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Round One – May Madness

  1. Which BBC sitcom starring Paul Nicholas and Su Pollard as a pair of hippy squatters was first shown in May 1979?

Answer: Two Up, Two Down

  1. Still in May 1979, ITV showed the first episode of a sitcom set in an undertakers starring Thora Hird. What was it called?

Answer: In Loving Memory

  1. In May 1973, BBC2 showed the first episode of an American sitcom which was to run for a then record-breaking 11 years. What was its name?

Answer: MAS*H

  1. Which Saturday tea time BBC show started making dreams come true for viewers on 31st May 1975?

Answer: Jim’ll Fix It

  1. And finally, in May 1977, what ITV children’s TV show was first broadcast starring Lesley Manville and Jamie Forman as school pupils who start a school newspaper?

Answer: A Bunch of Fives

Round Two – Marathon or Fil Rouge

  1. Last December, we looked back at the US show Fantasy Island. What was the name of the island’s mysterious owner played by Ricardo Montalban?

Answer: Mr. Roarke

  1. In which month of which year did we begin our Quiz? Here’s a clue, this is our 18th episode?

Answer: August 2023

  1. Who was the host of “We Are the Champions” which we featured in June 2023?

Answer: Ron Pickering

  1. In September last year, we looked back at “It Ain’t Half Hot Mum.” What was the name of the pianist for the concert party?

Answer: “La de da” Gunner Graham

  1. In March 2021, we celebrated the 50th birthday of Mr. Benn created by David McKee. What other animated show did he create for BBC children’s TV?

Answer: King Rollo

Round Three – Name That Tune [1976]

  1. Rocky O’Rourke
  1. The Bionic Woman
  2. Paddington
  3. Ripping Yarns
  4. Noah and Nelly

Round Four – TV Times

  1. Phil Davis and Ray Burdis starred as two school leavers looking for a career in which ITV show?

Answer: Idle Hands

  1. Who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1976 and with what song?

Answer: Brotherhood of Man – Save Your Kisses

  1. Elizabeth R was a 1971 six-part drama about Queen Elizabeth the First. Who played the title role?

Answer: Glenda Jackson

  1. Which talent show’s initial twenty-two-year run ended on 20th March 1978? It was later revived.

Answer: Opportunity Knocks

  1. Who were the original team captains on A Question of Sport?

Answer: Cliff Morgan and Henry Cooper

Bonus Question

In which 1960’s and 70’s US TV show did the closing credits include an invitation to come back again next week using the words “Y’all come back now?”

Answer: The Beverly Hillbillies

So how did you get on? Are you Top of the Form or do you need some extra tuition before your 11 plus? Whichever, I hope you enjoyed our quiz.

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