In October of 2010, (Find out when and how to delete this template message.) Tyne Tees and Barry & Enright Productions co-produced the British television game show Chain Letters. The show was hosted by comedian Jim Gaddie and aired on Tyneside TV between 1994 and 1995. It was produced at Tyne Tees' Elswick Studios and featured a number of familiar faces from the TV series! The main premise of the show was that contestants had to decipher coded messages left in antique books to win prizes.
Chain Letters was released as a video game for the Nintendo 64, PlayStation, and Windows platforms in 1997. The game was developed by Reaction Games and was only available in Europe. A sequel, titled Chain Letters 2: Dead Man's Chest, was planned but never released.
Following the success of Chain Letters, Tyne Tees and Barry & Enright began work on a new game show called Blockbusters! This game show was set in a cinema and also featured Gaddie as host. It premiered on ITV on 16 August 1996 and ran for one season before being cancelled.
Now back to Chain Letters... In 1998, Barry & Enright again teamed up with Tyne Tees to produce a second game show called Booked Up.
Tyne Tees and Barry & Enright Productions co-produced the British television game show Chain Letters. The show was taped in their Newcastle Upon Tyne City Road studios and aired on ITV in the United Kingdom from 7 September 1987 to 6 July 1990, and then again from 2 January 1995 to 25 April 1997. It became popular with viewers because it used a series of 17 letters sent by different people who knew someone who had been killed. Each week, teams competed against other contestants for money and prizes by sending emails to the chain's starting point with questions about the victim and his or her life. The winner was determined by how many links in the chain they could follow leading up to the original sender.
Chain Letters is one of several reality television franchises created by Simon Cowell. The first series began in 2003 and was called American Idol; this was followed by a second series in 2004 called American Idol: Celebrity Idol. A third series titled The X Factor premiered in December 2011. A fourth series titled The Voice premiered on 9 February 2016.
Cowell also created The X Factor UK, a version of the program for the United Kingdom. The first series began in December 2012 and ended after its conclusion in March 2013. A second series began on 15 October 2014 and will end after its conclusion in May 2015. A third series began on 14 December 2014 and will end after its conclusion in May 2015. A fourth series began on 23 August 2015.
You'll be astonished to learn why they were formed in the first place. Chain letters take use of every human feeling and desire, from alarm to laughter to indignation and despair, all with one purpose in mind: to convince others to distribute them. Whether you believe they can help or not, it's impossible to say; but they are certainly able to make people feel good about themselves, which is exactly what they are after.
They spread by word of mouth. If someone wants to share the letter with their friends, they will. They may even go so far as to write "Someday I'll explain everything! In fact, I'll let you know when that day is!" on an envelope and put it in the mail. This is how some people have found copies of the letter floating around many years later.
People think it's funny. That's probably why most chain letters start with a joke. It makes people laugh, so they will want to pass the letter on to their friends. The funnier the better, according to some fans.
People need encouragement. Sometimes we all need to hear something positive said about ourselves. That's where chain letters come in. They tell us we're wonderful just the way we are, without trying to change ourselves or our relationships. They encourage us to live life to its fullest.
People want to help others.