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  There are 128 quizzes and 1,280 trivia questions in this category.
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1
British TV Duos

See if you can identify the duo of actors with the TV series in which they appeared.
Very Easy (10 qns)
zambesi
Sep 13 16
267 plays
2
Grumpy Old Men!

The characters in this quiz are not known for their cheerful frame of mind. In fact, they are usually downright grumpy. See how you get on identifying them. Note - UK television shows, which may not all be known elsewhere.
Easy (10 qns)
rossian
May 28 13
498 plays
3
The Great British Quiz Show

Quiz and game shows have graced UK television screens for many decades and the appetite for such shows amongst the British public shows no sign of letting up. Enjoy!
Easy (10 qns)
jonnowales
Jun 02 13
552 plays
4
Read the Book?

While it's often argued that television discourages people from reading, some popular British TV series have had viewers searching for the books on which they were based. How many of these do you remember?
Average (10 qns)
baldricksmum
Jul 21 07
1599 plays
5
Dawn French Without Tears

Dawn French has played a major role in British television comedy since the 1980s, creating some never to be forgotten characters. This quiz covers some of her comedy contributions where the only tears would be of laughter.
Easy (10 qns)
baldricksmum
Jul 11 07
1449 plays
6
The Life and Times of Alf Garnett

Alf Garnett was a well loved British TV character for many years. See how much you can remember about him.
Average (10 qns)
romeomikegolf
Aug 06 09
351 plays
7
Do You Remember UK TV From The 1980s?

Perhaps not quite as good as the 1970s, but the 1980s still produced many classic TV moments. Here is one question about UK TV from each year of the decade.
Average (10 qns)
EnglishJedi
Jan 30 16
423 plays
8
Take When Needed

Take when needed is the instruction given with painkillers, offered by the medical staff in charge of your treatment. Medical dramas have proved a major source of material for television. How many of these British medical dramas can you recognise?
Average (10 qns)
rossian
Feb 08 12
3945 plays
9
What's on TV Tonight?

The British Film Institute conducted a poll in 2000 to determine the "100 Greatest British Television Programmes". All TV shows referred to in this quiz appear in that list of 100.
Average (10 qns)
EnglishJedi
Oct 23 13
567 plays
10
My Commanding Wife

Television has always featured the domineering woman. Here is a selection of questions about some of the battleaxes who have appeared on British television. Note - in case you didn't notice - UK specific.
Average (10 qns)
rossian
Aug 18 11
783 plays
11
Do You Remember UK TV From The 1970s?

Personally, I remember 1970s TV better than what was on yesterday, but that's just because I'm an old fogie! Here is one question from each year of that great decade of TV action in the UK.
Average (10 qns)
EnglishJedi
Jun 29 15
378 plays
12
A Very British Experience

The chat show, or celebrity interview segment, has been a staple of British television for many years. Some however have not always gone to plan.
Average (10 qns)
Christinap
Jun 07 13
438 plays
13
British Shows that Made it Across the Pond

Here we have an assortment of British shows that have appeared on American television over the years. Your challenge is to match the actor/actress with the show in which he/she had a starring role.
Easy (10 qns)
PDAZ
May 19 16
585 plays
14
Soapy Dogs

An introduction to the motley collection of dogs that have appeared in the various soap operas seen on British telly...
Tough (10 qns)
Fifiona81
Jan 05 15
315 plays
15
Private Dicks, Agents & Spacemen

Private detectives, secret agents and spacemen were all the rage on UK TV in the '60s & '70s. Some were great and some were awful but someone has to write these quizzes. See if you can name the show, the actor, the character or the writer good luck.
Average (10 qns)
shipyardbernie
Apr 24 12
423 plays
16
British Quiz Shows By Haiku

Here are ten Haikus/Which describe TV quizzes/ Shown in the UK. Just follow the clues/And identify the show/I hope you have fun!
Easy (10 qns)
candy-pop
Jun 13 16
195 plays
17
The Dead Horse-- Beaten Again!

Talk about flogging a dead horse! With all the talent shows there have been on television, it's hard to believe that there's anyone left worth discovering. This quiz covers some of the British shows.
Average (10 qns)
rossian
Jun 24 12
477 plays
18
British Television

We have some great programmes on British television, I thought it was about time we celebrated that fact.
Average (10 qns)
booboo11
Oct 23 06
3378 plays
19
British TV Game Shows by Catchphrase

I supply a catchphrase from the show and your task is to choose the correct show from the list that matches the catchphrase. These shows were shown in Britain from the 1960s onwards.
Easy (10 qns)
suomy
Feb 25 14
420 plays
20
British TV through the '70s

One question about something significant that happened on British TV event in each year of the 1970s.
Average (10 qns)
EnglishJedi
Sep 25 13
435 plays
21
British Panel Shows

Akin to quiz or game shows, panel shows are those where the competitors are one or more teams of celebrities and there is seldom anything to win except a little self-esteem. Here's 10 questions on some British examples spanning a few decades.
Average (10 qns)
DragonLadyBlue
Nov 26 10
480 plays
22
It Was Called What?

Not all game shows on British TV were originally British ideas. So what were the origins of these British game shows and what did they become?
Average (10 qns)
pmarney
Aug 14 13
384 plays
23
Cook, Build, Ask, Sell: British TV Genres

There are so many types of programmes on our televisions. The challenge is to identify the genre in which the named presenters were involved.
Easy (10 qns)
darksplash
Apr 16 12
525 plays
24
Catchprases

Who made these phrases famous as their own catchphrase?
Average (10 qns)
awkins
Mar 20 01
4815 plays
25
British Laughter Makers and their TV Comedy

Some of my favourite laughter makers feature in this little quiz. I'm sure that you will recall some rib-tickling moments as you take this quiz.
Average (10 qns)
bracklaman
Jun 19 08
1467 plays
26
Take the Risk and the Reward

Many UK shows push contestants into making high risk decisions, some based on money and some based on emotional risk. Will you take the risk of playing this quiz for its rewards?
Average (10 qns)
malik24
May 23 12
255 plays
27
Name the Original British Show

All these American shows originated in Britain. What were they known as in the UK. Verified by the IMDb
Tough (10 qns)
awkins
Jun 23 00
4578 plays
28
Another Night in Front of the TV

Various TV programmes that are screened on the UK, am sure I could find something more constructive to do. Read a book, clean, no will go with you, and watch some Television.
Average (10 qns)
Leeasa
Feb 05 13
546 plays
29
British TV Protagonists

Match the actor with the show he/she was in. All the shows are British TV productions.
Easy (10 qns)
gme24
Apr 24 16
540 plays
30
From Britain with laughs and a few scares

The second "British Invasion" has happened to television. Many British shows have been remade in the US but the original UK versions are shows we Americans love as well. I hope you can name some of them.
Easy (10 qns)
cathyR88
Aug 03 13
714 plays
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