philip Guyler
Presenter: Claudia Winkleman
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