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TV's unfair premium rate quizzes attacked.

CHANNEL Five has been criticised by media watchdog Ofcom for a series of unfair quizzes.

Six separate incidents were adjudicated on by Ofcom on Five's The Great Big British Quiz and Quiz Call on Five's digital channel, Five US.

Five gave the wrong answer to contests, in which viewers took part through premium rate phone lines - or the solution was too obscure.

In Quiz Call, in May, 2007, viewers were asked to identify a series of "words starting with S and ending with T".

The presenter said one of the answers was "sailcloth", before apologising on air that this was incorrect.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 12, 2008
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