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Quiz I

  1. Which quiz show of the eighties and nineties, hosted by Noel Edmonds, asked questions about past and present television programmes?




  2. What is Mark Labbett's nickname? And who is 'frosty knickers'?
  3. The BBC radio general knowledge quiz show Brain of Britain is broadcast on which station?
  4. Who won the 1983 Mastermind final with the specialised subject British Steam Locomotives, 1900–63?
  5. Which university won the 48th series of University Challenge in 2019?
  6. Six Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs are used to represent the questions in Only Connect, which hieroglyph is missing from the list: two reeds, lion, horned viper, water and the eye of Horus?
  7. Which quiz show presented by Irish broadcaster Henry Kelly featured contestants from different European countries?
  8. Ghost drops and mystery counters feature in which game show?
  9. Name the London cab driver who became a household name after winning Mastermind in 1980?
  10. In which iconic long running American TV game show created by Merv Griffin are contestants presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers?

Answers:

  1. Telly Addicts





  2. The Beast (in The Chase). Anne Hegerty.
  3. BBC Radio 4
  4. Chris Hughes (now and Egghead well known for his love of railways)
  5. University of Edinburgh
  6. Twisted flax
  7. Tipping Point
  8. Going for Gold
  9. Fred Housego
  10. Jeopardy!



Quiz II

  1. In the 1980s, which now household name won twenty pounds worth of cooking utensils on the Sale of the Century?
  2. What is "Approaching Menace"?
  3. Who presented University Challenge from 1962 to 1987?
  4. Which two initials do you associate with Mr. de Mooi, who was one of five original members of Eggheads?
  5. Name the first winner of the million pound top prize in the UK version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
  6. In The £100K Drop with Davina McCall the money is banded into individual bundles of how much?
  7. Which BBC quiz show was hosted by Nick Knowles from 2011 to 2015?
  8. Pointless featured on which the BBC sitcom, with Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman both playing themselves?
  9. Which famous guest appeared on the 200th edition of A Question of Sport?
  10. Which British game show, first broadcast on BBC1 from 1967 to 1984, was hosted by Robert Robinson?

Answers:

  1. Simon Cowell
  2. Mastermind's theme music (by British composer Neil Richardson)
  3. Bamber Gascoigne
  4. CJ (his name is CJ de Mooi)
  5. Judith Keppel
  6. £2,500 (40 bundles of £2,500 each)
  7. Perfection
  8. Not Going Out
  9. Princess Anne
  10. Ask the Family



'Quiz Show' Trivia III

  1. Which modern British television game show hosted by Rick Edwards has an exclamation mark replacing the first letter in its title?
  2. Which politician hosted the game show Cleverdicks?




  3. On which quiz show have both a young Konnie Huq and Stephen Merchant been contestants?
  4. Celebrity Squares, the British comedy game show hosted by Bob Monkhose, was based on which American comedy game show?
  5. Which game show featured rounds on mental agility, physical ability as well as general knowledge?
  6. The Book of General Ignorance is the first in a series of books based on the final round of which intellectual British panel game show?
  7. Who is the presenter of Only Connect?
  8. How many contestants answer general knowledge questions at the start of the Weakest Link?
  9. The 1994 film Quiz Show is based on the quiz show scandals of which decade?
  10. The first million pound jackpot win of ITV's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? coincided with the last epsiode of which BBC series?
  11. Who hosts the BBC quiz show The Boss?
  12. Which television daytime quiz programme on BBC2 was hosted by Martyn Lewis from 1993 to 1999?

Answers:

  1. Impossible (or !mpossible)





  2. Ann Widdecombe
  3. Blockbusters
  4. Hollywood Squares
  5. The Krypton Factor
  6. QI
  7. Victoria Coren Mitchell (her father, Alan Coren, was a panellist on the BBC radio quiz The News Quiz and a team captain on BBC TV's Call My Bluff.)
  8. Nine
  9. 1950s
  10. One Foot in the Grave
  11. Susan Calman
  12. Today's the Day