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Channel 4 has had some hits and misses this season as it tries to find replacements for the phenomenon that was Big Brother

By Peter Bazalgette   December 2010

Malcolm in Seven Days: more mutual support group than TV show

Question: since 1900 which of the following have there been fewest of—popes, Labour prime ministers or men on the moon? This was one of the challenges on the Channel 4 game show, The Million Pound Drop. The contestants start with £1m and have to place their diminishing pot of money on the correct answers to save it. If they are unsure, they can hedge it across different solutions. What’s your answer? I quickly calculated there had been six Labour PMs and had little idea about the popes but guessed…

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