Big Brother (UK)
- You have been evicted. Please leave the Big Brother house.
Big Brother is a summer show that airs annually in the United Kingdom. In it, a group of people enter a house and agree to live there for a predetermined amount of days with cameras following their every move. An homage to George Orwell's book, 1984, the nameless entity known only as "Big Brother" records every conversation and every action amongst these group of people, establishing a social microcosm of today's world.
However, beyond the voyeuristic aspect of it also lies a game. Every week, usually on Tuesdays, housemates are asked to nominate two people for eviction. The two or more housemates with the highest number of nominations for eviction are put up for eviction, and the public gets to vote on which of the housemates they would like to evict. In a special weekly live eviction episode, usually on Fridays and hosted by Davina McCall, the housemate who receives the highest percentage of votes gets evicted from the Big Brother house.
This process of nominations and evictions continue until there are four people left in the house, upon which all of them are put up for nomination. The public then votes for who they want to win, and the housemate with the highest percentage of votes wins the game and receives a cash prize.
Several shows make up the Big Brother franchise in the United Kingdom. They are Big Brother's Little Brother, which is a daily 30-minute talk show hosted by Dermot O'Leary that analyzes housemate dynamics. Another is Big Brother's Big Mouth, a 30-minute informal forum show hosted by Russell Brand where people talk about and give opinions about the housemates. In the seventh season, another show, Big Brother's Big Brain, was introduced, which aims to analyze housemates' behavior in the house.
- For information on the Big Brother franchise, please refer to the Big Brother franchise page.
|Season One||July 18, 2000||September 15, 2000||52|
|Season Two||May 25, 2001||July 27, 2001||55|
|Season Three||May 24, 2002||July 26, 2002||72|
|Season Four||May 23, 2003||July 25, 2003||73|
|Season Five||May 28, 2004||August 6, 2004||82|
|Season Six||May 27, 2005||August 12, 2005||90|
|Season Seven||May 18, 2006||August 18, 2006||107|
|Season Eight||May 30, 2007||August 31, 2007||96|
|Season Nine||June 5, 2008||September 5, 2008||108|
|Season Ten||June 4, 2009||September 4, 2009||108|
|Season Eleven||June 9, 2010||August 24, 2010||86|
|Season Twelve||September 9, 2011||November 11, 2011||71|
|Season Thirteen||June 5, 2012||August 13, 2012||73|
|Season Fourteen||June 13, 2013||August 19, 2013||69|
|Season Fifteen||June 5, 2014||August 15, 2014||72|
|Season Sixteen||May 12, 2015||July 16, 2015||66|
|Season Seventeen||June 7, 2016||July 26, 2016||50|
|Season Eighteen||June 5, 2017||July 28, 2017||54|
|Teen Big Brother||October 13, 2003||October 17, 2003||5|
|Big Brother Panto||December 20, 2004||January 5, 2005||12|
|Ultimate Big Brother||August 24, 2010||September 10, 2010||22|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
There are no DVD releases for this show.