BEAT THE BRAIN
BBC Two, Weekdays at 6.30pm
Presented by John Craven this is the unique new quiz format that tests how you think instead of what you know. Teams of four – who are friends, family or colleagues – test their mettle against our resident genius: The Brain.
Instead of general knowledge questions teams face puzzles, problems, posers and conundrums designed to stretch every part of their mental fitness.
The Brain is divided into 6 zones: Language, Memory, Multi-tasking, Logic, Observation and Orientation.
The teams play one Zone each and two games in their Zone, for every correct answer they accumulate seconds in their ‘Brain Bank’, with the more time they build up the better their chances of winning money in the final.
When in the final they must get 8 correct answers – 2 a piece – within their Brain Brain Bank time. Do that and they take home the jackpot of £3000.
Fail to do that and they can still win. The Brain has given them 2 more minutes in which to get the answers, but as that time counts down so does the £3000 at a rate of £25 a second. The longer they take the less they win and if the time runs out so does the money.
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