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Beside the Seaside

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Beside the Seaside game quiz
"Great Britain is an island nation and the British people love all forms of entertainment which has a seaside theme."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. "Desert Island Discs" is a British radio show that began in 1942. What was the name of the first presenter?
    Michael Parkinson
    Kirsty Young
    Roy Plomley
    Sue Lawley


2. "Fawlty Towers" was a popular television programme which ran from 1975 to 1979. In which seaside resort was the fictitious hotel based?
    Scarborough
    Llandudno
    Southend
    Torquay


3. Which British institution would you find at the coastal towns of Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness?
    Warners
    Monarch
    Haven
    Butlins


4. "The White Cliffs of Dover" was a popular song that entertained troops during World War II. Where in the British Isles are these cliffs located?
    Northeast
    Southeast
    Southwest
    Northwest


5. Which British author wrote the 1938 novel, "Brighton Rock"?
    Ian Fleming
    John Buchan
    Graham Greene
    Alistair McLean


6. Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been open to the public since 1896 and houses nearly 40 rides, including 12 roller coasters. What was the name of the first roller coaster ride at Blackpool?
    Infusion
    Big Dipper
    Wild Mouse
    Revolution


7. "Mr Bean's Holiday" saw our hapless friend win a raffle ticket to travel through France to the coastal town of Cannes. What was the song played at the end of the film which involved the whole cast?
    La Langoustine
    La Sabine
    La Marché
    La Mer


8. Pleasure piers have always been a popular entertainment venue in Britain. Which pier hosted the Who, Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones during the 1960s and 1970s?
    Colwyn Bay
    Hastings
    Cromer
    Southport


9. "Hi-de-Hi!" was a British comedy television series set in which fictional holiday camp?
    Dixons
    Comets
    Maplins
    Currys


10. A favourite song that has entertained visitors to British coastal resorts for over a century is called "I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside". Can you finish these lyrics?

"Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside
I do like to be beside the sea!
I do like to stroll upon the prom, prom, prom!
Where the brass bands play
____________________"
    Nompty-nom-nom-nom!
    Dinky-dom-dom-dom!
    Strawberry-bom-bom-bom!
    Tiddely-om-pom-pom!


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Compiled Jun 28 12