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''Big Break'', presented by Creator/JimDavidson and refereed by pro snooker player John Virgo, was a UK quiz show based around the billiard game of snooker. It ran for 14 series on [=BBC1=] from 1990-2002, then the reruns joined the lineup of Challenge TV in 2011.

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''Big Break'', presented by Creator/JimDavidson and refereed by pro snooker player John Virgo, was a UK quiz show based around the billiard game of snooker. It ran for 14 series on [=BBC1=] from 1990-2002, 1991-2002, then the reruns joined the lineup of Challenge TV in 2011.


* SigningOffCatchPhrase:
-->'''Jim''': Say goodnight, J V!\\
'''John''': [[LiteralMinded Goodnight, J V!]]


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* SigningOffCatchPhrase:
-->'''Jim''': Say goodnight, J V!\\
'''John''': [[LiteralMinded Goodnight, J V!]]

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* SigningOffCatchPhrase:
-->'''Jim''': Say goodnight, J V!\\
'''John''': [[LiteralMinded Goodnight, J V!]]


'''Pocket Money''': This time, the table is set with six reds and the six colored balls, worth 10 pounds per regulation point and marked accordingly, and doubled if sent into that color pocket, all of which must be potted under snooker rules (A colored must follow a red, and the latter are not returned to the table). If the player fails to pot or hit a certain ball, the contestant must answer a question in a category assigned to its color for the player to continue. Each turn lasts a total of 90 seconds.

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'''Pocket Money''': This time, the table is set with six reds and the six colored balls, worth 10 pounds £10 per regulation point and marked accordingly, and doubled if sent into that color pocket, all of which must be potted under snooker rules (A colored must follow a red, and the latter are not returned to the table). If the player fails to pot or hit a certain ball, the contestant must answer a question in a category assigned to its color for the player to continue. Each turn lasts a total of 90 seconds.


Often compared to ''[[Series/BullseyeUK Bullseye]]'', which was based around the UK's other popular indoor game. Not to be confused with [[Webcomic/BigBreak the webcomic of the same name]].

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Often compared to ''[[Series/BullseyeUK Bullseye]]'', which was based around the UK's other popular indoor game. Not to be confused with [[Webcomic/BigBreak [[Webcomic/BigBreak2019 the webcomic of the same name]].


Often compared to ''[[Series/BullseyeUK Bullseye]]'', which was based around the UK's other popular indoor game.

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Often compared to ''[[Series/BullseyeUK Bullseye]]'', which was based around the UK's other popular indoor game. Not to be confused with [[Webcomic/BigBreak the webcomic of the same name]].


''Big Break'', presented by Jim Davidson and refereed by pro snooker player John Virgo, was a UK quiz show based around the billiard game of snooker. It ran for 14 series on [=BBC1=] from 1990-2002, then the reruns joined the lineup of Challenge TV in 2011.

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''Big Break'', presented by Jim Davidson Creator/JimDavidson and refereed by pro snooker player John Virgo, was a UK quiz show based around the billiard game of snooker. It ran for 14 series on [=BBC1=] from 1990-2002, then the reruns joined the lineup of Challenge TV in 2011.


Often compared to ''Series/{{Bullseye}}'', which was based around the UK's other popular indoor game.

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Often compared to ''Series/{{Bullseye}}'', ''[[Series/BullseyeUK Bullseye]]'', which was based around the UK's other popular indoor game.

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Often compared to ''Series/{{Bullseye}}'', which was based around the UK's other popular indoor game.



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-->--Opening theme, "The Snooker Song" by Captain Sensible



"...List as menneh tropes as y'cahn."

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"...''"...List as menneh tropes as y'cahn.""''


!!"''Deep'' breath now, JV...Explain to us the purpose of the following section." "...List as menneh tropes as y'cahn."

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!!"''Deep'' breath now, JV...Explain to us the purpose of the following section." "\\
"...List as menneh tropes as y'cahn."



!!GameShow tropes in use:

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\n!!GameShow ----

!!"''Deep'' breath now, JV...Explain to us the purpose of the following section." "...List as menneh
tropes in use:
as y'cahn."



* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer
** GameShowHost: Jim Davidson, and referee John Virgo.
** StudioAudience
** The day's three snooker players.
* RulesSpiel: For "Red Hot"...Wait for it...''Pot as many balls as you can''.
* {{Whammy}}: Potting the cue ball may be this, but amounts only to losing a few seconds to return it to the table.

!!"''Deep'' breath now, JV...Explain to us the purpose of the following section." "...List as menneh tropes as y'cahn."



* TimedMission: (Up to) 40 seconds for "Red Hot", 90 seconds for the other rounds.

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* RulesSpiel: For "Red Hot"...Wait for it...''Pot as many balls as you can''.
* TimedMission: (Up to) 40 seconds for "Red Hot", 90 seconds for the other rounds.rounds.
* {{Whammy}}: Potting the cue ball may be this, but amounts only to losing a few seconds to return it to the table.
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* CelebrityEdition: The Christmas episodes, with the players ''and'' hosts in costume, a different theme every year.

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* CelebrityEdition: The [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas episodes, episodes]], with the players ''and'' hosts in costume, a different theme every year.


->''"I'm gonna be snookerin' you, snookerin' you tonight! [[TitleDrop BIG BREAK!]]"''

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->''"I'm gonna be snookerin' you, snookerin' you tonight! [[TitleDrop [[TitleScream BIG BREAK!]]"''

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* HeadsOrTails: To decide who gets choice of first go in "Pocket Money".

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