Jackpot (Irish TV series)

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Presented by Gay Byrne (1962-1963)
Terry Wogan (1964-1965)
Starring Olive White (1962-1963)
Suzanne Macdougald (1964-1965)
Country of origin Ireland
Original language(s) English
Location(s) Studio 2, Television Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, Ireland
Running time 30 minutes
Distributor Telefís Éireann
Original network Telefís Éireann
Original release 6 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