Personality Squares

Personality Squares is an Australian game show series aired on Network Ten in 1967 until 1969 and revived in 1981. It was hosted by John Bailey, followed by Joe Martin then Bob Moore and ran until 1969, with announcer John Blackman. The revival in 1981 was hosted by Jimmy Hannan.[1] The format was based on the American game show Hollywood Squares.

Personality Squares
GenreGame Show
Based onHollywood Squares
Presented by
  • John Bailey (1967)
  • Joe Martin (1968)
  • Bob Moore (1969)
  • Jimmy Hannan (1981)
Narrated byJohn Blackman (1967-1969)
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
Running time30 minutes
Original networkNetwork Ten (1967-1969, 1981)
Picture format
  • 4:3 Black & White (1967-1969)
  • 4:3 PAL (1981)
Audio format
  • Mono (1967-1969)
  • Stereo (1981)
Original release1967 (1967) –
1981 (1981)
Followed byAll-Star Squares

The show was briefly known as "Celebrity Squares" when it debuted in 1967. The title was also used for the version on the Nine Network hosted by Jimmy Hannan from 1975 to 1976. Regular panellists included Chelsea Brown, Ugly Dave Gray, Bert Newton, Patti Newton, Bob Rogers, Barbie Rodgers, Malcolm T. Elliott and Beryl Cheers.[2]

"All-Star Squares" was another version of the show in 1999 hosted by Ian 'Danno' Rogerson with announcer Gavin Wood.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Personality Squares". Nostalgia Central. Archived from the original on 12 August 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Celebrity Squares". Nostalgia Central. Archived from the original on 3 August 2020. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  3. ^ Hall, Stephen (23 January 2018). "'Aaaall…. All Star Squares! The fun and the laughter, forget all your cares!'". How To Win Game Shows. Archived from the original on 5 June 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2019.