What did Mrs Slocombe really call her moggy? Find out with our fiendish but fun TV quiz

What did Mrs Slocombe really call her moggy Find out with our fiendish but fun TV quiz

Can you name CBeebies” crime-fighting rodent Or the original presenter of MasterChef If you can then this quiz if for you.

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Are you being served Do you know the name of Mrs Slocombe

Are you being served Do you know the name of Mrs Slocombe”s moggy


1 Some 24 million Brits tuned in to watch the same event on 29 April this year. What was it

2 In the finale of this year’s Doctor Who, River Song (below,left, with the Doctor) was revealed to be the daughter of who

3 Of which sitcom did BBC1 Controller Danny Cohen, say, ‘Now all the Harper children have fled the nest, we feel it’s time for new comedies.’

Doctor Who

4 Frozen Planet (below) has wowed viewers lately, but earlier this year the BBC produced another natural history series, titled _____ Planet. What’s the missing word

5 Which crime-fighting rodent made his CBeebies debut in January

6 Which two sports presenters left their jobs following allegations of sexism

7 Channel 4’s cameras were trained on which type of wedding in January

8 In February, who left his post playing DCI Tom Barnaby after 81 episodes

9 Channel 5 became Five. How does it now prefer to be known

10 Rolf Harris, Daley Thompson, Andrew Motion, Alastair Campbell, Cherie Blair, Prof Robert Winston and Dr David Starkey all taught in whose Dream School

11 Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes (bottom of page) starred in a BBC comedy, Twenty Twelve, about which major event

12 Which ITV detective drama was axed in May after a 28-year run

Frozen Planet

13 Which actress played the title role in ITV1’s Vera

14 The Only Way Is Essex had a rival reality soap, set in which posh London district

15 Helen, Susan, Jim and Natasha were runners-up to Tom in the sixth season of which BBC1 reality competition

16 Memorabilia and antiques dealers competed on Channel 4 to offer the winning bid for objets d’art brought in by members of the public. Going by the show’s title, in how many rooms were they based

17 A special edition of which BBC crime show hoped to identify those involved in the nationwide summer riots and looting

18 Red Or Black, a new gameshow from Simon Cowell’s company, debuted on ITV1 in September. Who were the two hosts

19 Another series that bade farewell was Spooks. True or false: the show’s co-stars Keeley Hawes and Matthew Macfadyen later married one another.

20 Speaking of Hawes, she also co-starredin Ashes To Ashes with an actor who fronted this autumn’s thriller, Hidden. What’s his name

21 The Jonathan Ross Show popped up again, following his departure from the BBC. On which channel did it reappear


22 Name the former Member of Parliament who was the first to exit this year’s Strictly Come Dancing.

23 Which comedy collective presented film noir spoof The Hunt For Tony Blair

24 Which much-loved broadcaster was buried at an angle of 45 degrees in November, so he could ‘see the sea’

25 It’s back this festive season, darling, celebrating its 20th anniversary with three specials. Come on, sweetie, what’s it called

1 The traditional Columbo question to kick off TV Past. The wonderful Peter Falk (below) died in June. How old was he: 73, 83 or 93

2 The longest-running current affairs show in the world is British. What is it

3 Which long-running BBC show came first: Blue Peter or Doctor Who

4 Which TV couple, from a now defunct soap, had children named Barry, Karen and Damon

5 Three of the six presenters of Points Of View had the same surname – what is it

6 Two of Channel 4’s satirical stars Bremner, Bird and Fortune had the same first name – what is it

7 Who was the original presenter of MasterChef when it began in 1990

8 Two of the comics fronting Not The 9 O’Clock News were Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones. Who were the other two

9 The opening credits of which hit TV show had the lead character warning, ‘Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.’

10 The crew of which sci-fi series (1978-81) travelled in the spaceship Liberator


11 Which member of a double act who changed their name from Weinstein went on to star with a St Bernard called Schnorbitz (above)

12 Who’s the odd one out: Jimmy Nail, Timothy Spall, Tim Healy, Bill Nighy, Kevin Whately, Gary Holton and Pat Roach

13 Complete this Basil Fawlty quote: ‘Well, may I ask what you expected to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroomwindow Sydney Opera House, perhaps The Hanging Gardens of Babylon Herds of __________ sweeping majestically…’

14 A zany comedy trio from the 1970s; an old-style variety show hosted by Leonard Sachs; and a classic sitcom setin self-sufficient suburbia. What links them

15 Carol White and Ray Brooks starred in which iconic 1966 BBC television play, directed by Ken Loach

16 Which TV character hosted the rubbish chat show Knowing Me, Knowing You and took his receptionist, Jill, on a date to an owl sanctuary

The traditional Columbo question to kick off TV Past. The wonderful Peter Falk (bottom of page) died in June. How old was he: 73, 83 or 93

17 What was the first name of Sergeant Carter in The Sweeney

18 Talking of The Sweeney, John Thaw, whoplayed DI Regan, also starred in two other long-running drama series: Inspector Morse and Kavanagh QC. Which of the three ran the longest

19 In which American show, on air since 1989, do characters have the surname Nahasapeemapetilon

20 Which of these is not one of Sir DavidAttenborough’s acclaimed documentaries: The Private Life Of Plants, Life In The Undergrowth or A Bug’s Life

21 Which actor played suave secret agent Jason King in Department S

22 Mrs Slocombe (top, right) was obsessed with her cat in Are You Being Served What was it called

23 The Allman Brothers’ instrumental track, Jessica, is used as the theme tune to which BBC magazine programme, which has run, with a brief hiatus, since 1977

24 In which year did sports show Grandstand bow out, after racking up nearly five decades on our screens: 1997, 2002 or 2007

25 The biggest audience ever for a UK light entertainment show is the 28.1 million who tuned in on Christmas Day 1977 to watch Prince Charles, Denis Healey and Paul McCartney performing Mull Of Kintyre. Whose show was it

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Christmas special: Have you watched enough TV to know the answers to this quiz Scroll down to find out

Christmas special: Have you watched enough TV to know the answers to this quiz Scroll down to find out

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