British TV The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked  

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If you love to shout trivia answers at your telly, this list of quiz shows is for you. The top British quiz shows ask questions about a variety of topics, including history, pop culture, and geography. This is a list of the best British quiz shows, including everything from The Chase to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? to Fifteen to One.

What series will you find on this list of the best British quiz shows? The Weakest Link challenges contestants to answer a series of questions to earn money - but if they answer incorrectly, presenter Anne Robinson will boot them out with the famous line, "You are the weakest link. Goodbye." Jeopardy, the show on which players must answer with a question, is popular in the UK and around the world. Other good quiz shows featured on this list include Blockbusters, Going for Gold, and Are you Smarter than a 10 Year Old?

Which English quiz show is your favorite? Give the greatest competitions a thumbs up to move them to the top of the list, and add any notable series that are missing.

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The Chase is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Bradley Walsh
The Chase is a British television quiz show, broadcast on ITV and hosted by Bradley Walsh. Contestants play against an opponent, known as the "Chaser", who plays for the bank. The ...more
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Pointless is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Ted Butler added Alexander Armstrong
Pointless is a quiz show produced by Endemol UK for the BBC, hosted by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman. Contestants on the programme are tasked with finding obscure answers to questions. ...more
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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Meredith Vieira, Terry Crews, Cedric the Entertainer
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (GSN, 2002) is an American television game show based on the same-titled British program and developed for the United States by Michael Davies. The show features a ...more
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Catchphrase is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Krvin added Andrew O'Connor, Roy Walker
Catchphrase is a British game show based on the short-lived U.S. game show of the same name. It originally aired on ITV in the United Kingdom between 12 January 1986 and 23 April 2004. A ...more
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Countdown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Krvin added Rachel Riley, Des O'Connor, Des Lynam
Countdown is a British game show involving word and number puzzles. It is produced by ITV Studios and broadcast on Channel 4. It is presented by Nick Hewer, assisted by Rachel Riley, with ...more
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University Challenge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Angus Deayton, Bamber Gascoigne
University Challenge is a British quiz programme that premièred in 1962. University Challenge aired for 913 episodes on ITV from 21 September 1962 to 31 December 1987, presented by quiz ...more
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The Weakest Link is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Anne Robinson
The Weakest Link is a British television quiz show, mainly broadcast on BBC Two, but also on BBC One. It was devised by Fintan Coyle and Cathy Dunning, and developed for television by the BBC ...more
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Tenable is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Tenable
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Eggheads is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Kevin Ashman, Christopher Hughes, Judith Keppel
Eggheads is a BBC quiz show which pits a team of five "Eggheads" against a series of teams of five "challengers" who in each episode attempt to beat the Eggheads through a ...more
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Fifteen to One is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
William G. Stewart
Fifteen to One is a general knowledge quiz show broadcast on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. It originally ran from 11 January 1988 to 19 December 2003 and had a reputation for being one of the ...more
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Blockbusters is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Liza Tarbuck, Bob Holness, Michael Aspel
Blockbusters is a British television game show based upon an American game show of the same name in which contestants answer trivia questions to complete a path across or down a game board of ...more
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Have I Got News for You is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Angus Deayton
Have I Got News for You is a British television panel show produced by Hat Trick Productions for the BBC. It is loosely based on the BBC Radio 4 show The News Quiz, and has been regularly ...more
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The Big Fat Quiz of the Year is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Russell Brand, Lily Allen, Sharon Osbourne
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year is an annual British television programme broadcast in the last or first week of the year on Channel 4. Essentially, the show is a comedy panel game in the style of ...more
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Only Connect is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Victoria Coren
Only Connect is a British quiz show that aired on BBC Four from 15 September 2008 to 7 July 2014 and then moved to BBC Two from 1 September 2014 and is presented by Victoria Coren Mitchell. In ...more
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The £100K Drop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
The £100K Drop
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Bullseye is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Krvin added Tony Green, Jim Bowen, Declan Donnelly
Bullseye is a British television programme. It was first made for the ITV network by ATV in 1981, then by Central from 1982 until 1995, and was hosted by Jim Bowen.
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Nevermind the Buzzcocks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Nevermind the Buzzcocks
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Are You Smarter than a 10 Year... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Richard McCourt, Dominic Wood
Are You Smarter than a/Your 10 Year Old? is a British quiz show which aired on Sky1. There were two editions, one broadcast weekly in primetime, hosted by Noel Edmonds and a daily version, ...more
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Pop Quiz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Mike Read
Pop Quiz was a British television quiz programme that originally aired on BBC1 from 4 July 1981 to 28 December 1984 with a Top of the Pops special on 4 January 1994 hosted by Mike Read. It was ...more
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Going for Gold is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Henry Kelly, John Suchet, Dean Wilson
Going for Gold is a British television game show that originally aired on BBC1 between 12 October 1987 and 9 July 1996. It has since been revived for Channel 5 from 13 October 2008 to 20 March
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The Million Pound Drop Live is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Davina McCall, Phil Spencer, Alan Carr
The Million Pound Drop is a BAFTA-winning game show which broadcasts on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. The show began on 24 May 2010 with Davina McCall having presented the show's eleven ...more
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Cash Cab is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Cash Cab is a TV game show devised by Adam Wood that originated in the United Kingdom and has been licensed to television networks in numerous other countries. Passengers in a specially ...more
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Shooting Stars is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Matt Lucas, Johnny Vegas, Mark Lamarr
Shooting Stars is a British television comedy panel game broadcast on BBC Two as a pilot in 1993, then as 3 full series from 1995 to 1997, then on BBC Choice from January to December 2002 with 2 ...more
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Don't Forget the Lyrics! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Wayne Brady
Don't Forget the Lyrics! is a game show that originally aired on Fox from July 11, 2007 to June 19, 2009, hosted by Wayne Brady and produced by RDF USA, part of RDF Media. The launch of this ...more
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Jeopardy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best British Quiz Shows, Ranked
Kari Corbett, Gordon McCorkell, Tammy MacIntosh
Jeopardy is a BAFTA award-winning British television series which ran for three seasons, from 2002 to 2004, on BBC One. It was created by Tim O'Mara who also directed, and all three series were ...more