The National Lottery: 5 Star Family Reunion is a BBC National Lottery game show that is broadcast Saturday nights on BBC One since July 2015. The programme is hosted by Nick Knowles.
The game features one family of four trying to rejoin four members of their family that have emigrated, who are competing to win a "five-star family reunion", a holiday for the eight team members.
Type: Game Show
Status: To Be Determined
Runtime: 50 minutes
The National Lottery: 5-Star Family Reunion - 5-Star Family Reunion - Netflix
5-Star Family Reunion is a BBC National Lottery game show that was broadcast on BBC One from 25 July 2015 to 15 October 2016. The programme is hosted by Nick Knowles.
The National Lottery: 5-Star Family Reunion - Round 1 - Netflix
The first round involves teams alternating between quick-fire questions and multiple-choice questions; first, the overseas team answers five (four for series 2) triple choice questions. Correct answers give them more time later in the round; the first ball on a Newton's cradle is raised with every correct answer. The Newton's cradle is then set in motion by releasing this ball and an elected member of the UK team begins answering quick-fire questions. The round ends once the ball at the opposite end of the Newton's cradle stops passing through a red laser line. There are four categories, and each member must play one category each. They have one 'power play', which raises the ball by another step. It cannot be used if all five (four for series 2) questions have been answered correctly in a round. At maximum level, it takes 66 seconds before the ball stops passing through the laser line. This process repeats itself until all the categories have been used up. In the quick-fire parts, one correct answer wins £1,000, two correct answers win £2,000 and three correct answers win £3,000; three further correct answers win £5,000 for the first two categories and £10,000 for the second two, meaning that there is £30,000 on offer. Once this process has repeated itself four times, the National Lottery draws are run.