Game Show (1944 - 51)
Quick as a Flash was a popular, high-paced, snappy spark of
a quiz show testing contestants' knowledge and reaction speed.
Set in five "races" the contestants had to quickly
show their expertise in a number of topics; if they answered
the question wrong, they were out of the show – quick as
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The first race was a question on a current news event;
the second was musical with a live orchestra performing quick
snippets; the third was historical; the fourth was on entertainment
or literature. The fifth "race" of the show consisted
of "Sponsor's Handicap" which featured top stars from Dangerously Yours, Bulldog
Keen, Counterspy and many more.