Economists keep telling us we’re heading back to the Seventies. Can the ‘decade that style forgot’ be blamed for destroying our nation’s food heritage? Or was it just a time of experimentation – some of which went (drastically) wrong?
Why not gather friends for a 1970s inspired evening? Enjoy Neil Davey’s quiz on the TV, films, music and food of the time and enjoy our very best nostalgia menu.
1. What sort of story did Harvard law student Oliver Barrett IV and music student Jennifer Cavilleri have in 1970?
2. In the film, he didn’t have a name. On set, he was known as Bruce. Who was he?
3. Robert Redford and Paul Newman organise The Sting of the film’s title. But who plays the victim?
a) Charles Durning
b) Jackie Gleason
c) Robert Shaw
4. Peter Mayhew starred in Star Wars and its sequels. But you never saw his face. Who did he play?
c) Darth Vader
5. Who was Dustin Hoffman splitting up from in Kramer vs Kramer?
6. Waterloo was their first but what was Abba’s last number one of the 1970s?
a) Knowing Me Knowing You
b) Take A Chance on Me
c) The Name of the Game
7. What sort of feet did Mud sing about in 1974?
a) Chicken feet
b) Pigs feet
c) Tiger feet
8. When did The Beatles split up?
9. What was the UK’s best-selling single of the 1970s?
a) You’re The One That I Want
b) Bohemian Rhapsody
c) Mull of Kintyre
10. How were Liz Mitchell, Marcia Barrett, Maizie Williams and Bobby Farrell better known?
11. John Hewer was a star of 1970s adverts. How was he better known?
a) The R Whites Secret Lemonade Drinker
b) The voice of the SMASH robots
c) Captain Birdseye
12. Which TV cook wrote “One of the most sordid little offerings is the ubiquitous Prawn Cocktail... a tired prawn drooping disconsolately over the edge of the glass like a debutante at the end of her first ball and its opposite number, a piece of lemon... clutching the opposite side of the rim like a seasick passenger during a rough Channel crossing?“
13. When did the first McDonald’s open in the UK?
14. Whose 1970s cookery books included Cooking For You, Great Dishes of the World and Great Salads and Vegetables?
a) Robert Carrier
b) Fanny Cradock
c) Graham Kerr
d) Delia Smith
15. What London restaurant chain was subject to a six-day siege in 1975?
16. Where did Hartley Hare, Octavia the Ostrich, Topov the Monkey and Pig live?
17. Alberto the Frog – and his orchestra - appeared weekly in Bod. What was his favourite food?
c) Chicken wings
18. What was the sequel to Porridge called?
19. Patrick Macnee was Steed. Gareth “Nescafe” Hunt was Gambit. But who did Joanna Lumley play in the 1970s reboot New Avengers?
20. Googie Withers was Governess Faye Boswell of HMP Stone Park in which classic 1970s drama?
a) Bouquet of Barbed Wire
b) Within These Walls