Andy McDandy wrote:
Off topic slightly but I seem to recall that a late night quiz show was prosecuted over questions in that vein.
What would happen was, they'd put up a question like "Complete the following phrase - 'Many hands make light...'". Now, loads of people would call the premium rate phone line for the 'guaranteed cash prize', saying '...light work'. Then they'd reveal that they were actually looking for '...light meals' (or something - that one actually makes sort of sense, many of the cited 'answers' were much more random) so sorry, nobody was lucky this time, thanks for the cash.
But yes, even to a non-lawyer, something about this smells. Perhaps they justify it by saying that the punter still has to pick the numbers (in the way that a Grand National 'free £1 bet' still involves the punter picking a horse). Anyone able to shed some light?
Our guilty pleasure is NCIS, and channel 5 often has quiz questions that are laughable, but necesscary as asking people just to phone in means it is no longer a competition. I think we would actually need to buy the express .
Soon, if we are not prudent, millions of people will be watching each other starve to death through expensive television sets. Nye Bevan