Since the content of such programmes is frequently non-dependent on the area in which the show is broadcast, this is still something of an anomaly for the game show fan - but nevertheless a better situation than is currently endured in the USA where few programmes are syndicated.
The long list of hit shows during this decade included Criss Cross Quiz, Dotto, the The 64,000 Dollar Question, Concentration and Twenty-One.
It would not be until 1993 that it was possible to give away unlimited prizes - until then, the top limit was around £6,000 per show.
In the mid to late 50s, Britain went quiz show mad, reflecting the similar fever in the USA.
The BBC began the world's first high-definition, regular TV service from London in 1936.
It wasn't until two years later that any form of game show appeared.