The Chase

Sunday, 16 September 2012, 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Bradley Walsh hosts a celebrity edition of the hit quiz show where four well known celebrities have to work together to try and win thousands of pounds for charity. But can they outwit the quiz genius known as The Chaser?

Tonight’s celebrities are TV presenter Dan Lobb, musical star Jodie Prenger, Autumnwatch’s Chris Packham, and Coronation Street actress Jennie McAlpine.

Monday, 29 June 2009, 5:00PM – 6:00PM

Bradley Walsh hosts The Chase, a brand new quiz show on ITV1 daytime.

Every day four contestants pit their wits against The Chaser, a ruthless quiz genius determined to stop them winning at all costs.

The four strangers must work as a team, answering general knowledge questions and playing a strategic game in order to win themselves a potential prize pot worth thousands of pounds.

But standing in the way of the cash prize is The Chaser, a highly intelligent, supremely self-confident quiz genius who is on a daily mission to stop the contestants from winning any money.

The contestants take it in turns to build a cash sum by answering quick fire questions against the clock. Each must then go head to head with the Chaser in a race to get their money into the team prize pot without being caught.

In the chase down the game board, every right answer moves the contestant a step closer to the exit – every wrong answer gives the Chaser the chance to close the gap.

If the contestant gets out without being caught, their money is added to the team prize pot. However, if The Chaser catches them first, the money is lost for the team and the contestant is out of the game.

The game concludes with the remaining contestants entering a two minute quick fire round where each correct answer pushes them along the exit route. They then must watch as The Chaser is given 2 minutes to catch up. If he doesn’t reach them in time, the team prize money is split equally between the contestants; if he succeeds in catching them, the team goes home with nothing.


The thrill of The Chase returns to BBC One

Category: TV Drama; BBC One

Kay Mellor’s impassioned Sunday night drama, The Chase, returns to BBC One for an extended second series this summer with more sexy, stormy stories from the Yorkshire-based veterinary practice.

The series kicks off just days after Anna (Gaynor Faye) has discovered her husband, Tom’s (Nicholas Gleaves) infidelity with her cousin, Fiona (Heather Peace).

While Anna comes to terms with her new single status, her sister, Sarah (Nicola Stephenson), is getting it together with childhood sweetheart, local farmer, Adrian Huby (Paul Opacic).

Joining The Chase are four new members of the cast.

Rebekah Manning (Rocketman) and Christian Louis Cooke (Where The Heart Is) are Claudie’s (Michelle Holmes) siblings, Paula and Liam.

Claudie and Paula set up a beauty parlour in the vets’ staff room causing mayhem as the battle of pooches and pampering begins, whereas Liam’s arrival from prison raises tension and eyebrows.

Philip Jackson (Little Voice, Poirot) is Fiona’s estranged father, Frank, who brings a myriad of buried family secrets.

And Adam Croasdell (The Project) sets pulses racing as sexy Sebastian Montgomery, brother of farmer William (Guy Henry) and close friend of Adrian Huby.

Meanwhile the practice manager, Deborah (Janet Dibley), is devastated when her husband and senior vet, Rick’s (Reece Dinsdale) relationship with colleague Clare (Sunetra Sarker) becomes public; Margaret (Rachel Davies) continues her struggle to juggle her work, the nurses and the dreaded menopause; and, Matt (Liam Garrigan) is distracted by a new romance.

Series creator Kay Mellor says: “It’s such a thrill to be shooting again in Leeds for the prime Sunday night slot on BBC One and an extended run of 12 episodes.

“Now we can tell even bigger, bolder stories which, I hope, will keep fans guessing and entice new viewers in. We’ve got some fabulous new characters as well as our returning favourites not to mention some very exotic animals!”

The Chase is written by Kay Mellor with additional episodes by Kate O’Riordan, Gaynor Mellor, Andrew Kirk, Kirsty Halton, Pat Smart and Phil Nodding.

The series is produced by Jacinta Peel with directors Clara Glynn, Ian Bevitt and Susan Tully. Kay Mellor and Polly Hill (BBC) are the executive producers.

The series is filmed in HD and shot on location in and around Leeds. The Chase will transmit on BBC One during summer 2007.

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