World Quiz



Kenneth Horne (1967-8)

John Tidmarsh (1969)


BBC Radio 2, 2 October 1967 to 25 December 1969 (39 episodes in 3 series + 1 speical)


Three-way quiz involving teams from the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Each series had the appropriate year appended to its title (World Quiz '67, etc.) and all three series were won by teams from New Zealand. John Tidmarsh had to take over from Kenneth Horne after his death.

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John P. Wynn


If you're thinking "I could have sworn this was a Radio 1 show", you're half-right. In its early days, Radio 1 didn't fill all of its hours by itself and would often take a simulcast of Radio 2 instead, so the 1967 and 1969 series (minus the Christmas special) were both simulcast this way.


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