Keshet International’s Head Hunters Lands BBC One Commission


BBC One daytime has ordered the new quiz show Head Hunters, hosted by Rob Beckett and produced by Tuesday’s Child Scotland.

Each weekday afternoon for six weeks, three “head hunters” will be chosen from a talent pool of 20 people based on how many quick trivia questions they can answer correctly. At the end of each show, the winning “head hunter” must answer nine random trivia questions in just 90 seconds in order to win the jackpot. They can choose to answer the questions alone or head-hunt from the talent pool for help, but they must pay their chosen teammates with cash offers.

Executive produced by Tuesday’s Child Scotland’s Karen Smith, Head Hunters will be filmed at BBC Scotland’s Pacific Quay. Keshet International is distributing the series internationally.

Beckett said: “When I was first approached about Head Hunters, I was slightly worried that it might be a reality-TV hunting show, and I would be shot by an ivory poacher. Luckily for me, it’s a brilliant quiz show that I get to host. It’s my first time hosting a quiz, and I can’t wait to get stuck in. We will definitely have some laughs along the way as our head hunters bid, banter and sometimes offend their opponents in what promises to be an exciting new BBC quiz.”

Jo Street, BBC commissioning editor, said: “If knowledge has a price, how much will our head hunters be worth? £15,000? £1,500? Or £1.50? Every episode of Head Hunters will be different—some quizzers could be offered huge amounts by each other, some could be offensively small. Either way, Head Hunters will deliver BBC One daytime viewers fun and games throughout.”

Smith added: “We’re thrilled that Head Hunters is the second commission for Tuesday’s Child Scotland. It’s an exciting quiz with lots of questions and loads of laughs. Rob is the perfect host—there’s plenty for him to get his teeth stuck into.”