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Johnr510 posts since 6 Apr 2004
What are the latest Millionaire episodes Challenge have access to? I notice Sony Channel are now showing episodes from the final few shows of the Chris Tarrant era (2014) which makes sense considering Sony have owned the rights since 2008!
Jon8,172 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today
Sony own all the rights and have shown early episodes too, I’m pretty sure Challenge have showed episodes right up until the tacky Celebrity Live era. I noticed Sony were showing the ‘The People Play’ week of episodes so called because by this time is was just Celeb episodes until this. They left the viewer competition voice over in with the VT covered by a ‘This is A Repeat’ caption. Which I thought was pretty poor.
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AS 2117 posts since 30 Nov 2017
Westcountry Spotlight
What are the latest Millionaire episodes Challenge have access to? I notice Sony Channel are now showing episodes from the final few shows of the Chris Tarrant era (2014) which makes sense considering Sony have owned the rights since 2008!

I’m sure Challenge have shown the last episodes as well since I remember them being shown a while ago. Don’t think they have shown The People Play episodes yet.
Juicy Joe1,553 posts since 25 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
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Don’t think they have shown The People Play episodes yet.


I remember seeing these on Challenge last year I think. I remember as everyone was getting the questions wrong and not winning the big amounts which was frustrating Tarrant - probably why he quit in the 1st place, as noone was willing to gamble, or being led along the garden path by the addition of the clock.

New Series 6 Max Bygraves episodes of Family Fortunes being shown this morning on Challenge! Very Happy. Nice to see a 35 year old programme aired on the channel!!
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AS 2117 posts since 30 Nov 2017
Westcountry Spotlight
And according to the schedule next week, they are showing series 2 (Bob Monkhouse episodes of FF).
A lot of the episodes are missing according to TV Brain website and I’m not sure if they were shown on Challenge years ago
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Neil Jones5,847 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
And according to the schedule next week, they are showing series 2 (Bob Monkhouse episodes of FF).
A lot of the episodes are missing according to TV Brain website and I’m not sure if they were shown on Challenge years ago


I wouldn't take TV Brains/lostshows.com as an authoritative source on what's missing and what isn't.
james-20015,668 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Nope, Challenge have actually broadcast several episodes of FF and Bullseye that TV Brain have said are missing. They showed all 26 episodes of Series 4 of FF for a start, despite TV Brain's claim that some are wipeeld

Good to see Series 6 of FF, I don't think that's been shown since around 2002.
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Juicy Joe1,553 posts since 25 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Surely it must be ages since Series 2 of Family Fortunes with Bob Monkhouse, was last shown on Challenge, and certainly not in it's Freeview era. Hopefully this is sign of further classic ancient gameshows/quizes to come. I hope these Max/Bob episodes will be repeated like the Les editions are and not one-off screenings.
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This Is Granada1,711 posts since 4 Jan 2003
UTV
From the 6th Jan, the Weakest Link goes back to series 10, ep1 again in the 6pm slot.

Just before xmas we got up to S10, ep115 during the 6pm/7pm double bills. So have challenge ran out of 'new' episodes so are starting again with s10, ep1.

The Weakest link had done really well and I've enjoyed watching it again. Hope they buy in more series. (Would really like to see the early years again, series 1-3 for example).
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