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  1. Former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton also presents which sport for the BBC?
  2. What's the name of the waitress and aspiring actress who later becomes a pharmaceutical representative in The Big Bang Theory?
  3. Which television series is based on the 1997 book of the same name by Candace Bushnell?

  4. Which TV drama starred James Norton as Alex Godman, the British-raised son of a Russian mafia boss?
  5. The Four Candles sketch, originally titled The Hardware Shop, is a sketch from which comedy series?
  6. What's the name of the counter-terrorist agent played by Kiefer Sutherland in the TV series 24?
  7. Arthur Negus was a television expert in which field?
  8. Which American reality TV series, hosted by Heidi Klum, do contestants compete with each other to create the best clothes?
  9. The fictional Alan Partridge presented the graveyard slot on local radio for which city?
  10. Which early 1970s series, starring Roger Moore and Tony Curtis, featured the adventures of two millionaire playboys across Europe?
  11. What was the name of the gravel-voiced butler in Hart to Hart?
  12. Which actress played the main character, a disorganised middle-aged social worker, in the television drama Kiri?
  13. The opening titles of which series shows aerial shots of the M40 motorway's Stokenchurch Gap and the Chiltern Hills?
  14. The broadcast of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire's first jackpot win coincided with the transmission of the final episode of which BBC sitcom?
  15. In a famous interview with Michael Parkinson being continuouslly attacked by Rod Hull and Emu, which fellow guest threatened, "If that bird comes anywhere near me, I'll break its neck and your bloody arm!"?
  16. What was the first name of Blackadder in the BBC mock-historical comedy series?
  17. Who narrated the 1970s British television documentary series The World at War?
  18. Luisa Bradshaw-White is best known for playing Tina Carter in EastEnders, but in which BBC drama did she play the role of Kira?
  19. Who were the very first band to appear on the very first episode of Top of the Pops?
  20. In the British crime-drama series Vera, starring Brenda Blethyn, what is tha last name of Vera? And what is Vera's rank?
  21. In 1974, which comedian won the ITV talent show New Faces by almost becoming the first contestant ever to score the maximum score, but was controversially given a 9 out of 10 by Tony Hatch?
  22. Which British television children's programme is on the CV of the early careers of Jeremy Irons, Anita Dobson and Tony Robinson?
  23. Christine Baranski plays Diane Lockhart in which American legal drama?
  24. How is Romana Barrack, once described as 'the television writer who dared to make women funny', better known professionally?
  25. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman is Doctor Watson, but which actress plays Mrs. Hudson?


  1. Swimming
  2. Penny (Kaley Cuoco)
  3. Sex and the City
  4. McMafia
  5. The Two Ronnies
  6. Jack Bauer
  7. Antiques
  8. Project Runway
  9. Norwich
  10. The Persuaders
  11. Max
  12. Sarah Lancashire
  13. Vicar of Dibley
  14. One Foot in the Grave
  15. Billy Connolly
  16. Edmund
  17. Laurence Olivier (extra note, the theme music was composed by Carl Davis)
  18. This Life
  19. The Rolling Stones (it was New Year's Day in 1964)
  20. Stanhope, Detective Chief Inspector.
  21. Les Dennis
  22. Play Away
  23. The Good Wife
  24. Carla Lane
  25. Una Stubbs

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