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Test Your 70s TV Knowledge: Quiz #15

Hello, I’m Oliver Colling, and welcome to the My 70s TV Childhood Quiz! It’s great to have you here.

Today, we have a real treat with no corrections needed from our last episode—thanks to our diligent Fact Verification Unit, ensuring our trivia is spot-on!

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Now, it’s time for some fun. Get your pen, paper, and your beverage of choice ready—a refreshing Coke Zero is accompanying me this time!

Without further ado, let’s dive into this week’s quiz, focusing on the fantastic year of 1974 and more.

Round One – Spin the Wheel: 1974
Can you remember these TV gems from 1974? Let’s see how you fare with these questions:

  1. On 4th January, ITV started a drama set in a women’s prison. What was it called?
  2. What was the first name of Leonard Rossiter’s character, Rigsby, in Rising Damp?
  3. Why did BBC1 and BBC2 close down early at 10.30pm in early 1974?
  4. What was the name of the new onscreen teletext service the BBC launched on 23rd September?
  5. Which comedy had its last episode “Party Political Broadcast” on 5th December on BBC2?

Round Two – Marathon – Fil Rouge

  1. Who was the main female presenter of “How!” in July 2023?
  2. From which cartoon did “Size of an Elephant” come, featured in September 2020’s Banana Splits episode?
  3. Who sang “Christmas Don’t be Late,” a record I cherished as a child, discussed in November 2020?
  4. What were the “Seedy Sitcoms” we talked about in April last year?
  5. Who regularly compered at The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club in November 2023’s episode?

Round Three – Name That Tune

Don’t forget to tune into the My 70s TV Childhood podcast for this round!

Round Four – TV Times

  1. Lindsay Wagner starred as Jaime Sommers in which show?
  2. In Fawlty Towers’ “The Germans,” what does Basil tell his staff to forget?
  3. Which Top Gear host also shared the spotlight on The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show?
  4. What spider-featured show did Susan Stranks present from 1974 to 1981?
  5. Which lunchtime show had us sing along with Kathy Jones and Keith Field?

Bonus Question

“What’s got four legs, walks peculiar, talks with all the choicest words? What’s got four arms, loves to grab ya? The answer is two… What?”

How did you score? We’d love to hear from you, so don’t be shy!

Join us again in a week for our regular podcast episode, and in two weeks for our next quiz. Until then, stay retro and enjoy reminiscing about the golden age of TV.

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