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Test Your 70s TV Knowledge: Quiz #19

Hello, and welcome back to My 70s TV Childhood Quiz! Can you believe we’re already at our 19th quiz show? Whether you’re a first-timer or a regular contestant, we’re thrilled to have you join us as we take another deep dive into the sparkling pool of yesteryear’s television memories.

In this week’s episode, we’re back with our usual format, featuring four rounds of nostalgia-inducing questions. From the new Odd One Out round to the TV Times round, we’ve got a little something for everyone who loves a trip down memory lane.

So, without further ado, let’s gear up, grab that pen and paper, and step into our television time machine. It’s quiz time!

Round One – Odd One Out

  1. Which of these artists did not appear on the old-time music hall show The Good Old Days?
    A – Ken Dodd
    B – Bernard Cribbins
    C – Jim Davidson
  2. Which of these detective dramas didn’t begin in the 1970’s?
    A – Shoestring
    B – Bergerac
    C – The Sweeney
  3. One of these was not a character in The Wombles. Which one?
    A – Wellington
    B – The MacWomble
    C – Seamus O’ Womble
  4. Which items were not asked for as part of the annual Blue Peter Appeal during the 1970’s?
    A – Postage stamps
    B – Old socks
    C – Sticky Backed plastic
  5. And finally, which of these was not a member of The Ant Hill Mob in Wacky Races and The Perils of Penelope Pitstop?
    A – Fingers
    B – Yik Yak
    C – Rug Bug Benny

Round Two – Marathon “Fil Rouge”

  1. Our episode in November 2023 celebrated 60 years of Dr Who but who were the two actors who played The Doctor during the 1970’s?
  2. In November 2021, we looked back to some early predictions from the brilliant Cosgrove Hall animation studios. We remember the bonkers Chorlton and the Wheelies, yet another show which appears to have been thought up by someone on something. But what kind of creature was Chorlton?
  3. In our recent 100th episode, we looked back at Record Breakers and featured a clip from a world record attempt by some students at Leeds University. What was the world record they were attempting?
  4. In February 2023, we looked back at the Six Million Dollar Man. What was the name of the government agent who supervised Steve Austin being rebuilt?
  5. In our September 2021 episode “Going for a Song” we remembered the antiques show of the same name. What was the name of the resident antiques expert on the show?

Round Three – Name That Tune (1979)

You will have to tune Into the my70’sTV Childhood podcast for this round

Round Four – TV Times

  1. On 19th September 1975, which much-loved sitcom was first shown on BBC2?
  2. I know it wasn’t made in the 1970’s but Andy Pandy was shown incessantly during my early childhood. What were the names of his two playmates?
  3. Staying with the Watch with Mother theme, another favourite of mine was Pogle’s Wood. But who lived in the house in Pogle’s Wood with Mr and Mrs Pogle?
  4. How many people watched the Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show in 1978?
  5. The 1972 ITV show Pathfinders was a wartime drama but who or what were The Pathfinders?

Bonus Question

Spooner’s Patch was a fairly dreadful sitcom created by Ray Galton and Johnny Speight in the late 70’s. What was Spooner’s profession in the show?

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