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Peter Simon
Nick Wilton
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BBC1: 26 September 1987 - 18 April 1992

Double Dare was based on the American format of the same name running on BBC1 from 1987-1992, where two teams answer questions and performing stunts all-the-while getting messy.


At the beginning of each round, the two teams played what's called a Toss-Up Challenge in which the winners of that challenge scored points and control of the game. The team in control had to answer questions in which correct answers to those questions earned points (or dollars in the family version). But of course the kids can always dare the opposing team to answer it for double the points but beware as the other team can always Double Dare them back for up to four times the amount, then they can answer that question or take the "Physical Challenge" which were extreme messy games that last up between 10 to 30 seconds. Failure to win the challenge and/or answering the question on a dare causes them to lose control of the game and the points to the other opposing team.


Here how the players scored for success:

  • Round 1 - Toss-Up Challenge/Question - 10, Dare - 20, Double Dare/Physical Challenge - 40
  • Round 2 - Toss-Up Challenge/Question - 20, Dare - 40, Double Dare/Physical Challenge - 80

The team with the most points at the end of two rounds will go on to the obstacle course where their are eight obstacles. Attached to each was an orange flag. The object of the challenge was to grab all the flags and to get all the prizes.


Based on the American game show of the same name by Geoffrey Darby, Michael Klinghoffer, Dee LaDuke, and Bob Mittenthal.


"On your marks, get set, GO, DOUBLE DARE!" - Peter Simon


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