Quiz 268

Here's another quiz from deep within the comedy grey cells of contributor Hercules Grytpype Thynne.

1. Who played spliff-smoking, drinking, no-nonsense Ms Bacon, head teacher of the Big School?

2. Part of Bernie Clifton's act involves him "riding" an ostrich. What is its name?

Bernie Clifton

3. Who had a minor hit with the comedy song Don't Jump Off The Roof Dad?

4. Who owned the shop in Black Books?

Black Books. Credit: Assembly Film And Television

5. What was Green Wing about?

6. Jimmy Jewel and Hylda Baker appeared as warring brother and sister in Nearest And Dearest, but before their sitcom days, they both had a variety hall act, Jimmy Jewel being in a comedy double act, but what was the name of his partner?

Spring & Autumn. Tommy Butler (Jimmy Jewel). Copyright: Thames Television

7. Meanwhile the diminutive Hylda Baker, had an act with a very tall dumb female stooge, played by various men over the years (one being Matthew Kelly), who says nothing and doesn't move as Hylda bombards her with questions about where she's been etc., and finishes the act by looking at the audience and saying "Ooh, but she knows, y'know". What was the name of her tall, silent friend?

8. Which one of the squad does BSM 'Shut Up' Williams erroneously believes is his son in It Ain't Half Hot Mum, paying him special attention?

It Ain't Half Hot Mum. BSM Geoffrey 'Shut Up' Williams (Windsor Davies). Copyright: BBC

9. In Ripping Yarns episode The Testing Of Eric Olthwaite, what did Eric's girlfriend's father keep instead of racing pigeons, which broke out of their cages one day and killed him?

10. In the late 1970s sitcom Agony, Jane Lucas (Maureen Lipman) is an agony aunt with a call-in radio show. Who played her husband?

Agony. Image shows from L to R: Jane Lucas (Maureen Lipman), Val (Diana Weston). Copyright: London Weekend Television
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