CAN THE TEAM BANK ON YOU? Experience what it's like to be under the onslaught of quick-fire questions. Test your general knowledge. Gain points by answering questions quickly and correctly Strategically bank as many points as you can and try not to let your team down. Remember, it's votes that count so if the team feels you are costing them points then you are the weakest link.
The Weakest Link really is a cruel little quiz. Which is why it's compulsive viewing. Almost invariably the winner is the strategist with scant general knowledge and no great intellect, who rides on the coat tales of his or her brighter team-mates before ditching them at the last hurdle. Built up by the BBC as the answer to ITV's Who Wants to be a Millionnaire?, The Weakest Link is actually much better entertainment and it could well run forever--witness the speed with which television producers around the world have lifted the format without tinkering.