Longest TV quiz programme
Germany (Ismaning)
The longest TV quiz programme lasted for 52 hr 45 min, finishing on 1 September 2003. The show was broadcast on 9Live and co-hosted by Thomas Schürmann, Anna Heesch, Alida-Nadine Kurras, Robin Bade and Jörg Draeger (all Germany) from the studio in Ismaning, Germany. The programme began at 8:15 pm on 29 August and finished at 1.00 am on 1 September 2003. The format of the show involves different callers phoning in to answer the quiz question and hopefully win the money (which increases with each wrong answer). On this attempt, 2,346 callers phoned in to try winning the €1 million (£680,000 or $1.2 million), answering approximately 1,500 questions.