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 Test Your 70s TV Knowledge: Quiz #14

Hello, I’m Oliver Colling, and welcome to the My 70s TV Childhood Quiz! Whether you’re a returning listener or joining us for the first time, we’re thrilled to have you here.

Before we jump into today’s quiz, I must address a little blunder from our last episode. My apologies for the mix-up with Felix and Oscar from The Odd Couple. Thank you to Mark for pointing it out. Your feedback is always appreciated.

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Remember, it’s all in good fun. So grab a pen, paper, and your favourite beverage; this week it’s a cuppa for me! And let’s get started.


Round One: March Hares – All questions are based on the ITV schedule for the 14th of March 1972

  1. At 11.18 am we have Picture Box, Granada’s film segment show. But who was the host of the show?
  2. At 3.10 pm we have an all-women chat show featuring a range of guests. What was the name of this 1970’s version of ‘Loose Women’?
  3. At 4.40 pm we have the television version of one of our favourite cartoon characters who started life as a cartoon strip in the Daily Express. Who was it?
  4. The evening schedule includes Crossroads, Coronation Street, and World in Action as well as a very popular talent show. What was its name? And I mean that most sincerely…
  5. And at 9.00 pm we have an episode of a drama starring Rosalind Ayres and Tony Melody. What was it called? And as a clue, it shares a name with a more modern Australian soap opera.

Round Two: Marathon – Fil Rouge

  1. In our special edition between Christmas and New Year, we had a lovely chat with Colin Edmonds, who was the main joke writer for which well-loved comedian?
  2. In our episode ‘This is the news,’ we mentioned the space correspondent who regularly appeared on John Craven’s Newsround. What was he called?
  3. In May last year, we featured The Waltons and Happy Days in an episode. What was the surname of the main family featured in Happy Days?
  4. In March 2021, we looked back at Animal Magic. Where was Johnny Morris a zookeeper in the show?
  5. Our episode ‘Grow grow the Lightning Tree’ featured lots of animals, especially horses. What breed of horses featured in the oft-repeated holiday program ‘The White Horses’?

Round Three: Name That Tune – 1971

You will have to listen to the podcast to guess the theme tunes from 1971!

Round Four: TV Times

  1. Which comedian appeared regularly on various TV shows doing his ‘broken microphone’ act?
  2. Which TV show featured a group of telepathic children who could transport themselves to different places using a technique called ‘jaunting’?
  3. In ‘Some Mother’s Do Ave’Em,’ what was the name of Frank and Betty Spencer’s daughter?
  4. Which annual live show was disrupted by a gang of women throwing flour bombs in 1970?
  5. In the still controversial show ‘Love thy Neighbour,’ Eddie Booth and Bill Reynolds were the warring neighbors. But what were their wives called?

Bonus Question

The Rovers Return in Coronation Street must be one of the most famous fictional pubs on TV. During the 1970’s, it had lots of barmaids behind the counter including Betty Turpin, Bet Lynch, and Blanche Hunt, Deirdre Langton’s mum. There were also a few regular barmen, but one of them worked in the pub for eight years. What was the character’s name and, for a bonus answer bonus point, who was the actor who played him?

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Oliver

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