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  1. Which fellow Northumberland miner did Alan Millican team up with to win the television talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1973? (Only his last name needed!)
  2. Which American actress's hairstyle was a sensation that defined the decade?
  3. Whose 1977 unassisted climb of Nelson's Column has been voted the greatest moment in children's TV programmes?
  4. Who played the station porter, Albert Perks, in the 1970 British family drama film The Railway Children?

  5. Which Americon icon has neen parodied with comments such as "they wanted to add his face to Mount Rushmore, but the granite is not hard enough for his beard"?
  6. Who won the Multi-Coloured Swap Shop Star Award for expert of the year for 1977 to 1978?
  7. American Harold Lloyd Jenkins received a string of Country Music Association awards for his duets with Loretta Lynn. By which professional name is he better known?
  8. Which then young director directed 'Boy on the Bike', the iconic 1973 advert for Hovis?
  9. Who was the presenter, narrator and 'zoo keeper' for the kids' series Animal Magic?
  10. Which American created a famous portrait of Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong in 1973?
  11. Who was the first lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977?
  12. Who climbed The Old Man of Hoy in 2014 to mark his 80th birthday?
  13. Which Ginger became a winner with Red Rum?
  14. Which lord became known for his efforts to release Myra Hindley from prison?
  15. Enver Hoxha's rule in which country was characterized in the 1970s by growing isolation?
  16. Which fictional Victorian child's favourite stuffed toy was a saggy, pink and white striped cat named Bagpuss?
  17. In which year did Margaret Thatcher become the first female British Prime Minister?
  18. By what name did we better know Shirley Crabtree?
  19. Which British politician known for his anti-royalist views branded the Queen "a clockwork doll" and Prince Charles "a twerp"?
  20. Captain Bobby Moore got detained in which capital city when wrongly accused of stealing a bracelet?
  21. Chris Stein joined the Stilettoes in 1973 as their guitarist and formed a romantic relationship with which vocalist?
  22. Which former member of 1960s cult band The Scaffold, was also a presenter on Tiswas?
  23. Which American politician said "Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac! Men that women would not normally look at become immensely attractive when in power."?
  24. Which voice artist famous for his bird sounds on British TV provided the voice for the Alien in the 1979 film Alien?
  25. Who performed solo with his St Bernard dog, Schnorbitz?
  26. Which veteran broadcaster was the first presenter of Question Time in 1979?
  27. What was the last name of Anne, actress and television presenter best known as the hostess of The Golden Shot?
  28. Which French politician served as President of France from 1969 until his death in 1974?
  29. A regular personality on television, whose career is regarded to have ended in 1976 after her rudeness to an amateur chef led to the BBC terminating her contract?
  30. Who set the fastest tap-dance at 24 taps per second, on 14 January 1973?


  1. Nesbitt (to form the duo Millican & Nesbitt)
  2. Farrah Fawcett
  3. John Noakes
  4. Bernard Cribbins
  5. Chuck Norris
  6. Doctor Magnus Pyke
  7. Conway Twitty
  8. Ridley Scott
  9. Johnny Morris
  10. Andy Warhol
  11. Betty Ford
  12. Chris Bonington
  13. Ginger McCain
  14. Lord Longford
  15. Albania
  16. Emily
  17. 1979
  18. Big Daddy
  19. Willie Hamilton
  20. Bogota (in Colombia)
  21. Debbie Harry
  22. John Gorman
  23. Henry Kissinger
  24. Percy Edwards
  25. Bernie Winters
  26. Sir Robin Day
  27. Aston (Anne Aston)
  28. Georges Pompidou
  29. Fanny Cradock
  30. Roy Castle