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[TV] What is believed to be the most profitable TV programme ever made in the UK?



Official Old Man

Uckfield Seagull
Aug 27, 2011
8,741
Brighton
Time for a clue, I've got a football match to go to.
Guessing cheaply made but syndicated around the world so must be a quiz of some sort.
All the big Saturday night shows cost £millions to put on so they must be out.
A syndicated show may be sold once only as an idea ie Deal or No Deal is hosted differently around the world but costs little to put on.
So then we are looking for a quiz show whose rights are owned by a UK company.
And there I give up.
 




Stat Brother

Well-known member
NSC Patron
Jul 11, 2003
73,888
West west west Sussex
No.
 


Stat Brother

Well-known member
NSC Patron
Jul 11, 2003
73,888
West west west Sussex
Time for a clue, I've got a football match to go to.
Guessing cheaply made but syndicated around the world so must be a quiz of some sort.
All the big Saturday night shows cost £millions to put on so they must be out.
A syndicated show may be sold once only as an idea ie Deal or No Deal is hosted differently around the world but costs little to put on.
So then we are looking for a quiz show whose rights are owned by a UK company.
And there I give up.
Time for a clue, I've got a football match to go to.
Guessing cheaply made but syndicated around the world so must be a quiz of some sort.
All the big Saturday night shows cost £millions to put on so they must be out.
A syndicated show may be sold once only as an idea ie Deal or No Deal is hosted differently around the world but costs little to put on.
So then we are looking for a quiz show whose rights are owned by a UK company.
And there I give up.
The only clue to be added to that would be the time of day the programme is still aired at.
 


















Official Old Man

Uckfield Seagull
Aug 27, 2011
8,741
Brighton
ooh, still being shown. Repeats or new episodes?
Peppa Pig is in the running but is it shown worldwide? Easy to translate I guess.
The Chase is a UK owned show.
 








Biscuit

Native Creative
Jul 8, 2003
22,255
Brighton
My guess would have been Dr Who. Running since 1963 (albiet with a break from '89 - 2005 - but they did make a movie in 1999)

Huge sales to the commonwealth, especially in the 60's and 70's. That'll be the key. Overseas sales. It doesn't even have to be a hit here, you just need to sell the format.

It'll 100% be a quiz show that's had its format sold across the world. Eggheads? Pointless? No idea.
 






Cheshire Cat

The most curious thing..
Noel Edmonds banker thing, that I never watched.
 


Pevenseagull

Anti-greed coalition
Jul 20, 2003
20,188
One of my friends wad recently travelling through South America and Eastern Europe kept seeing versions of The Chase
 


Stat Brother

Well-known member
NSC Patron
Jul 11, 2003
73,888
West west west Sussex
One of my friends wad recently travelling through South America and kept seeing versions of The Chase
Production costs and wrong channel.

As many of you seem bored, I'll give the answer at 10:30, so you can go back to bibbling on about what a few of us knew was happening months ago!!!!
 






Cheshire Cat

The most curious thing..
Production costs and wrong channel.

As many of you seem bored, I'll give the answer at 10:30, so you can go back to bibbling on about what a few of us knew was happening months ago!!!!
No don't. We need something else to think about.
 


A1X

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Sep 1, 2017
19,167
Deepest, darkest Sussex
Has anyone suggested Doctor Who yet?

More serious answer, Thunderbirds?
 


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