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Quiz # 11 Results Time!

Hello, quizzers! Oliver Colling here with the answers to our latest “My 70’s TV Childhood” quiz. Let’s see how you fared in our journey back to the glory days of 1973 and beyond, across the landscape of iconic British TV, memorable public information films, tuneful themes, and classic adverts.


Round One: Spin the Wheel – 1973
1. The Comedy That Wasn’t from ’73: Which of these shows didn’t start in 1973? Was it a) ‘Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads’, b) ‘Some Mothers Do ‘Ave Em’, or c) ‘The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin’? The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
2. Frank Spencer’s Better Half: In ‘Some Mothers Do ‘Ave Em’, who played Frank Spencer’s wife, Betty? Michelle Dotrice
3. A Show with a Long Name: The school holiday show “Why Don’t You” began in the summer of 1973 but what was the full name of the show? Why Don’t You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go and Do Something Less Boring Instead
4, Please Sir, Can We Have Some More? Which spin-off from ‘Please Sir?’ ended this year? The Fenn Street Gang
5. There was a huge TV audience on November 14th, 1973 for the Royal Wedding of Princess Anne to Captain Mark Phillips. There was also a famous episode of ‘Dad’s Army’ shown that night for the first time; what was it? The Royal Train


Round Two: Marathon – Fil Rouge
1. Public Information No.1: In our episode “That was a Public Information Film” way back in October 2020, what came top of my top 10 public information films. The Tufty Club
2. In our look at Quiz shows in April 2021, we remembered “Mr and Mrs” amongst others. Who was the host of “Mr and Mrs”? Derek Batey
3. The Cannonball Express’s Captain: Who was the driver of The Cannonball Express mentioned in our look back at Summer holidays in 2021? Casey Jones
4. Brian’s Ambitions: In October 2023, we celebrated the voice behind Trumpton, Camberwick Green and Chigley in “The Life of Brian…Cant.” What did Brian want to do for a job before he started working in an insurance office? Professional footballer for Ipswich Town
5. Who played the lead in “The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe” which we featured in an episode last summer? Robert Hoffman


Round Three: Name That Tune
1. Teddy Edward
2. On the Buses
3. Ski Sunday
4. Bagpuss
5. The Fosters


Round Four: TV Times – 70’s Ads
1. The Generous Pint: Which bitter was “the pint that thinks it’s a quart”? Whitbread “Big Head” Trophy Bitter
2. The epitome of stereotypical Northern scenes, the boy on the bike in the famous Hovis adverts, was actually filmed in the south of England. Where? And if you can name the street, you can have a bonus point. Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset
3. Cigar Serenity: Happiness is a cigar called Hamlet, the mild cigar from… who? Benson and Hedges
4. Which 70’s sportsman used to “splash it all over”? Henry Cooper in the Brut 33 adverts
5. According to Victor Kiam, which electric razor guarantees “to cut you as close as a blade or your money back”? Remington Microscreen


Bonus Question
TV Production Acronym: Lew Grade produced lots of great TV shows in the 1960’s and 70’s like “The Persuaders!”, “The Protectors” and “The Return of the Saint” in the ITC studios. But what does ITC stand for? Incorporated Television Company


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Oliver

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