Monday, March 11, 2013

THE HISTORY OF THE IRISH TV QUIZ SHOW - PART 2

What constitutes a quiz show? – Deal or No Deal is a game show as is The National Lottery Games like Winning Streak where luck plays a major role. Quiz shows are where questions and their answers whether general knowledge or specialized decides the winner.
In 2013 the British channels BBC, ITV and Channel 4 broadcast numerous quiz formats especially on their afternoon schedules. RTE do not broadcast any except for quizzes aimed at the youth audience. TV3 broadcast Junior Mastermind, while TG4 broadcasts Ceist GAA. None of these shows offer major cash prizes for successful contestants.
Whats My Line
January 2nd 1970 –
Larry Gogan
RTE
Panelists Brian Murphy, Hal Roach, Patsy Duke and Antonia Wardell ask a series of questions to ascertain the occupation or claim to fame of the guest. The show was a copy of the UK series presented for many years by Dubliner Eamonn Andrews
Letter By Letter
30 September 1971
Larry Gogan
RTE
Gogan presented this programme, which involved three panellists assisting a contestant in guessing a word letter by letter. The first programme was broadcast on 30 September 1971
Quiz Around the Clock
1972
RTE
An Irish geographical quiz.
Coast To Coast
Alan Gibson
1974
RTE
The show involved two competitors in a virtual race around Ireland by means of a studio map. The winner received a cash prize and an Irish holiday. Gibson had previously been a cameraman and floor manager with RTÉ Television.
Omega Point
June 1975 (One Season)
Morgan O’Sullivan
RTE
'Omega Point' was a quiz show for young people with questions based on religion. The first episode was broadcast on 8 June 1975 with presenter Morgan O'Sullivan and adjudicator Father Edward Fitzgerald
To Tell The Truth
1976
RTE
Password
August 1976
Complaints about prize fund of £10 - £20
Top Score
1978
Ian Fox (with Tony O’Riordan & Mary Hogan)
RTE
A transfer of the popular radio quiz show onto television.

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