Jackpot (Irish TV series)

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Presented byGay Byrne (1962-1963)
Terry Wogan (1964-1965)
StarringOlive White (1962-1963)
Suzanne Macdougald (1964-1965)
Country of originIreland
Original languageEnglish
Production locationsStudio 2, Television Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, Ireland
Running time30 minutes
Original release
NetworkTelefís Éireann
Release6 January 1962 (1962-01-06) –
9 June 1965 (1965-06-09)

Jackpot was an Irish general knowledge quiz show produced by Telefís Éireann between 6 January 1962 and 9 June 1965.[1] Presented firstly by Gay Byrne and later by Terry Wogan, the show remained one of the most popular programmes in the first years of the television station. Jackpot was similar in format to the ITV quiz show Criss Cross Quiz.[2]


  1. ^ "Television and radio programmes", The Irish Times, 6 January 1962
  2. ^ "The Wheel of Fortune", The Irish Times, 29 March 1962