The BBC began the world's first high-definition, regular TV service from London in 1936.It wasn't until two years later that any form of game show appeared.
In the column to the right is more information about how to get around around here. Rule #2 above is a good one -- the official one, I suppose -- but it's impossible to follow all the time.
THE GAME OF TWENTY QUESTIONS Introduction --Object of the game The Two Rules Rule #1: Questioners ask Yes-or-No questions Rule #2: Answerer responds with a Yes or a No --The two exceptions to Rule #2 "I don't know." "I can't answer." Animal, Vegetable or Mineral? Here are two exceptional acceptable answers that A (and Q) should keep in mind: --"I DON'T KNOW." Sometimes A simply will not know the answer, even though if he knew it he could answer yes or no.
Targets made of plastic Targets made of more than one substance Sampler of Beginning Questions Unique thing or class of things? In such cases A may respond with "I don't know." As an example, consider that A has chosen the Rock of Gibraltar as the target and Q asks, "Is it closer to London than is Svalbard?
Typically the way it works is that the Qs, however many there are, shoot questions at the agreed-upon A, who answers them as quickly as possible.
Hosted by Freddie Grisewood, the panel of guests were asked to spell a series of words. The host was bedecked in schoolmaster garb as a way of adding kudos to what was otherwise a light-hearted quiz - a technique that countless other shows would use throughout the century.