Prize Island

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Prize Island
FormatGame show
Created byRichard Osman
Directed byWill Clough
Presented byAlexander Armstrong
Emma Willis
Theme music composerMarc Sylvan[1]
Richard Jacques
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Andy Rowe
Producer(s)Emma Taylor
Location(s)Bazaruto Island, Mozambique
Running time60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)Initial
DistributorEndemol UK
Broadcast
Original channelITV, STV, UTV
Picture format16:9
Original run27 October 2013 (2013-10-27) – 1 December 2013 (2013-12-01)
Chronology
Related showsTotal Wipeout
External links
Website
 
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Prize Island
FormatGame show
Created byRichard Osman
Directed byWill Clough
Presented byAlexander Armstrong
Emma Willis
Theme music composerMarc Sylvan[1]
Richard Jacques
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes6 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Andy Rowe
Producer(s)Emma Taylor
Location(s)Bazaruto Island, Mozambique
Running time60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)Initial
DistributorEndemol UK
Broadcast
Original channelITV, STV, UTV
Picture format16:9
Original run27 October 2013 (2013-10-27) – 1 December 2013 (2013-12-01)
Chronology
Related showsTotal Wipeout
External links
Website

Prize Island was a British television game show produced by Endemol for ITV.[2] The series was presented by Alexander Armstrong and Emma Willis.[3] It was aired from 27 October to 1 December 2013 and ran for six episodes.[4]

In June 2013, it was reported that ITV were considering cancelling the show before it had aired a single episode.[5] Sources had claimed it was supposed to air in the spring,[6] to go up against The Voice UK.

The series was filmed during October 2012 on Bazaruto Island, off the coast of Mozambique.

Format[edit]

In each episode, four pairs all with a pre-existing relationship take part in four game "rounds" in order to uncover a series of prizes, from a TV to a holiday package, scattered across a desert island paradise. Over two days round-by-round, one pair leaves the island, as the pile of prizes grows bigger and bigger. The final round, undertaken by the last remaining pair, is titled "Buried Treasure" and contains the grand prize of a brand new car with £50,000 locked in its boot.[7]

Games[edit]

Below are a list of games used so far in the series. Most games are specific to a certain round. Bonus carnival-style games are also played between rounds, such as ring toss, to win extra prizes.

First round[edit]

Games that take place in the first round are played by all four pairs.

Second round[edit]

Games that take place in the second round are played by the three remaining pairs.

Third round[edit]

Games of the third round are played by the two remaining pairs, who go head-to-head to get to the final "Buried Treasure" round.

Buried Treasure[edit]

The final remaining pair play for a chance to win the grand prize of £50,000 and a brand new car.

Episodes[edit]

EpisodeAirdateTimeslotGame 1Game 2Game 3Buried Treasure
127 October 2013[8]17:40'Coconut Superstore''Shipwreck''Swiss Family Plumbing'
Won
23 November 2013[9]17:30'Walk The Plank''Prize Safari''Shipwreck'
Lost
310 November 2013[10]17:35'Leaving on a Jetty Plane''Mine Swing''Shipwreck'
Won
417 November 2013[11]17:35'Message in a Bottle''Shipwreck''Swiss Family Plumbing'
Lost
524 November 2013[12]17:35'Net Trap''Shipwreck''Coconut Superstore'
Lost
61 December 2013[13]17:40'Ship to Shore''Mine-O-Mite''Shipwreck'
Won

Ratings[edit]

The first episode drew 1.5 million viewers between 5.40pm and 6.35pm, down 32% on the slot average.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marc Sylvan's busy 2012". fabermusicmedia.com. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "ITV sets course for Prize Island". C21 Media. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Alexander Armstrong and Emma Willis to front new ITV game show, Prize Island". Radio Times. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Prize Island: Series 1 - Episode 1". Radio Times. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Emma Willis show 'Prize Island' to be axed by ITV?". Digital Spy. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "ITV game show Prize Island may ‘never be aired’ say reports". Metro. 25 June 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Prize Island uncovered by ITV1". Endemol UK. 9 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Prize Island Episode 1 | presscentre". Itv.com. 2013-10-27. Retrieved 2013-12-23. 
  9. ^ "Prize Island Episode 2 | presscentre". Itv.com. 2013-11-03. Retrieved 2013-12-23. 
  10. ^ "Prize Island Episode 3 | presscentre". Itv.com. 2013-11-10. Retrieved 2013-12-23. 
  11. ^ "Prize Island Episode 4 | presscentre". Itv.com. 2013-11-17. Retrieved 2013-12-23. 
  12. ^ "Prize Island Episode 5 | presscentre". Itv.com. 2013-11-24. Retrieved 2013-12-23. 
  13. ^ "Prize Island Episode 6 | presscentre". Itv.com. 2013-12-01. Retrieved 2013-12-23. 
  14. ^ "Homeland continues ratings slide". The Guardian. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 

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