Simply the Best (game show)

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Simply the Best
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Opening titles
Genre Sports Game show
Created by Guy Lux
Claude Savarit
Based on Intercities
Developed by Mistral Production
Written by Malcolm Williamson
Colin Edmonds
Directed by Ian Hamilton
Presented by Phil Tufnell
Kirsty Gallacher
Starring Paul Durkin (Referee)
Voices of Howard Hughes
Theme music composer Philip Guyler
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 8
Executive producer(s) Kevin Roast
Mark Wells
Producer(s) Andrew Norgate
Location(s) Saint Helier, Jersey
Cinematography Lisle Middleditch
Running time 90-120mins (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) Carlton Television
Channel Television
Distributor ITV Studios
Original channel ITV
Picture format 16:9
Original run 17 July 2004 (2004-07-17) – 4 September 2004 (2004-09-04)
Related shows It's a Knockout

Simply the Best was a game show broadcast on the United Kingdom terrestrial network ITV in 2004.

Filmed in Jersey as a co-production of Carlton Television and Channel Television, it was hosted by Phil Tufnell and Kirsty Gallacher, and featured the cheerleaders from the American football team the Scottish Claymores.

Each week two teams from cities across the UK competed in a series of madcap games to go forward to a final, where the eventual prize was £50,000 for local community projects.

The series was directly based on a French series entitled Intervilles (Intercity), from which It's a Knockout had previously been adapted.

The 2004 winners were Leeds, while Sheffield were the runners-up.

In 2015 the reruns of the 2004 series will be shown on Challenge.

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