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Challenge
Challengelogo.jpg
Launched 1 September 1993
Owned by Virgin Media Television
Picture format 16:9, 576i (SDTV)
Audience share 0.2%
(October 2009, BARB)
Country  United Kingdom
Sister channel(s) Challenge Jackpot
Timeshift service Challenge +1
Website challenge.co.uk
Availability
Satellite
Sky Digital Channel 125
Channel 152 (+1)
Cable
Virgin Media Channel 139
Channel 140 (+1)
WightCable Channel 42/115

Challenge is a United Kingdom digital TV channel owned by Virgin Media Television.

It was originally called The Family Channel from 1 September 1993 to 31 January 1997, which aired a mixture of genre shows mainly including sitcoms, game shows, dramas and entertainment.

It was later re-branded as Challenge TV from 1 February 1997 and it mainly focuses on gameshows taken from a variety of terrestrial and digital channel archives (among the few non-gameshows it has aired the shortlived U.S. drama Dr. Vegas and the 1995 crime drama film Casino).

It was originally a primetime block between 19:00 to 00:00 after The Children's Channel block has ended but since The Children's Channel closed on 3 April 1998, Challenge TV is now a 24 hours, 7 days a week channel.

On 20 May 2002, the channel was re-named again but this time it was just Challenge? and on 30 June 2003, the question mark was removed to leave the Challenge name in its place.

Most are repeats of programmes acquired from terrestrial channel archives, but a few are original productions commissioned by Challenge itself.

The channel also aired some poker game shows including World Poker Tour, Celebrity Blackjack and Casino Casino.

The channel used to have interactive features for digital cable and satellite viewers watching certain shows, enabling them to play along at home and it used to offer a large selection of games and competitions before the start of each programme, during commercial breaks and after the end of each programme since it started in 1997 but in 2009, Challenge dropped all of the games, interactive features and competitions for budgetary reasons.

The channel only aired programmes in the letterbox format (4:3) but on the 3 June 2008 it switched to the widescreen format (16:9) along with all other Virgin Media Television channels. This was coupled with a revamped logo.

Challenge Jackpot

Current and former programming

Name of show Original channel that aired Original dates of game shows so far aired by The Family Channel/Challenge When aired by The Family Channel/Challenge
1 vs. 100
BBC One
2006 - 2009
2008 - present
3-2-1
ITV
1978 - 1987
1997 - 2008
8 out of 10 Cats
Channel 4
2005 - 2007
2007 - present
15 to 1
Channel 4
1991 - 2003
1997 - present
60 Minute Makeover
ITV
2004
2009 - present
100%
Five
1997 - 2001
1998 - 2003
A Word in Your Ear
BBC One
1993 - 1994
Absolute Cobblers
Challenge TV
1999
All Clued Up
ITV
1991
1997 - 1998
Auntie's Bloomers
BBC One
1991 - 2001
2008 - present
Back in the Day
Channel 4
2005
2009 - present
Banzai
E4
2001 - 2002
2006 - 2009
Bargain Hunters
ITV
2002 - 2004
Battle Dome
Syndication (USA)
1999 - 2001
Beadle's About
ITV
1986 - 1996
1999 - 2007
Better Gardens
ITV
2000 - 2002
2004 - 2005
Better Homes
ITV
1999 - 2002
2004 - 2005
Big Break
BBC One
1991 - 1992
2006 - 2008
Blankety Blank
BBC One/ITV
1984 - 2002
2000 - 2007
Blind Date
ITV
1993 - 1995
2006
Blockbusters
ITV
1991 - 1992
1997 - 2006
Bootsale Challenge
ITV
Brainstorm
BBC One
1988
Bring Me the Head of Light Entertainment
Five
Britain's Worst
Five
2002 - 2005
2008 - present
Bruce's Price is Right
ITV
1995 - 2001
2002 - present
Bullseye
ITV/Challenge
1984 - 2006
2004 - present
Busman's Holiday
ITV
1999
Candid Camera
Can't Cook, Won't Cook
BBC One
1999
2008 - present
Carnal Knowledge
ITV
1996 - 1997
1998 - 2000
Cash Cab
ITV
2005 - 2006
2007 - 2009
Catchphrase
ITV
1986 - 2001
1993 - present
Celebrity Addicts
Challenge
2003
2003 - 2006
Celebrity Ready Steady Cook
BBC One
2000 - 2001
2008 - present
Celebrity Squares
ITV
1993 - 1994
2000 - 2007
Chain Letters
ITV
1997
2009 - present
Classic Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
ITV
1998 - 2006
2004 - present
Comedy of Errors
Challenge TV
2002
Concentration
ITV
1988 - 1990
Crackerjack
Children's BBC
1983
2002 - 2003
Criss Cross Quiz
ITV
Crosswits
ITV
1991
1998 - 2000
Cruel Summer
Trouble
2002
2009 - present
Dale's Supermarket Sweep
ITV
1998 - 2007
2005 - present
Defectors
Challenge TV
2001 - 2002
2001 - 2008
Distraction (UK)
Channel 4
2003 - 2004
2007 - present
Distraction (US)
Comedy Central (USA)
2005 - 2006
2007 - present
Dog Eat Dog
BBC One
2001
2004 - 2008
Don't Drink the Water
Challenge TV
Don't Try This at Home!
ITV
1998 - 2000
2003 - 2008
Drunken Businessmen
Challenge
2003
2003 - 2005
Eggheads
BBC One/BBC Two
2003 - 2007
2006 - present
Endurance UK
Challenge TV
1997 - 1998
Extreme Dodgeball
GSN (USA)
2004
Extreme Endurance
Challenge
2003 - 2004
2003 - 2004
Family Catchphrase
The Family Channel
1994
1994 - 2008
Family Fortunes
ITV
1983 - 2002
1997 - present
Fear Factor (US)
NBC (USA)
2001 - 2006
2006 - present
Fear Factor (UK)
Sky1
2002 - 2004
2006 - present
Fear Factor (Australia)
Nine Network (Australia)
Fear Factor (South Africa)
M-Net (South Africa)
Fort Boyard
Five/Challenge?
1998 - 2003
2002 - present
Fort Boyard Takes on the World
Challenge
2005 - 2006
2005 - 2008
Friends Like These
BBC One
1999 - 2001
2005 - 2006
Fun House
Children's ITV
1996 - 1999
2009 - present
Gagsters
The WB (USA)
2009 - present
Game Central
Challenge TV
2002
2002
Gameplay
The Family Channel
Gameshow Gold
Challenge
2006 - present
2006 - present
GamesMaster
Channel 4
1992
2003 - 2006
Give Us a Clue
ITV
1984 - 1991
1998 - 2002
Gladiators
ITV
1992 - 2000
1999 - present
Glory Ball
Challenge
2005
2005
Going for Gold
BBC One
1987 - 1991
2002 - 2007
Going Straight
Golden Balls
ITV
2007 - 2008
2009 - present
Guinness World Records Primetime
FOX (USA)
1998 - 2001
2003 - 2004
Guinness World Records (UK)
ITV
1999 - 2000
2004 - 2006
Hot Property
Five
1997 - 2003
1999 - 2005
House of Games
Challenge
2004
2004 - 2008
I Dare You
UPN (USA)
2000
Ice Warriors
ITV
1998
2002 - 2004
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here! (US)
ABC (USA)
2003
2003 - 2004
In It To Win It
BBC One
2003 - 2005
2009 - present
Interceptor
ITV
1989 - 1990
2001 - present
iPlay
Challenge TV
2000 - 2002
2000 - 2002
It's a Knockout
BBC One/Five
1981 - 2001
2002 - 2006
It's Anybody's Guess
ITV
2000
2001 - 2002
It's Not What You Know
Challenge
2008
2008 - present
Iron Chef
Fuji TV (Japan)
2002 - 2003
Karaoke Challenge
Challenge TV
1997
1997 - present
Kenji's Video Letter Home
Challenge
Kenny vs. Spenny
CBC/Showcase (Canada)
King of the Castle
ITV
2001
2001 - 2002
Knightmare
Children's ITV
1987 - 1994
2002 - 2007
Larry Grayson’s Generation Game
BBC One
1978 - 1980
2005 - 2008
Les Dennis's Home Video Heroes
Challenge
2008
2008 - present
Love at First Sight
Sky1
Mastermind
BBC Two
2003
2007
Merv Griffin's Crosswords
Syndication (USA)
2007
2008
Monkey Business
Challenge?
2003
Move on Up
Five
1997
1997 - 1998
Murder in Small Town X
FOX (USA)
2001
MXC
Spike (USA)
Mystic Challenge
Living
2002
Name That Tune
ITV/Five
1998 - 2002
New Faces
ITV
2002 - 2003
Night Fever
Five
2003
Ninja Warrior/
Women of Ninja Warrior
TBS (Japan)
1998 - 2008
2007 - present
Nortonland
Challenge
2007
2007 - present
Oblivious
Spike (USA)
Opportunity Knocks
ITV
2002 - 2003
Password
ITV
Perfect Match
Channel 4
2001
2006
Play Your Cards Right
ITV
1995 - 2003
2002 - present
Postcode Challenge
ITV
2007 - 2008
2009 - present
Prize Time
Challenge TV
1997 - 1998
1997 - 1998
Red Handed
ITV
1998
2004
Reverse-a-word
Challenge
2004
2004
Robot Wars
BBC Two
1999 - 2001
2007 - 2008
Robotica
TLC (USA)
2001 - 2002
RollerJam
Spike (USA)
1999 - 2001
2006 - 2008
Roll with It
The Family Channel
1995
1995
Roy Walker's Gameshow Moments
Challenge
2009
2009 - present
Roy Walker's TV Bloomers
Challenge
2009
2009 - present
Sale of the Century
ITV/Challenge TV
1980 - 1998
1997 - 2006
Say the Word
Challenge TV
1997
1997 - 2008
Second Guess
The Family Channel
1993 - 1994
Showbiz Darts
Challenge
2006
2006 - 2008
Shooting Stars
BBC Two/BBC Choice
1995 - 2002
2008 - present
Small Talk
BBC One
1994 - 1996
2008 - present
So You Think You Can Dance?
FOX (USA)
2006
Soap Addicts
Challenge?
2002 - 2003
2002 - 2006
Spellbound
ITV
Split Second
Challenge TV
1997 - 1998
1997 - 1999
Sport Addicts
Challenge?
2002
2002 - 2004
Stake Out
Challenge TV
2001
2001 - 2009
Stars in Their Eyes
ITV
1990 - 2000
1999 - 2008
Sticky Moments
Channel 4
1989 - 1990
1997 - 1998
Strike It Lucky
ITV
1986 - 1994
1998 - 2001
Strike It Rich
ITV
1996 - 1999
2002 - present
Surprise Chefs
ITV
Survivor
CBS (USA)
Sushi TV
Challenge
2003 - 2004
2003 - 2004
SWAG
Five
Take a Letter
Living
1997
Take It or Leave It
Challenge
2006 - 2008
2006 - present
Take Your Pick
ITV
1992 - 1998
2008 - present
Takeshi's Castle
TBS (Japan)
1986 - 1990
2002 - present
Teen Win, Lose or Draw
ITV
Telly Addicts
BBC One
1990 - 1995
2000 - 2003
That's the Question
Challenge
2007
2007
The $64,000 Question
ITV
1990 - 1993
1997 - 1998
The Adventure Game
BBC Two
1986
2002 - 2004
The Amazing Race
CBS (USA)
The Biggest Loser UK
Living
2005 - 2006
2009 - present
The Cooler
Challenge TV
1998
1998
The Crystal Maze
Channel 4
1990 - 1995
1998 - present
The Desert Forges
Five
2001
2002 - 2006
The Games Room
Challenge TV
1999
1999
The Golden Shot
ITV
1967 - 1974
2003 - 2006
The Heat Is On
ITV
The Krypton Factor
ITV
1987 - 1992
1999 - 2009
The Mole (US)
ABC (USA)
2001 - 2003
The Moment of Truth
ITV
1998 - 1999
2003 - 2009
The Other Half
BBC One
The People Versus
ITV
2001 - 2002
2007 - 2009
The Price Is Right
ITV
2006 - 2007
2009 - present
The Pyramid Game
ITV/Challenge
1989 - 2007
1993 - 2008
The Weakest Link (UK)
BBC One/BBC Two
2000 - 2003
2007 - present
The Weakest Link (US)
NBC (USA)
2001 - 2002
2005
Through the Keyhole
ITV/Sky1/BBC One
1987 - 2007
1993 - present
Totally Top Trumps
Challenge
2004
2004
Treasure Hunt
Channel 4
1982 - 1989
1993 - 2002
Trivial Pursuit
The Family Channel
1993 - 1994
1993 - 2008
TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes
ABC (USA)
TV Scrabble
Challenge TV
2001 - 2003
2001 - 2008
Ultimate Guinness World Records
Challenge
2004
2004 - 2009
Under Offer
ITV
1998 - 2001
2001 - 2004
Under Pressure
Five
2001
2001 - 2002
Unbeatable Banzuke
TBS (Japan)
1995 - 2002
2008 - present
We Are the Champions
BBC One
2002 - 2003
What's My Line?
ITV
1994 - 1996
Wheel of Fortune
ITV
1995 - 2000
2002 - present
Whittle
Five
1997 - 1998
Who Dares Wins
Seven Network (Australia)
1996 - 1998
Who's Sorry Now?
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (US)
ABC (USA)
1998 - 2003
2005
Win, Lose or Draw
ITV
1998
2007 - 2008
Win My Wage
Channel 4
2007
2009 - present
Winner Takes All
ITV/Challenge TV
1978 - 1997
1997 - 2004
Winning Lines
BBC One
2001 - 2004
2010 - present
Wipeout
BBC One
1994 - 2002
2008 - present
Without Prejudice?
Channel 4
2003
You Bet!
ITV
1991 - 1997
2002 - present
Your Face or Mine?
E4
2002
2008 - present

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Challenge is a common English word that is used generically for many different named competitions and for things that are inbued with a sense of difficulty and victory.

  • Never measure the height of a mountain, until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
  • One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.
    • John Wanamaker
  • Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
  • Who wills, can. Who tries, does. Who loves, lives.
    • Anne McCaffrey
  • There are those that stare up at the stars and those that build rocketships
    • Lee O'Shea

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The Challenge
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
From Birds of Passage.

I have a vague remembrance
Of a story, that is told
In some ancient Spanish legend
Or chronicle of old.

It was when brave King Sanchez
Was before Zamora slain,
And his great besieging army
Lay encamped upon the plain.

Don Diego de Ordonez
Sallied forth in front of all,
And shouted loud his challenge
To the warders on the wall.

All the people of Zamora,
Both the born and the unborn,
As traitors did he challenge
With taunting words of scorn.

The living, in their houses,
And in their graves, the dead!
And the waters of their rivers,
And their wine, and oil, and bread!

There is a greater army,
That besets us round with strife,
A starving, numberless army,
At all the gates of life.

The poverty-stricken millions
Who challenge our wine and bread,
And impeach us all as traitors,
Both the living and the dead.

And whenever I sit at the banquet,
Where the feast and song are high,
Amid the mirth and the music
I can hear that fearful cry.

And hollow and haggard faces
Look into the lighted hall,
And wasted hands are extended
To catch the crumbs that fall.

For within there is light and plenty,
And odors fill the air;
But without there is cold and darkness,
And hunger and despair.

And there in the camp of famine,
In wind and cold and rain,
Christ, the great Lord of the army,
Lies dead upon the plain!


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Challenge

Developer(s) Zellers
Publisher(s) Zellers
Release date
Genre 2D platformer
Mode(s) Single player
Age rating(s) N/A
Atari 2600
Platform(s) Atari 2600
Input Atari 2600 Joystick
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