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Some quiz questions - Part 1, Film & TV

As you know if you've been paying attention, I have somehow become the official quizmaster for Launceston Chamber of Commerce. I thought I'd let you have a go at the questions from my last quiz a round at a time. In theory, each round gets harder as it goes on. You get two points for getting question 10 right.

I'll screen the comments and reveal who has scored the most in each round at the end of the week. Promise not to cheat!

The first round is Film & Television:

  1. Which TV drama followed the partners and staff of advertising agency Sterling Cooper?

  2. Which "crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit" but promptly escaped…"to the Los Angeles underground"?

  3. Which married couple co-wrote Fawlty Towers?

  4. In 'Friends', what was the name of Phoebe's identical twin sister?

  5. Which British actor won this year's Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of the young Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything'?

  6. Which actor is best known for his portrayal of café owner Rene Artois in Allo' Allo'?

  7. Which 1930s cartoon character was modelled after the singer Helen Kane, who was most famous for the song 'I wanna be loved by you'?

  8. Which soap opera, which ran from 1980 to 2003, was set in the Scottish highland village of Glendarroch?

  9. Who played Simon Templar in the TV series 'The Return of the Saint'?

  10. Who played Lou Beale in Eastenders?



( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 26th, 2015 11:39 pm (UTC)
1. Mad Men
2. The A-Team
3. John Cleese & Connie Booth
7. Betty Boop
9. Roger Moore

Oct. 27th, 2015 05:51 am (UTC)
I'm in... This is going to be interesting. I've found that my lack of British Pop culture knowledge puts me at a massive disadvantage when doing quizzes here. :/

1. Mad Men
2. ATeam
7. Betty Boo
Oct. 27th, 2015 09:27 am (UTC)
Ooh! Quizzes! Don't reveal the answers too soon, please. I won't have time to attempt all the rounds until later today, but maybe can squeeze one or two in now.

1. Um... Mad Men?
2. The A Team, I'd imagine.
3. John Cleese and Connie Booth
4. Ursula
5. Eddie Redmayne
6. Gordon Kaye
7. Betty Boop
8. Um... Take the High Road is what comes into my mind. I have no confidence in this answer, and have no idea where it came from, but I might as well try it.
9. Curses. The letter O comes into my mind, but I can't pin it down any further than that. Can't even remember if the O applies to the surname or first name.
10. Anna Wing? Another name dragged from the depths of vague memory, and uttered with little confidence.
Oct. 27th, 2015 10:46 am (UTC)
1. Mad Men
2. The A Team
3. John Cleese and Connie Booth
6. Gorden Katye
7. Betty Boop
8. High Road?
9. Ian Ogilvy
Oct. 27th, 2015 01:49 pm (UTC)
I'm rubbish at names but I'll have a go. probably have to do the other rounds tomorrow, though...

1. Um, guess Mad Men, as I've never watched it.
2. The A Team
3. John Cleese and Mrs Cleese?
4. no idea
5. Eddie Redmayne
6. can't remember
7. guess at Betty Boop
8. guess at Monarch of the Glen
9. Ian Ogilvie
10. never watch it so no idea
Oct. 27th, 2015 04:57 pm (UTC)
1. I'm guessing Mad Men
2. The A-Team
3. Timothy West and Prunella Scales
7. I'm guessing Betty Boop
Oct. 27th, 2015 07:00 pm (UTC)
Mad Men
The A Team
Cleese & Scales
Gordon Kaye
Betty Boop
Monarch of the Glen
Roger Moore
Oct. 31st, 2015 09:21 pm (UTC)
OK, the answers:

1. Mad Men
2. The A-Team
3. John Cleese & Connie Booth
4. Ursula
5. Eddie Redmayne
6. Gorden Kaye
7. Betty Boop
8. (Take The) High Road (it changed shortened its name at one point)
9. Ian Ogilvy
10. Anna Wing
Nov. 9th, 2015 09:14 pm (UTC)
Late to the game, but gonna play anyway :-)
1. Mad Men
2 The A-Team
3 ...brain's gone blank
4. haven't the foggiest
5. seen it, completely forgotten his name
6. Argh. That guy. I am *terrible* at remembering actor's names :-(
7. Betty Boop! (Boop-boop-be-doop)
8. dunno
9. see answers to 3, 5, 6...
10. Huh, may have known once, but not now.
Nov. 9th, 2015 09:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Late to the game, but gonna play anyway :-)
Play away, but I'll have to trust you not to peak at the answers!
Nov. 9th, 2015 09:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Late to the game, but gonna play anyway :-)
Where would be the fun :-)
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