Click for larger image We Love TV
1984
Click for larger image A quick note saying that tonight's News at Ten will be extended before linking into this LWT-made quiz show hosted by Gloria Hunniford.

Click for larger image The Weakest Link
2001
Click for larger image She of the strange wink and icy stare, Anne Robinson, presides over the show where conestants vote off the person that they feel is stopping them winning the most money.  Famous for her lines like "who's wheel is still spinning even though the hamster is dead?" and "Who's a few fries short of a Happy Meal", this show has taken the world by storm and has been syndicated to Australia (where the host is Cornelia Francis who played Morag in "Home And Away") and the US (hosted by Anne but when it went to daytime, was hosted by George Gray....no me neither) as well as Ireland, Japan and Azerbaijan!

Click for larger image What's My Line?
1988
Click for larger image Angela Rippon chairs the "Miming what I do for a living" and yes/no question based format which was a favourite on ITV at teatime.  3 celebrities would have to guess what someone did for a living by asking questions that gave a yes or no response.  If they got 10 no's the contestant would have "beaten the panel" and was given a scroll as a memento of their day.  Such was the prize fund budget at Thames at that time....

Click for larger image Wheel Of Fortune
1988
Click for larger image Responsible for giving the world Carol Smillie, this was another favourite word guessing show from the Cowcaddens studios of STV.  Based loosely on Hangman and imported from the US, contestants had to spin a large wheel with various point totals on it and guess letters from a phrase.  Top prize was usually a car or £20,000 depending on the contestants choice (although during its daily teatime phase, the prize was only £10,000 and included the car option, it later went to £5,000 with no car option)  Nicky Campbell and, according to Tyne Tees continuity at the start of the clip, hostess Angela "ekkyetti" (actually pronounced "A-ky-et-ee") present the show that fashion forgot.

Click for larger image Wheel Of Fortune
2000
Click for larger image More of the same with a new-ish set and a new presenters.  John Leslie takes over as host and Jenny Powell as hostess.

Click for larger image Winner Takes All
1970s
Click for larger image The multiple choice betting game hosted by Jimmy Tarbuck.  Watch what happens when you don't have a floor manager to cue the audience to applaud!

Click for larger image Winner Takes All
1976
Click for larger image This time the audience claps at the right time. Interesting that Challenge TV left in the YTV chevron as often old ITV programmes have the company's logo removed from the start of the programme.

Click for larger image Winner Takes All
1988
Click for larger image Same format, different title and host.  Geoffrey Wheeler, the former voice over artist of the game when Tarby was host, now presents.  Wheeler invented the show, then hosted and did the V/O.

Click for larger image A Word In Your Era
1992
Click for larger image Rory McGrath hosts a challenge where 3 comedians dress up as historical characters and humourously debate who is the best.

Click for larger image Whose Baby?
1983
Click for larger image The end of Anglia's birthday slot leads into this edition of Whose Baby, which was shown between the end of Children's ITV and the ITN News at 5.45. The name of the game was to identify the celebrity by asking questions of their children.

Click for larger image Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
2001
Click for larger image Chris Tarrant is your host as contestants try to answer 15 questions to win £1,000,000. The first person to do so was Judith Keppel who is now one of BBC's Eggheads. The format has now been tweaked so that only 12 questions can win you the top prize. There have been celebrity versions of the show and the highest earning celebrity to date is Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen with £500,000.

Click for larger image Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
2009
Click for larger image Still going a decade later, Chris Tarrant remains in charge although the theme tune has had a makeover, which rather takes away from the intended tension that the theme tune had tried to build up.

Click for larger image The Whole 19 Yards
2010
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Click for larger image Win Beadle's Money
1999
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Click for larger image Wipeout
1995
Click for larger image A daytime quizshow hosted by Paul Daniels where contestants can have their winnings instantly wiped out.

Click for larger image Wipeout
1998
Click for larger image The late, great Bob Monkhouse presents this answer elimination game where contestants could win "Wipeout Wings" to the destination of their choice.  The voice over at the start is none other than former Thames Television announcer Tom Edwards. Wipeout was filmed in the former Studio A of BBC Manchester.

Click for larger image Would I Lie To You
2009
Click for larger image Surely not...