Win, Lose or Draw (British game show)

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Win, Lose or Draw is a British television game show that aired for nine series in the ITV daytime schedule from 1990 to 1998, produced by Scottish Television. The game was based on an American television game show of the same name.

Win, Lose or Draw
Created byBurt Reynolds
Bert Convy
Presented byDanny Baker (1990–1993)
Darren Day (Teen version)
Shane Richie (1994)
Bob Mills (1995–1998)
Liza Tarbuck (2004, late night version)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series9 (Main series)
1 (Teen series)
1 (Late series)
No. of episodes381 (Main series)
8 (Teen series)
20 (Late series)
Running time30mins (inc. adverts)
Production companiesSTV Productions
(Scottish Television)
Original networkITV
Picture format4:3 (1990–1998)
16:9 (2004)
Original release30 January 1990 (1990-01-30) –
22 October 2004 (2004-10-22)
Related showsWin, Lose or Draw (US version)
Draw It!


Win, Lose or Draw was essentially based on the board game Pictionary. There were two teams, each composed of two celebrities and one member of the public. Three women played against three men. The teams took turns guessing a phrase, title, or thing that one teammate was drawing on a large pad of paper with markers. There's no talking by the one who was drawing, nor inscription of letters, numbers, or symbols. However, if a team mentioned a word that was part of the answer, the player at the sketchpad could write it. By series 3, correct answer within the first 30 seconds won £50 which decreased to £30 after the first 30 seconds. If time expired, the other team took one guess for £20. In the first series, the value started at £25 and decreased to £20 after the first 30 seconds, with a steal by the other team earning £10. In the final round, one player from each team would do the drawing for two minutes and each team could pass twice. Each correct answer awarded £10 and after each team took a turn in that final round, the winner of the most cash earned a bonus of £100.

On the "Teen" series, two boys would be teamed with a male celebrity against a female celebrity teamed with two girls. In the first round, one team member would draw up to 10 clues to a puzzle within two minutes. Each drawing the team guessed correctly scored five points. After two minutes, if the team could guess who or what the clues referred to, the team scored 25 points. Failure to guess correctly allowed the other team to guess the same puzzle. After each team played the first round, the second round involved one drawer from each team drawing up to three two-word phrases, each worth 15 points. The third round involved each drawer drawing clues about a famous person. A correct guess scored 50 points after one clue, 30 after two clues, 20 after three clues, and finally 10 points after four clues. A wrong guess allowed the other team to steal the points. In the speed round, one player did the drawing for 90 seconds and each correct guess from the drawer's teammates scored 10 points. After both teams played the speed round, the team with the highest total score won a prize package.

A "late" edition of the show hosted by Liza Tarbuck was broadcast in 2004, with team captains Sue Perkins and Ed Hall. Guests usually had alcoholic drinks on hand throughout the recording, and due to its late night timeslot, there was little censorship of swearing and the game rules were frequently bent, if not broken. Score values started at five points and decreased to three points after the first 30 seconds. After one minute expired, a steal by the opposing team scored two points. Each correct guess in the speed round earned one point.

Celebrity guestsEdit

Series 1 (1990)Edit

Series 2 (1991)Edit

Series 3 (1992)Edit

Series 4 (1993)Edit

Series 5 (1994)Edit

Series 6 (1995)Edit

Series 7 (1996)Edit

Series 8 (1997)Edit

Series 9 (1998)Edit


Original seriesEdit

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 30 January 1990 16 March 1990 28
2 29 April 1991 14 June 1991 28
3 7 September 1992 9 October 1992 25
4 26 July 1993 27 August 1993 25
5 3 January 1994 1 April 1994 65
6 1 May 1995 7 July 1995 50
7 1 January 1996 26 April 1996 85
8 6 January 1997 28 February 1997 35
9 5 January 1998 27 February 1998 40

Teen seriesEdit

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 2 January 1993 20 February 1993 8

Late seriesEdit

Series Start date End date Episodes
1 14 April 2004 22 October 2004 20

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