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  1. Which band from Camden Town spent a total of 214 weeks in the UK Singles Charts from 1980 to 1986?
  2. Which man produced some of the biggest TV hits of the '70s including Charlie's Angels, Fantasy Island and Starsky & Hutch?
  3. How was the 1980's fitness star Diana Moran better known?
  4. The popularity of which bike led to a range of smaller bikes with a similar design theme, icluding the Raleigh Chipper and Tomahawk models?
  5. Who made a brief appearance on Coronation Street as Ken Barlow’s girlfriend Elaine Perkins in 1973?

  6. Which card game was first published in 1978 with early titles including Battleships, Racing Cars, and Horror?
  7. Which panel game show hosted by Eamonn Andrews was originally aired on the BBC from 16 July 1951 to 1963?
  8. Which American prime time television soap opera was a spin-off of Dallas?
  9. In the UK, Snickers was sold under what brand name until 1990?
  10. Which popular TV show made Zack Morris a teen heartthrob?
  11. What was the highest-grossing film of the 1990s?
  12. The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling debuted in 1997 with which book?
  13. Which late 1970's television series featured the lead female character, Jaime Sommers?
  14. What was the four word catchphrase of the Smash Martians?
  15. Which British TV dance music show hosted by Pete Waterman and Michaela Strachan ran from 1988 until 1992 on ITV's Night Network?
  16. What did Watneys did launched in 1968 that sold for 15 shillings (or 75 pence in decimal currency)?
  17. The one pound note ceased to be legal tender on 11 March 1988, it showed portraits of Queen Elizabeth II and which other famous Briton?
  18. The British children's television series TISWAS aired on Saturday mornings, what did the letters stand for?
  19. British people stayed up to see Neil Armstrong step onto the surface of the Moon at 3:56 a.m. on a Monday in which month of 1969?
  20. Which character did Gary Coleman play in Diff'rent Strokes?
  21. Which company published its first FIFA World Cup sticker album for the 1970 World Cup?
  22. Jim Bowen would tell contestants that they would receive only their "BFH" if they lost - would did BFH stand for?
  23. Britain's Daily Mirror in 1980 speculated that which television presenter might have had a hand in the JR shooting?
  24. In 1999, it seemed everyone was worrying about The Year 2000 problem, to most of us how was this problem better known?
  25. Who had a serious rivalry with Jurgen Hingsen?
  26. What name was given to the '90s iconic hairstyle from the sitcom Friends?
  27. Which band known for their worldwide teen idol popularity were sometimes called the "tartan teen sensations from Edinburgh"?
  28. What were 18.5 million people in the UK watching in the early hours of Monday 29 April, 1985?
  29. What name was given to the multiple small units of sweets that Woolworths was well known for?
  30. In which year did the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer take place?


  1. Madness
  2. Aaron Spelling
  3. Green Goddess
  4. Raleigh Chopper
  5. Actress Joanna Lumley
  6. Top Trumps
  7. What's My Line?
  8. Knots Landing
  9. Marathon
  10. Saved by the Bell
  11. Titanic (1997)
  12. The Philosopher's Stone
  13. The Bionic Woman
  14. 'For Mash Get Smash'
  15. The Hitman and Her
  16. Party Seven
  17. Sir Isaac Newton
  18. "Today Is Saturday: Watch And Smile"
  19. July
  20. Arnold (Arnold Jackson)
  21. Panini
  22. Bus Fare Home

  23. Terry Wogan
  24. Millennium Bug
  25. Daley Thompson
  26. The Rachel (from the character Rachel Green)
  27. The Bay City Rollers
  28. The World Snooker Final (between Dennis Taylor and Steve Davis)
  29. Pick 'n' mix
  30. 1981 (July)