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Quiz# 10 : The Answers Unveiled!

Hello again. You’ve tested your wits with our “My 70s TV Childhood Quiz,” and it’s now time to reveal the answers. Whether you’re eagerly awaiting to confirm your right guesses or simply curious to fill in the gaps, we’ve got all the answers ready for you. 

So, let’s see how many of these retro TV gems you managed to recall correctly.

Round One: Spin the Wheel – 1979

  1. Last episode of the Cheeky Scouse Girl Comedy Show from 1969: The Liver Birds
  2. Show starring Ian Ogilvy as a wealthy smoothie in Europe: Return of the Saint
  3. Game show hosted by Bob Monkhouse that ended in 1979: Celebrity Squares
  4. Eric Sykes’ two main co-stars from 1972 to 1979: Hattie Jacques and Derek Guyler
  5. Sitcom spin-off from “Man About the House” that ended with a Christmas special: George and Mildred

Round Two: Podcast Flashback

  1. Mr. Benn’s costume on his first adventure: The Red Knight
  2. Spacecraft used on Moonbase Alpha in “Space 1999”: Eagle
  3. Narrator of the animated series “Mary, Mungo, and Midge”: Richard Baker
  4. Characters in “The Banana Splits”: Fleegle the beagle, Bingo the ape, Drooper the lion, and Snorky the elephant
  5. Reggie Perrin’s boss at Sunshine Desserts and his full name: CJ – Charles Jefferson

Round Three: Name That Tune

  1. Marine Boy
  2. The Woodentops
  3. That’s Life
  4. Warship
  5. And Mother Makes Three” and “And Mother Makes Five

Round Four: General Trivia

  1. Host of the Royal Variety Performance in 1976: Max Bygraves
  2. ITV Saturday children’s show first broadcast 50 years ago this month: Tiswas
  3. The Blue Peter tortoise through most of the 1970s: Freda
  4. Star of the acclaimed BBC series “I, Claudius”: Derek Jacobi
  5. The year “Starsky and Hutch” was first shown on British TV: 1976

Bonus Question:

During the 1970 ITV staff strike, all TV shows were still broadcast, but with a notable difference. What was it? It was known as the colour strike. Staff made what had been previously colour TV shows in black and white.

How did you do? Whether you’re a 70s TV trivia champ or just discovered some fun facts, we hope you enjoyed the quiz! If you scored a perfect 20, take a bow.

Don’t keep the answers to yourself – share them with friends and family, and see who among you can claim the title of 70s TV guru! And if you have any memories associated with these shows, we’re all ears. Send us an email at quiz@my70stvchildhood.com or drop us a message on our social media channels. 

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Stay retro, stay curious, and above all, stay tuned for more trips down memory lane!

Take care,

Oliver

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Andrea

    Hi Oliver
    We were answering your quiz questions today to varying degrees of success. When you asked the question about ‘I, Claudius’, I immediately piped up “Derek Jacobi”. At the same time, my lovely husband answered “Frankie Howerd”, before he realised you hadn’t in fact referred to ‘Up Pompeii’. Still having a bit of a chuckle about that one!

    All the best!

    1. Oliver

      Hi Andrea,

      Thanks so much for sharing this – it’s made me and my wife laugh! To be fair to your husband I can sort of see where he was coming from. Frankie Howard as Claudius would have been a very different proposition!

      Glad you enjoyed the quiz and thanks for listening.

      All the best,

      Oliver

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