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Fictional Places 3
The Scottish soap, Take the High Road, was filmed on the west bank of Loch Lomond.

Fictional Places 3

You may think that locations are not very important parts of a story, merely places where the real action takes place. They can, however, be vital parts of a novel, play, film or television programme - though they have less of an impact in radio dramas it must be said! The right setting can summon up the desired emotion in readers – from the fear inducing castle in Bram Stoker’s Dracula for example, to the friendly, homely yet magical house of Tom Bombadil in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The right location can do wonders for a story and, equally, the wrong location can hold it back.

This is the third and last quiz in our series on fictional places of literature, film, stage, TV and radio. It will test whether or not you know who lives in Satis House, the name of the island where the treasure of Captain Flint is buried, what is unusual about Laputa and which novel features Ishmaelia. Why not give it a go and see which of these fictional places you can remember?

1.
What was the name of the Scottish village that provided the setting for the TV soap Take the High Road?
Glenarroch
Glendarroch
Glengarroch
Glentarroch
Exteriors were filmed in Luss, on the west bank of Loch Lomond
2.
Which Dickens character lives in Satis House?
Lady Dedlock
Mrs Gamp
Miss Havisham
Little Nell
Miss Havisham appears in the novel Great Expectations
3.
In The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, Christian is making his way from the City of Despair to where?
The Angelic City
The Celestial City
The Heavenly City
The Sublime City
The full title of the story is: The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come; Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream
4.
The TV medical series The Royal, a spin-off from Heartbeat, is set in which seaside town?
Elkinby
Elminby
Elsinby
Elvinby
The Royal is set the fictional St Aidan's Royal Free Hospital
5.
What is the name of the farm featured in the BBC radio series The Archers?
Bradfield
Brayfield
Broadfield
Brookfield
Brookfield Farm has been passed down through generations of the Archer family, from its original owner Dan
6.
In Gulliver's Travels, what is unusual about the island of Laputa?
It's made of cheese
It can fly
It's invisible
It's under water
The island flew by the “magnetick virtue” of certain minerals in the ground of Balnibarbi, the nation Laputa was above
7.
In Treasure Island, what is the name of the island where Captain Flint's treasure is buried?
Black Spot Island
Crossbones Island
Skeleton Island
Skull Island
Skull Island is where King Kong is discovered
8.
Which film features Buggleskelly railway station?
The Ghost Train
Oh, Mr Porter!
The Railway Children
The Titfield Thunderbolt
It was made in 1937, starring Will Hay
9.
TV's The Phil Silvers Show, featuring the character Sergeant Bilko, was originally set where?
Fort Baker
Fort Banner
Fort Barren
Fort Baxter
In the fourth series the soldiers were reassigned to Camp Freemont
10.
Which Evelyn Waugh novel features the fictitious African state of Ishmaelia?
Black Mischief
Decline and Fall
Scoop
Vile Bodies
The book is a satire of foreign correspondents and sensationalist journalism

 

Author:  Tony Rennick

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