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Questions I

  1. Scottish-American actor Alan Cumming made his first acting credit in which soap?
  2. As of 2017, how many times has Coronation Street's Gail Rodwell been married?
  3. Which British soap opera, with a theme sung by Kylie Minogue, ran on ITV from 2001 to 2003?


  4. Which American soap featured the lives of four married couples living in the cul-de-sac, Seaview Circle?
  5. During the 1930s, the fictional character Jacob Sugden purchased which property?
  6. In 2005, an episode called 'Fire at The Dog' killed five regular characters in which soap?
  7. Name New Zealand's longest-running drama and soap opera?
  8. Which famous actress starred as Angela Channing in Falcon Crest?
  9. Name the daughter of Eastenders Grant Mitchell and Tiffany Mitchell?
  10. Which soap is famous for the first pre-watershed lesbian kiss on British television?
  11. Which actor played gentleman escort Lewis Archer in Coronation Street?
  12. What was the first name of Ian Beale's matriarch grandmother played by Anna Wing?
  13. In May 1964, which soap character dies after suffering a heart attack in the snug of The Rovers Return?
  14. In the famous 1980 Dallas cliffhanger, who did actually shoot J.R.?
  15. The ballad 'Suddenly', written and sung by Angry Anderson, was chosen as the theme to which famous soap opera event?

Answers:

  1. Take The High Road
  2. Six times (Tilsley, Tilsley, Platt, Hillman, McIntyre, Rodwell)
  3. Night and Day
  4. Knots Landing



  5. Emmerdale Farm
  6. Hollyoaks
  7. Shortland Street
  8. Jane Wyman (who was also the first wife of Ronald Reagan)
  9. Courtney
  10. Brookside (in 1994)
  11. Nigel Havers
  12. Lou (Beale)
  13. Martha Longhurst
  14. Kristin Shepard (played by Mary Crosby)
  15. The wedding of Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell in Neighbours



Questions II

  1. Helen Shapiro had a 1961 hit with "Walkin' Back to Happiness" but in which mid 1980s soap did she play a main character called Viv Harker?
  2. Which soap character became a 2017 internet sensation as she danced to Beyonce after becoming drunk in the Rover’s Return?
  3. Actor Angus Lennie, who played Flying Officer Archibald Ives in The Great Escape, also played chef Shughie McFee in which popular television soap opera?
  4. Rowena Wallace played Patricia 'Pat The Rat' Hamilton in which soap?
  5. The 1980s soap opera Dynasty was set in which American city?
  6. Which series shown on ITV between 1957 and 1967 is considered to be one of British television's first major soaps?
  7. In 1990, what did Coronation Strret's Mike Baldwin name his local textile factory?
  8. What was the name of the family farm in The Archers?
  9. Which short lived soap was set in the fictional town of Los Barcos on the Costa del Sol?
  10. Which actress played Annie Sugden in Emmerdale Farm for over 20 years, between 1972 and 1994?
  11. By what nickname is the character Jarrod Rebecchi better known by in Neighbours?
  12. Can you name the fictional Eastenders' character played by Martin Kemp?
  13. The Australian drama television series The Sullivans was set in which Australian city?
  14. In 2000, Hollywood actress Stefanie Powers played a wealthy businesswoman in which British soap?
  15. John Middleton won the best actor award at The 2017 British Soap Awards for playing which long running character?

Answers:

  1. Albion Market
  2. Rita Sullivan
  3. Denver





  4. Sons and Daughters (an Australian soap opera running from 1982 to 1987)
  5. Emergency - Ward 10
  6. Crossroads
  7. Underworld
  8. Brookfield
  9. Eldorado
  10. Sheila Mercier (who is also the sister of actor Brian Rix)
  11. Toadfish or Toadie
  12. Steve Owen
  13. Melbourne
  14. Doctors
  15. Ashley Thomas (in Emmerdale)
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