Friends Like These

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Friends Like These
Friends Like These.jpeg
Genre Game show
Created by David Young
Presented by Ant & Dec (1999–2000)
Ian Wright (2001–3)
Voices of Mitch Johnson
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 6
No. of episodes 52 (inc. pilot and 3 specials)
Production
Running time 50 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
Picture format 4:3 (1999)
16:9 (2000–3)
First shown in 6 November 1999 (1999-11-06)
Original run 12 February 2000 (2000-02-12) – 20 September 2003 (2003-09-20)

Friends Like These was a British game show that was broadcast on BBC One first as a pilot on 6 November 1999 and then as a full series from 12 February 2000 until 20 September 2003. It was presented by Ant & Dec from 1999 to 2000 and later by Ian Wright until 2003.

Format[edit]

The game show involved two teams, one male and one female, both made up of five individuals. Each team then had to compete in 4 challenges, picking one person from their team for each challenge. Each challenge would win the team a point, which would go forward to the final round, also known as "The Decider". When each team was left with one contestant a piece, they would then go forward to play the deciding challenge, which could win them many points. The team with the most points at the end would be the winners, would go through to the question round.

The winning team would then taken to the face to face round, where each member of the team was asked a question to see how much they know about them. If the person correctly guesses their friend's answer, their chair stays white. However, if the person incorrectly guesses their friend's answer, their chair goes red. After all of these questions had been asked, the team could leave, which only those in white winning the prize. They also had the option to gamble, in which case everyone in the red and white would be asked a question about all 5, and if they got it right, they would also go white. However, if they got it wrong, none of the team would receive the prize.

Transmissions[edit]

Series[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
Pilot 6 November 1999[1] 1[1]
1 12 February 2000[2] 1 April 2000[3] 8[3]
2 28 October 2000[4]  ??  ??
3 9 June 2001[5] 4 August 2001[6] 9[6]
4 27 October 2001[7] 19 January 2002[8] 9[8]
5 27 April 2002[9] 29 June 2002[10] 9[10]
6 11 January 2003[11] 20 September 2003[12] 8[12]

Specials[edit]

Date Entitle
28 December 2000[13] Celebrity Special: Holby City vs. EastEnders[13]
22 December 2001[14] Celebrity Special: Steps vs. Damage[14]
21 December 2002[15] Families Like These[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Friends Like These - BBC One London - 6 November 1999". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Friends Like These - BBC One London - 12 February 2000". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Friends Like These - BBC One London - 1 April 2000". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Friends Like These - BBC One London - 28 October 2000". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Friends Like These - BBC One London - 9 June 2001". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Friends Like These - BBC One London - 4 August 2001". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Friends Like These - BBC One London - 27 October 2001". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Friends Like These - BBC One London - 19 January 2002". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Friends Like These - BBC One London - 27 April 2002". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "Friends Like These - BBC One London - 29 June 2002". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Friends Like These - BBC One London - 11 January 2003". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Friends Like These - BBC One London - 20 September 2003". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Friends Like These - BBC One London - 28 December 2000". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Friends Like These - BBC One London - 22 December 2001". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Families Like These - BBC One London - 21 December 2002". BBC Genome Project. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 

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