The ultimate radio trivia challenge

The country's top radio broadcasters set 50 questions in our quiz that gives you a chance to win top Evoke DAB radios
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A. Mr Peabody's Apples, The Adventures of Abdi and Yakov and the Seven Thieves are all what?

B. Which record-breaking pop duo have just celebrated their 20th year of having hit songs in the UK?

C. Who is responsible for the longest note held on a solo single? (a) Bill Withers: 'Lovely Day', (b) Donna Summer: 'Dim All the Lights', (c) Whitney Houston: 'I Will Always Love You'

D. He became the first British artist to top the American singles chart in nearly a decade when his song reached No 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this year. Who is he?

E. Which female artist got her big break last year when Sinead O'Connor pulled out of appearing on Later with Jools Holland and she was asked to stand in?


A. Which entertainer was born Daniel Patrick Carroll in Cork, Ireland, on 26 July 1927?

B. Which singer played Jareth in the film Labyrinth?

C. Paul McCartney, using the name Apollo C Vermouth, produced which band's hit single 'I'm the Urban Spaceman' in 1968?

D. Who earned a best actor Oscar and Golden Globe for the film The Bridge on the River Kwai in 1957?

E. Who released 'Chunga's Revenge' in 1970?

3. Stuart Maconie BBC RADIO 2

A. What connects the late John Peel with a 19th-century Arabian sex manual?

B. Chart band Breaks Co-Op features which well-known radio DJ in its line-up? (a) Colin Murray, (b) Zane Lowe, (c) Chris Moyles

C. Complete this early REM single - 'Radio.............................

D. Whose album The Nightfly has a title track bemoaning the lot of the late-night talk radio host?

E. 'Yes, it's time for the Dr Goebbels Show!' The stirring beginning to which track and by whom?

4. Iain Lee LBC 97.3FM

A. Which 1960s singer had a mother who invented the correction fluid? (a) Freddie Garrity from Freddie and the Dreamers, (b) Paul Jones from Manfred Mann, (c) Mike Nesmith of The Monkees

B. XTC appear on their own tribute album, but under what name? (a)The Dukes of Stratosphear, (b) Terry and the Lovemen, (c) The Bucketheads

C. Which member of The Rutles was also a Beach Boy? (a) Neil Innes, (b) John Halsey, (c) Ricky Fataar

D. What were Kiss called before Kiss became Kiss? (a) Rainbow, (b) Wicked Lester, (c) Frehley's Comet

E. What is the only American state that contains none of the letters that make up the name George W Bush?

5. Jim Naughtie 'TODAY' BBC RADIO 4

A. Who went into space in 1957, the year Today first began broadcasting?

B. Whose choices on Desert Island Discs consisted solely of her own recordings? (a) Liza Minnelli, (b) Liz Fraser (c) Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

C. When BBC Radio 1 was launched in 1967, what was the first record to be played?

D. Who famously called Brian Aldridge from The Archers a 'shit' live on air?

(a) Anna Ford, (b) Jennie Bond, (c) Jenni Murray

E. The first female newsreader on UK radio played the trombone. Who was she?

6. Christian O'Connell VIRGIN RADIO

A. Which British megastars are headlining on the Sunday at this year's Nokia Isle of Wight Festival?

B. Which member of Kaiser Chiefs was hit by a car, but only broke a toe?

C. At last year's Virgin Mobile V Festival, the Scissor Sisters and Franz Ferdinand duetted on 'Suffragette City', but who originally recorded the song?

D. Name the title and artist of the first single to reach No 1 via downloads only?

E. Which 1970s punk band teamed up with Virgin Radio to record 'Hurry Up England: The People's Anthem' for the 2006 World Cup?


A. What have Johnny Vaughan, Dickie Davies, Sir Terry Wogan, Gabby Logan, Christian O'Connell and Colin Murray all got in common?

B. What is Pele's real name?

C. What is Brylcreemed film reviewer Mark Kermode's all-time favourite film? (a) The Exorcist, (b) Casablanca, (c) It's a Wonderful Life

D. How did England cricketer Ashley Giles get his nickname King of Spain?

E. Which BBC messageboard gets the most postings?

8. Myleene Klass CLASSIC FM

A. What was the former job of legendary singer Julio Iglesias? (a) bus driver, (b) matador, (c) goalkeeper

B. Which famous Austrian composer was known as Wolfie to his friends?

C. What is the biggest-selling single of all time in the UK? (a) '(Everything I Do) I Do It For You' by Bryan Adams, (b) 'Love Is All Around' by Wet Wet Wet (c) 'Candle in the Wind' by Elton John

D. How many No 1 hits did the band Hear'Say have?

E. What was U2's original name? (a) White Noise, (b) Feedback, (c) Limp Mittens

9. Shaun Keaveny XFM

A. Which branch of the armed forces did James Marshall Hendricks serve in before he became a civilian guitar legend?

B. Who won the Sony Gold DJ of the Year Award in 2005? (a) Iain Lee, (b) Danny Baker (c) Geoff Lloyd

C. What was the singer Jeff Buckley alleged to have been listening to (and singing along with) at the

moment he drowned in the Mississippi river in May 1997? (a) 'So Long Marianne' by Leonard Cohen, (b) 'Whole Lotta Love' by Led Zeppelin, (c) 'Stairway to Heaven' by Led Zeppelin

D. What was the last No 1 one of the 1960s and also the first No 1 of the 1970s?

E. What, according to Spinal Tap guitarist Nigel Tufnel, is the saddest of all keys?

10. Fiona Talkington BBC RADIO 3

A. What is the name of the type of song associated with the Sami people?

B. What is the national instrument of Norway? (a) the hardanger fiddle, (b) the Jew's harp, (c) the whalebone pipe

C. Finland may be monsters of rock with Lordi's Eurovision win this year, but which Finnish accordionist has been called the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion?

D. Which Radio 3 Award for World Music winner comes from a country with no coastline? (a) Swiss Ukulele Ensemble (b) Armenian Navy Band (c) Serbian Accordion Orchestra

E. What instrument is played by the Norwegian musician Jan Garbarek?

Rules: How to win one of 25 Pure radios

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