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Codex (first broadcast on 12 November 2006) was a quiz show set inside the British Museum and presented by Tony Robinson. It was shortlisted for the gameshow Rose d'Or at the 2008 Lucerne Television Festival.
It was made by Diverse Production for Channel 4.
[quote]In the first season a single team of five explorers had to solve a series of games in order to win letters that may help them solve a 'codex', an encoded cryptic clue, at the end of the programme.[/quote]
[quote]The second season, which began airing on November 10, 2007, employs a new format. Two teams of three answer questions for ten points (with some bonus questions and challenges being worth more), the teams remain in one location with only two rounds where one member each goes off to an artefact, there is no codex to solve at the end, and the questions no longer relate to a common period in history. Victory is decided on points alone. The prize is £3,000 and a trophy. The format for each round is as follows:
Round 1: There are 10 questions worth 10 points each. Play alternates between the teams and they are allowed to confer.
Round 2: A buzzer round. One player from each team is nominated to go to an artefact while the rest of the team answers questions for 10 points each. Incorrectly answered questions are passed to the other team, and for every two correct answers the third member is given a bonus question on the artefact for 20 points. There are 5 bonus questions and the round is over when they have all been answered.
Round 3: "Instant expert" round. Earlier in the day the teams are given identical information packs on a particular artefact and had 1 hour in the museum's library to memorise as many facts as possible. Questions are answered individually, and after each question the contestant is read the next question but then nominates an opponent to answer it, the exception being the first question which is given to the captain of the losing team. There are 5 questions per team and they are worth 10 points each.
Round 4: One player from each team is nominated to go to an artefact. They each have 60 seconds to try to guess the eight predetermined key words that describe the artefact. Each word is worth 10 points.
Final Round: A timed round for each team in turn with play cycling between the team members. When the questions begin the team's score begins to count down and the goal is to give five correct answers before their score reaches zero. The team with the most points left is the ultimate victor.[/quote]
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