Granada TV produced some of the nation’s best-loved programmes in the 1970s, including sitcoms The Lovers and The Cuckoo Waltz as well as the drama Family at War.

Other highlights were The Krypton Factor, Nearest and Dearest and The Stars Look Down.

How well do you remember Granada TV in the 70s? Why not test your knowledge in our quiz and compare your score with friends?

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Laurence Olivier starred in a series of plays for Granada from 1976 to 1978 under the title Laurence Olivier Presents. Hollywood actors Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner were also involved. One of the plays was Cat on a Hot Tin Roof written by which American author?

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The popular weekly test of physical and mental stamina known as The Krypton Factor was produced on Granada TV from 1977 to 1995. Who was its host?

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T. Rex lead singer Marc Bolan, pictured, filmed his music show Marc at Granada studios in 1975. What was T. Rex’s first UK Number One single?

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The Granada sitcom Nearest and Dearest, broadcast from 1968 to 1973, featured Farnworth actress Hylda Baker in the title role of Nellie Pledge – matriarch of the family business Pledge’s Pickles. Who played her squabbling brother Eli?

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The Bay City Rollers, pictured, recorded their own TV show at Granada studios in 1975. What was it called?

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Who was the star of the Granada pop programme Lift Off With Ayshea, broadcast from 1969 to 1974?

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Paula Wilcox and Richard Beckinsale, pictured, portrayed Beryl and Geoffrey in Granada sitcom The Lovers. Which role did Beckinsale go on to play in Porridge?

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One of Coronation Street’s most popular and enduring characters made their permanent debut on the cobblestones in 1972. Who was it?

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Lewis Collins, later Bodie in the TV series the Professionals, played the lodger of newlyweds Chris and Fliss Hawthorne (David Roper and Diane Keen) in Granada sitcom The Cuckoo Waltz. What was the lodger’s name?

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The Granada TV drama A Family at War, starring Coral Atkins and Colin Douglas, was aired from 1970 to 1972. In which city was the series based?

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