Quiz 273

We always enjoy the questions Niki Walton sets. Here's another batch from her...

1. Which character from The Office is seen celebrating their 30th birthday in an episode from the first series?

The Office. Copyright: BBC

2. Charlie Brooker's first name is actually...

Charlie Brooker's Year Wipe. Charlie Brooker. Copyright: Zeppotron

3. In what year did Ian Hislop become editor of Private Eye?

Ian Hislop

4. In the world of British sitcoms, Patricia Dawkins is...

5. In The Young Ones finale Summer Holiday, what was the name of the bank which was the scene of the robbery attempt?

The Young Ones. Image shows left to right: Vyvyan (Adrian Edmondson), Neil (Nigel Planer), Mike (Christopher Ryan), Rick (Rik Mayall)

6. Which of these comedy performers was born on the same day as former British Prime Minister John Major?

7. In the first episode of dinnerladies, what family event is Jean tasked with organising?

dinnerladies. Image shows from L to R: Jean (Anne Reid), Stan (Duncan Preston), Brenda (Victoria Wood), Twinkle (Maxine Peake), Dolly (Thelma Barlow), Tony (Andrew Dunn), Anita (Shobna Gulati). Copyright: Good Fun / Pozzitive Productions

8. Which series of QI was the first to see 45-minute QI XL episodes broadcast, in addition to the regular 30-minute episodes?

QI. Image shows from L to R: Alan Davies, Stephen Fry. Copyright: TalkbackThames

9. Name the comedy actor who provided voices and narration for the 1970s BBC animated series adaptation of the Mr Men books.

Mr Men

10. Lenny Henry's 1980s sketch show featured a recurring sketch spoofing recent screen adaptations of literary classics. What was the sketch series called?

The Lenny Henry Show. Lenny Henry
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