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1 Which Sherlock actress went on a Summer Holiday with Cliff Richard?
2 Who played Auntie Wainwright in Last of the Summer Wine?
3 Which Call The Midwife actress went Walkabout on film in 1971 when she was a teenager?
4 Former Corrie actress Michelle Keegan is currently playing the wife of which famous footballer?
5 Which 2 actresses played Rosemary & Thyme on TV?
6 Which independent airline launched its service from Gatwick to JFK in 1977?
7 Air France Flight 4590 on 25th July 2000 led to the permanent grounding of which aircraft?
8 What is the name of the spacecraft that has become the first man made object to leave the solar system?
9 What is the luxury car brand produced by Toyota?
10 If you went by train from Temple Meads to Lime Street & ended at Waverley, which 3 cities would you have visited?
11 Sterling silver has what percentage of silver in it?
12 In the antiques world what is a davenport?
13 What is the name of the street in London famous for its antiques market?
14 Give a year in the life of Thomas Chippendale?
15 In which country does Murano glass originate?
16 Which Canadian city hosted the 2010 Winter Olympic Games?
17 Canada’s 2 official sports are ice hockey & which other?
18 People from which European country were apparently the first to settle in Newfoundland, Canada?
19 Which Canadian province is named after the 4th daughter of Queen Victoria?
20 What are the 3 most populated cities in Canada?
21 On which make of car would you find the Spirit of Ecstasy?
22 What position did Joe Biden hold in the USA until Friday?
23 Which aquatic mammal lives in a holt?
24 Which painting was stolen from the Louvre in August 1911?
25 Who played the devil character in the 1997 film The Devil’s Advocate?
26 Who did Paul McCartney marry in2002?
27 Which fruit was the title of a 1973 Woody Allen film?
28 Which author created the character George Smiley?
29 In the 70s, what product gave a meal man appeal?
30 Home Pong was the first available home computer game – true or false?
1 Una Stubbs
2 Jean Alexander
3 Jenny Agutter
4 Bobby Moore
5 Felicity Kendall & Pam Ferris
6 Laker Airways (Skytrain)
10 Bristol, Liverpool & Edinburgh
12 Writing desk
13 Portobello Road
14 1718 to 1779
15 Italy – an island near Venice
20 Toronto, Montreal, Calgary
22 Vice president
24 Mona Lisa
25 Al Pacino
26 Heather Mills
28 John Le Carre
Q Australia’s first railway in 1837 in Tasmania was propelled by what?
A Convicts (they pushed the wagons along!)
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Q What is the world record for the highest paid overdue library book fine?
1 Which of Henry VIII’s wives was Queen for the longest time?
2 K2, the 2nd highest mountain in the world, is on the border between which 2 countries?
3 Who is the only actress, known by a one word name, to have won a Best Actress Oscar?
4a In which year of the 1990’s was the Grand National void due to false starts even though Esha Ness came 1st?
4b Why was one of the Grand Nationals in the 90s run on a Monday?
5 Which vegetable & which type of meat are used to make a traditional Greek moussaka?
6 Which 2 cities are at either end of the M62?
7 Which Lloyd Webber musical was based on a 1950 Oscar winning film?
8 Which 1975 blockbuster film begins with 4 musical notes, E & F twice, played on a tuba?
9 What do Americans call a flick knife?
10 Which Spanish golfer was the youngest to represent Europe in the Ryder Cup?
11 The Boy in the Dress & Gangsta Granny are books written by which comedian & actor?
12 Popular in pubs which dish is chicken wrapped in bacon, topped with cheese & served with a barbeque sauce?
13 Which atmospheric gas is produced by the action of UV light & lightning on oxygen?
14 Alec Issigonis is credited with the design of which iconic British car in 1959?
15 Who had top 10 hits with these rain songs: – It Might As Well Rain Until September (1962) Here Comes The Rain Again (1984) November Rain (1992) Laughter In The Rain (1974)
16 Which Chinese master criminal was portrayed on screen 5 times by Christopher Lee?
17 What were the full first names of the fictional character Milly Molly Mandy (don’t over think it)?
18 Which 2 symbols are common to the flags of Turkey & Algeria?
19 Which TV comedy character initially worked at Sunshine Desserts?
20 SRN 1 was the first type of which mode of transport?
21 MP Douglas Hogg was shamed for claiming expenses on the costs for cleaning what on his country estate?
22 In which century did tea, coffee & cocoa all first appear in Britain?
23 Which manufacturer supplies the balls for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships?
24 Monika & Gabriela Irimia are better known as who?
25 HTH is short for what in Internet chat?
26 Which England cricketer was nicknamed the Cat?
27 Which product is advertised by a dog apparently singing a version of a Queen song?
28 Which Argentine leader ordered the invasion of the Falkland Islands in 1982?
29a What was the name of the senior Yellowcoat in Hi-De-Hi?
29b Although never seen, who was cleaner Peggy’s supervisor?
30 Songs from the musicals: – Razzle Dazzle; Me Ol’ Bamboo; Luck Be A lady; Can You Feel The Love Tonight
1 Catherine of Aragon
2 Pakistan & China
4b Bomb scare on the Saturday
5 Aubergine & lamb
6 Liverpool & Hull
7 Sunset Boulevard
10 Sergio Garcia (19)
11 David Walliams
12 Hunter’s chicken
15 Carole King; Eurythmics; Guns ‘N’ Roses; Neil Sedaka
16 Fu Manchu
17 Millicent Margaret Amanda
18 Crescent & star
19 Reggie Perrin
21 His moat
24 Cheeky Girls
25 Hope This Helps
26 Phil Tufnell
29a Gladys Pugh
29b Miss Cathcart
30 Chicago; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Guys & Dolls; Lion King
Q The German version of which Carry On film translates as Carry On English?
A Carry On Girls
Q In which year did the Orkneys become Scottish?
1 In which park did Yogi Bear & Booboo reside?
2 What is the name of the dog featured in the Tom & Jerry cartoons?
3 What was the name of Bambi’s rabbit friend in Bambi?
4 Who was the fastest mouse in all Mexico?
5 What are the top 3 highest grossing animated films of all time – all in the last 10 years?
6 Mozzarella cheese is traditionally made from which animal’s milk?
7 Faggots are made with offal from which animal?
8 What is the name of the Heston Blumenthal’s first restaurant in Bray in Berkshire?
9 What size chicken egg in the UK is between 53 & 62 grams in weight?
10 What are the 2 main ingredients of kedgeree?
11 What is Cliff Richard’s real name?
12 Berry Gordy Jr. founded which record company in the 50’s in Detroit, Michigan, USA?
13 Killing Me Softly With His Song was a top 10 in 1973 for which female singer?
14 Which artist did Brian & Michael sing about in 1978?
15 Which singers had these backing groups – Wailers, Attractions, Blockheads, News?
16 When Emily Davison the suffragette threw herself under the king’s horse in the Derby which King was it?
17 After Henry VIII who was the first royal to remarry after getting divorced?
18 What relation to Prince Charles was Frances Shand Kydd for 14 years?
19 On which Caribbean island did Princess Margaret have a house called Les Jolies Eaux?
20 Who are the Queen’s 5 great grandchildren?
21 The crew of which ship settled on Pitcairn Island?
22 In which 1997 film did Harrison Ford & Glenn Close play the President & Vice-President?
23 Who was the only player to beat Bjorn Borg in a Wimbledon Men’s Singles final?
24 Which of the Tropics is in the Northern Hemisphere?
25 Who played Bob Ferris in the Likely Lads?
26 What is the name of the wetland area in the south of Florida?
27 Which musical instrument could astronomer Patrick Moore play?
28 How many times has Bruce Willis played John McClane in the Die Hard films?
29 What weapon do you use to fire a quarrel?
30 Peter O’Toole was nominated 8 times for an acting Oscar but never won one – true or false?
4 Speedy Gonzales
5 Frozen, Minions, Toy Story 3
8 Fat Duck
10 Smoked fish & rice
11 Harry Webb
12 Tamla Motown
13 Roberta Flack
14 L S Lowry
15 Bob Marley, Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, Huey Lewis
16 George V
17 Princess Anne
18 Mother in law
20 George, Charlotte, Savannah, Isla, Mia
22 Air Force One
23 John McEnroe
24 Tropic of Cancer
25 Rodney Bewes
Q Which TV series were voted Best Comedy at the first National Television Awards in 1995?
A Men Behaving Badly
Q In which year was the first penal colony established in Australia?
1a In which Italian city would you find the Doge’s Palace?
1b In which Italian city would you find the famous bridge the Ponte Vecchio?
2 What was the title of David Bowie’s final album last year?
3 Who was President of Germany when Hitler became Chancellor in 1933?
4 Mazher Mahmood was a journalist (now in prison) for the News of the World & the Sun – how was he better known?
5 Who played the baddie Millicent Clyde in the 2016 film Paddington?
6a In the song Tie a Yellow Ribbon by Dawn – how many years had the singer been in jail?
6b How many ribbons does he see round the Old Oak Tree at the end of the song?
7 A picture in 1934 known as the Surgeon’s Photograph was the most famous picture of what?
8 For you DIY experts, what does MDF stand for?
9 What are the 3 orange streets on a standard Monopoly board?
10 Can you give either of the middle names of J R R Tolkien?
11 Which film won 7 Golden Globe awards this week?
12 Which blue/green colour has the same name as a type of duck?
13 What were the first names of the Walkers who ran the Rovers Return in Corrie?
14 Nice One Cyril was a top 20 song associated with which football club?
15 Apart from Great Britain, name 4 European countries that have won the Davis Cup since 2000?
16 Thank Heaven for Little Girls is from which film musical?
17 Which Vatican City church artwork was commissioned in 1508 by Pope Julius 2nd?
18 What were the first 3 planets visited by a spacecraft from Earth?
19 There are several “spa” towns in Britain but in which European country is the original Spa town?
20 What are the first names of Sir John Mills 2 acting daughters?
21 What pastime does a twitcher have?
22 Which American adult cartoon series features the Griffins, Peter & Lois and their 3 kids?
23 Which 2 creatures are the main diet of aardvarks?
24 Pop Master is a quiz broadcast on whose Radio 2 show?
25 What is the gelling agent needed to make fruit jams?
26 Which dance is mentioned in Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody?
27 In the rhyme 1,2,3,4,5 Once I caught a fish alive – which finger did the fish bite?
28 What was the 2nd item Ronnie Barker asked for after fork handles?
29 Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the Hiroshima atomic bomb, was named after the pilot’s mother – true or false?
30 People with UK counties for surnames: –
30a Presenter of her own BBC morning news programme
30b Singer who had a No.1 with Gonna Make You a Star
30c Star of Happy Valley & Last Tango in Halifax
30d Actor famous for MASH & the Hunger Games films
3 Paul von Hindenburg
4 Fake Sheikh
5 Nicole Kidman
6a 3 long years
7 Loch Ness Monster
8 Medium Density Fibreboard
9 Bow, Marlborough, Vine
10 Ronald Reuel
11 La La land
13 Jack & Annie
14 Tottenham (Cockerel Chorus)
15 Spain France Croatia Serbia Czech Republic Switzerland
17 Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
18 Venus Mars Jupiter
20 Hayley & Juliet
22 Family Guy
23 Ants & termites
24 Ken Bruce
27 Right little finger
28 Plugs – rubber ones, bathroom
30a Victoria Derbyshire
30b David Essex
30c Sarah Lancashire
30d Donald Sutherland
Q Robert Fahey from Australia was world champion from 1994 to 2016 in which sport?
A Real tennis
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Q How many islands does Fiji have?
Happy New Year to everyone. I hope 2017 will be a wonderful one for you.
Here is a quiz about 2016 & a look forward to 2017.
1 Who asked the media to stop harassing the actress Meghan Markle in September 2016?
2 In September 2016 Owen Smith came second in an election in the UK – who came first?
3 What was the name of the report on the Iraq War finally published in July?
4 On the 1st of July 2016 a commemorative event was held for the centenary of which battle?
5 The PM used the word JAM to describe those people who are working but struggling financially – what does it stand for?
6 What started off blue then turned green & was closed for 2 days in the summer?
7 Who completed this year’s London Marathon distance on a treadmill 250 miles from Earth?
8 Who did Andy Murray beat in the Men’s Singles final at Wimbledon 2016 (surname will do)?
9 Which English golfer won a gold medal at the Rio Olympics?
10 Who won the team award at the 2016 BBC Sports Personality of the Year & which swimmer was given a lifetime achievement award?
11 What sum of money was controversially used on the campaign bus of those who wanted out of the EU?
12 Which savoury food was withdrawn from supermarkets due to a row over increased prices following Brexit?
13 To the nearest 1%, what percentage of the UK population voted to leave the EU?
14 When the UK leaves the EU – how many members of the EU will be left – 23, 25 or 27?
15 Who was appointed by Theresa May as Secretary of State for Exiting the EU?
16 Who was the only member of the Bake Off team to agree to go to Channel 4 in 2016?
17 Which singer/songwriter was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016?
18 Ore Oduba won which TV competition in 2016?
19 What was the title of the 3rd Bridget Jones film released in 2016?
20 Who were the 2 female judges on the 2016 series of Britain’s Got Talent?
General Knowledge – Anniversaries in 2017
21 70 years ago – Britain stopped using which metal in its coins?
22 1 year ago – which motor company stopped producing the Defender after 78 years of production?
23 30 years ago – which characters from Enid Blyton books were banned as they were considered racially offensive?
24 30 years ago – which Church envoy was kidnapped and held hostage in Lebanon?
25 10 years ago – which BBC Saturday sports programme ended after 50 years?
26 60 years ago – which club opened in Liverpool as a jazz club?
27 50 years ago – who won the Eurovision Song Contest for the UK?
28 40 years ago – which American President was sworn in?
29 30 years ago – which long running cartoon first appeared on the Tracey Ullman Show in the USA?
30 100 years ago – the portrait of George V was the first monarch depicted on a British bank note – true or false?
1 Prince Harry
2 Jeremy Corbyn
3 Chilcott Report
5 Just About Managing
6 Diving pool in Rio
7 Tim Peake
8 Milos Raonic
9 Justin Rose
10 Leicester City & Michael Phelps
15 David Davies
16 Paul Hollywood
17 Bob Dylan
18 Strictly Come Dancing
19 Bridget Jones Baby
20 Alesha Dixon & Amanda Holden
22 Land Rover
24 Terry Waite
27 Sandie Shaw
28 Jimmy Carter
Q In which film did Sandra Bullock play Lenina Huxley?
A Demolition Man
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Q How many film & TV credits does Donald Sutherland have according to IMDB?