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The British Comedy Quiz

Politics Special

With everything being mixed up by a General Election, here's a fun set of questions by Chris Hallam looking at when comedy and politics have collided.

1. Which Doctor Who actor played foul-mouthed bullying spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in The Thick Of It?

2. On Dad's Army, the character of ARP Warden Hodges almost invariably referred to Captain Mainwaring by using the name of which famous political leader?

Dad's Army. Image shows from L to R: Private Pike (Ian Lavender), Chief A.R.P. Warden Hodges (Bill Pertwee), Private Frazer (John Laurie), Private Godfrey (Arnold Ridley), Captain Mainwaring (Arthur Lowe), Private Walker (James Beck), Lance Corporal Jones (Clive Dunn), Sergeant Wilson (John Le Mesurier). Copyright: BBC

3. Which party did Jim Hacker (Paul Eddington) belong to in Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister?

Yes Minister. James Hacker (Paul Eddington). Copyright: BBC

4. Which Prime Minister saw their party conference speech interrupted when comedian Simon Brodkin attempted to hand them a copy of their own P45?

Simon Brodkin

5. Which comedian scored 318 votes when running against Nigel Farage in South Thanet in 2015?

6. In The Vicar Of Dibley episode, Election, who does Geraldine end up running against in the district council elections?

The Vicar Of Dibley. Image shows from L to R: Hugo Horton (James Fleet), Letitia Cropley (Liz Smith), Owen Newitt (Roger Lloyd Pack), Geraldine Grainger (Dawn French), Frank Pickle (John Bluthal), David Horton (Gary Waldhorn), Jim Trott (Trevor Peacock). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

7. Who played the hapless Liberal Party candidate who Miss Jones takes a shine to in the 1975 Rising Damp episode Stand Up And Be Counted?

Rising Damp. Image shows from L to R: Ruth Jones (Frances de la Tour), Rupert Rigsby (Leonard Rossiter). Copyright: Yorkshire Television

8. What was unusual about the opposing Labour and Conservative candidates in the 1959 by-election comedy film, Left, Right And Centre?

9. Which of the following ideas was NOT proposed by Mr Bean as a policy in the video for his 1992 Comic Relief release with Smear Campaign, I Wanna Be Elected?

Mr. Bean. Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

10. How did Spitting Image routinely portray politician Kenneth Baker during the Nineties?

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