Sale of the Century, produced by Anglia Television was shown on ITV weekly from 1971 to 1983. Sale of the Century (or $ale of the Century) is an international Television Game show format that has screened in several countries } Anglia Television is the ITV station for the East of England which has been broadcasting since 27 October 1959. Independent Television (generally known as ITV) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters set up under the Independent See the main article for details of the game format. The following sets out Uk-specific information.
For the first year, the programme was only shown in the Anglia region, before it was fully networked across ITV regions. 
As in the original US edition, there was no "Who am I"; instead, six instant bargains would be offered throughout the show. Any of the three players were allowed to buzz in and purchase the Instant Bargain, rather than only offering the prize to the player in the lead. There were three distinct rounds of questioning, with the values rising appropriately (e. g. £1, £3, £5).
Also, in the earliest days, a mini-sale was offered just before intermission, in which a number of smaller gifts were offered for less than £5 each. In this situation, more than one player could buy a given gift, and a player could buy any or all of the prizes on offer.
The original version was hosted by Nicholas Parsons and announced by John Benson, who delivered the memorable opening And now . Nicholas Parsons OBE (born 10 October 1923 in Grantham, Lincolnshire) is an English Actor and Radio John Benson may refer to John Benson (announcer, television announcer and occasional actor John Benson (footballer . . from Norwich. . . It's the Quiz of the Week!. The series was one of the most consistently high-rating entertainment shows of the 1970s, gaining peak viewing figures of 20million. This original version of the show was restricted in the prize amount through then national agreements, meaning that the featured cars has to be below £1,500. The producers hence preferred to engage with foreign manufacturers to provide better value prize, often including top of the range Lada's. Lada is the Trademark of AvtoVAZ, a Russian car manufacturer in Togliatti, ( Samara Oblast or province
Peter Marshall (not related to the host of the American Hollywood Squares) hosted a 1989 revival on Sky television, and Keith Chegwin hosted a 1997 remake on Challenge. Peter Marshall (born on 11 September 1938 in Derry) is an Irish broadcaster, educated at St The Hollywood Squares was an American Television comedy and Game show in which two contestants play Tic-tac-toe to win money Keith "Cheggers" Chegwin (born 17 January 1957 in Bootle) is an English Television presenter, former Child actor Challenge is a British digital TV channel owned by Virgin Media Television. Sale was also one of seven game shows played on Ant & Dec's Gameshow Marathon, on the episode aired 8 October 2005. Gameshow Marathon is a British game show broadcasted from 17 September, 2005 to 26 May, 2007 on ITV. Events 314 - Roman Emperor Licinius is defeated by his colleague Constantine I at the Battle of Cibalae, and loses Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
On 22 December 1978 (at the time that Nicholas Parsons was hosting the show), an all-out strike at the BBC meant that 21. Nicholas Parsons OBE (born 10 October 1923 in Grantham, Lincolnshire) is an English Actor and Radio 2 million viewers watched the programme, the highest ever rating for a game show produced by ITV. Independent Television (generally known as ITV) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters set up under the Independent
The 1989 version followed the Grundy format; oddly, the 1997 version reverted to the original rules (except for the mini-sale), despite being produced by the then-parent company of Grundy.
No UK editions to date have offered a cash jackpot.