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  1. By what name was the chocolate bar Snickers known by before its name change?
  2. Which American situation comedy series that aired between September 1966 and March 1968 followed the adventures of four young men trying to make a name for themselves as a rock 'n roll band?
  3. What bright colour were traditional retro Space Hoppers?
  4. In which year in the 1980s did the 12-month 'Miners' Strike' begin?
  5. Whose had the catch-phrases "walkies" and "sit!"?
  6. Which early 1970s British television show starring Oliver Tobias and Brian Blessed was set in the Dark Ages a century after the Roman withdrawal from Britain?
  7. Which soap was first broadcast on 1 January, 1951?
  8. Which late 1970’s children’s TV puppet show featured the Bygones which were often attacked by the 'friendly enemy'?




  9. What was the name of the barman of the Winchester Club in television's Minder?
  10. Lesley Hornby was better known by what nickname?
  11. Which Prime Minister is best known for his controversial handling of the Suez crisis in 1956?
  12. What was reduced by half a penny to 37 pence in 1984?
  13. Who was the original presenter of the British television quiz show Blockbusters?
  14. Who had three Pekingese dogs called Mitzi, Daphne and Lulu?
  15. Which England striker made 391 appearances for Southampton between 1965 and 1977?
  16. What did Millican and Nesbitt win in 1973?
  17. Which ship, in service with the Royal Navy from 1959 until 1984, was the flagship of the British forces during the Falklands War?
  18. Which snooker tournament was broadcast on BBC2 in 1969 and hosted by Keith Macklin?
  19. Percy Edwards was an entertainer famous for doing what?
  20. Which coupe built by the Ford Motor Company was marketed as "The Car You Always Promised Yourself"?
  21. Which black and white American television series presented by Rod Serling featured a story in which characters found themselves dealing with unusual events?
  22. Paul Henry is an English actor best known for his role as which soap character?
  23. Who finished second in the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest with her entry "Knock, Knock Who's There"?
  24. At the end of which decade did Britain's first motorway open with the M6 Preston bypass?
  25. In 1972 thousands of Asians were expelled from which country, with many coming to settle permanently in the UK?
  26. In 1978 the world's first test-tube baby was born in Oldham, can you remember her name?
  27. Which stamps were a British sales promotion scheme that rewarded shoppers with stamps which were stuck into books which could be used to purchase gifts from a catalogue?
  28. Which South American country beat Scotland 3-1 in the 1978 World Cup Football Finals?
  29. The last ever UK pound note had Queen Elizabeth II on the front, with which famous person on the back?
  30. Who was the fastest milkman in the West?
  31. What sort of programmes did Percy Thrower present?
  32. "Fancy" Smith was a character in which TV series?
  33. What well known toy further developed by Peter Powell became an international bestseller in 1976?
  34. Which island nation gained its independence from the United Kingdom on 6 August, 1960?
  35. Which pop star married Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees in February, 1969?
  36. What was the full name of the British children's television series Swap Shop?
  37. Which home computer produced by Sinclair Research was launched in the UK in March 1981?
  38. Who were labelled the 'tartan teen sensations from Edinburgh'?
  39. Which weekly football magazine was also known for its annual free gift of "League Ladders"?
  40. Running from 1959 to 1961, which TV series told the adventures of a boy doll, who had a battery inside him and a lamp in his head?
  41. Which government scientific advisor became famous as a TV personality and was featured on Thomas Dolby's 1982 synthpop hit, "She Blinded Me with Science"?
  42. Who became the main Blue Peter dog when Petra died in 1977?
  43. Who was headteacher of Grange Hill for most of the 1980s?
  44. Which decorative lamp, invented in 1963 by British entrepreneur Edward Walker, consisted of a special coloured wax mixture?
  45. What was once marketed as "margarine for men"?

Answers:

  1. Marathon
  2. The Monkees
  3. Orange
  4. 1984
  5. Barbara Woodhouse
  6. Arthur of the Britons
  7. The Archers
  8. Cloppa Castle
  9. Dave
  10. Twiggy
  11. Sir Anthony Eden
  12. Dog licence
  13. Bob Holness
  14. Miss Lovelace (Trumpton)
  15. Mick Channon
  16. Opportunity Knocks
  17. HMS Hermes
  18. Pot Black
  19. Animal impersonations (including bird impersonations)
  20. Ford Capri
  21. The Twilight Zone
  22. Benny (Benny Hawkins - Crossroads)
  23. Mary Hopkin
  24. 1950s (1958)
  25. Uganda
  26. Louise Brown
  27. Green Shield Stamps
  28. Peru
  29. Isaac Newton
  30. Ernie (from a Benny Hill song)
  31. Gardening programmes
  32. Z-Cars
  33. Kites
  34. Cyprus
  35. Lulu
  36. Multi-Coloured Swap Shop
  37. ZX81
  38. Bay City Rollers
  39. Shoot





  40. Torchy the Battery Boy
  41. Magnus Pyke
  42. Shep
  43. Mrs Bridget McCluskey
  44. Lava lamp
  45. Flora