20 BEST British TV Quiz Questions

From sitcoms to soaps, these British TV quiz questions will test your knowledge on shows from the past.

british tv quiz questions
These British TV quiz questions will challenge you

Looking for the best British TV trivia questions?

It’s time for another fun entertainment quiz! This time we’re delving into the world of television to find out how much attention you’ve paid to the box. Perhaps you’re an all-round telly addict or you’re a big fan of British comedy shows.

Do you know your Downton Abbey from your Gavin and Stacey? How brushed up are you on your Doctor Who companions? Can you name any of the Blue Peter pets from years gone by? British Television is the heart of UK culture, so there are a lot of questions and shows that could come up.

british tv quiz questions
How well do you the old British sitcoms and dramas?

From glitzy game shows to children’s TV, sketch shows to sitcoms, these British TV quiz questions cover a little bit of everything! Did you grow up watching Blue Peter or remember the good old days of Coronation Street? Your knowledge could come in handy!

Time to see if you’ve got square eyes or need to brush up some more TV gold. Here come 20 interesting and challenging British TV quiz questions. Ready?

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Ready for some fun British TV quiz questions?

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Ultimate British TV Quiz

On which classic game show might you hear 'Can I have a 'P' please, Bob?

In which year did Coronation Street first air?

Who played Basil Fawlty's wife Sybil in Fawlty Towers?

Which kids show featured a furry bear named Bungle?

Victoria Wood starred as Bren in which sitcom set in a canteen in a Manchester?

Which TV comedy show features two tailors with the catchphrase "Ooh! Suit you sir!"?

Matt Lucas kept the scores on Shooting Stars, but what was his baby-like character's name?

Tom Baker, Peter Davison and Colin Baker have all played the same character... who?

Captain George Mainwaring is one of the main characters in which long-running British sitcom?

In which hilarious show would you find best friends Edina and Patsy swigging champagne?

Which comedy star had a sketch where he held a giant mobile phone and shouted 'HELLO'?

Which British TV show, which began in 1983, is set at Sun Hill police station?

Who was Ronnie Corbett's comedy partner?

In which town is The Office set?

If you were watching Jet, Lightning, Rhino and Wolf, what show were you watching?

James Corden played which bumbling best friend in Gavin and Stacey?

What's the name of the iconic pub in Eastenders

Who presents I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here?

In which cult British reality TV show would you find the Sugar Hut?

Who now presents the famous game show, Crystal Maze

Plan your own quiz night

quiz books

If you’re looking for some recommendations, these are a few of our favorite quiz books to buy. We use these when planning fun trivia nights with family and friends!

  1. Ultimate Quiz Night
  2. Quiz Master
  3. The Big Pub Quiz

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