BBC Daytime is set to add a dash of excitement to its programming with the commissioning of an innovative quiz show, “The Answer Run,” slated for both BBC One and iPlayer. The brainchild of BBC Studios Entertainment Productions, this fresh series is all set to be hosted by the renowned comedian Jason Manford, promising a unique blend of entertainment and quick-witted competition when it graces screens later this year.

Scheduled for filming in Glasgow this February, the 25-episode, 45-minute series will feature three pairs engaging in a rapid-fire, general knowledge quiz showdown. Participants will find themselves on the edge, with the tantalizing choice between banking their cash or facing a perilous crash – just one swipe away.

The show’s format revolves around 50/50 decisions, where each question demands a swift choice between two provided answers. As the pressure mounts on “The Answer Run,” the pivotal question remains: will the competing teams make the correct call in determining the direction of their swipe before the clock runs out?

The categories of answers span a wide spectrum, from dilemmas like ‘Beyonce or Barbie’ to cosmic conundrums such as ‘Neptune or Mars,’ not to mention sporting debates like ‘Football or Basketball,’ ensuring a diverse and engaging experience for participants and viewers alike.

As the rounds unfold, teams will be gradually eliminated until only one pair remains. This ultimate duo will then face “The Answer Run” one last time, attempting to secure the money they’ve accumulated throughout the episode.

Designed for home audiences, this captivating series promises to be an easy and enjoyable family affair, encouraging viewers to participate from the comfort of their living rooms.

Jason Manford comments, “I’m chuffed to bits to be back on BBC Daytime again with The Answer Run. I really feel like this is going to be one of those addictive TV quiz shows where you’re sat at home shouting at the telly because you reckon you could’ve done better! It’s fast paced, full of jeopardy and requires contestants to be able to make split-second decisions. But I promise we’ll have a laugh too.”

Rob Unsworth, Head of Commissioning for BBC Daytime comments, “Jason Manford is a firm favourite with viewers and the perfect host for this irresistible new quiz. It’s a brilliantly exciting format that builds to a real edge-of-the-seat finish, and we hope viewers will love playing along when it drops into our schedules later this year.”

Creative Director for BBC Studios Entertainment Productions, Pete Ogden comments: “We’re thrilled to have developed such an innovative and exciting quiz format in The Answer Run. Jason is the perfect host, bringing his own unique wit and warmth to the show. We can’t wait for BBC One and iPlayer audiences to see it!”

Commissioned by Rob Unsworth, the Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak commissioning, and overseen by Commissioning Editor Alex McLeod, “The Answer Run” is a BBC Studios Entertainment production crafted in Glasgow, Scotland. Suzy Lamb serves as the Managing Director of BBC Studios Entertainment, while the Executive Producers are Gareth Edwards and Dylan Todd. Anticipation is building as viewers eagerly await the debut of this thrilling addition to the BBC Daytime lineup.