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Friday, 13 November, 1998, 14:09 GMT
BBC unveils new lottery plans
TV Dreams lottery ticket
The BBC's Big Ticket show was criticised by a TV watchdog
The BBC has outlined its latest plans for the format of the Saturday night Lottery show, which will appear on TV from February next year.

A new show, Your Number's Up, will replace the current National Lottery Draw as BBC bosses try out new ideas for the slot.

Anthea Turner
Previous lottery show presenter Anthea Turner
However, no presenters have yet been finalised and details of the show are not being revealed until nearer the broadcast date.

The BBC said the draw would be the pivot for the show with the numbers chosen triggering a series of live events both in the studio and across the country.

Peter Bazalgette, whose company Bazal made a successful tender for the new show, said: "Your Number's Up is reality entertainment - real people whose fate depends on the lottery numbers."

The new show is being commissioned for a limited run.

A BBC spokeswoman said: "The lottery operates for 52 weeks of the year so we have to keep coming up with fresh innovative ideas. This is the latest in a long line of new approaches."

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