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British Television Trivia


  1. Which British Prime Minister wrote a letter to John Logie Baird thanking him warmly for "the Television instrument put into 10 Downing Street"?
  2. Which television program originated in 2001 in Japan, where it is known as The Tigers of Money?
  3. What first aired in the United Kingdom on ITV on 26 September 2010?
  4. Which character is famous for the quote: "You stupid boy!"?

  5. What did Daffyd Thomas claim to be, despite much evidence to the contrary?
  6. What did hundreds of millions watch in 1981?
  7. Assisted by Leslie Mitchell as its master of ceremonies, Peter Dimmock was the first presenter of what in 1950?
  8. What was the last production by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and at the time the most expensive series produced for British TV?
  9. Geoffrey Bayldon played which bumbling 11th century wizard thrust into modern day life in the 1970s?
  10. The British comedy-drama Auf Wiedersehen, Pet was set on a building site in which German city?
  11. In which city are the BBC Roath Lock Studios which produces Doctor Who and Casualty?
  12. What's the best known catchphrase of the Milkybar Kid?
  13. Whose portrayed Quentin Crisp in the 1975 play The Naked Civil Servant?
  14. True or false? Email spam gets its name from the Monty Python sketch "Spam"?
  15. Who once said: "Sinatra was the one that got away. Otherwise, I've met everyone I have ever wanted to meet."?
  16. What is the name of the chambermaid in the series Fawlty Towers?
  17. 'Surfer' is an advertising campaign launched in 1999 to promote which product?
  18. Best known for the sitcom Frasier, Jane Leeves made her screen debut as a dance troupe 'angel' on which 1983 British comedy TV show?
  19. Which dance company was introduced to a wider audience for the first time at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest?
  20. Who took over as the presenter of It'll Be Alright on the Night from Denis Norden?
  21. The Woodentops is a children's series first shown on the Friday edition of what television programme?
  22. Which TV character was known for the use of the phrase "my arse!"?
  23. Which BBC television serial drama was written by Dennis Potter and starred Michael Gambon?
  24. Broadcaster, writer, and comedian Sandi Toksvig was born in which European city?
  25. What 1984 advert was screened on Christmas Day 2014 as a tribute to Lynda Bellingham?


  1. Ramsay MacDonald (1930)
  2. Dragons' Den
  3. Downton Abbey
  4. Captain Mainwaring (Dad's Army
  5. The only gay in the village (Little Britain (TV series))
  6. The Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer
  7. Come Dancing
  8. Space: 1999
  9. Catweazle
  10. Dusseldorf
  11. Cardiff
  12. "The Milkybars are on me!"
  13. John Hurt
  14. TRUE
  15. Michael Parkinson
  16. Polly (played by Connie Booth)
  17. Guinness-brand draught stout
  18. The Benny Hill Show
  19. Riverdance
  20. Griff Rhys Jones
  21. Watch with Mother
  22. Jim Royle (The Royle Family)
  23. The Singing Detective
  24. Copenhagen, Denmark
  25. Oxo advert