Quiz 309

Niki Walton delivers another varied set of questions here to test your knowledge of Britcom history.

1. Much-maligned 1980s sitcom Bottle Boys starred Robin Askwith as a...

2. Who played the recurring character of Smithy's mother, Cath Smith, in Gavin & Stacey?

Gavin & Stacey. Smithy (James Corden)

3. Who hosted the radio series I've Never Seen Star Wars?

4. Which of these Carry On regulars appeared in the most films in the franchise?

Carry On logo

5. Which classic British sitcom was commemorated by Royal Mail in a special issue of stamps in 2023?

6. Open All Hours ran for four series, but how many series were there of its sequel Still Open All Hours?

Still Open All Hours. Image shows from L to R: Wet Eric (Johnny Vegas), Gastric (Tim Healy), Madge (Brigit Forsyth), Mavis (Maggie Ollerenshaw), Granville (David Jason), Leroy (James Baxter), Nurse Gladys Emmanuel (Lynda Baron), Cyril (Kulvinder Ghir), Mrs Featherstone (Stephanie Cole). Copyright: BBC

7. In which year was the film Clockwise released into UK cinemas?

Clockwise. Brian Stimpson (John Cleese)

8. Who links British sitcom Sliced and sketch show Famalam with US sitcom Our Flag Means Death?

9. Hi-De-Hi!'s Ted Bovis frequently quoted several 'first rules of comedy'. Which from this list is genuine?

Hi-De-Hi!. Ted Bovis (Paul Shane)

10. Which comedian made an early TV acting appearance as a radio station employee in an episode of The Thick Of It?

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