TV and Radio Achievements
Numerous appearances have been made by Southport and Formby players over the years.
The list will be added to as details become available. Most notable successes include:-

Player Team Achievement
Arthur Naylor
John Clarke
Dag Griffiths
Tom Farley
Molly West
Dag Griffiths
Dag Griffiths
Dag Griffiths
David Radcliffe
Sheila Tickle
Wings Wanderers
Formby RBL
Wings Wanderers
Wings Wanderers
Wings Wanderers
Formby RBL
Runner-up - Brain of Britain 1986 (Radio 4)
Runner-up - 1999 Final of
Mastermind (Radio 4)
Runner-up - 35th
Countdown Final (1997)
Runner-up -
Brain of Britain 1999 (Radio 4)
Grand Finalist -
Fifteen-to-One (Dec 1999 - C4)
Grand Finalist -
Fifteen-to-One (Mar 2000 - C4)
Winner - Fifteen-to-One (June 2000 - C4)
Won £15,000 on ITV's
The People Versus (Sep 00)
Won £2,620 0n BBC's
The Weakest Link (Sep 01)
Grand Finalist -
Fifteen-to-One (Apr 2003 - C4)
Bold Arms (now Zetland) - see below Won BBC Radio Merseyside 'Merseyquiz' (Feb 90)
Bill Hawkins
Ray Oakes
Sheila Tickle
Molly West
All from Formby Royal British Legion playing as
Winners of Syndicate
(October 2000 - BBC1)
Note - Ray plays for Condottieri, the others for Formby Royal British Legion

2000 was a good year for Dag Griffiths (Wings). In May he won the Eddie Conway Cup (S & F Individual Competition for the third time in 4 years). In June he won the 28th Grand Final of Channel 4's 'Fifteen to One', having also appeared in the previous one in April. He is pictured left receiving his trophy, a pyxis from 4th century BC Athens, from Laura Calland. He had more succcess on 'The People Versus' (see below). His 15 to 1 run finally came to an end in October.
The successful Cohorts team - from l to r Sheila Tickle, Ray Oakes, Bill Hawkins and Molly West - were the first ever winners of the BBC1 TV quiz Syndicate. We were very saddened to hear of the sudden death of Bill Hawkins the weekend before the final week of transmission. The two Legion teams provided a trophy in Bill's memory to be presented each season to the highest scoring male player in league matches.
Dag Griffiths (Wings) secured a place on the last show of the first series of ITV's 'People Versus' by defeating a contestant with the question 'In the 1981 Headingley Test, how many Australian wickets did Botham take?' (Answer given 6, correct answer 7). He then successfully answered 3 questions on Olympic Games venues, won £15,000 and retained his seat on the show.

The Strongest Link

David Radcliffe (ex Lords) gave an assured performance in winning £2,620 on a Teachers' Special edition of 'The Weakest Link' on Friday 7th September 2001. No stranger to the small screen, David will be playing for Wings Wanderers in the 2001-2002 season


Extract from Southport Visiter
February 1990

Radio Quiz Champions!
CHURCHTOWN, the mother of Southport, became the brains of Southport, when the Bold Arms Quiz team won the prestigious Merseyquiz Trophy. Pictured is Jenny Collins of Radio Merseyside presenting Bernie Blaney (team captain) with the winner's cup. Licensee Mr Dave dobson told the Visiter, "I'm very proud of the Bold quiz team because as far as I know this is the first time the trophy has been out of Liverpool."

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