I think last time this came up the 'The' didn't last long, probably six months if that.
It had definitely gone by January 2001 (see 3:30), as had the original final round structure (see 44mins in):
The musical sting going into it though was changed the following series and the money tree looked a bit fatter with a £ sign:
Any changes after this were relatively minor I believe. Can't find when the set appeared to get bigger, it may not have done, just the power of a camera lens could dictate otherwise.
Last edited by Neil Jones on 20 October 2019 8:40pm