Britain,27 May:A television game show aimed at promoting good relations between members of different religious communities and encouraging people to enhance their knowledge about other faiths will soon be launched in London.
The series titled ‘Faith Off’ will involve people from Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian and Buddhist faiths contesting against each other and will be aired on Islam Channel.
According to producers, the series will attempt to promote good relations and mutual respect between Britain’s religious communities.
Two teams of four will go head to head in each episode, answering quick-fire and general knowledge questions in the eight-part series hosted by the Muslim comedian Jeff Mirza, the news paper reported on Tuesday.
There will be a multiple choice current affairs segment in addition to a home or away round, when contestants can answer questions on their own faith or the opposing team’s for further points.
Players will also have to identify religious figures, such as the Dalai Lama and the Pope, from blurred footage.
The show, however, is not aimed at theologians or scholars.
The programme is likely to have all the elements of a traditional gameshow a garish set, flashing lights, puns and loud buzzers plus the added twist of headscarves, turbans and yarmulkes, the newspaper said.
"We’re living in a multifaith, multicultural society. I know a bit about Christianity but nothing about Judaism," producer Abrar Hussain said.
"You learn about religions at school and then you forget, so it’s about transferring the basic blocks of knowledge. It’s also about learning the similarities between religions, instead of focusing on the differences," he added.