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#1. In 1952 who was elected Conservative Prime Minister? [——- ———]

#2. 1956 for the first televised episode of ——– Half Hour

#3. Which entertainment competition was first televised in 1956? [———- —- ——-]

#4. In 1950 which country demanded that Britain remove all its troops from a waterway?

#5. 1953 saw the public premiere of the Irish play Waiting for —–

#6. In 1956 where did Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean appear? [— —— —–]

#7. In 1956 what did British Rail rename its Third Class service? [—— —–]

#8. A fire occurred in a nuclear plant in Cumbria this year leading to contamination of local milk supplies. Tell me the name of the plant and what it is called today. [Se——–]

#9. A musical, based on Romeo and Juliet was premiered in New York. What was the name of its composer? [Leonard B——–]

#10. A rail crash occurred in the London area this year when 88 people died. Where did it occur? [L——-]

#11. Lawrence Olivier first portrayed Archie Rice in a John Osbourne play this year. What was its title? [The E———-]

#12. What was the title of a document signed in this year which signalled the creation of the Common Market? [The Tr—- of —-]

#13. Which kind of weapon was detonated for the first time by the British at Christmas Island in the Pacific? [The – B—]

#14. Who succeeded Anthony Eden in this year to become Prime Minister?

#15. Who was the Australian tennis player who won the men’s singles title at Wimbledon for the second year running this year? [L– H—]

#16. Winners of the Association Football Championship in both this year and the year in the next round were the same team. Which?

#17. In 1950s India severed ties with the United Kingdom and became a [r——-].

#18. In November 1950, attempt to hold the Second [W—- P—- C——-] at Sheffield City Hall was thwarted by the British authorities who prevented many international delegates from entering the country.

#19. The 1950 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to which British philosopher [B———– R——–]

#20. The famous comedian and actor [R—- A——-] Was born on 6th January 1955.

#21. 2nd April 1955, 18-year-old Manchester United left-half, becomes the youngest full England international in a 7-2 win over Scotland at Wembley. He is [D—– E——]



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