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Police/Detective Shows of the 1970s

How well do you remember these giants of TV? 15 Questions.

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Although first aired in 1955 this show ran until 1976. The main character was played by Jack Warner...what was the series called?

  • The Avengers
  • The Bill
  • Dixon Of Dock Green


How old was Jack Warner when the series ended?

  • 80
  • 65
  • 73


In the initial episode of this series one of the stars of the show was murdered, only to return from beyond the grave to help solve crime! What was the series called?

  • Ghost
  • Spectre & Son
  • Randall and Hopkirk (deceased)


Why is Marty cursed to roam the earth for 100 years?

  • He refused to 'Go Into the Light'
  • He stayed out of his grave too long!
  • He interfered with progress on a case


A remake of this series was done in 2000 who played the main characters?

  • Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer
  • Eric & Ernie
  • Ant & Dec


This show was set in Bristol, it featured a deective with his own show on Radio West. What was it?

  • Rockliffes Babies
  • Shoestring
  • Eddie P.I.


Trevor Eve decided that he couldnt return to the show after two series and it was re-named and set in Jersey as what?

  • Island P.I
  • Radio Jersey Private Eye
  • Bergerac


This focused on two members of The Flying Squad. What was the show called?

  • SWAT
  • The Sweeney
  • The Met


Match the characters to the actor/actress.

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  • Detective Inspector Jack Regan
  • Detective Sergeant George Carter
  • Frank Haskins
  • Bill The Driver


  • Garfield Morgan
  • John Thaw
  • Dennis Waterman
  • Tony Allen


It starred Barry Foster in the title role as Dutch detective Commissaris "Piet" (real name Simon). His surname is the title of this series...what was it?

  • Poirot
  • Bergerac
  • Van Der Valk


This series focused on the work of mobile uniformed police in the fictional town of Newtown, based on Kirkby in the outskirts of Liverpool. What was it called?

  • Z Cars
  • The Bill
  • The Sweeney


Match the character to the actor/actress

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  • DS John Watt
  • DS Tom Stone
  • PC Bill Newcombe
  • DI Neil Goss


  • Frank Windsor
  • John Slater
  • Derek Waring
  • Bernard Holley


How many episodes of z-cars were screened?

  • 799
  • 699
  • 599


What was the theme tune to Van Der Valk called?

  • Upper Level
  • Split Level
  • Eye Level


Going back to The Sweeney, where did the name of the show originate from?

  • Cockney Rhyming Slang for 'Flying Squad' = Sweeny Todd
  • It was a random name picked by the writers
  • It referred to the landlandy of the main characters 'Mrs Sweeney'