Curious about the correct answers to our 70s TV quiz? It’s time to unveil the answers. Let’s see how well you remembered those iconic TV moments from the 1970s!
Round One: Soap Suds
Question: In which fictional city is Coronation Street set?
Question: Peggy Skilbeck was the daughter of Annie Sugden on Emmerdale. What were her two brothers called?
Answer: Jack and Joe Sugden
Question: In Dallas, first broadcast in the UK in 1978, who was the father of Cliff Barnes and his sister Pam, who was married to Bobby Ewing?
Answer: Willard “Digger” Barnes
Question: Still on Dallas, what was the name of the spin-off from the show which featured Gary and Valene Ewing?
Answer: Knots Landing
Question: And back to Coronation Street; in 1978, Alf Roberts married the owner of the corner shop. What was her name?
Answer: Renee Bradshaw
Marathon: Fil Rouge
Question: In March 2021, we released an episode called “I Do Have a Wooden Heart” where I interviewed Tim Worthington who had been traumatised by an adaptation of which famous fairy tale?
Question: Our episode “Get Down Shep!” featured Blue Peter and looked back at the Blue Peter book for 1973. What recipe did John Noakes suggest you made for The Royal Wedding of Princess Anne and Captain Mark Philips?
Answer: Scone Pizza
Question: Which football team do I support?
Answer: Manchester United (for my sins!!)
Question: “Grow, Grow the Lightning Tree” was the theme music to which TV show we featured in an episode of the same name?
Question: What was the name of the Australian soap opera set in the Albert Memorial Hospital which started in the late ’70s?
Answer: The Young Doctors
Name That Tune from 1973
Tune # 1: Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?
Tune # 2 : Man About the House
Tune # 3: Billy Liar
Tune #4: Are You Being Served?
Tune #5: New Faces
Question: Which cartoon series featured Tom Bosley as an ordinary American man living with his family in an American suburb? As a clue, the next-door neighbour was obsessed with communists.
Answer: Wait Till Your Father Gets Home
Question: What was the name of the ITV children’s show hosted by Michael Bentine?
Answer: Potty Time
Question: What time did the Trumpton clock strike at the beginning of every episode?
Question: Who was the regular presenter of “Crackerjack!” before Ed ‘Stewpot’ Stewart?
Answer: Michael Aspel
Question: And finally, who wrote “The Phoenix and the Carpet” which was made into a wonderful TV serial adaptation first shown in 1976?
Answer: E. Nesbit
Question: “Which of these presenters was not a regular host of the BBC’s Sportsnight midweek sport programme during the 1970s:
a) Tony Gubba
b) Frank Bough
c) David Coleman
d) Harry Carpenter”
Answer: b) Frank Bough
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