History Quiz / The UK in the 20th Century: 1950

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Can you name the notable people, places and events of the United Kingdom in 1950?

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''Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin.'' This children's radio programme is broadcast on the BBC Light Programme for the first time.16th January
Ealing Studios release the film ''The Blue Lamp'', which introduces this policeman character, who would later become the subject of a popular long-running TV show.20th February
This man wins the general election for Labour, giving them a second term in government, albeit with a majority of just 5 seats.24th February
This comic, featuring amongst other Dan Dare and Captain Pugwash, is first published.14th April
This Northamptonshire racing circuit hosts its first Grand Prix.13th May
A tornado tracks 68 miles across England, the longest ever such track in Britain, from Wendover to Blakeney in this county.21st May
The pilot episode of this long-running radio soap opera broadcasts.29th May
In only their second ever World Cup game, the England national football team suffer a humiliating 1-0 loss to this North American country.28th June
Robert Newton's performance as Long John Silver in this film reinforces the popular concept of pirates, particularly the exaggerated West Country accent.19th July
This company opens the first purpose-built supermarket in Croydon, south London.31st July
Name any of the four teams admitted to the Football League for the start of the 1950-51 season, whose admittance swells the number of teams from 88 to 92.19th August
4,000 British troops are deployed to this Asian nation.29th August
The Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Elizabeth, give their child, a daughter, this name.29th August
Post-War rationing of this cleaning product ends.9th September
This man's paper ''Computing Machinery and Intelligence'', which proposed the eponymous test designed to examine a machine's ability to exhibit human behaviour, is published.October
This (originally Scottish) coronation artefact is stolen from Westminster Abbey by a group of 4 Scottish students.25th December
An order to designate this northwestern English natural area as the first of the National Parks of England and Wales is submitted to the Minister of Town and County Planning.28th December

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