Series 1 - Episode 3

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

Like Weakest Link, this quiz show requires clever tactical play as well as general knowledge from its contestants. There are 30 questions between the six players and the £10,000 prize, but they each have to decide whether to work as a team and split the money or strike out on their own in order to win it all for themselves.

Host Nick Hancock, who’s been largely absent from our screens selling mortgages, says, “There’s a soap opera element to it because you never know how people are going to react and there are so many different ways to play the game.”

Breakaway began on Monday and runs on weekdays for several weeks.

About this programme

3/20. Nick Hancock hosts the game show in which six contestants compete to win £10,000 by answering general knowledge questions - but must decide whether to stick together and share the prize or break away from the pack in a bid to win big.

Cast and crew


Nick Hancock


Richard Valentine
Executive Producer
Adam Wood
Executive Producer
Mat Steiner