Don't Blow the Inheritance

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Don't Blow the Inheritance
Don't Blow the Inheritance ITV1.jpg
Created by Josephine Brassey
Liz Gaskell
Susie Hall
Mike Bavafa-Khiavi
James Woolley
Directed by Geraldine Dowd
Presented by Tim Vine
Theme music composer Will Slater
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 10
Executive producer(s) Andy Culpin
Michael Mannes
Matt Walton
Location(s) BBC Television Centre
Running time 60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) 12 Yard
Distributor ITV Studios
Original channel ITV, STV, UTV
Picture format 16:9 (HDTV)
Original run 20 August 2012 (2012-08-20) – 31 August 2012 (2012-08-31)
Related shows Holding Out for a Hero
External links
Production website

Don't Blow the Inheritance was a 5:00pm daytime quiz show that aired on ITV from 20 to 31 August 2012 for a 10 episode run[1][2][3] as a summer replacement for The Chase. It was hosted by stand-up comedian Tim Vine.


In every show, four pairs of contestants each made up of one senior contestant and a younger relative battle it out to build up an inheritance fund. Over three knockout rounds the seniors battle it out to be the last one standing so their younger team mate has a chance to win the fund in the final round.

Round One (Questions requiring answers)[edit]

The offspring must press their buzzer if they think their senior will know the answer to general knowledge questions asked by the host. For each correct answer, £1,000 is awarded, but if they answer incorrectly, the other three teams get £1,000 each. The couple with the least amount of money will be eliminated from this round.

Round Two (Top 10s)[edit]

One by one, each couple will choose one of four categories where the senior must guess the top 10 most popular answers to a given question in 30 seconds, each correct answer that appears on the board will win them £1,000, however, if they get all ten answers, they will win £10,000 for the inheritance fund. The couple with the least amount of money will be eliminated from this round.

The Semi-Final (Clues)[edit]

A clue is given, if the offspring thinks that their senior will know the answer, they can press their buzzer. If neither of the players think their senior will know the answer, they will wait for another clue. Then, if they still don't press it, the third and final clue will be given by the host. Every correct answer is worth £1,000, but a wrong answer would automatically give the other team £1,000. The couple with the most money at the end of this round goes through and plays for the inheritance fund.

The Final Round (Rule Reversal)[edit]

In this round, the senior's hard work is over and the offspring must answer five questions correctly (without a time limit) to win the full amount that they won in the game. However, as soon as a wrong answer is given, the money will slowly count down until five answers are correct. Then, the offspring will take home any money that is left in the Inheritance fund.


  1. ^ "Don't Blow the Inheritance". Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tim Vine to host ITV quiz show". British Comedy Guide. 3 July 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Don't blow the Inheritance! - Week 34". ITV Press Centre. 8 August 2012. 

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