Hello, everyone! Welcome back to another episode of The My 70’s TV Childhood Quiz. Do you recall the most famous 1979 Dodge Charger from a classic series? Or perhaps you’re a fan of haulage programmes? Dive into our latest quiz and test your knowledge on the golden era of 1970s British TV. Let’s get started!
Round One: Spin the Wheel – The Year is 1979!
- The Dukes of Hazard roared onto UK screens in March 1979 with Bo and Luke getting the better of Boss Hogg and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane. But what was the name of their car?
- In July, ITV launched a new science fiction series starring David McCallum and Joanna Lumley. What was it called?
- In the Summer of 1979, ITV showed a 13-part drama called The Mallens, based on Catherine Cookson’s series of novels. What physical feature was inherited by the Mallen men?
- Which cheeky Scouse female comedy broadcast its final episode in January 1979?
- Another science fiction one for you now. In October and November, ITV showed a four-part serial, The Quatermass Conclusion. This was the fourth and final Quatermass adaptation shown on UK TV, but who played Professor Bernard Quatermass in this version?
Round Two: Fil Rouge
- In our last episode on It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, what was the name of the 1930’s song I remembered vividly from the episode featuring a floating stage on a river?
- In our episode Out of Africa – Tarzan and Daktari, we were disappointed to learn that neither was filmed in Africa. Where was Daktari mainly filmed?
- In one of our early episodes, I revealed that my early obsession with the telephone. What TV inspired phrase did I answer the phone with at the age of three or four?
- When was our first episode released?
- Who were “Knockin’ on doors” and “openin’ windows” in our episode of the same name from February 2021?
Round Three: Name That Tune
(Well, you’re just going to have to tune in….)
Round Four: TV Times
- In which year were Des O’Connor, Robin Day, and Diana Rigg the guest stars on the Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show?
- In 1975, the spoof pop group The Rutles, created by Eric Idle and Neil Innes, first appeared on which BBC2 comedy show?
- In the Sunday night lorry and haulage drama The Brothers. What was the name of the family?
- Who comes after Mary and Mungo?
- According to the 1970’s advert, which confectionery can you eat between meals without ruining your appetite?
- Which child star who appeared in the Oscar-winning film How Green Was My Valley in 1941 went on to star in two of my favourite Saturday early evening shows Planet of the Apes and The Fantastic Journey?
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