Specialist: 1970s British sitcoms

From the quiz on 28/2/17. Download the audio for Q3 here.

  1. Which English actor plays Rupert Rigsby in Rising Damp and the title role in The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin? Leonard Rossiter

  2. In The Good Life, Tom and Barbara’s pet pigs are named after which classic children’s TV characters? Pinky and Perky

  3. **This is the theme tune from which BBC sitcom first broadcast in 1976? Open All Hours

  4. The character of Basil Fawlty from Fawlty Towers was based in large part on the eccentric behaviour of Donald Sinclair, the former proprietor of the Gleneagles Hotel in which Devonshire town? Torquay

  5. Which ITV sitcom of the 1970s stars Richard O’Sullivan as Robin Tripp, a student chef who moves into a London flat with two single women, Chrissy and Jo, played by Paula Wilcox and Sally Thomsett? Man About the House

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