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Deal or No Deal
Deal or No Deal.png
Title card from 2011 to 2013
Also known as
  • Celebrity Deal or No Deal
  • Deal or No Deal on Tour
GenreGame show
Presented byNoel Edmonds
Theme music composerAugustin Bousfield
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series13
No. of episodes3,003
Executive producerRichard Hague
ProducerGlenn Hugill
Production locationsPaintworks (2005–2013)[1]
The Bottle Yard Studios (2013–2016)[1]
Running time45 minutes (inc. adverts) (2005-2010)
60 minutes (inc. adverts) (2011-2016)
Production companiesEndemol West (2005–2006)
Cheetah Television West (2006–2009)
Remarkable Television (2009–2016)
Original networkChannel 4
Picture format
Original release31 October 2005 (2005-10-31) –
23 December 2016 (2016-12-23)
Related showsDeal or No Deal franchise

Deal or No Deal was a British game show, hosted by Noel Edmonds, which aired from 31 October 2005 to 23 December 2016 on Channel 4. Based on the original Netherlands format of the game show, each episode sees a contestant choosing one of 22 boxes, each containing a cash amount between 1p to £250,000, and then attempting to win as much as possible either by gambling on having a high amount in their chosen box, or making the game's hidden operator, named "the Banker", offer a considerable cash sum for their box regardless of what is inside. The amount a contestant wins is determined by pure luck – cash amounts are randomly allocated to each of the boxes before each game, with contestants required to open a specific number of boxes per round of the game to eliminate the cash amounts their chosen box does not contain, in turn affecting how much is offered by the Banker. Games always end with the player opening all of the boxes, including their own, regardless of how they intend to make money.

Throughout its broadcast, the programme was regularly aired daily – for its first eight series, the show was aired six days a week for a year, with breaks in production between July and August – with a number of episodes given special themes to coincide with national holidays such as Christmas and Halloween – such special editions included special features and prizes, and sometimes an increase in cash amounts on offer. In addition, the show also showcased a series of special celebrity editions, including a special 10th anniversary edition on 18 September 2015 in which Edmonds played the game himself.[3]

On 19 August 2016, Channel 4 axed Deal or No Deal after thirteen series,[4] ending the game show with a special "Deal or No Deal on Tour" series across the United Kingdom, with the programme officially concluding after 11 years on 23 December 2016.


Contestants can win prize money ranging from between 1p and £250,000, and potentially £500,000 (after changes made in 2014). The game is played using 22 sealed red boxes, each with an identifying number from 1 to 22 displayed on the front. Inside each box is a sum of money. All the boxes are sealed by an independent adjudicator; the value inside each box is not known to anyone except the adjudicator.

At the start of each game one of the 22 contestants, each standing behind one of the red boxes, is selected to be the contestant for that episode. The contestants themselves do not know who is to take the seat until it is revealed at the beginning of the show.[5] Usually, contestants will appear on around 15–25 shows before they are selected to play. The contestant then takes their box and walks to the centre of the set, taking their place at the "pound table", in what Edmonds refers to as the "crazy chair". After a brief chat with the contestant (and any family or friends who may be in the audience), Edmonds asks to confirm that the player selected their box at random. After this confirmation, the game begins.

The contestant's box contains their (potential) prize. One at a time, the contestant chooses one of the 21 boxes remaining (other than their own) to be opened, eliminating the value inside it from the list of possible amounts in the contestant's box (displayed on a large screen opposite them). It is in the contestant's interest to uncover smaller amounts of money, in the hope that their prize is a larger amount or that they can get a higher offer from the Banker. Boxes are opened by the remaining 21 contestants; these contestants are also regularly spoken to by Edmonds and the contestant, and offer support and advice. These contestants return for the following episodes, along with a new contestant replacing the previous episode's contestant, so that all contestants eventually play the game. This provides continuity between shows.

There are six rounds: in the opening round five boxes are opened, then three in each subsequent round. After the required number of boxes have been opened in a round, the Banker offers to buy the contestant's box. The amount is dependent on the remaining box values: if several larger amounts are gone, the offer is likely to be low, as the probability is higher that the contestant's box contains a small amount of money. Occasionally, the first offer (or on very rare occasions a later offer) has been replaced by an offer to the contestant to swap their box for one of the remaining unopened boxes. The first offer can also be used by the Banker to offer non-monetary items, however they are rarely taken.

The Banker is never seen, relaying his offers to Edmonds via telephone (although sometimes Edmonds allows the contestant to talk to the Banker on the telephone). Edmonds tells the contestant the offer and asks the eponymous question. The contestant responds either "deal" or "no deal". Responding with "deal" means the contestant agrees to sell the box for the amount of money offered, relinquishing the prize in their box. The game is now over, though play continues to show the hypothetical outcome had the contestant not dealt. Saying "no deal" means the contestant keeps their box, and proceeds to the next round, again hoping to reveal small amounts in the remaining boxes.

After six rounds, only two boxes remain. If the contestant rejects the final offer, they take the prize contained in their box. The Banker might offer the opportunity for the contestant to swap their box with the other remaining unopened box and take the prize contained in it instead. A swap is always offered if the £250,000 is still in play; however, it can also be offered in any situation (including, on rare occasions, earlier in the game).[6] Dealing early in the game can sometimes warrant the Banker to ask for the money back in exchange for the contents of one of the remaining two boxes. The "Banker's Gamble" is usually only ever offered under the circumstances in which the Banker has originally offered a significant sum of money and the player's last two monetary sums are an extreme contrast (e.g. 1p and £250,000 together). If the contestant agrees to the Banker's Gamble, they are returned to "live play" and their box (or if they have swapped, the swapped box) is opened. They then win the amount in the corresponding box. The Banker's Gamble is rarely offered, as it usually means that the player will either have a much larger sum of money than they dealt at, or they will leave with a substantially lower sum of money, in which case the Banker is said to have "won". The most notable example of the Banker's Gamble being used to the player's benefit was with the contestant, Alice Mundy. Alice had already dealt earlier in the game at £17,500, but was left with the 1p (the Banker's dream finish) and the £250,000 (the player's dream finish) at the end. As a result, the Banker offered her the chance to return her winnings in the hope that she would leave with 1p. Alice accepted the hand back, declined to swap her box and as a result, she became the second £250,000 jackpot winner, as her own box contained the top prize: had she swapped, she would have left with 1p.

Sometimes there are extra twists to the game, such as making offers between rounds, offering other gambles such as "double or nothing", where after the contestant has dealt, they have to open extra boxes and risk winning nothing or doubling their winnings. The Banker has also allowed the contestant to go ahead one box at a time (giving them more freedom to pull out of the game when they wish). The Banker has been known to try other tricks such as offering prize money to other people, for example, a friend of a contestant who won only a small amount in their own game. Such twists happen rarely, but happened more regularly during the themed weeks.

Game board[edit]

There are 22 cash prizes contained in the boxes on the programme. These cash prizes range from 1p to £250,000. The highest five valued boxes are referred to as the "Power Five",[6] whilst the lowest five valued boxes are referred to as the "Banker's Power Five".[6]


2014 changes[edit]

Box 23[edit]

On 1 January 2014, a new feature, "Box 23" was introduced. At the end of a game, the contestant is asked if they want to buy Box 23 for the amount already won on the show. The box contains one of five cards:

  • Double
  • +£10,000
  • Money Back
  • Half
  • Nothing

If purchased, the result can double the contestant's winnings (raising the highest possible win to £500,000), add £10,000 to their winnings, return the winnings, halve the winnings, or expunge the winnings. This change effectively makes it possible for a contestant to leave with nothing at all: previously, a player usually left with a minimum of one penny. During special theme shows, the contents of Box 23 are modified, swapping out the "+£10,000" prize for "+£20,000" and the "Half" prize for "Quarter".[7]

Offer Button[edit]

Starting 29 September 2014, a new gameplay element, the "Offer Button," was added.[8] The button, situated on the contestant's desk, may only be used one time during the contestant's game. When it is pressed, the Banker must make an offer at that point, regardless of how many boxes have been opened at that stage.

The Offer Button becomes available after the opening five boxes are selected. To be able to make use of it during their game, the contestant must correctly guess, within a margin of 10%, the banker's opening offer. The Banker's offer is written and sealed in a capsule and sent to the studio before the contestant guesses the amount.[9] On special themed shows, the contestant additionally wins a holiday if their guess is within the margin.[10]

Top prize winners[edit]

Nine contestants have won the £250,000 top prize. All winners of the top prize (as well as certain non-top prize winners) are allowed to keep their box.

No. Date Contestant Notes
1 7 January 2007 Laura Pearce[11] First winner.
2 12 March 2009 Alice Mundy[11] Originally dealt at £17,500, but accepted the Banker's Gamble to re-enter the game (winning either 1p or £250,000 in her box. She did not swap her box.).
3 13 May 2011 Suzanne Mulholland[11] First contestant to have the "dream finish" (having both the £100,000 and the £250,000 boxes in play as the final two boxes without having dealt).[12] The first and only contestant to win by swapping her box. Also won a holiday.
4 22 September 2011 Tegen Roberts[11] First winner to open the 1p as the first box.
5 5 August 2012 Nong Skett[11] Also appeared on the 2,000th episode and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Deal or No Deal.[citation needed]
6 12 August 2013 Paddy Roberts[11] First male winner and the youngest winner at age 18.
7 12 February 2014 Roop Singh[11] Also won a holiday. First winner to be offered Box 23, and would have won £500,000 if he had purchased it.
8 15 October 2015 Ann Crawford[13] Oldest winner. Would have lost everything if she had purchased Box 23.
9 23 December 2016 Vikki Heenan[14] The ninth top-prize winner was made known before the episode was aired, on the official website.[15]


Edmonds in 2006

Deal or No Deal was produced by Endemol and supported by BBC Studios and Post Production, a commercial subsidiary of the BBC. The original studio set for the show was converted from an old paintworks factory and its associated warehouses in Bristol.[5]

Channel 4 initially commissioned a run of 66 episodes, with filming beginning in October 2005.[16] The first episode was broadcast on 31 October that year. Channel 4 then commissioned a second filming period at the end of 2005.[citation needed]

By May 2006, episodes were being filmed Monday to Friday at a rate of 15 episodes a week. Three episodes were recorded in a day in two sessions, one edition in the afternoon using one audience, and then two episodes filmed in the evening using a different audience. The studio operated from 9am to 10pm.[5]

Having initially begun filming episodes just a few weeks in advance, each new period of filming then began several months in advance, and at a rate of 15 episodes a week being filmed,[citation needed] the delay between filming and broadcast varies; it can be months between the filming date and broadcast date for a particular episode.[5]

For a two-week period starting on 10 October 2011, live episodes of the show were broadcast in place of the routine pre-recorded episodes.[citation needed]

In October 2013, production moved to the Bottle Yard Studios, Bristol, which had been custom built to house the show. Filming for series 10 began on 28 October 2013 at the new location.[17]


The game show participants comprise the host Noel Edmonds, the unseen character of the Banker, the main contestant playing that day's game, the other 21 contestants, and a studio audience. Audience members are commonly asked for opinions on whether the contestant should "Deal or No Deal".

The contestants who appear on Deal or No Deal come from all backgrounds and age groups. The oldest contestant to have played the game was 97-year-old Chelsea Pensioner Joe Britton, who played in April 2009.[18][19] Britton won £20,000 and gave all the money away. He died in October 2014, aged 103.[20] Contestants who appeared and later went on to fame include 2009 X Factor runner-up Olly Murs, who won £10, and Shahid Khan, known as Naughty Boy, who won £44,000.[21]

The Observer interviewed Edmonds in relation to the show on 29 January 2006, quoting Edmonds as saying that his scenes with the Banker bring out his "inner actor". He revealed his passion for the show and his admiration for the individual community spirit within it, as well as his (later fulfilled) ambition that it would eventually hold a Saturday evening prime time slot.[22]

The Banker[edit]

The Banker is the name given to the show's quasi-fictional antagonist. Notionally, the money on the game board is the Banker's own. As such, his role is to make cash offers to buy the contestant's chosen box rather than allowing them to continue and risk them winning much more. The Banker is played by "Himself", as stated in the end credits. He talks to Edmonds via the Bakelite telephone on the contestant's desk, and also regularly talks to the player.

As Broadcast magazine noted in March 2006, the UK version of the show was the first to exploit the potential for the Banker to be an active character. Despite not being seen or heard on screen, this personification led to a high degree of public and media interest. The Guardian newspaper called the Banker "a cult character in the making and no mistake" and included him in their hotlist. Television programmes such as Harry Hill's TV Burp, GMTV, Richard & Judy and Dead Ringers all made jokes about and regularly speculated as to the Banker's real identity.

Some sources have speculated that the Banker is really former Coronation Street actor and host of The Mole, Glenn Hugill, who works as part of the show's production team.[23] Edmonds denied these claims in Heat magazine in July 2006.[24] However, in 2015, these claims were later proven to be accurate by Richard Osman and Stephen Mulhern, who confirmed that Hugill is the Banker.[25]

As the show progressed, the Banker's fictitious back story has been built up through the character's conversations with Edmonds and the daily contestants. Edmonds describes the Banker as an older man, who is overweight and has little hair. In various episodes the Banker has been said to speak fluent French and Russian. The Banker has made several references to his six ex-wives, mother, two boxer dogs and also to his estranged son, to whom he never speaks on account of his being a charity worker. On 16 November 2006, Edmonds turned on Exeter's Christmas lights and claimed that the Banker used to study "Financial affairs and Politics" at Exeter University, suggesting that students could find his identity by looking at the records.[26] This "fact" was mentioned during an episode of University Challenge on 17 September 2007 when presenter Jeremy Paxman introduced Exeter University and named the Banker as one of the institution's famous alumni. In the October/November 2008 edition of the Sky Digital Magazine, an interview with the Banker was published. It was revealed that the Banker has an MSc in financial analysis and fund management, a BSc in pure mathematics, statistics and mathematical sciences and a Masters in behavioural and biological psychology. He also stated that he was a registered dentist. The Banker has also made infrequent and obscure visual appearances, which usually serve to exaggerate his reputation as only caring about his money. On 25 December 2006, at the end of the show, a brief shot from behind of a man in a suit and hat was switching off his television after watching the contestants sing Christmas carols. Other short comical appearances followed, and on 20 October 2011, he said he was going to appear in person to make his offer. However, when he came out it looked like he was hiding under a cloak, until Helen, a woman from the audience unveiled him to see a man called Alex. The Banker then revealed it was just a fake, and that Helen and Alex knew each other.

On several occasions the Banker's voice can be heard. He has been heard laughing maniacally, blowing kisses and imitating Basil Brush. Contestants have described his voice as sounding like "a dirty phone call", old and sexy, rather like well spoken deep voiced fellow contestant Lance and "the Scream man". Edmonds has often imitated the Banker's voice in a deep Churchillian tone. Short utterances or other audio from the Banker's end of the phone call can occasionally be heard by the viewer.

The Banker's personality is one of the most essential components of the show, and on many occasions has generated good or bad offers, gifts and surprises. Such surprises have included early box swaps, chances to double offers, offer increases, offer decreases and additional gifts. On some shows, the Banker has offered items such as a copy of the rules, two weeks of therapy, the book "How to Win Friends and Influence People", a loofah, "a train ticket back to wherever you came from" or even included the contestant's lucky number into the offer. On 15 April 2006, the Banker doubled contestants Gabrielle's and Savvas' winnings, after they both revealed they would be donating the money to charity. The Banker has also played mind games with contestants by only offering box swaps, substantially low offers, decreasing offers and threats to other contestants. On some occasions, the Banker has given poems and gifts to the chosen player. These gifts have included a bottle of bubble bath, a mini replica of a "Deal or No Deal" box, a bunch of roses, a "Deal or No Deal" mug and champagne.


Episodes of Deal or No Deal were pre-recorded. The show was broadcast mid afternoon (usually 4pm) six days a week throughout the year (with a month long break in July/August that was ultimately dropped in 2012). Sunday editions ceased broadcast on 17 October 2014. While Deal or No Deal had a standard theme for most of the year, it also broadcast several special episodes usually themed to particular events or national public holidays such as Christmas and Easter. These were stopped before the filming of the 2015 episodes due to Channel 4 Racing misinforming the show of when they would broadcast, resulting in the programme not knowing when their episodes would actually air. Consequently, "Double Trouble" specials substituted the regular specials, in which two people play the game. These games were not in sequence with the regular show.

The show was put on hiatus for a two-month period in July 2015 (returning in September), and for six months in April 2016. It returned to screens in October 2016 to conclude its studio based run, which ended on 11 December 2016. The special "Deal or No Deal On Tour" episodes aired from 12 to 23 December 2016, officially bringing Deal or No Deal to an end.[27]


Episodes have been broadcast as follows:

Season Start date End date Episodes
(excl. Celebrity)
Notes and records
1 31 October 2005 22 July 2006 235[28]
2 28 August 2006 13 July 2007 278[28] 500th show
3 13 August 2007 25 July 2008 300[28]
4 25 August 2008 24 July 2009 288[28] 1,000th show
5 24 August 2009 25 July 2010 288[28]
6 23 August 2010 29 July 2011 295
7 15 August 2011 29 July 2012 301
8 30 July 2012 4 August 2013 320 2,000th show
9 5 August 2013 3 August 2014 276
10 4 August 2014 8 July 2015 229
11 21 September 2015 6 April 2016 128
12 17 October 2016 11 December 2016 46 Final studio series
13 12 December 2016 23 December 2016 10 "On Tour" series

Special episodes and Double Trouble episodes[edit]

Many seasonal episodes of Deal or No Deal have aired, with themes including Halloween, Guy Fawkes Night, Christmas,[29] [Valentine's Day]/Love week,[6] Easter and the Banker's birthday week[30] and Summer specials.[31] Many special episodes have themed games that can be played at the 5-box stage, where the contestant may be able to win a holiday. Games may also allow the contestant to receive an offer after every box opened or allow the Banker to look inside a number of contestant's boxes. From 2015, due to the show's inconsistent scheduling, the seasonal episode format was retired, with the show instead featuring "Double Trouble" episodes, where two related contestants played together. An addition added in this format is the "Banker's Breakup Quiz", where the pair were questioned about each other.

Celebrity Deal or No Deal[edit]

On 8 April 2012, Deal or No Deal started broadcasting celebrity editions of the show. These episodes saw famous faces including (in order of appearance) Jimmy Carr,[32] Louis Walsh, Peter Andre, Katie Price, McFly, Joan Collins,[33] Jonathan Ross,[34] JLS,[35] Gok Wan, James Corden and Alan Carr all playing for charity.

The highest win so far has been £70,000 by Louis Walsh,[11] and the lowest 10p by Gok Wan.

Phone-in competition[edit]

When Deal Or No Deal began, viewers were invited to phone in (at a premium rate), use the Channel 4 website or enter by post (free of charge) to enter the competition, in which an audience member selects one of three boxes (coloured blue and separate from the boxes used in the main game), and a selected entrant wins the amount of money displayed in that box. The amounts on offer in the competition varied from day to day, but typically comprised two amounts in the low thousands of pounds and a top prize of £10,000 or more. On rare occasions, a match play competition had been run in which the winning entrant received the same amount as the studio contestant instead of a prize being selected from the blue viewers' boxes; this allowed one viewer to win £70,000. Entry was open from the beginning of the second part of the show (when the winning box was chosen), to noon the next day, with the winner revealed at the beginning of the show seven days later.

Previously, the competition was only open for the duration of the show, with the box containing the prize being opened at the end of the show, and the winner's name announced thereafter. This was changed from the third Season in August 2007, following the premium-rate services operator ICSTIS imposing a £30,000 fine on iTouch, the company responsible for running the competition. It ruled that the competition was misleading since the impression was given that entrants stood a chance of winning any of the three amounts contained in the blue viewers' boxes, whereas in fact since the programme is pre-recorded, by the time of broadcast only one prize amount is possible.[36] The altered format of the competition only opened the competition after the prize amount had been chosen.

Channel 4 had announced that, following a spate of revelations of improper conduct regarding premium-rate phone services across British television programmes (notably on "Richard & Judy"), it was scrapping all premium-rate phone competitions, with the single exception of Deal or No Deal, with profits from the viewer's competition going to charity. As of 1 October 2007, the viewer's competition had ended.

In 2014, the viewer's competition returned in an altered form. A suite of prizes were on offer (usually for a week at a time) and viewers were invited to phone in (on a premium rate number), text (on a premium rate number) or enter for free on their website. The entrant was required to answer a question using the usual multiple choice format. This ended in early 2015.


Critical reception[edit]

In a review by columnist A. A. Gill, Deal or No Deal was described as "like putting heroin in your TV remote". Guardian television reviewer Charlie Brooker criticised the in-show implication that there are strategies that can be employed and pointed out that the game premise revolves around plain guessing while calling it "a gameshow based on the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics".[37]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Deal or No Deal has consistently been the most watched programme in its slot for all UK channels for both daytime and primetime. It was named "Daytime Programme of the Year" at the Royal Television Society Awards on 14 March 2006,[38] and "Best Daytime Programme" in the TV Quick Awards on 5 September 2006.[39] The UK version also won the Rose d'Or award for "Best Game Show" at the 2006 Lucerne Television Festival.[40] Edmonds was also nominated in the "Best Entertainment Performance" category at the 2006 BAFTA Television Awards.[41] The show was voted "Best Daytime Programme" at the 2006 National Television Awards.[42] Edmonds was also nominated for "Best Entertainment Presenter" at the same awards.[43]

As of 2 February 2015, the show had given away more than £40,000,000 of prize money.


The programme had numerous sponsors during its run, including Müller, BT,, More, Anadin,[44] The Famous Grouse, All-Bran[45] and HSL.

Product placement[edit]

In August 2012, the show had undertaken product placement by incorporating the PG Tips logo into its episodes. The logo was added digitally in post-production and appears on the contestants' coffee mugs.[46]



A book called Can You Beat the Banker? (ISBN 0-09-191422-1) was released on 25 May 2006, which has descriptions of games from early episodes and the reader having to guess what the Banker's offers will be, and whether to "Deal" or "No Deal". Drumond Park have also released electronic and board games.

The Official Behind the Scenes Guide (ISBN 0-09-192006-X) was published on 26 October 2006, written by Noel and Charlotte Edmonds, Jane Phillimore, Richard Hague and Glenn Hugill. It features interviews with Edmonds, the Banker, and contestants, and has statistics for all contestants' games from season 1.


DVD games[edit]

Channel 4 DVD released a DVD TV game on 13 November 2006. The game is filmed in the show's original studio featuring Edmonds as the host and features 21 contestants from Season 1 playing themselves, who open the boxes and give the contestant advice. The game's three modes are Single Contestant (played like the show), Contestant Vs Contestant (two contestants play rounds in turn), and Contestant Vs Banker (one contestant is the contestant, the other is the Banker, and gives offers to the contestant).

A second DVD game called "Family Challenge" was released on 19 November 2007, which featured 22 contestants from Season 2.

Video games[edit]

Mindscape published a video game for the Nintendo DS in November 2007, developed by Gravity-i. It is not the same game as the US version, although sharing the same developer as the respective PC version. A PC title developed by Oak Systems Leisure Software was also released in the same month.

A second Nintendo game, titled "The Banker is Back" was released for the Wii and Nintendo DS in November 2008. The DS title plays similar to the first version, although with more improved graphics.


A card game has also been released. The 22 sums of money are shuffled, and placed on top of the 22 box numbers. The gameplay is similar to the Contestant Vs Banker mode on the DVD with one contestant being the contestant and another the Banker. Contestants then swap roles, and the one who takes more money is declared the winner. The card game is often sold in a special box-set alongside the DVD game. A Deal or No Deal chocolate game is also available.

An online version was available on the website; and there is also a Facebook application called "Deal Or No Deal LIVE!", in which a user can play with other people competing to get the highest amount out of the box. The contestant can build up through levels. There is also a chat function whilst playing. A quiz-based Deal or No Deal game also appears on a number of pub quiz machines.

A quiz mobile app titled Deal or No Deal – Noel's Quiz was released on 12 March 2015.[47] The app was available on iOS and Android. [48]


Gambling issues[edit]

In March 2012, with the series approaching its 2,000th episode and the format now broadcast in over 50 countries, senior Channel 4 executives were to meet with the Gambling Commission, who were preparing to issue new guidance in April 2012 on the implications of the Gambling Act 2005 for broadcasters and according to The Guardian, had concerns with the show. The newspaper claimed the show could be breaking the law as it did not involve any element of skill, with such non-skill games played for profit requiring a gambling licence.[49]

Notes and references[edit]



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