This week’s lockdown workout is for soap lovers to ponder over whilst having your mid morning cuppa. Best of luck!
1. He started off as a student with high hopes, but never left his hometown. Who had a string of jobs and almost as long a string of ex-lovers and wives?
2. In which fictional town is ‘Coronation Street’ set?
3. In 1993 what tragedy did “Emmerdale” use to attract viewers?
4. In “Eastenders”, where did Den and Chrissie Watts meet?
5. In Eastenders, who shot Phil Mitchell?
6. Which “Coronation Street” character lost his first wife to electrocution by a hair dryer?
7. ‘Brookside’ was Channel 4’s flagship soap and ran for nearly 20 years. In which city was Brookside set?
8. ‘Emmerdale’ had a name change in the late 1980s. What did we used to know this soap as?
9. “Crossroads” had two incarnations. In the original series which character ended up confined to a wheelchair following a car accident?
10. ‘Doctors’ is a BBC lunchtime soap first shown in 2000. In which fictional Midland city is it based?
11. Which BBC soap opera had such bad acting and story lines that it represented a tragedy in its own right and was cancelled after only one year?
12. Some characters in soap operas suffer more than others. Which “Coronation Street” character has been divorced more than once, widowed, married to a serial killer and arrested and tried for murder?
13. She was a nightclub singer who snared a publican for her husband. Which soap opera longtimer went on to manage a newsagent’s shop with a busy-body professional partner?
14.Which series shown on ITV between 1957 and 1967 is considered to be one of British television’s first major soaps?
15. Rowena Wallace played Patricia ‘Pat The Rat’ Hamilton in which soap?
16. Which British TV soap was first screened on Friday 9th December 1960?
17.Where is Emmerdale filmed?
18.What is the square in Eastenders called?
19.What did Hilda Ogden of Coronation Street have three of on her living room wall in the living room?
20. Who served as landlord at the Woolpack in Emmerdale between 1948 to 1991?
Answers to follow tomorrow