Kvitt eller dubbelt

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Kvitt eller dubbelt
Ulf Hannerz
Also known as Tiotusenkronorsfrågan
Genre game show
Country of origin Sweden
Original language(s) Swedish
Producer(s) Allan Schulman
Original network Sveriges Radio-TV
Original release 12 January 1957 (1957-01-12) – 1981 (1981)

Kvitt eller dubbeltTiotusenkronorsfrågan (literally: Double or Nothing - The 10,000 Kronor Question) was a Swedish game show based on the American version called The $64,000 Question.[1] It was the first game show to be broadcast on Swedish television and became one of the most watched television shows of the 1950s and 1960s. The show was hosted by Nils Erik Bæhrendtz and produced by Allan Schulman. The show was aired on SVT between 1957 until 1981.[2] The show is one of the titles in the book Tusen svenska klassiker (2009).[3] In each episode a number of contestants answered questions about a specific subject that they had chosen beforehand. If all questions was answered correctly they won 10.000 (SEK).[2]

Bæhrendtz's success in introducing this show, amongst others, resulted in him becoming program director and manager of Swedish Television in 1959. This position made him quite powerful, and he did not hesitate to fire one of Sweden's most popular television presenters, Olle Björklund, after his name appeared in a tobacco advertisement in 1961.[4]

The 10,000 Kronor Question[edit]

Ulf Hannerz as a boy, appearing in Kvitt eller dubbelt, with Nils Erik Bæhrendtz, January 12, 1957[5]

Ulf Hannerz a contestant gained some notability as a child, when he appeared on the first episode of the television game show.[2] In the inaugural episode, aired on 12 January 1957, 14-year-old Hannerz presented by his nickname Hajen (The Shark), was quizzed on the subject tropical aquarium fish. Hannerz succeeded in winning 10,000 Kronor due to a judgement error in the program. The judge asked him which of the seven displayed fish had lids. He answered "hundfisk¨" (mudminnow). No, the judge said, it's "slamkrypare" (mudskipper); he wanted to dismiss young Ulf from the game show. However, Ulf Hannerz was indeed correct and the name slamkrypare (mudskipper) entered the Swedish language as a term for a cocksure, but incorrect, assertion.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ Schulman Allan, Såg du?: TV vi minns under tjugofem år : en bildkrönika. Höganäs: Bra böcker, 1980
  2. ^ a b c "10.000-kronorsfrågan - Kvitt eller dubbelt | SVT Play". Svtplay.se. Archived from the original on January 11, 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Gradvall et al 2009, nr. 25
  4. ^ Mr. Aktuellt: Olle Björklund, interview in Expressen, 15 September 1965.
  5. ^ a b SVT 50 år : Klippsk kille Archived December 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., Swedish Television (Swedish language), accessed September 15, 2011
  6. ^ Södra Ängby - trädgårdsstad i funkis, Gunnar Olofgörs et al, Stockholm : Stockholmia, 2001
  7. ^ "slamkrypare | Nationalencyklopedin". Ne.se. Retrieved 11 January 2014.