'Classic FM & Radio Times TV Music Countdown Quiz'



I've included music clips and questions for all of the fifty 'TV Music Themes' as voted for by Classic FM and Radio Times readers.


However, rather than play them all of them (it's a very eclectic mix!), as you work through the countdown ask members which TV shows they remember watching and focus just on those.


This will have the effect of reducing the number of music clips played and questions asked and of course the time the session takes to complete. In addition it will help members feel included and avoid overloading them with too much information.


As most of the top fifty are classical pieces, at the end of the quiz I've included a 'Top 10 TV Song' playlist of songs which members should hopefully recognise and be able to sing along with. Have them choose a couple of them to play during the quiz, to break it up a bit.


As usual, engagement and enjoyment are the main aims of the quiz. Encourage reminiscence, discussion and story telling. Give lots of clues and hints to help members answer questions and feel a sense of achievement.







50: 'The Sky At Night'


https://youtu.be/TZ17fvHnMpk


Which astronomer presented this show?







49: 'Mr Bean'


https://youtu.be/WmtIrkR6O7I


Which actor/comedian starred as Mr Bean?







48: 'The West Wing'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmp1sGsHOAg


Where is 'The West Wing' set?







47: 'The Gruffalo'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSc4TQshebk


Which creature invents 'The Gruffalo' to scare off his enemies, but then discovers he is real?







46: 'Foyle's War'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l338p2nDzS4


What is Foyle's occupation?







44: 'The Chronicles Of Narnia'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lPZ6YmqXjA


Who wrote these books?







45: 'Bridgerton'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4sC69oNxoc


In which era is this period drama set?







43: 'Silent Witness'


https://youtu.be/VuGt3-eyYAM


What occupation does the lead character have?







42: 'Midsomer Murders'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt2qDpunWuE


Who played DI Tom Barnaby from the start of the show in 1997?







41: 'The Flintstones'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq7noaMwLfg&t=10s


Name the four main characters?







40: 'Call The Widwife'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLgPZRupOWI


Which actress in 'Call The Midwife' also featured in the 1970 film 'The Railway Children'?







39: 'The Thorn Birds'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcQXWxcjMGw


Which country was it set in?







38: 'Line Of Duty'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDGyAon1sGQ


Which police unit features in this drama?







37: 'The Simpsons'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPzS3QYb868


Name the family members?







36: 'Star Trek The Next Generation'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvX5tCo6FeM


What is the 'Vulcan Salute'?







35: 'The Victorian Kitchen Garden'


https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/bbc-motion-graphics-archive/victorian-kitchen-garden-1987


Name some herbs you might grow in a kitchen garden?







34: 'The London Marathon'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oI5qYuOlJ4


Thinking of the 'Marathon' chocolate bar, what is it called now?







33: 'Sherlock'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB8nPu5iH9c


Where did Sherlock Holmes live?







32: 'His Dark Materials'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRaT0QXAxCw


What was 'Golden' in one of the books?







31: 'Horse Of The Year Show'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_2akepe6ZQ


Horse riding events are generally termed what?







30: 'Planet Earth'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcmWoRTwf_A


Name the other planets in our Solar System?







29: 'This Week'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQHZQMivthU


How many weeks are there in a year?







28: 'Jonathan Creek'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WMR5x5Mr8U


In which type of building did Jonathan Creek live?







27: 'Victoria'


https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6171v5


Who did Queen Victoria marry in 1840?







26: 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqLqJEIq6A8


Who starred as George Smiley?







25: 'The World At War'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSdNFTy9QtI


Which part of the UK was occupied by German forces in the WW2?







24: 'The Crown'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJdrrrIT8hQ


In which year did Charles and Diana marry?







23: 'The Mandalorian'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7yqW64Dx7c


Which series of sci fi films is 'Baby Yoda' from?







22: 'The Adventures Of Black Beauty'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hasBJ1Gkjy8


Which UK bank uses a black horse as its emblem?







21: 'The Apprentice'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6aOwZ3a-e8


Who was the investor and chairman of the 'Apprentice USA'?







20: 'Lewis'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzsqlAbFeIw


'Lewis' was a spin off of which TV detective series?







19: 'Thunderbirds'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huPB3T0v_uQ


What did Anthea Turner, presenter of 'Blue Peter', encourage children to make in 1993?







18: 'Miss Marple'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knll8abXcbI


Who wrote the 'Miss Marple' books?







17: 'The Vicar Of Dibley'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek8MSoAKQIk


What was the vicar's name?







16: 'Peaky Blinders'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be56k1Ui2Yg


Where is the series set?







15: 'Poirot'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3A8z0hbJXg


Which country was Hercule Poirot from?







14: 'The Lone Ranger'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9lf76xOA5k


What was the name of his horse?







13: 'Doctor Who'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvD-gaxDj0I


Name as many Doctor Who actors as you can?







12: 'Harry's Game'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVpjLzrCwxg


Which Irish solo artist started off in the Celtic folk band 'Clannad'?