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Recent TV Quizzes and Answers




Quiz I

  1. The Handmaid's Tale is based on a 1985 novel by which author?
  2. Which historical television drama series is inspired by the sagas of Ragnar Lothbrok?





  3. In Breaking Bad, Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) teaches which subject at high school?
  4. American actor John Hamm is best known for playing which advertising executive?
  5. Who succeeded David Dimbleby as presenter of Question Time in January 2019?
  6. Which American comedy-drama TV series, created by and starring Lena Dunham, follows the lives of four young women living in New York City?
  7. In which British comedy-drama show, created and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, is the protagonist a young woman living in London who often talks to the camera?
  8. In which series can you choose between a twisted flax or horned viper?
  9. Detective Inspector Kate Fleming investigates officers inside and outside the anti-corruption unit AC-12 in which series?
  10. What is the nickname of Sandor Clegane in Game of Thrones?
  11. Doc Martin is set in which fictional seaside village?
  12. Which series is set in the fictional Midlands town of Letherbridge?

Answers:

  1. Margaret Atwood
  2. Vikings
  3. Chemistry
  4. Don Draper (in Mad Men
  5. Fiona Bruce
  6. Girls
  7. Fleabag
  8. Only Connect
  9. Line of Duty
  10. The Hound
  11. Portwenn (filmed in Port Isaac, Cornwall)
  12. Doctors



Quiz II

  1. Which politician does Hugh Grant play in A Very English Scandal?
  2. On 15 December 2018, who was announced as the winner of Strictly Come Dancing alongside dance partner Kevin Clifton?
  3. In which UK city do Erin and her cousin Orla attend a Catholic girls' secondary school?
  4. Which American TV crime drama series is a spin-off from Breaking Bad?
  5. Keeley Hawes stars as Home Secretary Julia Montague MP in which 2018 series?
  6. The celebrity reality TV show Love Island can be watched on which British television channel?
  7. In which sport was England's World Cup defeat to the USA in 2019 watched by nearly 12 million television viewers?
  8. Which actress first took over her new role in the 2017 Christmas special "Twice Upon a Time"?
  9. The Bridge was a bleak drama that run from 2011 to 2018, but which two countries did the bridge in the title connect?
  10. What's the first name of the British intelligence investigator tasked with capturing psychopathic assassin Villanelle?
  11. Supermarket Sweep has been revived again in 2019 on ITV2, name its new host?
  12. Which programme is normally hosted by Alex Jones and Matt Baker with a guest host on Fridays?

Answers:

  1. Liberal party leader Jeremy Thorpe
  2. Stacey Dooley
  3. Derry or Londonderry (in Derry Girls)
  4. Better Call Saul
  5. Bodyguard
  6. ITV2 (it's ITV2's most-watched show ever)
  7. Women's football
  8. Jodie Whittaker (the new Doctor Who)
  9. Sweden and Denmark
  10. Eve (in Killing Eve)
  11. Rylan Clark-Neal
  12. The One Show



TV Trivia III

  1. Which British science fiction anthology TV series was created by Charlie Brooker?
  2. On which day of the week was Channel 4's The Great British Bake Off shown in 2017 and 2018?
  3. Which British television drama is based on the true story surrounding the investigation into the death of French student Amelie Delagrange?
  4. Death in Paradise, a crime drama TV series on the fictional island of Saint Marie, is filmed on which French Caribbean island?
  5. What is Luther's first name in the British crime drama television series Luther, starring Idris Elba?
  6. Peaky Blinders is primarily set in which English city?
  7. In July 2019, after sixteen years on air the BBC broadcasts the final edition of This Week, who was its main presenter?
  8. Which entrepreneur replaced Jenny Campbell?
  9. Which series revolves around Piper Chapman who is sentenced to 15 months in a minimum-security women's federal prison in upstate New York?
  10. In the American adult animated sitcom South Park, South Park is a small fictional town located in which State?
  11. The first series of which British reality TV series was won by 26-year-old Internet comedian Alex Hobern?
  12. Who portrays Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher in the drama series A Confession?

Answers:

  1. Black Mirror
  2. Tuesday
  3. Manhunt
  4. Guadeloupe
  5. John
  6. Birmingham
  7. Andrew Neil
  8. Sara Davies (joined the panel of Dragons' Den)
  9. Orange is The New Black
  10. Colorado
  11. The Circle
  12. Martin Freeman