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Welcome back to “My 70s TV Childhood”! We hope you’ve been enjoying our journey through the golden age of television as much as we did! Now, the long-awaited answers to Quiz #13 are here.

Round One: Birthday Bonanza

  1. Which actor was born on 24th February 1948 and starred in two hugely popular London-based dramas of the 1970s? Here’s a clue, he wrote and sang the theme tune to one of the shows. Dennis Waterman
  2. Which actor was born on 5th February 1922 in Paddington? His first name was Daniel but he went by his middle name. Patrick Macnee
  3. The real-life wife of the late John Thaw was born on 22nd February 1933. An accomplished stage, film, and TV actress herself, what’s her name? Sheila Hancock
  4. On 22nd February 1928, one of the 1970s most popular entertainers was born in Edmonton, London. Who was it and did his Mum think it was nice to see him?  To see him Nice!! Bruce Forsyth
  5. A regular feature in 1970s TV with appearances in all kinds of dramas, which actress, who went on to even better things in the 80s, 90s, and beyond was born on 17th February 1929? Patricia Routledge

Round Two: Marathon – Fil Rouge

  1. When we looked back at Secret Army last year, we spent a bit of time discussing the evil Gestapo Chief who featured in the show. What was his name? And if you can get both his first and second name, there’s a bonus point. Ludwig Kessler
  2. In Porridge which we featured in 2022, what sentence was handed down to Norman Stanley Fletcher in the opening sequence? Five years
  3. In our episode last year featuring “It Ain’t Half Hot Mum” we mentioned that Windsor Davies and Don Estelle had a number one hit record – what was it called? Whispering Grass
  4. In one of our very first episodes, our guest George talked about his hometown being one of the few places where you could tell which part of town you were in by the smell. Where was that? It was a huge centre of chemical manufacturing
  5. In our 50th episode, we looked back to 1972 and some of the shows in the schedules then. One of those was an Australian drama which featured Woobinda. What did Woobinda do? The show was “Woobinda – Animal Doctor,” and he was a vet.

Round Three: Name That Tune & Spin the Wheel – 1979

  1. Worzel Gummidge
  2. Sapphire and Steel
  3. Benson
  4. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  5. Mork and Mindy

TV Times:

  1. In the US show “The Odd Couple”, Felix Unger played by Jack Klugman, moved in with his childhood friend Oscar Madison. Who played Oscar? Tony Randall
  2. By what name were Harry Rule, Contessa Caroline di Contini, and Paul Buche known collectively? The Protectors
  3. In Coronation Street, who was killed by a single gunshot to the stomach on 11 January 1978? Ernie Bishop
  4. What famous and often repeated TV play did Mike Leigh call “a stage play that was wheeled into a television studio”? Abigail’s Party
  5. Which 1978 BBC musical drama serial written by Dennis Potter and starring the great Bob Hoskins, took its title from a song written by Johnny Burke and Arthur Johnston? Pennies from Heaven

Bonus Question:

In “Bless This House” Sid James played the father of the family and he worked as a traveling salesman. What did he sell? Stationery

How did you fare on this week’s nostalgic journey through the 1970s TV landscape? We hope you enjoyed testing your knowledge and reminiscing about the iconic shows and characters. Share your quiz scores and any cherished memories that this quiz may have sparked!

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Clive

    Hi i’ve just found the podcast and i have so many memories from the 1970’s as i was born in 1972, Chigley i always remember the Fireman rhyme Hugh Pugh Barney Mc Grew etc and thinking the clouds going along with the train as cotton wool, my favourites were Scooby Doo, the Flintstones, Magic Roundabout etc so many it’s hard to think of them.

    1. Oliver

      Hello Clive – so pleased you’ve found us and thanks for listening. Hope you enjoy catching up on previous episodes; as you say, so many shows to remember!

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