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Country of origin  United Kingdom
No. of series  3
Running time  30 minutes
Final episode date  3 August 1996
Genre  Game show
Presented by  Danny Baker, Dale Winton
5.2/10 IMDb

Original language(s)  English
No. of episodes  22
First episode date  16 July 1994
Number of episodes  22
Language  English
Pets Win Prizes Fifteen to One Catchphrase Which other game shows should be revived
Created by  David McGrath Andy Mayer
Similar  Game show, The Six O'Clock Show, Win - Lose or Draw, The National Lottery: In, Dale's Supermarket Sweep

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Pets Win Prizes was a game show, produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation and shown on Saturday nights on BBC 1 in the United Kingdom from 16 July 1994 to 3 August 1996. It was originally hosted by Danny Baker, but Dale Winton became the host at the start of the second series.


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In the first rounds, the owners' pets competed in games of skill and agility - depending on what animal they were, this could vary from snail racing to dog pool. The owner whose pet won each game had to randomly choose between two envelopes, one of which contained a prize for them, and the other a prize for their pet.

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The final round took the form of a 3-minute quick-fire quiz, where the owners had to answer animal-related trivia questions. For every correct answer, a cardboard representation of their animal moved along a race track; five correct answers were required to reach the end. The first player to the end of the track (or the one with the most correct answers after 3 minutes) was declared the winner.

The prize for the final was determined by a cat known as "The Professor", who would be placed on the centre of a hexagonal board, which was divided into six sections, each of which corresponded to a prize. The owner won the prize from whichever section The Professor's front paws were in after 30 seconds.


The first series of Pets Win Prizes was presented by Danny Baker. Baker was dropped from the show at the end of the first series, following a dispute with the BBC. He was replaced by Dale Winton, who had recently become a popular television personality through hosting the game show Supermarket Sweep.


The first series of Pets Win Prizes proved popular with audiences, even if it was heavily criticised by reviewers in the press. One episode in series one had over 7.5 million viewers. James Rampton, writing in The Independent, suggested that "The secret of its success is that it doesn't take itself too seriously".


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