Frank Ferri

Newhaven, Edinburgh

Thank you to Frank Ferri, who wrote:

Calton Road Studios

"Do you have anything on the EdinPhoto website covering the old Grampian TV studios on Calton Road which  which later became several different music venues?"

Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh:  February 22, 2013

I do have now, Frank  -  thanks to the message below that you sent to me!

TV Quiz

'Try for Ten'

"In the early 1960s, I appeared on the TV quiz show:

'Try for Ten'.

The theme of the programme was:

-  You selected 3 envelopes from pigeon holes.

- Each envelope contained 10 questions, giving a chance to win up to £80.  You took away the cash that you won with your best attempt.

- You answered 'True' or 'False' to each of the ten questions.  For every question you got right, you won £2.  Get all 10 correct you won the Jackpot which at my time was £80.

In my three attempts, I managed 7 correct, then 8, then 9,  so I won the princely sum of £18.

The question I failed on was “Is the Condor a bird that lives in the Andes?  For some daft reason the word Condor conjured up the tobacco advert and I answered 'False' missing out on £80about 6 weeks' wages then.

I wonder if anyone else reading this page remembers the show, or appeared on it."

Frank Ferri, Newhaven, Edinburgh:  February 22, 2013


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