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TV Series
    (September 11, 1972- )
    Aired on the BBC (1972-97), Discovery Channel (2001) and BBC2 (2002- )
    Hosted by Magnus Magnusson (1972-97), Clive Anderson (2001) and John Humphrys (2002- )
    Premise: Four contests answer two rounds of questions, one in a specialized subject chosen by the contestant, one in general knowledge
    Show creator Bill Wright said he was inspired by his experience being interrogated by the Gestapo during World War II.
    Contestants had to answer difficult questions, but only won a glass bowl instead of cash.
    Its big catchphrase was 'I've started, so I'll finish,' uttered by the host if time ran out in the middle of a question.
    It aired a special edition in which all four contestants' special topic was Dr. Who.
    It was originally aired late at night because it was considered 'too highbrow,' but it became a surprise hit when it was moved to prime time as an emergency replacement show.
    It had memorably ominous theme music.
    It inspired numerous parodies by British comedians, such as a Monty Python spoof with Terry Gilliam as a contestant whose specialty is 'questions to which the answer is two.'

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 24 Votes: 95.83% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 14 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 7 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 22 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 56 Votes: 73.21% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 25 Votes: 72.00% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 22 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
 
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