Random Rewind: Think Tank, BBC One

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Think Tank

2016, BBC One


Think Tank, hosted by Bill Turnbull, sees three contestants compete to win a cash prize, aided by a regular group of ‘helpers’ selected from across the nation, who together make up the Think Tank.



Ahead of each show the regular cast, who comprise the Think Tank, will answer hundreds of general knowledge questions. Their answers form the quiz, and will hopefully prove more of a help than a hindrance to the three contestants who are trying to answer the questions correctly.


After their knowledge has been tested to the max, the winning contestant then faces ‘Question: Impossible’, a question which stumped the entire Think Tank. Using their wrong answers to eliminate obvious errors, can the contestant go one better and win the cash prize?



The regular group who make up the Think Tank, includes: Max, a recent graduate with a love of literature; Anisha, an Office Assistant who admits to being an online shopaholic; Tristan, a professional ice-hockey player and part-time model; doctor Abi, who admits to always losing everything on holiday and missing flights.




Plus: Peter, a pizza waiter, who goes the extra mile to entertain his customers; Lucy, an energetic dance teacher; Cleve, a musician , previously a church minister; Diane, a retired HR Manager with a love of wigs; Jackie, a grandmother who loves cruises.


And: Arminel, a long-standing chemistry teacher and Eurovision fan; Len, a retired Welshman who runs a gardening club; and finally, Ken, a retired holiday rep who is very active running a social club for OAPs.



Think Tank ran for one series, split into two parts, each with 25 episodes in early and late 2016.