Without Prejudice?

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Without Prejudice?
Format Game Show
Developed by Andrew Bereton
Andy Culpin
Sarah Edwards
Starring Liza Tarbuck
Composer(s) John Farrar
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 14
Production
Running time 60 mins (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) 12 Yard
Broadcast
Original channel Channel 4
Picture format 16:9
Original run 4 January 2003 (2003-01-04) – 16 April 2004 (2004-04-16)
Without Prejudice?
Format Game Show
Developed by Andrew Bereton
Andy Culpin
Sarah Edwards
Starring Dr. Robi Ludwig
Country of origin United States
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 9
Production
Running time 60 mins (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) 12 Yard
Rainbow Media
Sony Pictures Television
Broadcast
Original channel GSN
Original run 17 July 2007 (2007-07-17) – 16 September 2007 (2007-09-16)
External links
Website

Without Prejudice? is a game show created and produced by 12 Yard that aired in the UK on Channel 4 from 4 January 2003 to 16 April 2004 and ran for 2 series. It was hosted by Liza Tarbuck.[1] A short-lived US version aired from 17 July 2007 to 16 September 2007 on GSN and was hosted by psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig. The US version gained notoriety when on one episode, a contestant claimed he would eliminate another contestant solely because "he's black".[2][3][4]

Format[edit]

The object involves five random people deciding which one of five strangers is worthy of winning money. (UK version: £50,000 in series one, £20,000 in series two; US version: $25,000)

The decisions are based on the impressions and opinions of each contestant as made by the panelists.

The order goes as follows:

  • A 15-second introduction of the contestants is shown to the panel. They then must decide who gets eliminated solely based on who gives off the worst impression.
  • A short biography of the contestants is shown, followed by the occupation and annual salary of the contestants. The panel then eliminates a second contestant.
  • The three remaining contestants are asked about three "hot button" issues, such as prostitution, same-sex marriage and adoption, or gun control. Then, a hidden camera video is shown with the three contestants interacting with actors whom they believe to be contestants. The third contestant is then eliminated.
  • The final two contestants are interviewed by the panel. Any panelist can ask any question, as long as s/he doesn't ask what the winner would do with the money. The panel then votes for a winner.

Transmissions (UK version)[edit]

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 4 January 2003 23 February 2003 8
2 12 March 2004 16 April 2004 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Without Prejudice sold to nine countries | News | Broadcast". Broadcastnow.co.uk. 2003-03-21. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  2. ^ "The New York Times". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  3. ^ "GSN Show "Without Prejudice" Examines How We Judge People - Yahoo Voices". voices.yahoo.com. 2007-08-02. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  4. ^ Valdez, Maria G. (2013-09-18). "Game Show Network Racist Video Surfaces: Watch Clip Of Blatant Display Of Racism Aired On 'Without Prejudice' Show 6 Years Ago [VIDEO] : News". Latin Times. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 

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