Quiz answers: October 24 | How did you do?

Quiz answers: October 24

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1. What was the name of the sitcom that Andy Millman wrote in Extras?
When The Whistle Blows

2. Who played Harold’s posh girlfriend in the Steptoe and Son episode ‘Loathe Story’?
Joanna Lumley, pictured

3. Which 1991 film starred Lenny Henry as a man who disguised himself while on the run from the mob?
True Identity

4. Which actor portrayed Kenneth Williams in the BBC Four play Fantabulosa!?
Michael Sheen

5. What is the name of Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s character in Veep?
Selina Myer

6. Who provides the narration for the Channel 4 series The Undateables?
Sally Phillips

7. Which TV channel, based on old-school variety showcases, was launched by Chris Tarrant, Jethro, Mike Osman and Richard Digance in 2005?
Sound TV

8. Which comedian had characters including George Fungus, Perce The Wino and Leo Wanker?
Paul Hogan

9. After a nine-year absence from our screens, what was the collective title of the special Red Dwarf episodes Dave commissioned in 2009?
Back to Earth

10. Sane Man, Revelation and Relentless were all TV specials for which American stand up?
Bill Hicks

Published: 24 Oct 2017

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