1 The 1963 Great Train Robbery was carried out on a train travelling to London from which Scottish city?
2 Timothy McVeigh was executed in 2001 for planting a bomb that killed 168 people in which US city?
3 Which Italian fashion designer was shot dead on the steps of his house in 1997?
4 Whose death was James Earl Ray responsible for?
5 What nickname did these American gangsters have – Benjamin Siegel, Charlie Luciano, Jack Diamond, Al Capone?
6 Which music award is given annually and is named after one of the planets?
7 The Rose d’Or (or Golden Rose) awards for TV originally took place in which Swiss city?
8 The awards given for the worst in films is named after which fruit?
9 Which stage musical by Andrew Lloyd-Webber was voted Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards in 1978?
10 What are the 4 main awards in the USA for film, theatre, music & television?
11 Which bone in the body is also known as the clavicle?
12 Which of the senses is also known as olfaction?
13 Which dangerous chemical has the chemical formula KCN?
14 What is the most common metallic element in the Earth’s crust?
15 The symbols for which 3 chemical elements make up the word “FELINE”?
16 Which prison is located on Caledonian Road in Islington, north London?
17 Which County has the most castles in England?
18 What is the highest rank in the Royal Navy?
19 Which snooker player was runner-up in the 1995 World Championship & is nicknamed 00-147?
20 “I’ve just returned from a once in a lifetime holiday – never again!” won best joke @ Edinburgh Fringe in 2010. Which comedian known for one-liners cracked the joke?
21 Who were Wimbledon playing against when Dave Beasant saved a penalty in the 1988 F A Cup Final?
22 Alexander Louis are the middle names of which of HM the Queen’s great grandchildren?
23 Firenze is the Italian name for which city?
24 “The wonderful everyday” is the slogan used by which home furnishing company?
25 Which comedy double act did a remake of Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) in 2000?
26 Which female singer performed with The Pet Shop Boys on What Have I Done to Deserve This in 1987?
27 The Texans are an American Football team based in which city?
28 Amnesty International use a candle wrapped in what for their logo?
29 El Bueno, El Feo Y El Malo is the Spanish title of which classic Western film?
30 Orville Wright, the first man to fly an aircraft, was still alive when Charles Jaeger broke the sound barrier in a jet – true or false?
2 Oklahoma City
3 Gianni Versace
4 Martin Luther King
5 Bugsy, Lucky, Legs, Scarface
6 Mercury prize
8 Raspberry (Razzies)
10 Oscar, Tony, Grammy & Emmy
11 Collar bone
13 (Potassium) Cyanide
15 Iron Lithium Neon
18 Admiral of the Fleet
19 Nigel Bond
20 Tim Vine
Connection? Monopoly properties
22 Prince George
25 Reeves & Mortimer
26 Dusty Springfield
28 Barbed wire
29 The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Q Sean Connery’s first acting job was on stage in 1953 in which musical?
A South Pacific
Number Guess (Nearest wins)
Q Route 20 is the longest highway in US – how long in miles (it’s a coast to coast highway)?
A 3365 miles