The Ghost of Quizmas Past: 1. Lingo (1988)

Meet the new quiz… the same as the old quiz…

Our Clip of Quizmas Past:

  • Quiz: Lingo;
  • Presenter: Martin Daniels;
  • Made by: Thames Television;
  • First shown: Thursday 12th May 1988, ITV (UK version); 28th September 1987, syndicated across various stations in Canada and USA (Canadian original).

Long before Wordle became a thing, we used to watch something similar on the box in the late 1980s called Lingo. It was created by Ralph Andrews, who used to work as an apprentice for Ralph Edwards. Edwards’ most famous televisual export is This Is Your Life, which was picked up by various broadcasters around the world.

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