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1. This comedian was known from the 1930s to the 1980s, and had a career that spanned films, TV and music hall. Who had the catchphrase, "Hello, Playmates"?
2. This 6 foot 4 inch, Fez-wearing Welsh-born giant had an act that revolved around doing very bad magic tricks. His catchphrase was "just like that".
3. This Northern Irish comedian first came to note on the ITV TV talent programme "Opportunity Knocks". He was later one of the more prominent acts on another ITV programme called "The Comedians". He had not one but two catchphrases he could be identified with. They were "it's a cracker" and "it's the way I tell 'em". Who was this giant of British comedy?
4. Born in 1925 in South London, which red-haired comic of TV, radio and films recorded 18 songs, the most famous of which was "My Boomerang Won't Come Back"? He made chart appearances all over the world, and had the well-known catchphrase of "Hello, my darlings".
5. This entertainer was sent to Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts by his mother to lose his natural Cockney accent. In the 1950s he was stereotyped into playing amusing English upper class parts in films, and became famous for his catchphrase, "I say, Ding Dong". Who was this comic actor whose parts including roles in some "Carry On" films?
6. This comedian-cum-presenter came to TV late and was a big hit on "The Generation Game", with catchphrases like "Shut that door!", "What a gay day!" and "Seems like a nice boy!". Who was this presenter with friends called "Everard" and "Slack Alice"?
7. "Rock on Tommy" was one of the catchphrases of what comedian, who had a habit of wearing bright red braces.
8. This star of twenty-six "Carry On" films, British TV and radio plays, this speaker could not be missed either by his voice or his catchphrase of "Stop messin' about". Who was this once-seen-and-never-to-be-forgotten star?
9. This comedian, who started out by winning his audition on "New Faces" and then later coming in second in the whole series, went on to do more than forge a career as a stand-up comedian. He also presented the BBC shows "Big Break" and "The Generation Game". When he started out, his catchphrase was "Nick, Nick".
10. No quiz about British comedians/entertainers and catchphrases would be complete without the King of the Catchphrase. Who has the catchphrase, "Nice to see you, to see you nice"?
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