Topical quizzes and panel games

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Brock
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Topical quizzes and panel games

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A new series of The News Quiz on Radio 4 prompts me to ask: before Have I Got News for You came along in 1990, what news-based panel games were broadcast on TV? There was BBC2's short-lived Scoop in 1981-82, presented by Barry Norman and then Richard Stilgoe; and as far as I know you have to go all the way back to Ned Sherrin's Quiz of the Week on BBC1 before that (1969-70). But maybe I've missed some?

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There was one for Children in the 80's, from Central, with Tommy Boyd, "What's Happening", there's one on YT.
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In about '86, S4C broadcast Fel 'Na Mae ('That's The Way It Is') which a combination of a quiz and a light-hearted discussion. It was chaired by the historian John Davies (1938-2015, author of the seminal book A History Of Wales).

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There was Thames' 'Headliners' presented by Derek Jameson, although it was a about the news it was about old newspaper headlines rather than topical news

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Another 'old news' show was the BBC's "Today's The Day" with Martyn Lewis, I thought that was an excellent show, I'm sure that had at least one celeb Xmas Day show.
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Considering radio, Children's Hour incorporated a regular 'Current Affairs Quiz' in the 1940s. Straightforward general knowledge though, matching regional teams.

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