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STV preps Lorraine Kelly-fronted quiz show

Scottish broadcaster STV has commissioned a new quiz series from its production arm STV Productions. The Cash Machine (6 x 60 minutes) sees contestants answering a series of questions while trying to ...
June 27, 2019

Scottish broadcaster STV has commissioned a new quiz series from its production arm STV Productions.

The Cash Machine (6 x 60 minutes) sees contestants answering a series of questions while trying to access the PIN for the show’s generous ATM. The show is hosted by Scottish TV presenter Lorraine Kelly.

Production is currently underway, and the series is set to premiere later this year.

The format was developed by STV Productions’ entertainment team. It will be piloted in Scotland with an eye to distribution in the UK and international markets.

The Cash Machine was commissioned by STV’s director of program strategy and marketing Stephen O’Donnell. STV Productions creative director of entertainment Gary Chippington (pictured) is executive producing.

“The format of The Cash Machine is addictive and built around a universally recognized centerpiece, the ATM, so it’s a show we hope resonates with viewers not just in Scotland but potentially worldwide,” said Chippington in a statement. “We are also thrilled to be working with Lorraine whose vivacious personality will help ease the tension on this high stakes game as our contestants try to defeat The Cash Machine.”

The Cash Machine appealed to us because of its innovative question style and fast paced game play. Presenter Lorraine Kelly is hugely popular and we hope viewers will be hooked as they play along with contestants,” added O’Donnell. “STV is the ideal place to showcase new formats and this brand new format quiz show is set to be a fantastic addition to our schedule.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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