Channel 4 has commissioned One Question, a new peak time gameshow from Chalkboard TV fronted by Claudia Winkleman.
The series will see Claudia Winkleman invite a pair of contestants to answer just a single question to win a £100,000 prize. The contestants will be faced with twenty possible answers, but only one answer is correct. Eliminate the incorrect answers and they’ll be on the path to victory, but eliminate the one correct answer and it’s game over.
Host Claudia Winkleman comments: “I am ridiculously excited about One Question. There’s no time limit, no buzzers, no complicated rules. A sofa, a chat, just one question that could win our players £100k. Not only that, we give them the answer. Tricky part is we give them 19 wrong answers too. I’ve bought a new black sweater and the studio has a toasted sandwich maker. I can’t wait.”
One Question is a 6 x 60 series for Channel 4. It was commissioned by Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment and Events with Head of Live Events Tom Beck. The series will be produced by Chalkboard TV with executive producers Mike Benson and Bill Hobbins.
Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment and Events, Channel 4 comments: “We’re delighted to have Claudia fronting this nail-biting new prime-time gameshow on Channel 4. With her unmistakeable charm and wit, we’ll really get to know each of the contestants as they strive towards a potentially life-changing jackpot.”
Chalkboard TV’s Mike Benson, Executive Producer, comments: “One Question is another original primetime quiz format from Chalkboard and has all the universal themes for a breakout international hit. With Claudia’s infectious warmth and humour, we know she’ll make our contestants feel at ease, as they wrestle with this seemingly easy but actually devilishly difficult game.”
One Question was commissioned following an innovative piloting scheme run by Channel 4 last year. The initiative was introduced by Channel 4’s Head of Entertainment and Events, Phil Harris, to develop ideas in an affordable and sustainable way from a range of independent production companies from around the country. Seven primetime quiz ideas were piloted last year with two commissioned - One Question and Quizness, CPL’s six-part quiz show fronted by Tom Allen. Following the success of the debut piloting scheme for quiz and game shows, Channel 4 is funding another series of run-throughs, focused on panel shows this summer.
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Nick Walker, Channel 4 Press Office