Treasure Hunt (1)
Jethro (as a pirate)
Westward Television 1961-78? (not networked, but also on Channel TV from 1965)
Contestants had the opportunity to win the Golden Key, worth £100. There was cash to be won and booby prizes too.
There were five questions on your chosen subject. If you got a question right a light flashed on a coastal map of the West Country and you won the amount of money shown. That amount (ranging approx, between £2 and £10) also went to the relevant lifeboat station.
There were two major prizes: the golden galleon which was a boat with three portholes. You chose one of these if you got the golden galleon instead of a cash amount. One porthole had £5, one 50 bottletops and the other had £50. The major prize was the golden key. If you were lucky enough to get this you won £100.
At some point, Treasure Hunt was hosted by the Westward TV presenter David Rodgers.
(In)famous Cornish comedian Jethro made his TV debut on Treasure Hunt playing a pirate co-host.
The Golden Galleon was based on the Westward TV logo which was a model of the Golden Hind.
In 2006, David Rodgers said that there was a ten-year waiting list for audience tickets. The queue for contestants was shorter, a mere eight years long.