Fifteen to One

Channel 4 has commissioned three more series of quiz show Fifteen to One. This news means the popular show, which originally began in 1988, will run for at least another 100 hour long episodes for daytime broadcast.

Broadcaster and comedian Sandi Toksvig will return to host the fast-paced, relentless battle also known as TV’s toughest general knowledge quiz. Fifteen contestants start the game, only one can win. More than just a game of survival, Fifteen To One is a battle of supreme knowledge with the fifteen highest scoring winners returning for the series final, where they’ll compete for the title of Grand Champion and a massive £40,000.

“Sandi is undoubtedly one of Britain’s toughest quiz mistresses and we are delighted to welcome both her and the show back to the channel for three more series. We look forward to seeing Britain’s smartest quiz minds take on the Fifteen To One challenge.” – Ed de Burgh, Commissioning Editor for Entertainment at Channel 4

After a hiatus of ten years the show returned in 2013 as a one-off celebrity special to mark Channel 4’s 30th anniversary with Adam Hills in presenting role. Proving a hit with viewers two daytime series with Toksvig have aired since. Celebrity specials hosted by Hills continue to air for short runs in primetime. The third and fourth runs of the new daytime series will be filmed in Glasgow, whilst series 5 will be filmed in Manchester.

Below a clip from the very first episode from January 1988.

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