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The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked 

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List Rules Vote up your favorite British game shows in any genre.

British game shows are a top form of entertainment, combining the thrill of competition with luxurious prizes. The top British game shows come in many forms, from competitions to dating shows to panel games. This is a list of the best British game shows, including everything from Mastermind to 8 Out of 10 Cats to The Crystal Maze.

What series will you find on this list of the best British game shows? The Weakest Link became popular all over the world thanks to its engaging format. Presenter Anne Robinson was nicknamed the "Queen of Mean" for her icy demeanor with contestants. Deal or No Deal originated in the Netherlands, but it became a successful game show in the UK as well. Other good British games shows featured on this list include Blankety Blank, University Challenge, and Catchphrase.

So, which English game show is the best? Give the greatest series a thumbs up, and please add any good competition shows that are missing.

 

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Take Your Pick is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked
Ted Butler added
1955
Take Your Pick! was a United Kingdom game show originally broadcast by Radio Luxembourg in the early 1950s. The show transferred to television in 1955 with the launch of ITV, where it continued ...more
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Interceptor is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked
Interceptor
1989
Interceptor is a British game show created by Jacques Antoine, Jean Jacques Pasquier and Malcolm Heyworth. It was produced by Chatsworth in association with Thames and shown on the ITV network ...more
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Scrapheap Challenge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked
1998
Scrapheap Challenge was an engineering game show produced by RDF Media and broadcast on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. In the show, teams of contestants had 10 hours in which to build a ...more
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The Golden Shot is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked
Ted Butler added The Golden Shot
1967
The Golden Shot is a British television game show produced by ATV for ITV between 1 July 1967 and 13 April 1975, based on the German TV show Der goldene Schuss. It is most commonly associated ...more
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Just a Minute is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked
Just a Minute is a BBC Radio 4 radio comedy and television panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons. Its first transmission on Radio 4 was on 22 December 1967, three months after the station's ...more
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Red or Black? is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best British Game Shows, Ranked
Red or Black? is a British television game show which was broadcast on ITV between 3 September 2011 and 29 September 2012. Presented by Ant & Dec and developed by Simon Cowell, Red or Black? ...more