Take your Pick
This info has been taken from: Whirligig-tv.co.uk
Quiz inquisitor Michael Miles put contestants through a series of minor obstacles, including a sixty-second spot where the player had to answer questions without the use of words ‘yes’ or ‘no’ (“The Yes/No Interlude”) with Alec Dane who would immediately gong out the contestant if they uttered one of the fateful words, and finally three straight questions which led up to the prizes (announced by the voice of Bob Danvers-Walker). Then the fast-talking Miles would enter into some cash bidding for the keys to the box selected by the players; three out of thirteen boxes contained booby prizes. Box 13 contained a mystery prize which was not even known to Miles and then there was the treasure-chest of money and ‘tonight’s star prize’ which was greeted with a crescendo of oohs from the audience as if they’d never seen a three piece suite before.
So why am I telling you all this, well on November 19th 1966, the top price was a Viva HA SL no less, and here it is being presented to the winner of the 400th show Mr Harry Shinegold.