The National Lottery: In It to Win It
The National Lottery: In It to Win It is a BBC National Lottery game show, broadcast on BBC One from 18 May 2002 to 16 July 2016. It was hosted by Dale Winton. Five contestants compete for a chance to win up to £100,000, they are seated in the Waiting Area, on one side of the studio, each is assigned one of five colours. One ball is drawn at random from a lottery machine, the contestant matching its colour crosses the studio to sit in Winners' Row, they are asked a series of multiple-choice questions, each with three answer options. Every correct answer adds £5,000 to a prize fund, but a miss sends the contestant to the Red Area, between the Waiting Area and Winners' Row. Once a contestant goes to the Red Area, another ball is drawn from the lottery machine and that contestant moves from the Waiting Area to Winners' Row; the host asks an open-ended question to the contestant in the Red Area. A correct answer allows them to return to Winners' Row behind the newly chosen contestant, but a miss sends them back to the Waiting Area.
No money is at stake on these questions. As the game progresses, multiple contestants may be in Winners' Row and/or the Red Area at the same time. In the former case, the host asks a new multiple-choice question to each in turn. In the latter case, the open-ended question is posed to all contestants in the Red Area, they must collectively agree on an answer. All miss, respectively. After 20 multiple-choice questions have been asked, all contestants not in Winners' Row are eliminated from the game with no winnings; those who remain are asked one more multiple-choice question apiece, all who answer win an equal share of the prize fund. If no one answers or if no contestants are in Winners' Row after the 20th question, no one wins any money; the maximum prize of £100,000 can only be won if a single contestant answers all 20 multiple-choice questions and the extra one. The programme included the Saturday night Lotto draws; the entire show was pre-recorded with Dale Winton presiding over the Lottery draws live though, the show was recorded with a presenter at "Lottery HQ" conducting the live draw.
Only 3 people have won £100,000. Episode viewing figures from BARB; the National Lottery: In It to Win It at BBC Programmes The National Lottery: In It to Win It at UKGameshows.com
ITV (TV channel)
ITV is a British free-to-air television channel. A network of separate regional television channels, ITV operates in England, Scotland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. From 2001 until 2013, the channel was called ITV1. In 2004, Granada Television acquired Carlton Communications to form ITV plc. ITV is the biggest and most popular commercial television channel in the United Kingdom. ITV and its predecessor channels have contended with BBC One for the status of the UK's most watched television channel since the 1950s. However, in line with other terrestrial channels, ITV's audience share has fallen in the era of multi-channel television. Following the creation of the Television Act 1954, the establishment of a commercial television service in the UK began; the Independent Television service, or ITV, was made up of regions, with each region run by different companies. The three largest regions were subdivided into weekday and weekend services, with a different company running each. ITV existed in a region-heavy form from its inception to the 2000s.
ITV1 became the generic on-screen brand name used by the twelve franchises of the ITV Network in the United Kingdom. The brand was introduced in 2001 by Carlton- and Granada-owned franchises used alongside the local regional name. However, it became the sole on-air identity in 2002 when the two companies decided to create a single unified playout of the channel, with regional references only used prior to regional programming. Carlton and Granada went on to merge in 2004, creating ITV plc which now owns thirteen of the fifteen regional ITV licences; the ITV1 name was only used in England, Southern Scotland and Isle of Man until Channel Television adopted the name in January 2006, bringing it to the Channel Islands. As national continuity is used on Channel Television, ITV1 national branding had been seen on the station for several years previously; the licencees that used the ITV brand were Anglia Television, Border Television, Carlton Television, Central Independent Television, Channel Television, Granada Television, HTV, London Weekend Television, Meridian Television, Tyne Tees Television, Westcountry Television and Yorkshire Television.
ITV Wales & West was the only exception, using the name ITV1 Wales at all times for the Welsh part of its broadcast area as it has a higher regional commitment. Latterly the ITV1 Wales name was only used on breakbumpers and regionally advertised programmes until 2013. Non ITV plc-owned licencees on the network did not refer to the ITV name; the network production arms of the ITV-plc owned licencees have been combined since 1993 to form ITV Studios. ITV was formed by the unification of eleven of the ITV licences; the Broadcasting Act 1990 changed many of the rules regulating the ITV Network, which most notably relaxed franchise ownership and hours of production. However, as far back as 1974, Yorkshire Television and its North East neighbour, Tyne Tees Television, formally created Trident Television, a merged entity of the two companies. By 1981 due to regulation, the company was forced to de-merge. However, the intense race to own more of the ITV Network began in 1994 when Carlton Communications, the owner of London weekday broadcaster Carlton Television, took control of Central Independent Television in the Midlands.
Days afterwards, Granada plc, owner of Granada Television of the North West purchased London Weekend Television. Meridian's owner and Allen International went on to purchase Anglia Television in the same year, before merging to become United News and Media in 1995. UNM went on to purchase Wales and West broadcaster, HTV in 1996, while Carlton purchased Westcountry Television that year. Granada agreed a deal to take over Yorkshire-Tyne Tees Television in 1997, giving the broadcaster access to both Yorkshire and North East franchises. There was no movement in the take-over of franchises until 2000 when Border Television and all of its radio assets were sold to Capital Radio Group, who sold the television broadcasting arm to Granada Media Group. Granada went on to purchase all of UNM's television interests, which brought Meridian, Anglia and HTV into its power, but due to regulation Granada was forced to sell HTV to Carlton. By this time, all of the franchises in England and Wales were owned by either Granada.
In 2004, Granada plc merged with Carlton Communications, creating ITV plc, although it was a takeover by Granada in effect. In 2011, ITV plc acquired Channel Television from its private owners Yattendon Group plc. On 19 October 2015 ITV announced they were to buy UTV for £100million subject to regulatory approval; the deal included UTV Ireland, UTV's Irish channel. Unlike other ITV franchises owned by ITV plc that use the ITV name, the UTV name will be retained. ITV consists of eleven franchises in England and Wales which broadcast regional news and other local programming to its area. Many franchise areas in England had sub-regions providing separate regional news bulletins. For example, the Anglia region was divided into East; this arrangement came to an end in February 2009 when ITV implemented plans to save the company £40m a year on the amount it spent making local news. Since 27 October 2002, on all ITV plc-owned franchises, regional programming has been preceded or plugged by an oral regional announcement, in the format ITV1 regional brand, e.g. ITV1 Granada.
In English regions, up until 13 Novem
Don't Blow the Inheritance
Don't Blow the Inheritance is a 5:00pm daytime quiz show that aired on ITV from 20 to 31 August 2012 for a 10 episode run as a summer replacement for The Chase the other being Tipping Point. It was hosted by stand-up comedian Tim Vine. Four teams, each composed of two family members from different generations, compete on each episode to build up as large a prize pot as possible; the two members of each team may not confer at any time and are positioned so that neither can see the other's face. At the end of each round, the team with the lowest total is eliminated with no winnings. If there is a tie for low score, a sudden-death question is asked on the buzzer in the same format as Round One; the host asks a series of 15 general-knowledge toss-up questions, for which only the offspring may buzz-in. As soon as an offspring does so, that team's elder must answer the question. A correct response adds £1,000 to the team's inheritance fund, but a miss awards that amount to all three opposing teams. If an offspring buzzes-in while a question is being read, the elder must respond based only on the portion heard up to that point.
The remaining three teams play this round individually, in descending order of score. Each offspring chooses one of four categories; every correct answer is worth £1,000. Three clues to a subject are revealed, one at a time; as in Round One, only the offspring may buzz-in at any time, the corresponding elder must guess the subject. A correct answer awards £ 1,000 to that team. A total of 10 subjects are played; the offspring of the remaining team must answer a series of questions with no help from their elder. There is no fixed time limit for the offspring to respond, they win the entire inheritance fund by answering the first five questions correctly. However, upon the first miss, the fund begins to decrease in steps, at a rate of £100 per 0.4 second. They may not return to passed or missed questions. If the offspring gives a total of five correct answers, including any given before the first miss, they win the remaining total in the inheritance fund. If the fund reaches zero, they leave with nothing.
A team can win up to £35,000 over the course of the entire game. Don't Blow the Inheritance at UKGameshows.com
Television, sometimes shortened to tele or telly, is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome, or in color, in two or three dimensions and sound. The term can refer to a television set, a television program, or the medium of television transmission. Television is a mass medium for advertising and news. Television became available in crude experimental forms in the late 1920s, but it would still be several years before the new technology would be marketed to consumers. After World War II, an improved form of black-and-white TV broadcasting became popular in the United States and Britain, television sets became commonplace in homes and institutions. During the 1950s, television was the primary medium for influencing public opinion. In the mid-1960s, color broadcasting was introduced in most other developed countries; the availability of multiple types of archival storage media such as Betamax, VHS tape, local disks, DVDs, flash drives, high-definition Blu-ray Discs, cloud digital video recorders has enabled viewers to watch pre-recorded material—such as movies—at home on their own time schedule.
For many reasons the convenience of remote retrieval, the storage of television and video programming now occurs on the cloud. At the end of the first decade of the 2000s, digital television transmissions increased in popularity. Another development was the move from standard-definition television to high-definition television, which provides a resolution, higher. HDTV may be transmitted in various formats: 1080p, 720p. Since 2010, with the invention of smart television, Internet television has increased the availability of television programs and movies via the Internet through streaming video services such as Netflix, Amazon Video, iPlayer and Hulu. In 2013, 79 % of the world's households owned; the replacement of early bulky, high-voltage cathode ray tube screen displays with compact, energy-efficient, flat-panel alternative technologies such as LCDs, OLED displays, plasma displays was a hardware revolution that began with computer monitors in the late 1990s. Most TV sets sold in the 2000s were flat-panel LEDs.
Major manufacturers announced the discontinuation of CRT, DLP, fluorescent-backlit LCDs by the mid-2010s. In the near future, LEDs are expected to be replaced by OLEDs. Major manufacturers have announced that they will produce smart TVs in the mid-2010s. Smart TVs with integrated Internet and Web 2.0 functions became the dominant form of television by the late 2010s. Television signals were distributed only as terrestrial television using high-powered radio-frequency transmitters to broadcast the signal to individual television receivers. Alternatively television signals are distributed by coaxial cable or optical fiber, satellite systems and, since the 2000s via the Internet; until the early 2000s, these were transmitted as analog signals, but a transition to digital television is expected to be completed worldwide by the late 2010s. A standard television set is composed of multiple internal electronic circuits, including a tuner for receiving and decoding broadcast signals. A visual display device which lacks a tuner is called a video monitor rather than a television.
The word television comes from Ancient Greek τῆλε, meaning'far', Latin visio, meaning'sight'. The first documented usage of the term dates back to 1900, when the Russian scientist Constantin Perskyi used it in a paper that he presented in French at the 1st International Congress of Electricity, which ran from 18 to 25 August 1900 during the International World Fair in Paris; the Anglicised version of the term is first attested in 1907, when it was still "...a theoretical system to transmit moving images over telegraph or telephone wires". It was "...formed in English or borrowed from French télévision." In the 19th century and early 20th century, other "...proposals for the name of a then-hypothetical technology for sending pictures over distance were telephote and televista." The abbreviation "TV" is from 1948. The use of the term to mean "a television set" dates from 1941; the use of the term to mean "television as a medium" dates from 1927. The slang term "telly" is more common in the UK; the slang term "the tube" or the "boob tube" derives from the bulky cathode ray tube used on most TVs until the advent of flat-screen TVs.
Another slang term for the TV is "idiot box". In the 1940s and throughout the 1950s, during the early rapid growth of television programming and television-set ownership in the United States, another slang term became used in that period and continues to be used today to distinguish productions created for broadcast on television from films developed for presentation in movie theaters; the "small screen", as both a compound adjective and noun, became specific references to television, while the "big screen" was used to identify productions made for theatrical release. Facsimile transmission systems for still photographs pioneered methods of mechanical scanning of images in the early 19th century. Alexander Bain introduced the facsimile machine between 1843 and 1846. Frederick Bakewell demonstrated a working laboratory version in 1851. Willoughby Smith discovered the photoconductivity of the element selenium in 1873; as a 23-year-old German university student, Paul Julius Gottlieb Nipkow proposed and patented the Nipkow disk in 1884.
This was a spinning disk with a spiral pattern of holes in it, so each hole scanned a line of the image. Although he never built a working model
ITV Choice is a cable and satellite television channel owned and operated by ITV plc. It is available in parts of the Middle East and Asia as well as in Malta; the channel was launched in 1997 by Granada Media under the name Granada UKTV, offered on satellite services in the Middle East. It was carried by Sky Network Television in New Zealand between 1999 and 2002; the service was expanded and relaunched as Granada TV during 2008, when ITV announced plans to offer the channel to cable and satellite operators in Asia. On 1 November 2010, it was rebranded as ITV Granada; the channel was renamed again as ITV Choice on 25 March 2013, It carries ITV and other UK programming, produced by ITV Studios and other independent production companies. Key programmes include Coronation Street, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, Dancing on Ice, I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, The Jonathan Ross Show, Doc Martin, The Chase, Tipping Point, among others. ITV Choice broadcasts in the following countries and regions: Africa on DStv Hong Kong on now TV Indonesia on Skynindo and TelkomVision India on Airtel digital TV Malta on GO Channel 305 and Melita Cable The Middle East on Star TV's Star Select service, Orbit Showtime Network OSN channel 47 and Arab Digital Distribution Singapore on mio TV, StarHub TV and Singtel TV Taiwan on Chunghwa Telecom Thailand through Cable Thai Holding.
It is available on satellite ABS 1 across Asia and Middle East. Malaysia on Astro New Zealand on Sky Television Official website
ITV plc is a British media company based in London, England. It holds 13 of the 15 regional television licences that make up the ITV network, the oldest and largest commercial terrestrial television network in the United Kingdom; the network, branded ITV by ITV plc, has vied with BBC One for the status of the UK's most watched channel since the 1950s. The company was formed by a corporate takeover by Granada plc of Carlton Communications. Granada acquired a 68% controlling interest of the newly formed company whilst Carlton retained the 32% remaining shares, it began trading on 2 February 2004. This was the most recent stage in a long process of mergers between the original ITV regional franchises, it acquired the remaining 25% of the Breakfast franchise holder, GMTV, from The Walt Disney Company in 2009, Channel Television from Yattendon Group plc in 2011 and UTV for £100 million in 2015, with ownership transferring to ITV on 29 February 2016. ITV plc is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. ITV plc was the result of a merger between Granada and Carlton following the various mergers between the companies of the ITV network that had taken place from 1993 when the ownership rules were relaxed.
The first wave of mergers began with Yorkshire Television acquiring Tyne Tees Television in 1992, forming a parent group called Yorkshire-Tyne Tees Television Holdings. In 1994, Carlton Communications – which had owned a 20% stake in Central Independent Television – acquired the remainder of the company and, because of Central's shareholdings, inherited a 20% stake in Meridian Broadcasting; that year, Granada acquired London Weekend Television through a hostile takeover worth in the region of £750 million. MAI, which controlled Meridian Broadcasting, acquired Anglia Television. Ownership rules, that restricted ownership of ITV licences by one company to two outright, plus 20% in a third, were relaxed, so Carlton went on to acquire Westcountry Television, Granada acquired Yorkshire-Tyne Tees Holdings and United acquired HTV; the idiosyncrasies and business model of the future ITV plc operation can be found in the way these new conglomerates operated their franchises. Carlton re-branded all of its stations with its own name, creating a single identity across the whole expanse of its territory.
By contrast and United, while keeping the franchisees names, centralised their continuity departments – Granada in Leeds and United in Southampton. All three, merged the network production operations of their franchises, creating Carlton Productions, Granada Content and United Productions. By the end of the 1990s, there were three dominating owners of the ITV franchises in England and Wales: Carlton Communications, Granada plc and United News and Media. In 2000, after an aborted merger attempt with Carlton, UNM decided to leave ITV and Granada bought all the UNM franchises, but sold HTV to Carlton in order to comply with the permitted audience percentage covered by a single broadcasting interest, it kept the production arm of HTV, renaming it Granada Bristol and moving it out of Bath Road to a new, smaller office in Whiteladies Road. This arm of the company closed in 2006, following rationalisation of ITV's production operations; the last remaining independent ITV franchise in England and Wales, Border Television, had been bought by Capital Group in 2000, was sold on to Granada in 2001, with Border's radio assets being retained by Capital Radio plc.
In 2004, Granada and Carlton merged, creating a single company for all ITV franchises in England and Wales. One of the consequences of the merger was an over-capacity of studio facilities and production units around the country, rivals, but were now all part of the same group. In order to make cost savings, several large regional headquarters, studio sites and programme departments closed and merged. Among the casualties were network production and studio facilities of Tyne Tees in Newcastle upon Tyne, Meridian in Southampton, Carlton Central in Nottingham and Anglia in Norwich. In all cases, ITV moved the regional franchisee to a new location complete with hi-tech facilities for news production, but with a minimal number of studios and the loss of many jobs. Tyne Tees' factual department merged with Yorkshire's in Leeds. Prior to the merger, despite being rivals within ITV, Granada and Carlton had been involved in several joint ventures, including the digital terrestrial television operator ITV Digital that went bankrupt, collapsed in 2002.
They owned the digital channel ITV2, which had launched on December 1998, 65% of the ITV News Channel owned by ITN and was launched as the ITN News Channel. As well as consolidating its shareholding in ITN itself, the newly merged company was able to buy the final 35% stake in the ITV News Channel from ITN's original partners NTL in April 2004. In November the same year, following a frantic last-minute deal with
Coach Trip is a British reality game show broadcast on Channel 4 from 7 March 2005 to 30 June 2006. The programme returned after a three-year break, from 25 May 2009 to 9 March 2012. In early 2013, the show went into hiatus again and was replaced by 2 new shows, Brendan's Magical Mystery Tour and Brendan's Love Cruise. However, in September 2013, Channel 4 announced that they had renewed Coach Trip for another series in 2014 which has now aired. On 9 April 2014, a further four series were announced following the success of the ninth series in early 2014; the first series of the relaunched Coach Trip: Road to... aired on E4 from 25 July 2016 to 2 September 2016 entitled Coach Trip: Road to Ibiza, the second series aired from 16 January 2017 to 24 February 2017 with the title Coach Trip: Road to Marbs. The third series aired from 24 July 2017 to 15 September 2017 with the title Coach Trip: Road to Zante; the series was renewed for a fourth series in July 2017. This was titled Coach Trip: Road to Tenerife and aired from 8 January 2018 to 2 March 2018.
The fifth series began airing on 28 January 2019 with the title Coach Trip: Road to Barcelona, consisting of 30 episodes, it ended on 8 March 2019. Coach Trip aired weekdays at 4:30pm before Deal or No Deal debuted on Channel 4, with the second series aired at 2:55pm instead. Since the revived series, Coach Trip has moved to the 5:00pm slot and to the 5:30pm slot on Channel 4. Since the 14th series in 2016, the show has aired on weekdays at 7.30pm on E4. In series 3, an omnibus edition was shown on weekends but was cancelled part of the way through the series, it returned for series 9 on More4. Andy Love was the narrator in the first two series, with David Quantick taking the role in both series 3 and 4. From series 5 to 8, Dave Vitty was the show's narrator. Jackie Clune was the narrator from series 9 with Clara Amfo taking over for the 14th series. 4seven aired repeats of series 8 onwards, More4 repeated all series, defunct Sky Travel and defunct Sky Real Lives have all only repeated series 1 & 2 of Coach Trip along with defunct Channel 4 scheduling slot, T4 on weekend mornings.
Celebrity Coach Trip began showing repeats on Travel Channel in May 2014. A Channel 4 spokesperson said the broadcaster had no plans to commission another series, as series 2 of Christmas Coach Trip would have been the last installment. Brendan said in June 2013, during a telephone interview to Paul about his 2 new shows, that "Coach Trip has been rested at the moment – it's not the end of the programme, but we decided that we’d experiment with two new formats". On 4 September 2013, Channel 4 announced there would be another series of Coach Trip consisting of 30 episodes, each 30 minutes long. Sheerin and Donald both returned to the show. Applications for the new series opened on the same day. On 9 April 2014, it was confirmed by Digital Spy that the show would return for a further four series. On 6 April 2016, it was announced that Coach Trip will return for a fourteenth series in 2016 on E4; this series is called Coach Trip: Road to Ibiza and it began airing on 25 July 2016. On 23 August 2016, Channel 4 confirmed that Coach Trip would return for series 15 & 16 in 2017.
On 13 July 2017 it was announced that Coach Trip would return for series 17. The show's format consists of four to seven teams of two undertaking a coach tour principally of continental Europe and has been sold to other countries; the tours have lasted between 20 and 50 days, with passengers remaining on the tour only until they are ejected by their companions on one day, to be replaced by a new couple the following day. The travellers are accompanied by tour guide Brendan Sheerin. Unlike most coach trips the passengers vote and discuss for who they don't like travelling with at the end of each day. Whoever gets the most votes is awarded a yellow card, if they are voted for again they receive a red card and are sent home to be replaced by a new pair. Yellow cards have been awarded to couples due to timekeeping issues; the vote takes place at the days location and on board the coach, while travelling to the next destination or to the hotel, in front of each other. If a red card is awarded to a couple, the coach is stopped and the contestants collect their suitcases, miss the overnight vehicle ferry, miss the overnight vehicle train and leave the trip.
During the vote, Brendan acts as awards the couple the yellow/red card. If a tie vote occurs, Brendan takes the nominated couples to one side while the remaining couples decide who should be awarded the penalty card, treat or prize. New couples who arrive after the originals are immune from the first vote that they are present at, although they are allowed to vote against another couple. If Brendan thinks that the couple canvass for votes, overtake the previous vote, instigate a fight at the vote or shows inappropriate sexual behaviour they will automati