Tony Nicholson

Former TV producer Tony Nicholson has written a fascinating, amusing and affectionate guide to the TV quiz show, through the many changes over the years, leading to the ultimate game-changer, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Tony’s book takes you on a trip down memory lane from Bullseye and Sale Of The Century to Blockbusters. You’ll also learn surprising facts about the many quizzes we have watched over the years. For instance, do you know the very dark beginnings of long-running quiz show, Mastermind … ?

Tony entertained a large crowd with his stories about the great British TV quiz show and his own career including assistant producer on It’s A Royal Knockout and writing jokes for The Two Ronnies.

The event took place in the stunning hall at Ullet Road Unitarian Church.

As part of the event, Chris Tarrant made a special appearance to act as quiz master for the final of the Smithdown Litfest Great Big Quiz.