Written by Auntie Jean
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Topics: TV, BBC, Game show, Mastermind

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

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Taxi driver Fred Houseman with Mastermind trophy

BBC Chiefs, concerned at the tendency of taxi drivers to walk away with glass bowl handouts every series have consulted the makers of the American highbrow quiz show "Big Dollar Box, Little Dollar Box" presented by Ricky Edmunds. In the show, a mixture of contestants get excited about the contents of yellow boxes or green boxes.

In a brilliant innovative twist, one of the boxes contains a lot of money and one box contains one dime. The brilliant host of the show is able to drag out the programme which could be all over in 2 minutes by pointing to a box, to an hour long show.

Mastermind's producers spotted that, as there were no questions in the show, clever taxi drivers couldn't answer any and therefore could never win the contest. The new format, 'no question' quiz show will be like a blind multi choice random box opening competition, with a host who can convince audiences that IQ is a secret lucky power related to which box your spirit IQ guide tells you to open.

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