2013

THE NATIONAL LOTTERY: BREAK THE SAFE RETURNS TO BBC ONE ON SATURDAY NIGHTS

THE NATIONAL LOTTERY: BREAK THE SAFE RETURNS TO BBC ONE ON SATURDAY NIGHTS
12 Dec 2013

BBC One today announced the return of The National Lottery: Break the Safe, the quiz show for Saturday nights produced by Thames Scotland (part of FremantleMedia UK).

Hosted by Nick Knowles the 7 x 45 min series will once again see three pairs battle it out to ‘break the safe’ and win up to a £100,000 cash prize. 

First airing in July 2013, series one of The National Lottery: Break the Safe was BBC One’s highest rated entertainment show of the summer. The National Lottery: Break the Safe has been commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One; Mark Linsey, Controller Entertainment Commissioning; and Executive Editor Entertainment Commissioning Alan Tyler.

The three couples will take part in a question and answer session to determine which will be the last pair standing who will ultimately attempt to ‘break the safe’. The safe contains £100,000 – but how much one pair will play for depends on how much money they earn throughout the various Q & A rounds in the show.

“We loved series one! Not only was it exciting and nerve wracking for our contestants in the studio - the viewers at home watching felt the tension too! We’re really looking forward to bringing the show back to screens for Saturday nights“, commented Suzy Lamb, Head of Entertainment, Thames and Executive Producer, The National Lottery: Break the Safe.

Alan Tyler adds: "On its first outing break the safe delivered great contestants and gripping gameplay, all expertly managed by Nick Knowles. We are delighted to be bringing the show back to BBC one for a second series"

The Executive Producers are Suzy Lamb and Sarah Thomson-Woolley for Thames and Alan Tyler for the BBC. 

ENDS

For further information:

Nicola Wilkinson, Publicist, Tel: 020 7861 8127 nicola.wilkinson@fremantlemediauk.com

Susan Wilks, Head of Publicity and Corporate Communications, Tel: 020 7691 6137

susan.wilks@fremantlemediauk.com

Notes to Editors:

FremantleMedia UK is the UK production arm of FremantleMedia, one of the largest creators, producers and distributors of television brands in the world.  FremantleMedia is part of RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, which is in turn 75.1 percent owned by the international media company Bertelsmann. www.fremantlemedia.com

FremantleMedia UK, comprises of a group of labels, Talkback, Retort, Boundless, Thames andNewman Street, which produce some of the UK’s most successful shows.   The labels are headed up by some of the UK’s leading creative talent including Leon WIlson, Jon Rolph, Patrick Holland, Richard Holloway and Paul Marquess.  Across the group the labels provide award winning programming for all major terrestrial, digital channels and digital outlets.  With an unparalleled range of programming including:  The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Celebrity Juice, Take Me Out, Through the Keyhole, The Apprentice, You’re Fired, Four Rooms, Grand Designs, Great British Railway Journeys, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The IT Crowd, QI, National Lottery Break the Safe, Birds of a Feather - the Group has aired over 450 hours of programming on terrestrial TV in the past 12 months alone.    

Thames shows currently on air and in production:

The X Factor/The Xtra Factor                                    ITV/ITV2

All Star Family Fortunes                                             ITV

Take Me Out                                                               ITV

Britain’s Got Talent / Britain’s Got More Talent          ITV / ITV 2                  

www.thames.tv andwww.fremantlemediauk.com