Since its debut in 1982, this British stalwart has achieved cult status in the UK and has broadcast more than sixty-five series. With over 5,000 episodes, it is one of the longest-running game shows in the world. The new series opens with special guest comedian Tim Vines (Sketch Show) assisting Susie Dent in the dictionary corner.
During the series heats, the winning contestants return to compete until he or she loses or has accumulated eight wins. The best contestants are invited back for the master finals at the end of the series. Contestants of exceptional skill have received national media coverage and the program as a whole is widely recognised and parodied within British culture.