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Where Would I Be Without You? Trivia Quiz


Over the years there have been numerous double acts in British comedy. Let's see if you can work out who the partner is from one half of the act. I'll give you one half of the partnership, you give me the other.

A multiple-choice quiz by pmarney. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
pmarney
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
361,396
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
1169
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: mulder52 (9/10), Jaydel (8/10), pughmv (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. A Bud Flanagan recording of "Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr. Hitler?" was used as the "Dad's Army" theme song. Who was his long term comedy partner on stage? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Dr. Evadne Hinge was one half of a female impersonation act. Who made up that team with Dr. Evadne Hinge? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Prior to 2016, Stephen Fry presented "QI". Years ago he was part of a double act. Who was his partner then? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The talent programme "Opportunity Knocks" brought Syd Little and his comedy partner to the attention of the British public. Who made up the team? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Coming together in the 1980s for "The Comic Strip" series, Dawn French and her long time friend and partner have kept us all laughing ever since. Who is her comic partner? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Another female double act was made up of Mel Giedroyc and whom? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Both famous in their own right, Ronnie Barker and his partner kept us amused from 1971 to 1987 as a double act. Who was Barker's 5'1" partner for all those years? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Tommy Cannon and his ex-welder partner made their first TV performance on the variety show "The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club". What was the name of Tommy's long term partner? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Bob Mortimer teamed up with whom, to make a well-loved comedy partnership? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. No quiz about British comedy double acts would be complete without the masters. Ernie Wise partnered whom, to make this much-loved partnership? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. A Bud Flanagan recording of "Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr. Hitler?" was used as the "Dad's Army" theme song. Who was his long term comedy partner on stage?

Answer: Chesney Allen

Flanagan and Allen first paired back in 1926 and became very famous during the Second World War as a double act and part of The Crazy Gang. Together they recorded over 20 songs. The theme to "Dad's Army" was recorded by Flanagan and was the last recording he made before his death in 1968. Chesney Allen did not die until 1982.
2. Dr. Evadne Hinge was one half of a female impersonation act. Who made up that team with Dr. Evadne Hinge?

Answer: Dame Hilda Bracket

Hinge and Bracket, as they were known, were played by George Logan and Patrick Fyffe. They appeared on TV from the early 70s for almost 30 years, until 2001. They played two elderly eccentric spinsters living in the fictional town of Stackton Tressel. One played the piano and the other sang songs from both opera and musical theatre.
3. Prior to 2016, Stephen Fry presented "QI". Years ago he was part of a double act. Who was his partner then?

Answer: Hugh Laurie

Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie met whilst studying at Cambridge, where they joined the Cambridge Footlights. They first came to the fore in a TV sketch show, "A Bit of Fry & Laurie" (1987 to 1995). Since then they both have had successful solo careers and have come together on some of their projects.

This included appearances in the "Blackadder" series, especially in the fourth series of "Blackadder Goes Forth".
4. The talent programme "Opportunity Knocks" brought Syd Little and his comedy partner to the attention of the British public. Who made up the team?

Answer: Eddie Large

Syd Little (born Cyril Mead) and Eddie Large (born Edward McGinnis) started back in 1962, where they played the pubs and clubs of the north of England. Eventually, after coming to everyone's attention on "Opportunity Knocks", they were given their own BBC show, "The Little and Large Show", in 1978.

They continued to do this show until 1991 when it was cancelled. Since the show was cancelled they have continued to perform in theatres and pantomimes around the UK.
5. Coming together in the 1980s for "The Comic Strip" series, Dawn French and her long time friend and partner have kept us all laughing ever since. Who is her comic partner?

Answer: Jennifer Saunders

The "French and Saunders" TV show was written by and starred the two comediennes. They have both also starred in their own TV programmes which they have either written or helped write. Dawn French has written and starred in "The Vicar of Dibley" and "Murder Most Horrid".

She also starred in "Jam & Jerusalem" more recently. Jennifer Saunders found international acclaim for the series "Absolutely Fabulous", which she created and wrote from an original idea from Dawn and herself. They even set up their own TV company called French and Saunders Productions to produce the productions of the programmes they wrote.
6. Another female double act was made up of Mel Giedroyc and whom?

Answer: Sue Perkins

The double act of Mel and Sue came to everyone's attention when on a French and Saunders production. They met whilst they were students at Cambridge University. They toured for a while as a comedy double act. Mel and Sue were later asked by channel 4 to host "Light Lunch" a lunchtime chat show.

Initially the show was a huge success but viewing figures declined and after two years the programme was taken off air. In 2006 they went their own separate ways and were out of the limelight for a while. More recently however the duo have got back together and started presenting a very successful programme on British TV, "The Great British Bake Off".
7. Both famous in their own right, Ronnie Barker and his partner kept us amused from 1971 to 1987 as a double act. Who was Barker's 5'1" partner for all those years?

Answer: Ronnie Corbett

"The Two Ronnies" was a TV sketch show from 1971 to 1987 that starred Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett. It was David Frost who first brought the pair together for his new show "The Frost Report" in 1966. (The same programme also brought John Cleese to the British public's attention.) The chemistry between Barker and Corbett was obvious from the start to the BBC who, in 1971, united the pair once more.
8. Tommy Cannon and his ex-welder partner made their first TV performance on the variety show "The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club". What was the name of Tommy's long term partner?

Answer: Bobby Ball

The double act of Cannon and Ball was made up of Tommy Cannon (Thomas Derbyshire) and Bobby Ball (Robert Harper). They both started as singers in pubs and clubs around Lancashire England until they found out comedians earned £3 a night more than singers. That was when they turned their hands to comedy. They even appeared in a feature film, "The Boys in Blue", in 1982.
9. Bob Mortimer teamed up with whom, to make a well-loved comedy partnership?

Answer: Vic Reeves

Vic and Bob, or Reeves and Mortimer, are a British comedy double act. Since 1990 they have written and starred in several British TV programmes. One of the more successful was "Shooting Stars", a celebrity quiz show which really brought out the love of slapstick comedy. Matt Lucas, of "Little Britain" fame, also made an appearance weekly on the show dressed as a baby called George Dawes.
10. No quiz about British comedy double acts would be complete without the masters. Ernie Wise partnered whom, to make this much-loved partnership?

Answer: Eric Morecambe

Morecambe and Wise were partners from 1941 till Eric died in 1984. The pair starred in radio programmes and even starred in a couple of feature films, but it was on TV that the British public adored them. It was most celebrities' wish to be asked onto the "The Morecambe and Wise Show". Though they knew they would be taken out of their comfort zone and made to look and feel really stupid, they still queued up to star on the show.

The Christmas specials were a must in nearly every house in the UK, with their 1977 Christmas show getting over 28 million viewers--one of the highest ever audiences on British TV at the time.
Source: Author pmarney

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