1001 Things You Should Know
|1001 Things You Should Know|
|Created by||Beth Davies|
|Directed by||John L. Spencer|
|Presented by||Sandi Toksvig|
|Theme music composer||Rage Music|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||60|
|Executive producer(s)||Suzy Lamb|
|Production location(s)||BBC Pacific Quay|
|Camera setup||Multiple-camera setup|
|Running time||30 minutes (inc. adverts)|
|Production company(s)||Thames Scotland|
|Original network||Channel 4|
|Original release||12 November 2012 –|
31 May 2013
Three contestants compete in each show. They are offered a choice of 12 categories, and in each category, an expert (either a celebrity from a Channel 4 show or just a field expert) asks them a question, the answer of which it is thought people 'should know'. There is no prize money awarded for answering this question correctly, but the contestant can then answer a (harder) related cash question for money. Wrong answers lock a contestant out of the game, and the question is open to 'steals'.
In round one, correct answers to the cash question are worth £100. In round two, with fewer categories left to choose from, correct answers are worth £300, whilst in round three they are worth £601.
The categories include: Film, Geography, Music, Celebrity, Sport, Art, Food & Drink, History, Television, Human Body, Science, Nature, Maths, Politics, Animals and Mystery. (The Mystery category is the only category that appears on every show.)
The final round involves the three categories the contestants have thus far avoided, and the player in the lead gets the first choice of category. The player in 3rd place answers first, and must correctly answer 2 questions, the first of which is the one they should know. An incorrect answer to either puts them out of the game. However, if the leading player gets both questions correctly, they'll automatically win the game even if other players have also answered correctly. If no-one answers both questions correctly in the final round, then, there is no returning champion, and 3 new contestants will compete in the next show instead.
In Series 2, this was altered, as instead of all 3 contestants picking their categories, only the person who banked the most money picks which category everybody gets.
The winner of the game gets the chance to answer a single question in order to win the entire prize pot built up by the 3 contestants. If this question is not answered correctly, the prize pot rolls over to the next show. The champion from each show returns for the following show to compete against two new contestants, regardless of whether they win the jackpot or not.
|Animals||Adrian Hallgarth (A falconer), Mark Evans, Ian Turner (Deputy Head Warden at Longleat Safari Park)|
|Art||Lord Bath, Celia Sawyer, Gordon Watson (Four Rooms)|
|Celebrity||Max Clifford, Jameela Jamil, Ollie Locke (Made in Chelsea)|
|Film||Wendy Cook (Works at Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds), Karen Krizanovich (Film critic), Oliver Phelps|
|Food & Drink||Simon Rimmer, Tom & Henry (The Fabulous Baker Brothers), Simon Baggs (A farmer), Sue Lawrence|
|Geography||Jasmine Harman, Brendan Sheerin, David West (Seaplane pilot)|
|History||Tony Robinson, Dr Christopher Mason (Historian), Phil Harding, Jonathan Brown (Works at Edinburgh Castle),|
James McSherry (Works at Imperial War Museum North), Tessa Dunlop
|Human Body||Dr Dawn Harper, Gemma Raby (One Born Every Minute), Dr Christian Jessen|
|Literature||Gavin Pilgrim (Owner of London's oldest book shop), Cecelia Ahern, Susie Dent, Laila Rouass|
|Maths||Rachel Riley, David Fishwick (Founder of Bank on Dave!)|
|Music||Sara Cox, Russell Watson, Starboy Nathan, Nicola Benedetti|
|Mystery||Kevin McCloud, Laila Rouass, Tim Lovejoy, Nick Hewer, Iain Logie Baird (Works at the National Media Museum),|
Dr Tim O'Brien (Astrophysicist), Angela Saini, Tony Robinson, Ollie Locke (Made in Chelsea)
|Nature||Adrian Hallgarth (A falconer), Simon Watt (Inside Nature's Giants)|
|Politics||Cathy Newman (Channel 4 News), Neil Kinnock, Jon Snow|
|Science||Angela Saini, Dr Jimmy Nicholson (Educating Essex), Dr Tim O'Brien (Astrophysicist),|
Dr James Logan (Embarrassing Bodies), Dr Christian Jessen
|Sport||John McCririck, Gareth Thomas, Ade Adepitan, Maxine McCarthy (Boxer)|
|Television||Jennifer Metcalfe, Javone Prince, Kay Mellor|
|Books||Cecelia Ahern, Benjamin Zephaniah, Barbara Taylor Bradford|
|Celebrity||Jamie Laing (Made in Chelsea), Jameela Jamil|
|Film||Karen Krizanovich (Film critic), Brian Cox, Oliver Phelps, Jenny Beavan|
|Food & Drink||Simon Rimmer, Tom & Henry (The Fabulous Baker Brothers), Lisa Faulkner, Hero Hirsh (Cheesemonger of the Year at the World Cheese Awards), Luigi Corvi (Owner of Glasgow's Oldest Fish and chips Shop)|
|Geography||Brendan Sheerin, Liam Dutton (Channel 4 News Weather Forecaster), Jasmine Harman|
|History||Phil Harding, Tony Robinson, Jonathan Ferguson (Curator at Royal Armouries Museum), Dr Christopher Mason (Historian)|
|Music||Frankie Sandford, Una Healy & Mollie King of The Saturdays, Lawson, Nicky Byrne, Peter Oundjian|
|Mystery||Sarah Beeny, Anita Rani, Amanda Lamb, David Fishwick (Founder of Bank on Dave!)|
|Nature||Garth de Jong (Works at Dublin Zoo), James Scott (Works at Sea Life), Sally Eaton (Lichenologist at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh)|
|Politics||Cathy Newman, Jon Snow, Ann Widdecombe|
|Science||Dr Dawn Harper, Lesley Gilchrist (One Born Every Minute), Dr James Logan (Embarrassing Bodies), Dr Robin Hoyle (Director of Science at Glasgow Science Centre)|
|Sport||Louis Smith, Nicola Adams, Dame Sarah Storey, Martin Offiah|
|Television||Jennifer Metcalfe & Nick Pickard, Tim Lovejoy, Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary), Javone Prince|
|Series||Start date||End date||Episodes|
|1||12 November 2012||21 December 2012||30|
|2||22 April 2013||31 May 2013||30|
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