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Test Your 70s TV Knowledge: Quiz #16

Hello again, and welcome back to the My 70s TV Childhood Quiz. We are a quiz based on the immensely popular My 70s TV Childhood podcast, which looks back at what it was like to grow up as a child in 1970s Britain. And the important part that television played in our lives then. 

As usual, our quiz will be 20 questions, spread over 4 rounds of 5 questions each, and will be based upon 1970s television, and some of the things we’ve mentioned in the 90 odd episodes of the podcast so far.

If this is your first time listening to our quiz, then you are very welcome. Pull up a chair, get a pen and paper, and join us for a few moments of brain teasers to take you back to your childhood. Are you ready to play? Let’s go with round one

Round One – What’s the Food?

  1. What was, according to the advert, central heating for kids?
  2. “A man’s gotta chew, what a man’s gotta chew” was the catchphrase for which Rowtree confectionery?
  3. Who warned us to “Watch Out, Watch Out, Watch Out, Watch Out, there’s a Humphrey about”?
  4. Who made canny crisps?
  5. What were we all encouraged to join “if you like a lot of chocolate on your biscuit”?

Round Two – Marathon or Fil Rouge

  1. In our episode from September 2023, “It’ll Never Catch On,” we looked back to the BBC show Tomorrow’s World. We mentioned the exciting prospects of the Channel Tunnel opening according to the programme. And which year did the show suggest it would actually be opening?
  2. Which US detective show started with the telephone answering machine taking a message?
  3. In May 2021, we look back at UFO and Space 1999. What were the names of the commander of Shadow in UFO and Moonbase Alpha in Space 1999?
  4. David Soul appeared as a masked singer on TV? What was that masked singer called?
  5. When we look back at the New Avengers And it’s first episode, The Eagle’s Nest, the mysterious group of monks, what do they all have in common?

Round three – Spin the wheel and name that tune mashup round. 

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

Round Four – TV Times

  1. Who were the two famous stars of the sitcom You’re Only Young Twice?
  2. Happy Ever After was a BBC sitcom about a suburban married couple. Who played the couple?
  3. Who first featured a skateboarding duck?
  4. What was Diana Prince’s alter ego called?
  5. In living in the past, where did the volunteers live, in which time period?

Bonus Question

Which often used word related to our day to day digital lives was inspired by a sketch featuring a lot of vikings in a cafe? 

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 safe  and enjoy reminiscing about the golden age of TV.

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Oliver

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