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Test Your 70s TV Knowledge: Quiz #22

Hello, and welcome back to My 70s TV Childhood Quiz! We’ve reached our 22nd quiz show, and we’re thrilled to have you join us again as we dive deeper into the golden era of 1970s television.

As usual, our quiz will consist of four rounds with five questions each, drawing inspiration from the rich tapestry of 1970s UK TV and the topics we’ve delved into across the six seasons of the My 70’s TV Childhood podcast.

Today, we’re kicking off with the “Born on the Fourth of July” round—a celebration of famous TV personalities born on this iconic day.

Before we dive into today’s questions, I want to thank our listeners for their continued engagement and valuable feedback. Recently, Dawn from rural Cyprus suggested that we play a snippet of the themes featured in our ‘Name That Tune’ round when giving the answers. Starting this quiz, we’ll implement that fantastic idea! 

Also, a big thanks to Russell for pointing out a small error in our last quiz. Your keen eye helps keep us on track, and I’m glad to correct that it was Gunner Parkin, not Parkinson, who penned the letters home in ‘It Ain’t Half Hot Mum’. Thank you, Russell, for your vigilance.

If you have any comments, corrections, or suggestions for our quiz, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line at quiz@my70stvchildhood.com. Your feedback is crucial for making this the best 70s TV quiz around!

So, let’s not wait any longer. Grab that pen and paper, and let’s take a nostalgic journey back to the 70s. It’s quiz time!

Round One – Born on the Fourth of July

  1. What year was Angela Baddeley, known as Mrs. Bridges in “Upstairs Downstairs,” born?
  2. Duncan Lamont, the Scottish saxophonist who composed the theme tune to “Mr Benn,” was born in which year?
  3. Colin Welland, the British character actor and producer known for “Z Cars,” was born in what year?
  4. What year was David “Kid” Jensen, the popular Radio 1 DJ and host of “Top of the Pops,” born?
  5. Ed Bernard, famous for his role in “Police Woman,” was born in which year?

Round Two – Marathon – Fil Rouge

  1. Who was responsible for the musical accompaniments to each character in our recent episode on “Bod”?
  2. What connection did we discuss between “Hong Kong Phooey” and the cartoon version of “The Harlem Globetrotters” in our March 2022 episode?
  3. Who was the main host of the TV show “How,” which we covered in July 2023?
  4. In our “Soap Suds” episode from April 2022, which part did Paul Henry famously play in “Crossroads”?
  5. Which actress did Michael Parkinson infamously interview in August 2023, suggesting her physical attributes over her acting talents?

Round Three – Name That Tune (1977 US Shows)

We’ll you will need to tune in to the My70’s TV Childhood podcast for this round

Round Four – TV Times

  1. Who portrayed Edward the Seventh in the 13-part ATV show first shown in 1975?
  2. What is the name of Tintin’s dog in “Hergé’s Adventures of Tintin”?
  3. In the sitcom “Happy Ever After,” what was the surname of the married couple played by Terry Scott and June Whitfield?
  4. What was the name of the women’s prison featured in the ITV drama, “Within These Walls”?
  5. Name the rather depressing summer Saturday night show that featured a variety of light entertainment performances in a circus big top at different British seaside resorts from 1975 to 1979.

Bonus Question

With the recent general election in the UK, David Dimbleby hosted the BBC’s coverage for the first time in 1979. Who hosted it before him in 1974?

Don’t forget to tune in weekly for our podcast episodes and bi-weekly for the quizzes. Share your scores, comments, and any 70s TV memories with us – we love hearing from you!

Take care, 

Oliver

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