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Gary McEwan3,404 posts since 23 May 2011
STV Central Reporting Scotland

Sorry I thought you meant Fast Finger First eliminated poorer, therefore stupid people.

And even then I’m not sure I agree. People enjoy the drama of the game, not continual sob stories, and I would argue people who are desperate for the money are much more likely to walk away sooner.


I thought it was now back to a traditional millionaire format, having got rid of the weird shuffle version?


It's basically still that version except they've ditched the shuffle element.

They're still using that ridiculous music as well which is absolutely god awful.


It's even worse, they've got new graphics....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSf-sqUQI7Q


Which begs the question, how do Valleycrest get away with it, if the basic principle of the show isn't to be messed with?
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Brekkie31,663 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Because the show is 20 years old and they've got the money to pay for it.

Most formats control most elements quite strictly early on but loosen up as time goes on and they need the recommission more than the channel need the show.
I preferred the internet when it had a sense of humour.
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chris4,216 posts since 6 Jul 2005
Granada North West Today

Sorry I thought you meant Fast Finger First eliminated poorer, therefore stupid people.

And even then I’m not sure I agree. People enjoy the drama of the game, not continual sob stories, and I would argue people who are desperate for the money are much more likely to walk away sooner.


I thought it was now back to a traditional millionaire format, having got rid of the weird shuffle version?


It's basically still that version except they've ditched the shuffle element.

They're still using that ridiculous music as well which is absolutely god awful.


It's even worse, they've got new graphics....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSf-sqUQI7Q


I’d forgotten how terrible the music is and those graphics are horrible.

And the US did their clock version so well - great graphics and beautifully modified music by Keith and Matthew Strachan.
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bkman19901,213 posts since 29 Jan 2012
UTV Newsline
Good grief. The graphics & music from the U.S. version is horrific. I don't like them at all. It makes me appreciate the current graphics from the UK version a lot more now than ever.

Jeremy has been on fire tonight with Ask The Host which is great to see. £16k has now been set as a safety net for 3 times now in this episode alone. Is that a first for this show? All 2nd safety nets being set on the same amount during the same single episode.
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Johnr450 posts since 6 Apr 2004
Seems like ITV are accepting applications for contestants again until the end of June, so roughly a 6 month period until the next lot of episodes.

I do wish they would clean up the bit where the contestant has won whatever and is walking off the set to the fanfare music, in the Tarrant series it was perfectly executed as they had a nice shot of the contestant walking out of the 'arena' into the tunnel whilst also showing Tarrant walking back to the back of the studio

Now the contestant seems a bit confused at this point, some seem to want a 5 hour chat with Jeremy before he basically shoves them in the right direction to leave and their friends/family are waiting for them in the tunnel, but sometimes they cut back to Jeremy before they show that bit!
JKDerry1,671 posts since 15 Oct 2016
UTV Newsline
Seems like ITV are accepting applications for contestants again until the end of June, so roughly a 6 month period until the next lot of episodes.

I do wish they would clean up the bit where the contestant has won whatever and is walking off the set to the fanfare music, in the Tarrant series it was perfectly executed as they had a nice shot of the contestant walking out of the 'arena' into the tunnel whilst also showing Tarrant walking back to the back of the studio

Now the contestant seems a bit confused at this point, some seem to want a 5 hour chat with Jeremy before he basically shoves them in the right direction to leave and their friends/family are waiting for them in the tunnel, but sometimes they cut back to Jeremy before they show that bit!

They are still recording episodes, including today at 1.00pm - is today's recording for transmission tonight? I doubt it, but they have been recording a lot of episodes since January 3rd I believe.