Take a Chance (Canadian game show)
|Take a Chance|
|Presented by||Roy Ward Dickson|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||5|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original run||9 October 1961 – 1965|
Take a Chance was a Canadian quiz show by Roy Ward Dickson adapted from radio. It was one of the first series on CTV when the network began in 1961. The programme was produced in Toronto at CFTO-TV and was broadcast Mondays at 9:30 PM (EST). Sheila Billing, the Miss Toronto pageant winner of 1955, was a co-host of the programme.
On its premiere, Toronto Star television critic Jeremy Brown deemed the show to be "painful to watch" and "dreary", complaining that the programme lacked structure, suspense and substantial prize monies.
Take a Chance aired until 1965.
- Brown, Jeremy (10 October 1961). "CTV Premieres Western with Australian Accent (multi-topic column)". Toronto Star. p. 34.
- Wedge, Pip (November 2002). "Take a Chance". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 2009-11-14.
- Muncie, Colin (1998). "The unsinkable Sheila Billing". Arthritis News Magazine (The Arthritis Society (Canada)). Retrieved 2010-04-01.
- McLean, Ross (30 March 1985). "'Father of quiz shows' showed how". The Globe and Mail. p. 30.
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