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Test your knowledge of 50 years of Coronation Street.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who was the original occupant of No 1 Coronation Street?

    • A.

      Ken Barlow

    • B.

      Albert Tatlock

    • C.

      Esther Hayes

    • D.

      Harry Hewitt

    Correct Answer
    B. Albert Tatlock
    Explanation
    Albert Tatlock was the original occupant of No 1 Coronation Street. He was a long-standing character on the British soap opera Coronation Street, and he lived in the house from the show's inception in 1960 until his departure in 1984. Albert was portrayed as a grumpy and opinionated old man, and his presence in No 1 Coronation Street was a significant part of the show's early years.

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  • 2. 

    Who said the following (to Deirdre)? 'Good looks are a curse, you and Ken should think yourselves lucky'

    • A.

      Hilda Ogden

    • B.

      Annie Walker

    • C.

      Blanche Hunt

    • D.

      Vera Duckworth

    Correct Answer
    C. Blanche Hunt
    Explanation
    Blanche Hunt said the following statement to Deirdre: "Good looks are a curse, you and Ken should think yourselves lucky." This suggests that Blanche believes that being good-looking can bring negative consequences and that Deirdre and Ken should be grateful for not having to deal with those issues.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these street character has not been a binman?

    • A.

      Curly Watts

    • B.

      Trevor Dean

    • C.

      Eddie Yeats

    • D.

      Kevin Webster

    Correct Answer
    D. Kevin Webster
    Explanation
    Kevin Webster has not been a binman. Curly Watts, Trevor Dean, and Eddie Yeats are all characters from the British soap opera "Coronation Street" who have been portrayed as binmen at some point in the show. However, Kevin Webster is a mechanic and businessman on the show, not a binman.

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  • 4. 

    Who filmed Carla and Liam Connor kissing on her mobile phone?

    • A.

      Rosie Webster

    • B.

      Leanne Battersby

    • C.

      Maria Connor

    • D.

      Tina McIntyre

    Correct Answer
    A. Rosie Webster
    Explanation
    Rosie Webster filmed Carla and Liam Connor kissing on her mobile phone.

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  • 5. 

    Which Friends character did Tyrone name his dog after?

    • A.

      Chandler

    • B.

      Joey

    • C.

      Monica

    • D.

      Rachel

    Correct Answer
    C. Monica
    Explanation
    Tyrone named his dog after Monica.

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  • 6. 

    Who composed the Coronation Street theme tune?

    • A.

      Simon May

    • B.

      Tony Hatch

    • C.

      Eric Spear

    • D.

      Michael Kamen

    Correct Answer
    C. Eric Spear
    Explanation
    Eric Spear composed the Coronation Street theme tune.

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  • 7. 

    Which Salford street inspired the original Coronation Street set?

    • A.

      Archie Street

    • B.

      Laburnum Street

    • C.

      Duchy Street

    • D.

      Deyne Street

    Correct Answer
    A. Archie Street
    Explanation
    Archie Street is the correct answer because it is the Salford street that inspired the original Coronation Street set. The iconic television show, Coronation Street, is set in a fictional street in the town of Weatherfield, which was based on the real-life Archie Street in Salford. The original set was designed to replicate the working-class neighborhood feel of Archie Street, and it became one of the most famous and long-running television sets in British history.

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  • 8. 

    Which episode gave Coronation Street its highest ever viewing figure of 26.6 million?

    • A.

      Deirdre Barlow decides to stay with Ken

    • B.

      Richard Hillman murdering Maxine Peacock

    • C.

      Hilda Ogden leaves the Street

    • D.

      Steve McDonald marries Karen

    Correct Answer
    C. Hilda Ogden leaves the Street
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Hilda Ogden leaves the Street. This episode attracted the highest ever viewing figure of 26.6 million. This suggests that Hilda Ogden's departure from Coronation Street was a highly anticipated and significant event for viewers.

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  • 9. 

    What is the name of the actor, who was also a comedian in real life, who played Mike Baldwin's son?

    • A.

      Bradley Walsh

    • B.

      John Thomson

    • C.

      Craig Charles

    • D.

      Roy Hudd

    Correct Answer
    A. Bradley Walsh
    Explanation
    Bradley Walsh is the correct answer because he is an actor who is also known for his comedy work. He played the role of Mike Baldwin's son in the show.

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  • 10. 

    Coronation Street creator Tony Warren met Ena Sharples actress Violet Carson when he was 12 and they both appeared in a radio show. What was it called?

    • A.

      Junior Choice

    • B.

      Children's Hour

    • C.

      Family Favourites

    • D.

      Pick of the Pops

    Correct Answer
    B. Children's Hour
    Explanation
    When Tony Warren was 12 years old, he met Violet Carson, who played Ena Sharples in Coronation Street, while they were both appearing in a radio show. The radio show they appeared in was called "Children's Hour."

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  • 11. 

    Who did 'Killer Katy' Harris murder with a wrench?

    • A.

      Ronnie Clayton

    • B.

      Chesney Brown

    • C.

      Ray Langton

    • D.

      Tommy Harris

    Correct Answer
    D. Tommy Harris
    Explanation
    'Killer Katy' Harris murdered Tommy Harris with a wrench.

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  • 12. 

    Who came to an unfortunate end in a supermarket freezer in a bungled attempt at framing Curly Watts?

    • A.

      Anne Malone

    • B.

      Raquel Watts

    • C.

      Reg Holdsworth

    • D.

      Ron Firman

    Correct Answer
    A. Anne Malone
    Explanation
    Anne Malone came to an unfortunate end in a supermarket freezer in a bungled attempt at framing Curly Watts.

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  • 13. 

    Who did Kevin Webster live with when he first came to Coronation Street?

    • A.

      Deirdre and Ken Barlow

    • B.

      Jack and Vera Duckworth

    • C.

      Hilda and Stan Ogden

    • D.

      Lived on his own

    Correct Answer
    C. Hilda and Stan Ogden
    Explanation
    Kevin Webster lived with Hilda and Stan Ogden when he first came to Coronation Street.

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  • 14. 

    What was the name of Minnie Caldwell's cat?

    • A.

      Billy

    • B.

      Bobby

    • C.

      Pipkin

    • D.

      Mimi

    Correct Answer
    B. Bobby
    Explanation
    Minnie Caldwell's cat was named Bobby.

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  • 15. 

    Which one of these was not married to Steve McDonald?

    • A.

      Vicky

    • B.

      Nicky

    • C.

      Karen

    • D.

      Becky

    Correct Answer
    B. Nicky
    Explanation
    Nicky was not married to Steve McDonald. The question is asking which of the given options was not married to Steve McDonald, and Nicky is the correct answer.

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  • 16. 

    Which feisty redhead was great friends with Gail but later fell out over her first husband Brian Tilsley?

    • A.

      Sue Clayton

    • B.

      Susan Barlow

    • C.

      Susan Boyle

    • D.

      Suzie Birchall

    Correct Answer
    D. Suzie Birchall
    Explanation
    Suzie Birchall is the correct answer because she is described as a feisty redhead who was great friends with Gail but later fell out over her first husband Brian Tilsley. This suggests that Suzie Birchall had a close friendship with Gail and their relationship was strained due to her involvement with Brian Tilsley.

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  • 17. 

    What type of cancer did Alma Halliwell die of?

    • A.

      Breast

    • B.

      Cervical

    • C.

      Liver

    • D.

      Lung

    Correct Answer
    B. Cervical
    Explanation
    Alma Halliwell died of cervical cancer.

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  • 18. 

    Vera Duckworth's ghost recently appeared but which other street battleaxe returned to haunt her neighbours?

    • A.

      Blanche Hunt

    • B.

      Hilda Ogden

    • C.

      Alma Halliwell

    • D.

      Ivy Brennan

    Correct Answer
    D. Ivy Brennan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ivy Brennan. Vera Duckworth's ghost recently appeared, indicating that she is deceased. Among the given options, Ivy Brennan is the only other character who is known to have passed away on the show. Therefore, it can be inferred that Ivy Brennan returned to haunt her neighbors.

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  • 19. 

    Whose dog is called Schmeichel?

    • A.

      Ken's

    • B.

      Chesney's

    • C.

      Kevin's

    • D.

      Tyrone's

    Correct Answer
    B. Chesney's
    Explanation
    Chesney's dog is called Schmeichel.

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  • 20. 

    The opening scene of the first episode of Coronation Street shows two girls playing with a ball, one of them went on to worldwide pop fame - who was she?

    • A.

      Lyn Hall

    • B.

      Cilla Black

    • C.

      Sandie Shaw

    • D.

      Petula Clark

    Correct Answer
    A. Lyn Hall
  • 21. 

    Who did Linda Baldwin (nee Sykes) have an affair with?

    • A.

      Mark Baldwin

    • B.

      Ken Barlow

    • C.

      Reg Holdsworth

    • D.

      Curly Watts

    Correct Answer
    A. Mark Baldwin
    Explanation
    Linda Baldwin (nee Sykes) had an affair with Mark Baldwin.

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  • 22. 

    Which company was the first to sponsor Coronation Street?

    • A.

      Newton and Ridley

    • B.

      Cadbury's

    • C.

      Harveys

    • D.

      Bettabuys

    Correct Answer
    B. Cadbury's
    Explanation
    Cadbury's was the first company to sponsor Coronation Street. This means that Cadbury's provided financial support to the show in exchange for advertising and promotional opportunities. The sponsorship likely involved Cadbury's products being featured in the show or advertised during commercial breaks. This partnership would have helped both Cadbury's and Coronation Street gain exposure and reach a wider audience.

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  • 23. 

    Which Shakespearean actor played dodgy author Mel Hutchwright?

    • A.

      Brian Cox

    • B.

      Kenneth Branagh

    • C.

      Ian McKellen

    • D.

      Richard Attenborough

    Correct Answer
    C. Ian McKellen
    Explanation
    Ian McKellen is the correct answer because he is a well-known Shakespearean actor who has had a successful career in both stage and film. He is known for his versatility and ability to portray a wide range of characters. While the question does not provide specific information about the role of dodgy author Mel Hutchwright, it is reasonable to assume that McKellen's experience and talent make him a suitable choice for playing such a character. Additionally, McKellen has worked extensively in Shakespearean productions, further supporting his suitability for the role.

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  • 24. 

    What was Raquel Watts's maiden name?

    • A.

      Wolstenhulme

    • B.

      Higginbottom

    • C.

      Sattherthwaite

    • D.

      Gillespie

    Correct Answer
    A. Wolstenhulme
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Wolstenhulme because the question is asking for Raquel Watts's maiden name, which refers to the surname she had before getting married. Among the given options, Wolstenhulme is the only one that fits this criteria.

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  • 25. 

    What was Curly Watts's hobby?

    • A.

      Trainspotting

    • B.

      Astronomy

    • C.

      Angling

    • D.

      Origami

    Correct Answer
    B. Astronomy
    Explanation
    Curly Watts's hobby was astronomy. This means that he had a keen interest in studying celestial objects such as stars, planets, and galaxies. Astronomy involves observing, researching, and understanding the universe beyond Earth. Curly most likely enjoyed stargazing, learning about different astronomical phenomena, and possibly even owning a telescope to explore the night sky.

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  • 26. 

    Which of these were not among the notches on Bet Lynch's bedpost?

    • A.

      Mike Baldwin

    • B.

      Len Fairclough

    • C.

      Ken Barlow

    • D.

      Alec Gilroy

    Correct Answer
    C. Ken Barlow
    Explanation
    Ken Barlow was not among the notches on Bet Lynch's bedpost. Bet Lynch, a character from the British soap opera Coronation Street, was known for her numerous romantic relationships. Mike Baldwin, Len Fairclough, and Alec Gilroy were all characters on the show who had been involved with Bet Lynch romantically. However, Ken Barlow was not one of her love interests.

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  • 27. 

    What was Hilda Ogden's hobby?

    • A.

      Reading tea leaves

    • B.

      Quiltmaking

    • C.

      Knitting

    • D.

      Rollerblading

    Correct Answer
    A. Reading tea leaves
    Explanation
    Hilda Ogden's hobby was reading tea leaves. This means that she enjoyed the practice of interpreting patterns and symbols formed by tea leaves in a teacup as a form of divination or fortune-telling. This hobby suggests that Hilda had an interest in the mystical and supernatural, as well as a belief in the power of symbols and signs to reveal information about the future.

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  • 28. 

    What was Jack Duckworth's nickname for Vera?

    • A.

      My little cupcake

    • B.

      My little angel face

    • C.

      My little swamp duck

    • D.

      My little pickle

    Correct Answer
    C. My little swamp duck
    Explanation
    Jack Duckworth's nickname for Vera was "My little swamp duck" because it was a term of endearment that he used to affectionately refer to her. This nickname likely originated from Jack's playful and lighthearted nature, as well as his fondness for Vera. It showcases their close relationship and the unique way they interacted with each other.

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  • 29. 

    What was the name of the supermarket managed by Reg Holdsworth?

    • A.

      Regworths

    • B.

      Cornershop Bargains

    • C.

      Street Savers

    • D.

      Bettabuys

    Correct Answer
    D. Bettabuys
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bettabuys. This was the name of the supermarket managed by Reg Holdsworth.

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  • 30. 

    What was the occupation of mad Maya Sharma, who conducted a twisted hate campaign against corner shop owner Dev after he dumped her for Sunita?

    • A.

      Lawyer

    • B.

      Estate Agent

    • C.

      Accountant

    • D.

      Journalist

    Correct Answer
    A. Lawyer
    Explanation
    Maya Sharma's occupation as a lawyer suggests that she had the knowledge and skills to conduct a twisted hate campaign against Dev. Lawyers are trained in the legal system and have a deep understanding of how to manipulate situations to their advantage. This occupation would have given Maya the ability to use her knowledge of the law to harass Dev after he ended their relationship.

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  • 31. 

    The ghost of which iconic Street actress has reportedly been sighted on the set of Coronation Street?

    • A.

      Lynne Perrie

    • B.

      Maggie Jones

    • C.

      Pat Phoenix

    • D.

      Violet Carson

    Correct Answer
    C. Pat Phoenix
    Explanation
    Pat Phoenix was an iconic Street actress known for her role as Elsie Tanner on Coronation Street. The question asks about the ghost of an iconic Street actress being sighted on the set of Coronation Street, and the correct answer is Pat Phoenix. This suggests that there have been reports or rumors of sightings of Pat Phoenix's ghost on the set of the show.

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  • 32. 

    Where did Raquel go to live when she left the Street?

    • A.

      London

    • B.

      Blackpool

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Kuala Lumpur

    Correct Answer
    C. France
    Explanation
    Raquel went to live in France when she left the Street.

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  • 33. 

    Whose hot-tub came crashing through the ceiling with them in it?

    • A.

      Cilla and Les Battersby

    • B.

      Curly and Raquel Watts

    • C.

      Kevin and Sally Webster

    • D.

      Ken and Deirdre Barlow

    Correct Answer
    A. Cilla and Les Battersby
    Explanation
    Cilla and Les Battersby's hot-tub came crashing through the ceiling with them in it.

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  • 34. 

    What was the original name of Coronation Street, later rejected because it was thought to sound like a toilet cleaner?

    • A.

      Cifzen Street

    • B.

      Duck Street

    • C.

      Florizel Street

    • D.

      Domestos Street

    Correct Answer
    C. Florizel Street
    Explanation
    The original name of Coronation Street was Florizel Street. This name was later rejected because it was thought to sound like a toilet cleaner.

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  • 35. 

    Ryan is not Michelle Connor's biological child, what is the first name of the son she did give birth to?

    • A.

      Paul

    • B.

      Alex

    • C.

      David

    • D.

      Gary

    Correct Answer
    B. Alex
    Explanation
    Ryan is not Michelle Connor's biological child, implying that Michelle has another child who is her biological child. The question asks for the first name of this biological child, and the correct answer is Alex.

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  • 36. 

    What weapon did serial killer Richard Hillman use to murder Maxine Peacock?

    • A.

      Spanner

    • B.

      Lead piping

    • C.

      Crow bar

    • D.

      Candlestick

    Correct Answer
    C. Crow bar
    Explanation
    Richard Hillman used a crowbar to murder Maxine Peacock. A crowbar is a long, metal tool with a curved end that is commonly used for prying or levering objects. In this case, Richard Hillman likely used the crowbar as a weapon to inflict fatal injuries on Maxine Peacock. The strength and leverage provided by the crowbar would have made it a deadly weapon in his hands.

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  • 37. 

    How old was Sarah Louse Platt when she had baby Bethany?

    • A.

      13

    • B.

      14

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      16

    Correct Answer
    A. 13
    Explanation
    Sarah Louse Platt was 13 years old when she had baby Bethany.

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  • 38. 

    Where did Ivy Brennan go when she left the Street?

    • A.

      Retirement home

    • B.

      University

    • C.

      Travelling

    • D.

      Religious retreat

    Correct Answer
    D. Religious retreat
    Explanation
    Ivy Brennan went to a religious retreat when she left the Street. This suggests that she may have wanted to take a break from her regular life and focus on her spiritual or religious beliefs. A retreat provides a peaceful and secluded environment where individuals can engage in prayer, meditation, and reflection. It offers an opportunity for self-discovery, renewal, and a deeper connection with one's faith. Ivy's decision to go to a religious retreat indicates a desire for spiritual growth and a temporary withdrawal from worldly responsibilities.

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  • 39. 

    Which well known actress played a barge beauty who nearly persuaded Ken to leave Deirdre?

    • A.

      Helen Mirren

    • B.

      Judi Dench

    • C.

      Stephanie Beacham

    • D.

      Joan Collins

    Correct Answer
    C. Stephanie Beacham
    Explanation
    Stephanie Beacham is the correct answer because she is a well-known actress who played a barge beauty character in the show. This character nearly persuaded Ken to leave Deirdre, indicating that Stephanie Beacham's portrayal had a significant impact on the storyline.

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  • 40. 

    What was the name of the endearing red-headed boy who Hayley and Roy Cropper wanted to foster?

    • A.

      Wayne

    • B.

      Robbie

    • C.

      Gary

    • D.

      Howard

    Correct Answer
    A. Wayne
    Explanation
    Hayley and Roy Cropper wanted to foster a red-headed boy, and the correct answer is Wayne.

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  • 41. 

    Which legendary rockers appeared in Coronation Street?

    • A.

      U2

    • B.

      Status Quo

    • C.

      Showaddywaddy

    • D.

      Rolling Stones

    Correct Answer
    B. Status Quo
    Explanation
    Status Quo appeared in Coronation Street. The legendary rockers made a guest appearance on the popular British soap opera, performing their hit song "Rockin' All Over the World" in the Rovers Return pub. The band's cameo was well-received by fans of both Coronation Street and Status Quo, adding a touch of rock and roll to the long-running show.

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  • 42. 

    Which of the Armed Forces was Peter Barlow in?

    • A.

      Army

    • B.

      Navy

    • C.

      Air Force

    • D.

      Marines

    Correct Answer
    B. Navy
    Explanation
    Peter Barlow was in the Navy because it is stated in the question that he was in one of the Armed Forces, and the correct answer given is Navy.

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  • 43. 

    Which Premier League football club owner played Betty Turpin's son Gordon for several years?

    • A.

      Bill Kenwright

    • B.

      Dave Whelan

    • C.

      Mike Ashley

    • D.

      Malcolm Glazer

    Correct Answer
    A. Bill Kenwright
    Explanation
    Bill Kenwright is the correct answer because he is the owner of Everton Football Club, which is a Premier League club. Betty Turpin is a character from the popular British soap opera Coronation Street, and her on-screen son Gordon was played by Bill Kenwright for several years.

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  • 44. 

    What is the name of Nick Tilsley's recently opened bar?

    • A.

      The Dagmar

    • B.

      The Street

    • C.

      The Viaduct

    • D.

      The Joinery

    Correct Answer
    D. The Joinery
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Joinery. The question is asking for the name of Nick Tilsley's recently opened bar. Out of the given options, The Joinery is the only one that fits this description. The Dagmar, The Street, and The Viaduct are not associated with Nick Tilsley or a bar. Therefore, The Joinery is the correct answer.

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  • 45. 

    Doris Speed, who played haughty landlady Annie Walker, had left acting to work where, before she returned to the profession in 1960?

    • A.

      In a brewery

    • B.

      In a convent

    • C.

      In a strip club

    • D.

      In a bingo hall

    Correct Answer
    A. In a brewery
    Explanation
    Doris Speed, known for her role as Annie Walker, took a break from acting and worked in a brewery before returning to the profession in 1960. This suggests that she had a career change during that period and gained experience in a different industry. Working in a brewery would have provided her with a different set of skills and knowledge, which she may have later applied to her acting career.

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  • 46. 

    Mark Eden, the actor who played Alan Bradley, is married to which Street actress in real life?

    • A.

      Annie Kirkbride

    • B.

      Betty Driver

    • C.

      Sue Nicholls

    • D.

      Helen Worth

    Correct Answer
    C. Sue Nicholls
    Explanation
    Mark Eden, the actor who played Alan Bradley, is married to Sue Nicholls in real life.

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  • 47. 

    Name the young Moroccan man who Deirdre Barlow fell in love with and married.

    • A.

      Samir Rachid

    • B.

      Mohamed Rachid

    • C.

      Said Rachid

    • D.

      Ahmed Rachid

    Correct Answer
    A. Samir Rachid
    Explanation
    Deirdre Barlow fell in love with and married Samir Rachid.

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  • 48. 

    Who was butcher Fred Elliott about to marry when he died on his wedding day?

    • A.

      Maureen Holdsworth

    • B.

      Maureen Naylor

    • C.

      Bev Unwin

    • D.

      Mavis Riley

    Correct Answer
    C. Bev Unwin
    Explanation
    Fred Elliott was about to marry Bev Unwin when he died on his wedding day.

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  • 49. 

    Where was Ernie Bishop working when he was shot dead in a robbery?

    • A.

      Rover's Return

    • B.

      Roy's Rolls

    • C.

      The garage

    • D.

      Baldwin's Casuals

    Correct Answer
    D. Baldwin's Casuals
    Explanation
    Ernie Bishop was working at Baldwin's Casuals when he was shot dead in a robbery.

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  • 50. 

    Which of these girls did Rita Sullivan foster?

    • A.

      Jenny Bradley

    • B.

      Kelly Bradley

    • C.

      Sharon Bradley

    • D.

      Sally Bradley

    Correct Answer
    A. Jenny Bradley
    Explanation
    Rita Sullivan fostered Jenny Bradley.

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