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Quiz #15: Results Time!

Welcome back to “My 70s TV Childhood”! It’s time to reveal the answers to this week’s Quiz. Let’s find out how you did!

Round One: Spin the Wheel – 1974

  1. What was the drama set inside a women’s prison called, which premiered on ITV on 4th January 1974? Answer: Within These Walls.
  2. The first episode of Rising Damp featured Rigsby, but what was his first name? Answer: Rupert.
  3. Why did BBC1 and BBC2 shut down programs at 10.30pm in early 1974? Answer: To save electricity as a result of the three-day week and the subsequent power crisis.
  4. What was the BBC’s revolutionary new onscreen teletext service called, launched on 23rd September? Answer: Ceefax.
  5. Which iconic comedy show had its last episode titled “Party Political Broadcast” on BBC2 on 5th December? Answer: Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

Round Two: Marathon – Fil Rouge

  1. Looking back at “How!” from July 2023, who was the main female presenter? Answer: Bunty James.
  2. From our September 2020 episode featuring The Banana Splits, which cartoon series had the phrase “Size of an Elephant”? Answer: The Arabian Knights.
  3. In November 2020, we reminisced about Top of the Pops. Who sang “Christmas Don’t be Late”? Answer: Alvin and The Chipmunks.
  4. Our “Seedy Sitcoms” episode from last April highlighted two shows. What were they? Answer: Steptoe and Son and Rising Damp.
  5. Who was the regular compere at The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club, as discussed in our November 2023 episode? Answer: Bernard Manning.

Round Three: Name That Tune

  1. Wish You Were Here?
  2. Bod
  3. Children of the Stones
  4. The Pallisers
  5. Sportsnight

Round Four: TV Times

  1. Lindsay Wagner was iconic as Jaime Sommers in which TV show? Answer: The Bionic Woman.
  2. In the “Fawlty Towers” episode “The Germans,” what was Basil’s directive to his staff? Answer: “Don’t mention the War!”
  3. Which first two series Top Gear host also appeared on The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show? Answer: Angela Rippon.
  4. Susan Stranks presented which children’s TV show from 1974 to 1981, featuring a spider? Answer: Paperplay.
  5. And which Granada lunchtime TV show had us singing along with Kathy Jones and Keith Field? Answer: A Handful of Songs.

Bonus Question

What’s got four legs, walks peculiar, talks with all the choicest words, has four arms, and loves to grab ya? Answer: Liver Birds.

How did you fare this week? Whether you’re basking in nostalgic triumph or racking your brains for missed answers, we hope you enjoyed this walk down memory lane. Share your scores and any blasts from the past this quiz unearthed!

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