Drumond Park Family Fortunes Board Game
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In the 2020 revival, the top answers were not revealed until after the second contestant gave their answers and their point values were shown, an element that was previously seen in the All-Stars version of the show.
Carlton in association with Pearson Television for ITV, 25 September 1999 to 30 December 2004 (130 episodes in 4 series + 14 unaired) The host writes the answers given on the front side of the board without their actual score. While this is happening, the second player must be out of the room, so they do not hear any of the questions and answers given.
One player from each team is selected. These two players prepare themselves for the first question and sit by their team's buzzer (A or B) on the sound unit, the respective LED will flash for 5 seconds. The host takes out the top card from the question box and tells the players how many answers are on the card (3, 4 or 5) then reads out the first question. The two players by the buzzers rush to press first and give an answer. If this answer appears amongst those on the host's card, the host writes this in the matching position on the front side of the dry wipe board along with the score. If this is the top answer, the successful player consults their team to decide if they want to play or pass on the rest of this round.
From 1994 onwards, a bonus star prize was available for naming all five "top" (most popular) answers and scoring 200 points.This player will be given 45 seconds to answer these five questions. The host presses the '45 second' button on the unit after reading out the first question.(The respective LED will flash then speed up for the last 5 seconds followed by the 'Time up' sound).
The player acting as the host can recreate the game show atmosphere by hamming up their performance. Cleaning the Board: The host will continue to ask different players in turn, chosen by the team, for another answer. If the team fills in all the answers before receiving three crosses, they win the total points on the board for the round. This is written in the total score box on that team's side of the scoreboard. All players must take turns at answering. Teams cannot confer in answers but any player can say if they think they have a good answer.However, we do wonder rather whether they perhaps ought to have waited to produce the series; one lesson which definitely should have been learnt from Andy Collins' version is that you need a full audience to squeal in case of ridiculous answers. An audience of 50 in an auditorium of 350 is just too quiet, and canned laughter was clearly applied a little too liberally (as evidenced by Gino ignoring one round of applause, since he clearly didn't hear it). Family Fortunes was first hosted by comedian Bob Monkhouse (1980–83), followed by singer and entertainer Max Bygraves (1983–85). The show returned on 27 June 1987 with Les Dennis as presenter and remained on air for the next 15 years.  It was then moved to a daily daytime slot, hosted by Andy Collins. Early Dale Winton obituaries claimed that he had hosted, although we have no evidence of this being the case.