Special Sub-Topic: Pubs & Alcohol on the Small Screen
|What is the name of Del Boy and Rodney's local in "Only Fools and Horses"?|
The Nag's Head. The pub featured in most episodes of the sitcom, which ran from 1981 until 2003 and was the congregation point for most of the characters, under the stewardship of landlord Mike. The very first words spoken in the Nags Head in episode one were delivered by Tessa Peak-Jones, playing "Woman in Pub". Tessa later went on to play Del Boy's wife Raquel from 1988 until the final episode.
|What is the name of the club that Peter Kay's character Brian Potter owns?|
The Phoenix Club. Brian Potter is the main character in comedy "Phoenix Nights". The Phoenix was a working men's club in Bolton, Lancashire which is Peter Kay's home town. It was the third club that Brian Potter had owned. The first, the Aquarius, flooded and the second, the Neptune, burned down.
|What cocktail was popularized by Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte?|
Cosmopolitan. The four ladies in question are, of course, from the TV series "Sex and the City" and the Cosmo was the favourite drink of Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker. The cocktail is made from Vodka Citron, Cointreau, lime juice and cranberry juice.
|The "Cheers" bar can be found in which US city?|
Boston. The programme makers initially considered Barstow, California and Kansas City, Missouri as locations before settling on Boston, Massachusetts. The exterior shots used in the show's titles were of the Bull & Finch Pub in the Beacon Hill area of the city. The pub has now been renamed as "The Cheers Bar".
|What was the name of the barman in UK sitcom "Brush Strokes"?|
Elmo. Brush Strokes was a sitcom based around the central character Jacko, a painter and decorator, and his complicated love life. Elmo Putney, played by Howard Lew Lewis, ran the local pub and later, after coming into money, a wine bar decorated entirely in pink. Eric was Jacko's brother-in-law and fellow painter. Lionel was their boss.
|What was the name of the club in which Arthur Daley could frequently be found in "Minder"?|
The Winchester Club. The minder of the title was played by Dennis Waterman but the character that took centre stage was the lovable rogue who employed him, Arthur Daley, brilliantly played by George Cole. The Winchester Club was a members only establishment where many of Arthur's rouses were hatched under the disdainful eye of Dave the barman.
|Which is Homer's favourite beer in "The Simpsons"?|
Duff Beer & Duff. "You just can't enough of that wonderful Duff!"
Duff is Springfield's most popular beer. In the neighbouring town of Shelbyville, Fudd is the preferred choice, but rumours abound that it makes people go blind!
|The UK children's TV show "Record Breakers" was based around the best-selling Book of Records which bore the name of which famous drink?|
Guinness. The idea for "The Guinness Book of Records", now known as "Guinness World Records", came from Sir Hugh Beaver, managing director of the Guinness Brewery when he discovered he was unable to establish from existing books which was the fastest game bird in Europe.
The original edition, published in 1954, was compiled and edited by twin brothers Ross and Norris McWhirter, who regularly appeared on "Record Breakers" from its first show in 1972 until the death of Ross in 1975. Norris continued on the show until the death of the presenter Roy Castle in 1994. The show however continued to run for another seven years before finally being cancelled in 2001.
|Pubs play a central role in UK soaps. Which of the following fictional breweries has not owned a soap opera pub?|
Truman, Hanbury and Buxton. Luxford and Copley were owners of The Queen Victoria in "EastEnders" until selling up to Sharon Watts in 1991. Newton and Ridley owned "The Rovers Return" in Coronation Street until Jack and Vera Duckworth bought the freehold in 1993. Ephraim Monk are the owners of The Woolpack in "Emmerdale".
Truman, Hanbury and Buxton is a real East End brewery based in Brick Lane.
|In series five of "Men Behaving Badly", Gary and Tony's local pub, The Crown, gets a new landlord, Ken, played by which actor?|
John Thomson. Ken replaced the hygienically-challenged Les, played by Dave Atkins. He had no idea how to run a pub and only got the job because his brother was sleeping with the brewery's manageress.
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