CBC Television Network


Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1969 to 1970

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired at various times from 1967 to 1970.

This ten minute segment of Upside Town was a television quiz for Grade 7 students in the Toronto region. It was expanded to a full half-hour in the spring of 1968 and pitted students against other students, rather than schools, which was the format of Reach For The Top.

Lloyd Robertson, who hosted the show, called a student each week by telephone from somewhere in Canada to aid in the challenge, thereby offering a kind of national flavour to the game. This segment was known as the National Telephone Quiz. The show also had a Who Am I? segment, an isolation booth and other games of skill.

Hosts: Lloyd Robertson [1968-69], Trevor Evans [1969] and Bill Paul [1969-70]

Program Coordinator: Doris Tennant

Writer: Ronald Krantz

Producer: Hedley Read

Written by John Corcelli – May, 2005