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Test Your 70s TV Knowledge: Quiz #11

Welcome back to “My 70’s TV Childhood.” This week, we’re embarking on a nostalgic journey to the golden era of Great British TV—1973. It’s a year that has become a hallmark of classic television, still fondly remembered by those who experienced its first hand.
Whether you’re savouring a cuppa or you’ve chosen to end dry January with something a bit more robust (cheers from us!), prepare for a trip through the memories and hilarity of 1970s television—and remember, it’s just for fun!
I want to extend a warm thank you to Andrea, who reached out via our blog at, sharing a delightful anecdote from last week’s quiz that sparked some light-hearted spousal rivalry. The mix-up between “I, Claudius” and “Up Pompeii” certainly provided a good laugh! And a round of applause to Russell, a long-time listener, for his impressive score of 18 on our last quiz!

Round One: Spin the Wheel – 1973
1. Which of these beloved comedy shows didn’t start in 1973?
a) ‘Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads’,
b) ‘Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em’,
c) ‘The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin’?
2. Who portrayed Frank Spencer’s wife, Betty, in ‘Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em’?
3. The school holiday show “Why Don’t You” began in 1973, but what was its full title?
4. Which spin-off from “Please Sir?” concluded this year?
5. A notable episode of ‘Dad’s Army’ premiered on the same night as the Royal Wedding of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips, November 14th, 1973. What was this episode titled?

Round Two: Marathon – Fil Rouge
1. From our October 2020 episode titled “That was a Public Information Film,” which film topped my list of public information films?
2. Who hosted “Mr and Mrs,” as we reminisced in our April 2021 quiz show retrospective?
3. Who was at the helm of The Cannonball Express in our Summer holidays 2021 look-back?
4. Before working in an insurance office, what career did Brian Cant consider, as celebrated in October 2023’s “The Life of Brian… Cant”?
5. In “The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe,” which we featured last summer, who was the leading actor?

Round Three: Name That Tune -For this round, you’ll need to tune into the podcast!

Round Four: TV Times – 70’s Ads
1. Which bitter claimed it was “the pint that thinks it’s a quart”?
2. The iconic Hovis adverts, with their quintessential Northern backdrops, were actually filmed in the south of England. 3. 3. Can you specify where? Earn a bonus point if you can name the street.
“Happiness is a cigar called Hamlet,” but from which company?
4. Identify the 70’s sportsman who became renowned for “splashing it all over”?
5. Victor Kiam famously endorsed which electric razor, assuring customers it would “cut you as close as a blade or your money back”?

Bonus Question
Lew Grade was instrumental in producing some of the most iconic TV shows of the 1960s and ’70s, such as “The Persuaders!”, “The Protectors”, and “The Return of the Saint” in the ITC studios. What does ITC stand for?

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