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Test Your 70s TV Knowledge: Quiz #21

Hello, and welcome back to My 70s TV Childhood Quiz! Can you believe we’re already at our 21st quiz show? Whether you’re a first-timer or a regular contestant, we’re thrilled to have you join us as we continue our journey through the fascinating world of 1970s television.

Our quiz format remains straightforward. We have four rounds of five questions each, testing your knowledge of 1970s UK TV and revisiting some of the topics we’ve explored over the five seasons of the My 70’s TV Childhood podcast.

Today, we’re bringing back the Odd One Out round to start things off. You enjoyed it so much last time that we had to bring it back!

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

Round One – Odd One Out

  1. “Which of these was not the surname of one of the main families in ‘Love Thy Neighbour’?”
    A – Reynolds
    B – Grady
    C – Booth
  2. “Which one of these Chigley characters doesn’t work for Lord Belborough at Winkstead Hall?”
    A – Mr Brackett
    B – Mr Bilton
    C – Mr Farthing
  3. “Which of these was a member of the Walton family in ‘The Waltons’?”
    A – Zebulon Walton
    B – Zachariah Walton
    C – Zeke Walton
  4. “In 1976, the BBC showed an animated version of the long running cartoon strip ‘Fred Basset.’ Which of these actors didn’t provide voices for the series?”
    A – Lionel Jeffries
    B – Victor Spinetti
    C – Bernard Cribbins
  5. “Our most recent episode featured the very strange cartoon series ‘Bod.’ Which of the following was not the title of one of the thirteen episodes made?”
    A – Bod and the Dog
    B – Bod and the Farm
    C – Bod and Breakfast

Round Two – Marathon “Fil Rouge”
Questions inspired by our previous podcast episodes:

  1. In March 2024, we looked at ‘The Adventures of Rupert Bear.’ Where does Rupert live?
  2. We remembered ‘It Ain’t Half Hot Mum’ in an episode from September 2023. The show’s title comes from a letter written by one of the characters. Which one?
  3. In November 2022, we looked back at ‘Porridge’ and its sequel ‘Going Straight.’ Which prison was ‘Porridge’ set in?
  4. ‘The Tomorrow People’ featured in April this year. What was the name of the sentient computer they relied on?
  5. Way back in April 2021, we explored ’70s quiz shows including ‘Top of the Form.’ Who hosted it between 1962 and 1975?

Round Three – Name That Tune (1979)
We’ll you will need to tune in to the My70’s TV Childhood podcast for this round

Round Four – TV Times
General TV trivia about the 1970s:

  1. What was the name of the flower seller in Trumpton?
  2. Who played Callan, the Secret Service agent and assassin, in the TV show of the same name?
  3. Noggin the Nog was still a big favourite in the 1970s. How many episodes were made?
  4. Who was the narrator of BBC’s children’s show ‘The Herbs’?
  5. What was the name of the BBC show broadcast in 1979 featuring Tom Crane, a journalist who reports on supernatural and unexplained events?

Bonus Question
“The Feathered Serpent,” shown on ITV between 1976 and 1978, had a reputation as one of the most bloodthirsty, violent children’s programmes ever shown. But where was it set?

Remember, whether you’re a quiz whizz or just guessing, it’s all in good fun!

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Take care,
Oliver

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