55 TV quiz questions and answers for your home pub quiz (updated)

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As we all turn to virtual pub quizzes to keep ourselves entertained in lockdown, the hours spent researching questions quickly mount up.


Thankfully, RadioTimes.com has you covered. We’ve put together a list of 55 TV quiz questions and answers, ranging from easy to downright devilish, ready to slot straight into your Zoom, Google Hangouts, House Party or Skype quiz.

From soaps to Strictly, Stranger Things to Love Island, there’s a bit of something for everyone.

So read on, copy and paste and make the most of the legwork which has been done especially for you.

You can also check out out film pub quiz, music quiz or sport pub quiz. Plus there’s a load specialist quizzes available as part of our bumper general knowledge pub quiz.

TV quiz Questions

  1. Which girl group performed during the opening minutes of Channel 5’s launch in 1997 in the UK?
  2. In what year did Coronation Street first air on ITV?
  3. How many episodes of Game of Thrones are there?
  4. What is the highest-rated TV series on the IMDB Top 250 TV series list?
  5. Which British TV show recorded the largest audience for a single episode with over 30 million viewers?
  6. Where is Strictly Come Dancing filmed?
  7. In what year did long-running children’s programme Blue Peter first broadcast in the UK?
  8. Who played Rodney Trotter in Only Fools and Horses?
  9. Which actor portrayed Inspector Morse?
  10. Name the creators of Stranger Things
  11. What’s the pub called in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks?
  12. Who became the first female presenter of Question Time in 2019?
  13. For what is Nancy Cartwright best known?
  14. What is the name of Rene’s wife in ‘Allo ‘Allo?
  15. Who does the voiceover on Love Island?
  16. In which fictional town is Netflix show Stranger Things primarily set?
  17. What is the capital of Westeros in Game of Thrones?
  18. What is the name of the prison in the popular BBC sitcom Porridge starring Ronnie Barker?
  19. Which well-known Welsh village was the primary set for the 1960s TV show The Prisoner?
  20. Which TV theme begins with the words: “You know we belong together…”
  21. Which critically acclaimed US TV drama was set around the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency in New York?
  22. In which fictional town was the sitcom Dad’s Army set?
  23. Which comedian and actor plays Alan Partridge?
  24. In which city do Ross and Rachel get married in Friends?
  25. Which UK show is the world’s longest news and current affairs TV programme?
  26. The following have all presented which TV show? Bruce Forsyth, Larry Grayson, Jim Davidson and Mel & Sue (Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins)
  27. Who presents Dragons’ Den?
  28. In 1995, more than 22 million people tuned into a special BBC Panorama interview with Princess Diana. Which journalist conducted the interview?
  29. What colour is Thunderbird 2 piloted by Virgil Tracy in Thunderbirds?
  30. What was the first full programme to be shown on Channel 4 on the afternoon of its launch in 1982?
  31. Who presented TV quiz Blockbusters between 1983 and 1995?
  32. Which member of The Beatles narrated the first series of Thomas the Tank Engine on TV?
  33. Who plays Eleven in Stranger Things?
  34. Who co-created hit US sitcom Seinfeld with Jerry Seinfeld?
  35. Friends ended in May 2004 after how many seasons?
  36. What is the main pub called in Peaky Blinders where the Shelby’s meet?
  37. Long-running ITV police drama The Bill was set in which fictional suburb?
  38. Who played Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part?
  39. Name the comedy duo who starred in anarchic hit Bottom
  40. Who played Queen Elizabeth II in the first two seasons of The Crown?
  41. Which TV show features Miranda Hobbes and Samantha Jones?
  42. Ant and Dec first worked together on which children’s TV drama?
  43. Amy Poehler, Rob Lowe and Chris Pratt worked together on which US comedy series?
  44. Which entertainment show featured the phrase, ‘Tonight Matthew, I’m going to be…’?
  45. Which US comedy actress created the Netflix show, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt?
  46. Which Cold Feet character died in a shock car crash?
  47. Name Casualty’s longest-serving character.
  48. What is the name of Miranda Hart’s best friend in her hit sitcom?
  49. Which singing competition was the first to feature Simon Cowell as a judge?
  50. Which of these actors has not appeared in The Vicar of Dibley: Emilia Fox, Keeley Hawes, Peter Capaldi
  51. In the TV show Hustle, who played lead character Mickey “Bricks” Stone?
  52. Cop drama Life on Mars is named after a song by which musician?
  53. In sci-fi series Black Mirror, which song regularly appears in different stories?
  54. Who were the original presenters of Top Gear when it launched in 2002?
  55. In what year was the Independent Television network, later known as ITV, launched?

TV quiz answers

  1. The Spice Girls
  2. 1960
  3. 73
  4. Breaking Bad
  5. Eastenders (on Christmas Day 1986)
  6. Elstree Studios
  7. 1958
  8. Nicholas Lyndhurst
  9. John Thaw
  10. The Duffer Brothers
  11. The Dog in the Pond
  12. Fiona Bruce
  13. Being the voice of Bart Simpson in the Simpsons
  14. Edith
  15. Iain Stirling
  16. Hawkins, Indiana
  17. King’s Landing
  18. HMP Slade
  19. Portmeirion
  20. Home and Away
  21. Mad Men
  22. Walmington-on-Sea
  23. Steve Coogan
  24. Las Vegas (end of season 5)
  25. Panorama (1953 to present day)
  26. The Generation Game
  27. Evan Davis
  28. Martin Bashir
  29. Green
  30. Countdown
  31. Bob Holness
  32. Ringo Starr
  33. Millie Bobby Brown
  34. Larry David
  35. Ten
  36. The Garrison Tavern
  37. Sun Hill
  38. Warren Mitchell
  39. Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson
  40. Claire Foy
  41. Sex and the City
  42. Byker Grove
  43. Parks and Recreation
  44. Stars In Their Eyes
  45. Tina Fey
  46. Rachel
  47. Charlie Fairhead
  48. Stevie
  49. Pop Idol
  50. Emilia Fox
  51. Adrian Lester
  52. David Bowie
  53. Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand) by Irma Thomas
  54. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and Jason Dawe
  55. 1955