All Clued Up
is a United Kingdom game show based on the American entry The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime
, which was produced by TVS
and aired on ITV
from 17 April 1988 to 30 August 1991. It was hosted by David Hamilton
Rules of the Game
Like the American shows, two married couples, competed to solve word puzzles, which led to a master solution, in a game show combining the elements of Wheel of Fortune
in North America.
The game begins with a toss-up puzzle (aka speedword, similar to that of Scrabble
in the US). Each letter is revealed one at a time except for the last letter, and whomever buzzed in with the correct answer won £10 and the right to pick two letters from a keyboard.
Main Phrase Puzzle
Like in America, the couple with a correct guess gets choose two letters that are in the master puzzle (they call theirs the "Main Phrase Puzzle"). They choose letters from a keyboard. The keyboard contained all 26 letters, plus a star, which is used to represent markings other than letters such as apostrophes, hyphens or numbers. Letters that are in the puzzle are highlighted on the keyboard, plus one letter that is not in the puzzle, which is called a "Stinger" which if picked, caused the team to lose a turn. For each letter revealed in the word, £10 is added to a bank, and the team that correctly solves the puzzle won the pot.
After two letters are picked, if no correct guess is given, another toss-up puzzle... Read More