Criss Cross Quiz



Jeremy Hawk (1957-62)

Barbara Kelly (1963-7)


Granada for ITV, 17th June 1957-22nd September 1967


Noughts-and-crosses with questions chosen from 98 different categories. Every right answer earned you £20 (worth about £300 in today's money).

Image:Crisscrossquiz gameboard.jpgSome great categories here

There was also Junior Criss Cross Quiz, which ran alongside the main show for the whole run.

Key moments

One contestant walked away with £2,360. Not surprisingly, they put a limit on the number of times you could win shortly after.


Based on Jack Berry and Dan Enright's US format Tic Tac Dough.


The final two contestants were Anthony Douglas from London and Rennie McGowan from Liverpool. On the very last programme, because the game was unfinished and there was obviously no way of continuing the game, both contestants were awarded £10 for each score they'd made on the board. And that was that.


A board game was produced.

Image:Criss cross quiz board game.jpgSurely the only quiz game ever to include "currency" as a category.


Hawk and contestants during a game


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