Commonwealth Quiz


Robert MacKenzie and Creighton Burns


Australian Broadcasting Commission / BBC for BBC Light Programme, 24 April to 5 June 1956 (7 episodes in 1 series)

Also broadcast simultaneously on BBC Overseas Service (now World Service) and ABC Radio National


Academic quiz played by university teams in the UK and Australia, with Robert MacKenzie asking the questions in London and Creighton Burns travelling around Australia. Rather than a knockout contest, a leaderboard system determined the best team from each country, who met (albeit not in person) in a series final. We don't know who won, but we do know the finalists were Edinburgh University and University of Tasmania.

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