Would You Believe? (game show)

Would You Believe? was an Australian television game show that ran from 1970 to 1974. It was made by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)[1] and the first episode screened on 5 February 1970.[2] Each episode ran for 30 minutes and screened in black and white, on Sunday nights, at 7.30pm.

Would You Believe?
GenreGame show
Presented byPeter Lazar
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
Production
ProducerPeter Vandrell
Original release
NetworkABC
Release1970 (1970) –
1974 (1974)

It was described as, a “game of truth and/or lie about Australia’s early days and ways.”[3] It featured two teams of three panelists telling each historical stories where two of the stories were fake.[2] The cast are required to ad-lib based on photos and facts they are supplied before the show.[4]

The Chair of the program was Peter Lazar. Two teams of three people took turns to tell stories about some person, event or place. Panel members for the first season were Len Evans, Carmen Duncan, Frank Hardy, Michael Baume, Jacki Weaver and Cyril Pearl[2] with Noeline Brown replacing Duncan from the second season.[5][6]

References

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  1. ^ Fitzgerald, Edmund (17 June 1974), "'Would You Believe' tries too hard", The Canberra Times
  2. ^ a b c "TONIGHT - Who will you believe?", The Age, 5 February 1970
  3. ^ "Would You Believe...?". The Australian Women's Weekly. 5 April 1972. p. 41. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  4. ^ Musgrove, Nan (28 July 1971). ""Dumb blonde" act needs brilliance". The Australian Women's Weekly. p. 10. Retrieved 9 May 2024.
  5. ^ "Another series of would you believe", The Beverly Time's, 7 April 1972
  6. ^ Grover, Alan (9 June 1974), "ABC intent on giving a history lesson", The Sydney Morning Herald
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