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2011 UK Television

A selection of questions based around UK television events in 2011. There are two questions for each month of the year. 24 Questions.

 
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In January 2011, Eastender's baby swap storyline caused controversy, but what were the names of the two babies involved?

  • Paul and Barry
  • James and Tommy
  • Max and Bradley
  • Ben and Liam

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Also in January 2011, Barney Harwood joined Blue Peter as the 35th presenter in its history, but who did he replace?

  • Simon Thomas
  • Gethin Jones
  • Andy Akinwolere
  • Joel Defries

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In February 2011, Doctor Who actor Nicholas Courtney passed away at the age of 81, but what character did he play?

  • The Master
  • The Brigadier
  • The Doctor
  • The Valeyard

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Also in February 2011, new comedy series Friday Night Dinner debuted on Channel 4, but which 'Inbetweeners' star featured in it?

  • Simon Bird
  • Joe Thomas
  • James Buckley
  • Blake Harrison

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In March 2011, sitcom 'White Van Man' debuted on BBC Three starring Will Mellor, but which of the following has Mellor never featured in?

  • Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps
  • In With the Flynns
  • The Royle Family
  • The Street

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In March 2011, Olympics mockumentary '2012' began, but which Doctor Who actor narrated it?

  • Tom Baker
  • Christopher Eccleston
  • David Tennant
  • Paul McGann

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In April 2011, comedy writer John Sullivan died, but which of the following sitcoms did he create?

  • Keeping Up Appearances
  • Fawlty Towers
  • Only Fools and Horses
  • Dads Army

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In April 2011, the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton was broadcast on both the BBC and ITV, but approximately how many people watched in the UK?

  • 15 Million
  • 20 Million
  • 25 Million
  • 30 Million

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In May 2011, three X Factor judges announced their departures from the show. Which of the four 2010 judges was the only one to not quit?

  • Simon Cowell
  • Cheryl Cole
  • Danni Minouge
  • Louis Walsh

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In May 2011, a Coronation Street character jumped off a hospital roof and survived, but who was it?

  • John Stape
  • Peter Barlow
  • Tyrone Dobbs
  • Gary Windass

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In June 2011, a controversial documentary: 'Choosing to Die', about assisted suicide, was presented by which novelist?

  • Ian McKellen
  • JK Rowling
  • Terry Pratchett
  • Neil Gaiman

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Also in June 2011, voice actor Roy Skelton died, but which childrens show was he well known for?

  • Button Moon
  • Rainbow
  • Bagpuss
  • Thunderbirds

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In July 2011, which long running Eastenders star announced their departure from the show?

  • Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale)
  • June Brown (Dot Branning)
  • Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell)
  • Pam St Clement (Pat Evans)

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Also in July 2011, Waterloo Road saw the departure of its headteacher, but who was she played by?

  • Eva Pope
  • Amanda Burton
  • Lindsay Duncan
  • Denise Welch

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In August 2011, Celebrity Big Brother was shown for the first time on Channel Five, but who won it?

  • Kerry Katona
  • Paddy Docherty
  • Jedward
  • Sally Bercow

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In August 2011, Channel 4 stopped airing which long running American show?

  • The Simpsons
  • 90210
  • Desperate Houswives
  • Friends

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In September 2011, there were complaints after the winner of a gameshow was revealed to be a previous convict? Which gameshow had he won?

  • Red or Black
  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
  • Deal or No Deal
  • The Weakest Link

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In September 2011, which controversial broadcaster began a new talk show on ITV1 after moving from the BBC?

  • Jonathan Ross
  • Russell Brand
  • Jeremy Clarkson
  • Frankie Boyle

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In October 2011, Coronation Street star Betty Driver passed away at the age of 91, but how long had she been in the long-running soap?

  • 25 Years
  • 37 Years
  • 42 Years
  • 49 Years

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In October 2011, BBC Four broadcast 'Holy Flying Circus' which dramatised the controversary over which Monty Python work?

  • Meaning of Life
  • Monty Python's Flying Circus
  • The Life of Brian
  • The Holy Grail

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In November 2011, which star of 'The Apprentice' was announced as the new presenter of Countdown to replace Jeff Stelling?

  • Alan Sugar
  • Margaret Mountford
  • Nick Hewer
  • Karren Brady

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In November 2011, which soap became the first British prime time show to use product placement, with the introduction of a 'Nationwide' cash machine into the shows shop?

  • Eastenders
  • Coronation Street
  • Emmerdale
  • Hollyoaks

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In December 2011, on which TV show did Jeremy Clarkson make comments about the public sector workers strike, which gained 31,000 complaints to the BBC?

  • This Morning
  • Daybreak
  • Mock the Week
  • The One Show

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Finally, at the British Comedy Awards, in December 2011, which comedian won the Special Contribution to Comedy award?

  • Peter Kay
  • Michael McIntyre
  • Lee Evans
  • Jimmy Carr

 

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