Without Prejudice?

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Without Prejudice?
GenreGame show
Presented byLiza Tarbuck
Voices ofKieron Elliott
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes14
Production
Running time60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)12 Yard
DistributorITV Studios
Release
Original networkChannel 4
Picture format16:9
Original release4 January 2003 (2003-01-04) –
16 April 2004 (2004-04-16)

Without Prejudice? is a British game show that aired on Channel 4 from 4 January 2003 to 16 April 2004 and is hosted by Liza Tarbuck.[1]

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)

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[edit]

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

International versions[edit]

United States[edit]

A short-lived US version aired from 17 July to 16 September 2007 on GSN and was hosted by psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig. After the show ended in September 2007, Dr. Robi Ludwig went to appear on Hannity & Colmes. The US version gained notoriety when on one episode, a contestant claimed he would eliminate another contestant solely because "he's black".[2][3] Additionally, on August 28, 2007, it was in partnership with the NAACP[4] in order to air the newest PSA spot during a special episode that was presented in association with the organization.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Without Prejudice sold to nine countries | News | Broadcast". Broadcastnow.co.uk. 21 March 2003. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
  2. ^ "The New York Times". nytimes.com. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  3. ^ Valdez, Maria G. (18 September 2013). "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 30 September 2013.
  4. ^ NAACP Partners with GSN On "Without Prejudice?"

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