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The What In The World? Quiz. Image shows from L to R: Lee Hurst, Marcus Brigstocke, Dominic Holland. Copyright: Shine.

The What In The World? Quiz

Channel 5 panel show. 10 episodes (1 series), 2008 - 2009. Stars Marcus Brigstocke, Lee Hurst and Dominic Holland.

The What In The World? Quiz

Channel Five panel show about the weird and wonderful. Marcus Brigstocke hosts, with team captains Lee Hurst and Dominic Holland

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2008 - 2009
Channel
Channel 5
Episodes
10   (1 series)
Starring
Marcus Brigstocke, Lee Hurst and Dominic Holland
Writers
Mark Cohen, Adam Bostock-Smith and Chris Heath
Director
Derek Wheeler
Producer
Neil Gallery

The What In The World? Quiz is a panel gameshow in which Marcus Brigstocke chairs the universally challenged team captains, Lee Hurst and Dominic Holland, through a rollercoaster ride of what is the most weird, wonderful and unbelievable about our planet and beyond.

Fortunately for them, Lee and Dominic are assisted by guest experts as they attempt to win the battle of the 'ests of nature; the biggest, smallest, slowest, fastest, tallest, shortest, hottest, oldest, furthest and loudest. What came first, beer or toothpaste? Which sea creature is louder than a jumbo jet?

The show starts with each of the expert guests showing an interesting item they've brought along. The teams then enter into the following four rounds:

Round 1: World Of Extremes - The teams are shown three things and must identify which is the most extreme.

Round 2: Time Bomb - The teams must aim to give their opponents as little time as possible to answer quick fire questions by attempting to choose the shortest video clip out of the selection given to them.

Round 3: Experimental - The teams, using a sketch pad, must guess what will happen when The Naked Scientists, a team from Cambridge University, demonstrate a scientific experiment.

Round 4: Factoid Frenzy - The panellists are shown a montage of video and images with facts overlaid. They must try and remember as many facts as possible for the subsequent quick-fire questions.

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