Australian Game Shows Wiki
Bob & Dolly Dyer
Pick a box
Macquarie Broadcasting Service: 1948 – Early 1960s
Seven Network (Weekly): 2 March 1957 – 28 June 1971


Two contestants participated in a five-question trivia quiz, with the second contestant wearing soundproof headphones while the first was being questioned. The contestant who had more correct answers was invited to choose from one out of thirty boxes. Without disclosing the box's content (which could either be a valuable prize or a booby prize), Bob would offer the contestant a cash payment in lieu of the prize. Here appeared one of the program's catch phrases ("The money or the box?"); to increase the risk/suspense, he sometimes offered increasing amounts of cash to contestants who had chosen the box.

After receiving the cash or prize, contestants had the option of leaving the show undefeated or returning to play for more prizes at the risk of losing those already won.


The programme began in 1948 as a radio series, also with Bob Dyer as host.

The format was revived as Ford Superquiz in 1981-82 and as Superquiz in 1989.


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A full episode
Another full episode
A full episode from 1969