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Test Your 70s TV Knowledge: Quiz #12

Welcome back to “My 70’s TV Childhood.” This week, we’re paying homage to the unforgettable Ian Lavender and delving into some TV classics that have stood the test of time.

Whether you’re cozying up with your favourite brew or toasting with a nice BIG glass of Malbec,, get ready for a journey through the laughs and legacies of 1970s television—and as always, it’s all in the spirit of fun!

A special shout-out to our podcast family—your anecdotes and scores add so much to our community. Remember, it’s not just about the score, it’s about reliving the joy of 70s TV together!

Round One: Stupid Boy – A Tribute to Ian Lavender and Dad’s Army

  1. Who played the U Boat captain in the famous Dad’s Army episode guarded by the Home Guard?
  2. Frank Williams passed away in 2022. Which character did he portray in Dad’s Army?
  3. In Dad’s Army, what was the first name of Private Pike’s mother?
  4. What allergy prevented Pike from being conscripted into the regular army?
  5. Besides Ian Lavender, name two other actors who appeared in every episode of Dad’s Army.

Round Two: Marathon – Fil Rouge

  1. Why did I miss Christmas entirely in 1976?
  2. In our Six Million Dollar Man feature from February 2023, which mythical creature did Steve Austin encounter?
  3. Name the drama set in the Albert Memorial Hospital in Sydney that we discussed in May 2022.
  4. Who was the antiques expert featured in the September 2021 episode about Going For A Song?
  5. From the August 2023 episode, name the butlers from Upstairs Downstairs and Downton Abbey.

Round Three: Name That Tune – 1972

For this round, you’ll have to tune into the podcast!!

Round Four: TV Times

  1. Name the twin brothers behind the Guinness Book of Records as featured on Record Breakers.
  2. Which show introduced audiences to the Soup Dragon?
  3. In the Geordie drama When the Boat Comes In, who played Jessie Ashton?
  4. Which television comedy writer penned the series Birds in the Bush?
  5. Who is in second place for the most Jackanory appearances, right behind Bernard Cribbins?

Bonus Question

In the Hanna Barbera animated version of The Harlem Globetrotters, what was the name of the team’s manager who also drove the team bus and cared for their dog Dribbles?

Can you score a slam dunk with your 70s TV knowledge? Share your quiz scores, thoughts, and any cherished memories. Your engagement is what keeps our community’s spirit alive and kicking!

Answers to this quiz will be revealed in our next blog post, so stay tuned and join us again for more nostalgia on our podcast. Meanwhile, please help us grow by leaving a review and telling your friends about us.

Take care,

Oliver

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