Trivial Pursuit (UK game show)

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Trivial Pursuit
Genre Game show
Presented by Rory McGrath (BBC1)
Tony Slattery (The Family Channel)
Narrated by Ted Robbins
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1 (BBC1)
2 (The Family Channel)
No. of episodes16 (BBC1)
?? (The Family Channel)
Running time30 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)Initial (BBC1)
Action Time (The Family Channel)
Distributor Endemol UK
Original network BBC1 (1990)
The Family Channel (1993-4)
Picture format 4:3
Original release4 September 1990 (1990-09-04) 
1994 (1994)
Related shows Trivial Pursuit (US version)

Trivial Pursuit is a game show loosely based on the board game of the same name. The show first aired on BBC1 from 4 September to 18 December 1990 hosted by Rory McGrath. It was revived on The Family Channel from 1993 to 1994 hosted by Tony Slattery.

<i>Trivial Pursuit</i> board game

Trivial Pursuit is a board game from Canada in which winning is determined by a player's ability to answer general knowledge and popular culture questions.

Rory McGrath English comedian

Patrick Rory McGrath, known as Rory McGrath, is a British comedian, television personality, and writer. He came to prominence in the comedy show Who Dares Wins and was for many years a regular panelist on the game show They Think It's All Over. He acted in the sitcom Chelmsford 123 and appeared in the ITV reality show Sugar Free Farm.

Tony Slattery English actor and comedian

Tony Declan James Slattery is an English actor and comedian. He has appeared on British television regularly since the mid-1980s, most notably as a regular on the Channel 4 improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway? His serious and comedic film work has included roles in The Crying Game, Peter's Friends, and How to Get Ahead in Advertising.




SeriesStart dateEnd dateEpisodes
14 September 1990 [1] 18 December 1990 [2] 16

The Family Channel

SeriesStart dateEnd dateEpisodes

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