Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Making its British TV bow in 2001, Oblivious was more than a little beholden to Candid Camera. On each episode, host Davina McCall took to the streets, collaring innocent bystanders and asking them general-knowledge questions. In other words, this was a game show in which the contestants didn't even known they were on a game show. Those who answered correctly were invited to appear on the "studio" portion of the program, in which during a "Memory Bank" segment they were obliged to correctly answer the questions they'd previously missed. In the closing round, "24 Hours," the winners went out on the streets themselves, trying to sucker other pedestrians into playing the game. Created by Mark Baker and Steve Havers, Oblivious later resurfaced on American television, courtesy of The National Network.