Welcome to the fourth instalment of My 70’s TV Childhood quiz blog! Before we dive in, we have some exciting news to share. We’re delighted to announce that “The My 70’s TV Childhood” podcast has been shortlisted for the Best Film and TV Podcast at the UK Independent Podcast Awards for 2023!
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As we bask in this exciting news, we’re also eager to bring you another round of our beloved quiz. So, without further ado, let’s dive right in!
Spin the Wheel – TV Year 1978:
- Who graced the first episode of ITV’s popular “An Audience with…” series launched in January this year?
- On January 2nd, 1978, which science fiction series made its debut on BBC?
- Can you name the TV show that captivated 21.15 million viewers on Christmas Eve?
- Which live programme was the talk of the town, attracting 18 million viewers on the evening of 16th November 1978?
- July 1978 saw the end of which BBC variety show after 30 glorious years on air?
Marathon – Fil Rouge:
- Who was the very friendly lion we talked about in our episode Five Minute Marvels?
- In “Remember you’re a Womble”, which furry accessory did Mike Batt compare the Wombles to?
- Who made up my favourite line-up of Blue Peter presenters, as discussed in our episode Get Down Shep?
- Can you recall the name of the commanding officer at Pippin Fort from our episode on Camberwick Green, Trumpton, and Chigley?
- In “Here is the News”, which Nationwide presenter did I compare to my primary school headmaster?
Name That That Tune: (tune in to find out!!)
- Which comedian was known for creating comic effects using reflections in a shop window?
- Who portrayed Sam McCloud in the detective series McCloud?
- Can you name the bear who was “smarter than the average bear?”
- What was the name of the Royal Navy frigate in the BBC naval drama Warship?
- Who played the slightly irascible Roman Catholic priest, Father Charles Clement Duddleswell, in Bless Me Father?
Bonus Question: In 1975, ITV introduced us to Rory the Lion, Bongo the Dog, Boots the tiger, and Twang the Monkey from the planet Popland. Can you remember the name of this show?
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