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Jason Manford heads to Glasgow to shoot new BBC quiz The Answer Run

Mancunian comic Jason Manford is heading to Glasgow to shoot BBC Daytime’s newly commissioned quiz show, The Answer Run, for BBC One and iPlayer.

Created and made by BBC Studios Entertainment Productions, the show is coming to screens later this year.

Filming will take place in Glasgow this month for this 25×45’ series, and will see three pairs battle it out in a fast paced, quick-thinking general knowledge quiz show, where contestants are always one swipe away from banking the cash or crashing out.

The format is based on 50/50 decisions where each question can only fit into one of the two answers provided. However, faced with the pressure of The Answer Run, will the teams make the right call as to which way they will swipe their answers before they run out of time?

Answer categories will range from ‘Beyonce or Barbie’ to ‘Neptune or Mars’ through to ‘Football or Basketball’ and everything in between.

Teams will be eliminated throughout the show, until one pair remains who will have the chance to face The Answer Run one final time to attempt to take home the money they’ve banked during the episode.

The series will also be easy to play along to at home with the whole family.

Manford said: “I’m chuffed to bits to be back on BBC Daytime again with The Answer Run. I really feel like this is going to be one of those addictive TV quiz shows where you’re sat at home shouting at the telly because you reckon you could’ve done better. It’s fast paced, full of jeopardy and requires contestants to be able to make split-second decisions. But I promise we’ll have a laugh too.”

Rob Unsworth, head of commissioning for BBC Daytime, said: “Jason Manford is a firm favourite with viewers and the perfect host for this irresistible new quiz. It’s a brilliantly exciting format that builds to a real edge-of-the-seat finish, and we hope viewers will love playing along when it drops into our schedules later this year.”

Creative director for BBC Studios Entertainment Productions, Pete Ogden added: “We’re thrilled to have developed such an innovative and exciting quiz format in The Answer Run. Jason is the perfect host, bringing his own unique wit and warmth to the show. We can’t wait for BBC One and iPlayer audiences to see it.”

The Answer Run was commissioned by Rob Unsworth, head of BBC Daytime and early peak commissioning, the commissioning editor is Alex McLeod. This is a BBC Studios Entertainment production made in Glasgow, Scotland. Suzy Lamb is managing director of BBC Studios Entertainment. The creative director is Pete Ogden and the executive producers are Gareth Edwards and Dylan Todd.

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