Rapid Roulette

Rapid Roulette is an Irish television quiz show.[1] Four contestants compete to answer quick-fire general knowledge questions to win cash and prizes. The title refers to the show's roulette wheel that contestants spin throughout the course of the game to determine their cash and/or prizes.

Rapid Roulette
GenreLight entertainment
Presented byMaurie Taylor (1986-1987)
Maxi (1987-1990)
Country of originIreland
Original languageEnglish
No. of series4
No. of episodes104
Production locationsRTÉ Television Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, Ireland
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesGreen Apple Productions
Original networkRTÉ 1
Picture format4:3
Original release30 September 1986 (1986-09-30) –
6 March 1990 (1990-03-06)

The programme ran between 30 September 1986 and 6 March 1990 and was produced by Green Apple Productions, and later by Strongbow, for RTÉ.


The series was originally hosted by actor Maurie Taylor, who left the show after the first series and was replaced by former singer Maxi.


  1. ^ "Television and radio programmes", The Irish Times, 30 September 1986.